The pecan sale is here!

This is our ONLY fundraiser for our scholarship fund which currently helps two local students at Smith. Please buy generously and let your friends, neighbors, and coworkers know about the sale!

The pecans are this year’s crop that are delivered within the first week of harvesting and are not yet available in retail stores.

The 2017 prices are:

16-ounce bag of mammoth pecan halves – $13

12-ounce foil bag of roasted & salted pecan halves – $10

12-ounce foil bag of milk chocolate-covered pecan halves – $10

The roasted and salted pecans are perfect for an appetizer table or for any other hosting you may do this season. Both the roasted, salted and the chocolate-covered come in gold foil bags and make perfect hostess gifts or stocking stuffers!

And remember: Pecans can be frozen for future use! Plan to stock up!

Find some great recipes, including Julia Child’s (Smith ’34) pecan pie, on our blog here!

Pecans will be for sale at the holiday party on 12/11, or check your email later this week for the club newsletter listing all the depots. Don’t see the email? Reach out to smithclubpittsburgh.


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Save the date!

Save the date for our Summer Picnic!

Saturday, July 8

2-5 PM

Maple Grove Shelter, Highland Park

Please plan to bring your families and join us for a summer picnic on Saturday, July 8th! The Maple Grove Shelter is near a playground for your children, and has plenty of seating.

Feel free to bring a snack or non-alcoholic drink to share, as well as a place setting for you and your family members to enjoy the food.

Hope to see you there!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Save the date for our annual holiday party

Our holiday tea will be Sunday, Dec 11 from 1-3 at the Fox Chapel home of Kathy, ’89. Watch your email for more details. photo 1

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Thanks for joining our tour of Phipps!

Leave a comment

by | November 19, 2016 · 12:09 am

Join us for a tour of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Sunday, October23rd at 2 PM

The Smith Club of Pittsburgh will meet for a tour of Phipps Conservatory on Sunday, October 23rd at 2 PM. Elizabeth Kairys will lead us in a tour of the Conservatory as well as the newest building, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes. The CSL is the "greenest" building in the world, and speaks to the mission of Phipps in a very exciting way.

The cost will be $17 per person. We must have an accurate headcount to determine if we will need a second guide. RSVP to smithclubpittsburgh.

Please note that there are 3 steps down into the Palm Court, and the walkways that go up, down, and around can be narrow in parts with very few places to sit down.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Join us for a movie screening on Thursday, Sept 15!

Meet for a screening of Don’t Tell Anyone on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 PM

Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) is a film about courage, facing insurmountable obstacles and the determination to fight for justice. In an environment where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, 24 year-old Angy Rivera steps out of the shadows to share her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal all too common in her community. We follow Angy’s personal story from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times as she becomes a beacon in a movement for national change. Through verite footage and candid interviews, we witness firsthand the all too real consequences faced by over 11 million undocumented people in America today, many of whom have no options for a pathway to citizenship. Immediately followed by a panel on immigration issues organized by the students of the Chatham University Pre-Law Club.

The screening is free and will be held at Eddy Theater on the Chatham campus. Directions and more information on the full festival schedule can be found here.

Please email Nicole Cellone to confirm that you’ll be attending with the Smith Club. nicole.cellone

Presented by Just Films, a collaboration of the Women’s Law Project, Chatham University Women’s Institute, New Voices Pittsburgh and the Women and Girls Foundation.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Support Local Alum’s Leadership Camp in Ghana

Hi Smith College Club of Pittsburgh!
My name is Frances Black and I am a recent grad (class of 2014) from Greensburg and also was supported by the club during my education at Smith. I was a math major and I was so grateful for a women’s college to help me develop as a leader and as a person. Plus, Smith is just be most beautiful place ever.

You know as well as I do the importance of empowering women and giving back. I am currently a Peace Corps volunteer teaching math in rural Ghana(something I would not be doing without Smith) . I live in the poorest and least develop area of the country. Opportunities for women are few. My fellow volunteers and I are putting together a camp for girls leadership and empowerment and to teach boys to support women leaders. I was hoping my fellow Smithies could help support us or at least spread the word!
Thank you so much and feel free to reach out to me! Our grant is online here

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Join Our Walking Club on Saturday, April 2

What: Walking Tour of Downtown Pittsburgh led by Kathy, class of ’89

When: April 2, 2016, 2:00 pm (Please RSVP to smithclubpittsburgh by March 31st)

Where: We’ll meet at the William Penn Hotel lobby at 2:00, we’ll circle the neighborhood and then return for tea at 4:00 pm.

What if: Cancellation due to weather. Kathy will let all those who have RSVPed know if the event is canceled.

Highlights will include:

William Penn Hotel (Grant Street and Sixth Avenue)

Janssen & Abbott, architects, 1914-1916

Union Arcade (Grant Street and Fifth Avenue)

Frederick J. Osterling, architect, 1915-17

Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail (Grant Street and Fifth Avenue)

Henry Hobson Richardson, architect, 1884-88

Duquesne Club (325 Sixth Avenue)

Longfellow, Alden, & Harlow, architects, 1887-89

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Book Club 2016 Survey Online

At the January Book Club meeting we’ll be choosing a list of books to read together in 2016. Put your two cents in by proposing a book using our nifty online survey. And you can peek at everyone else’s suggestions too, so that by the time we get to choosing books everyone can have a chance to check out the proposals.

Questions or problems? Check back with Cindy.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Our Holiday Party is Back! Join us December 5th.

It’s that time of year! Our annual holiday party is back and will be hosted once again by Ann Ostergaard, class of 1958.

Saturday, December 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Check your email for more details including the address, or email

Drop by any time! Spouses and children welcome. Hope to see you there!

Leave a comment

Filed under Events