SMARC Agenda

Atlanta, Georgia

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Time Topic Location
6:30–7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet for Southeast and Mid-Atlantic ARC Participants & Mount Holyoke Club of Atlanta Members
(hors d’oeuvres and open bar)
Life and Risk Meeting Rooms
7: 00–7:15 p.m. Welcome 
Marcia Brumit Kropf ’67, Alumnae Association President 
Introduction of Speaker 
Terri Kruzan ’75, President of the Mount Holyoke Club of Atlanta
Life and Risk Meeting Rooms
7:15–7:55 p.m. From Harm to Home: 
The Legal Immigration Pathway for Refugees 
Stephanie Swafford ’11, resettlement case worker at The International Rescue Committee (IRC), which responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
Life and Risk Meeting Rooms
7:55–8:15 p.m. Questions and Answers Life and Risk Meeting Rooms
8:15–9:00 p.m. Meet and Greet and Networking Life and Risk Meeting Rooms
  Please enjoy the remainder of the evening exploring downtown Atlanta, having dinner, or relaxing. The hotel invites guests to “Drink, Relax, and Mingle” while taking in panoramic views of the city from the rooftop lounge.


Saturday, April 11, 2015


Time Topic Location
7:30–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Monopoly Meeting Room
8:00–8:30 a.m. Check-in for participants arriving on Saturday Monopoly Meeting Room
8:30–9:00 a.m. College and Alumnae Association Updates 
Marcia Brumit Kropf ’67, Alumnae Association President
Monopoly Meeting Room
9:00–9:30 a.m. Introductions, Overview of the Alumnae Association, the Clubs Committee, and the Day’s Program 
Elizabeth Redmond VanWinkle ’82, chair, Clubs Committee, and Jane E. Zachary, executive director, Alumnae Association
Monopoly Meeting Room
9:30–10:30 a.m. Alumnae Association’s Resources
Alumnae Association Staff
Monopoly Meeting Room
10:30–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45–11:45 a.m. Successful Club & Informal Group Events* Monopoly Meeting Room
11:45 am–12:30 p.m. Successful Ways to Engage Young Alumnae and Current Students* Monopoly Meeting Room
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch Monopoly Meeting Room
1:30–2:30 p.m. Expanding Alumnae Engagement * Monopoly Meeting Room
2:30–3:30 p.m. Recruiting New Volunteers and Leadership Succession* Monopoly Meeting Room
3:30–3:45 p.m. Break
3:45–4:30 p.m. Coming Up with a Plan! Monopoly Meeting Room
4:30–5:00 p.m. Wrap-Up   Monopoly Meeting Room

*Roundtable discussions sharing insights from past Alumnae Regional Councils as well as what is working for the participating clubs.

(If you are flying home on Saturday, please try to reserve a flight departing after 7:30 p.m. so that you can stay to the end of the program.)

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