With monthly events, flourishing membership, and a commitment to provide an annual scholarship to the College, the SMC Indianapolis alumnae Club will begin collecting annual membership dues in 2016. Our goal is to have 100 Indianapolis alumnae pledge by May 31, 2016.
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Howl at the Moon Happy Hour
Indy Belles and Friends! Get ready to chase away the winter blues on Friday, February 26 at Howl at the Moon Happy Hour for Saint Mary’s College Alumnae and Friends! Free admission 5-8 p.m. Complimentary buffet starting at 5 p.m. until food runs out! Drink specials including $3.75 Sun King cans. Just mention “Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Happy Hour” upon arrival. No RSVP needed, so invite your fellow alums and friends!
When: Friday, February 26, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 20 East Georgia Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Please also hold the date for Monday, March 14, for one of our favorite events where we Midterm care packages for SMC seniors! Look for an E-vite with more details!
In April, we will host a service opportunity as an Alumnae Club and in May, will honor our SMC moms with a “Belles and Babes” gathering! It’s going to be a great spring!
Feedback and Ideas
We welcome ideas and feedback form all of our members!
Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations and best wishes to Kelly Ivcevich Noga '92 and Kristen Matha '03 for their elections to the Saint Mary's College Alumnae Association Board of Directors. We are grateful for your service to the College and also to the Indianapolis Club.
New to the Area?
Are you new to the area? Do you want to get more involved?
Or, would you like to connect with some other Saint Mary's Alums in our area?
We would love to have you join us for some of our upcoming events. Stay tuned to our website for updates on what's happening for SMC Alumnae in our area!!Hope to see you soon!!
Saint Mary's License Plate
Are you supporting Saint Mary's with your license plate? It's an easy way to show your support and be a Belle around town! Contact your local BMV to apply for your license plate now. Saint Mary's needs at least 500 plates on the road to keep the SMC license plate available to alumnae for next year.
First Year Student Send Off
We had an amazing event that brought together Alumnae and students in celebration of their 22 first years who will began their Saint Mary's experience in the fall.
Our summer events include an Indianapolis Indians game and an evening at Symphony on the Prairie...
Indianapolis Indians game: June 26, 2015
Symphony on the Prairie: July 25, 2015
"Meet Us on the Monon"
Save the Date: Monday, May 18 at 6pm
Throw on your walking shoes and "Meet us on the Monon."
Family and friends are welcome to join us! We will meet at Bent Rail Brewery (5301 Winthrop Avenue) and then walk north to Bric's Ice Cream. After we indulge in some sweets, we will walk back to Bent Rail and grab a beer for those who are interested!
G Thrapp Jewelers Fundraiser
We had a wonderful evening on Thursday, April 16 at G Thrapp Jewelers on the northside of Indianapolis. Over 20 women participated in the evening, mingling with a glass of wine and ooh-ing and aah-ing over the gorgeous jewelry. 10% of the proceeds of the evening are benefiting our scholarship student who is currently studying at Saint Mary's.
Scholarship total will be released on our Facebook page in the coming days.
Thank you to our organizers for a lovely evening - and thank you to all who participated!
Check out our Facebook page for pictures!
POP-UP Donor Challenge Happy Hour
Surprise!! We had an amazing Pop-Up Happy Hour on Thursday, April 23 in honor of Saint Mary's Donor Challenge.
We met at the Yardhouse at Circle Centre mall in downtown Indianapolis from 5p-7p to show our support of SMC!
Tablets were provided for those who were interested in donating to the cause while at the event!
Spring Semester Care Package Party
Save the Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Join us for an early St. Patrick's Day Celebration. We will prepare small care packages for the senior students who will soon graduate. We hope to welcome them home to the Indianapolis Alumnae Club.
Please bring a small gift, baked treat and/or business cards to share with those looking to network in the Indianapolis area.
Appetizers and drinks will be served.
Hosts: Carol Knych Stephens '83, Kathy Knych Dapper '87, Chris Knych Ugo '93 and Katie Dapper '12
Location: 8670 Fall Creek Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Dress For Success Event
On February 7, 2015, Kristen Matha '03 hosted a Dress for Success brunch at her home. The Club collected over 250 gallons of clothes (yes, that's a strange metric, but that's how the bags hold materials!) Thanks to all who dropped off clothes, stopped by to say hi, and supported this great organization.
The original Indianapolis Saint Mary's Book Club held their January meeting at the Capri Restaurant. They enjoyed deliciaion Italian food while conversing with Carol Faenzi who authored "the Stoncutter's Aria". The history and influence of Italian Imigrants who settled in Holy Rosary Parish were explored through the author's personal family stories.
Those in attendance (pictures from left to right):
Back Row: Mary Sue Klinkose '59, Jeanine Ritter '80, Lisa Paunicka '79, Catherine Andershon '80, Sara Koehler '70
Front Row: Marianne Underhill '73, Carol Faenzi (author), Mary Golichowski '67
Student Care Packages
On Monday, December 8th, club members gathered to create care packages for our current students.
This event was held at Kelly Ivcevich Noga's home;
hosted by Kelly Noga '92, Molly Cain Milton '93, and Katie Smith '93.
We packed care packages for our first-year students, many of whom participated in our First-Year Send-Off in August. These packages were delivered to campus in time for finals!
On November 6, the Indianapolis Club celebrated their Founders' Day event at the home of Mary Ann Hoffman '73 and we welcomed Shay Jolly '05, Jennifer Denniston '98 and Emily James from Saint Mary's. We had 35 women in attendance to celebrate Saint Mary's and had class representation from 1956 through 2013.
It was a fun evening full of friendship and stories about SMC. In total, our club raised just over $400 for our club scholarship. Our current scholarship recipient, Erin Hart '17, worte us a beautiful thank you letter; she is very appreciative of the money that our club is about to contribute to her tuition.
If you wish to make a donation mail your check to:
5542 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Part of our scharlorship fundraising came from a raffle, which offered some beautiful items! Our deepest thanks to several alumnae who generously contributed their time and resources to this fundraiser. Please support these women who are often their own business owners or work for local companies. Meganne is happy to provide contact information for these alumnae if you would like to be in touch with them, especially before the holiday gift-giving season.
Lisa Gallagher (Lilly Lane Flowers)
Ashley Ulbricht (Stella & Dot Jewelry)
Lindsay Valencourt (Jamberry Nales)
Karla Walsworth (Body Mind & Core Yoga)
Dotti Baxter (Dotti's Divine Designs - custom rosaries)
Ruth0Anne Herber-Bunting (Crackers Comedy Club)
During our Founders' Day event, we announced the results of our leadership board elections. These board members will be meeting soon to determine our path forward for 2015 and beyond. Please welcome our new leaders.
Lisa Gallagher '07
Katie Dapper '12
Alyssa Vinluan '13
Katie Smith '93
Megan Hogan '13
Jillian Boerstler '01
Meganne Brezina '03
Professional Networking Event
October 9th at 5pm, we held a professional networking event at Tomlinson Tap room in Indianapolis City Market. Michelle Curless '91, current Vice President of Customer Experience at the Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, was our keynote speaker.
Alumnae had the opportunity to meet, mingle and network with other alumnae in the area.
First Year Send Off
What an amazing evening our Club had on Wednesday, August 6! Many thanks to Tara Land Dewitt (SMC 2002) for hosting and Betsy Burke (SMC 1985) and Jeannine Ritter (1980) for organizing and executing this beautiful event. With over 63 guests in attendance, alumnae shared their story of Saint Mary's with a dozen incoming first-year women and their parents. It was a great way to send the freshmen off in style!
Members of the Indianapolis Club joined together for a club-wide meeting on June 12, 2014.
The Indianapolis Alumnae Book Club has been going strong for 19-plus years.
We are looking forward to our next read and hopefully new faces will join us along the way!
Look back for updated information!