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President/Fun Alums Chair
Colleen Dolphin '01

Vice President/Founders' Day Chair
Alison Ashley Johnson '02

Treasurer/Book Club Chair
Elizabeth McGie Robertson '92

Student Support Chair
Katie Maxbauer McNulty '97

Service Project Chair
Kelly Brantman Roles '92

Fun Alums Co-Chair
Sarah Mullen Schwab '98


Fun Alums Kick-Off Event:  Great MN Race, Saturday, August 28, 2010
Fun Alums Event:  September 8, 2010 Rooftop Movie (This Is Spinal Tap) at Solera

Book Club Discussion:  On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 the Book Club will meet in the home of Judy Mahoney to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  If you would like to receive Book Club updates please email Beth Robertson at
Founders Day Event:  On Thursday, October 14, 2010, the Club will celebrate Founders’ Day with a reading and discussion of Quiet Hours: Revealing the Mysteries. Details for the event will be sent via email and post card invitations will be sent to the Club’s dues paying members.

Service Project:  The fall service project will be will be at Dress for Success on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please contact Kelly Roles at for more information. 


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Book Club Discussion: Tuesday, March 17th at 7pm
This month the Club will be discussing P.D. James' novel, The Lighthouse Marilou Eldred's home.  If you plan on attending, please contact Marilou via email or telephone.
Book Overview: A subtle and powerful work of contemporary fiction.  Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority who require privacy and guaranteed security. But the peace of Combe is violated when one of the distinguished visitors is bizarrely murdered.
Marilou Eldred's home
946 Fairmount Avenue
St Paul, MN


At the end of the discussion, we will also discuss the reading list for next year. Please bring all your great reading suggestions!
If you would like to receive email reminders & updates on book club please send an email to

Young Alumnae Social Hour: Thursday, March 19th at 7pm
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Young Alumnae will celebrate two days later at Keegan's Pub.  So come and have a pint with your SMC gal pals and if you are feeling adventurous, play the Pub Quiz at 8pm!
Keegan's Irish Pub
16 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
If you would like to be on the young alumnae contact list please send an email to:

Award Presentation for Club of the Year: Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm
This past year, the Twin Cities Alumnae Club was selected as Club of the Year and on Tuesday, March 24th Vice President Shari Rodriguez will be presenting the award to the Club.  Please Save the Date and plan on attending a fun filled evening of appetizers, drinks, and of course, socializing as the Club celebrates our moment in the spotlight. 
Event:  Award Presentation for Club of the Year
Location: The Lexington (1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost: $40
If you would like to reserve your spot, please send your check, payable to SMC TC Alumnae Club, to:
Beth McGie Robertson
2620 Innsbruck Ct
New Brighton, MN 55112
Questions can be directed to Charmaine, via email at or telephone at 612. 381. 7634
Show your support and show the College and its representatives why the Twin Cities Alumnae Club was voted CLUB OF THE YEAR!

Founders’ Day Tea on Saturday, October 25th
The Saint Mary’s College Twin Cities Alumnae Club cordially invites you to celebrate Saint Mary’s College Founders’ Day on Saturday, October 25th from 11am – 1pm at the Lady Elegant’s Tea Room (2230 Carter Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108). 

Cost: $35 members/$40 non members

RSVP to by October 11th

Please make checks payable to:

SMC TC Alumnae Club
c/o Kelly Roles
8156 Jewel Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55311

We look forward to seeing there!

Service Project: Women’s Life Care Center
As part of our commitment to the mission of our Alumnae club, we will be participating in a service project this club year.

The club has chosen a wonderful organization to support – The Women’s Life Care Center. Located in Little Canada, the center helps women and families affected by unplanned pregnancies through lay counseling, education, and nurturing support.

The Women’s Life Care Center provides a Learn and Earn education program for women and families by which they earn credits that can be redeemed for baby items of their choosing. The philosophy of the center is “a hand up not a handout”. They believe it is in the clients’ best interests to not only become responsible for their families but to become a productive member of society.   In addition, the center provides free diapers and formula to clients, free pregnancy tests financial and material support to all women affected by unplanned pregnancies. The Women’s Life Care Center serves 15 zip codes in the Northern suburbs of the St. Paul and has been in existence since 1982.

The center continues to develop programs to help women in crisis pregnancy and is funded by the private donations, fund raising and donations of organizations like us. I strongly urge you to support this organization; not only for the women and families it helps but also to help make our 2008-2009 service project a successful one!

Donations for this year’s service project will be accepted now through February. Donations will be used to purchase the items most needed by the center to support the families (diapers, formula, clothing, etc.) at this time. Please send your monetary donation to:

Ann Clark
2812 Sun Terrace
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Please make your check payable to the Women’s Life Care Center. All donations are tax-deductible.

If you are interested in learning more about the Women’s Life Care Center, you may visit their website at:


Thank you for your support with our service project,

Ann Clark

Mommies & Tots Halloween Playgroup
The SMC TC Alumnae Club's Mommies & Tots Group will have its next daytime playgroup on Friday, October 17th at 10AM at the home of Charmaine Samaraweera Torma  ’99.  And if your little ones desire, have them dress up in costume!  Please contact Charmaine if you are interested in attending via email at  or by telephone at 612-381-76334

Charmaine’s Address:
3500 16th Ave., South
Minneapolis, MN 55407


If you would like to receive reminders for the Mommies & Tots Group  please send an email to .

Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Book: John Paul the Great – Remembering A Spiritual Father by Peggy Noonan
Location: Kelly Role’s home
8156 Jewel Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55311 
Please RSVP to Kelly via email at

Book Overview: Bestselling author Peggy Noonan brings her sharp observations, acute sensibility, warmth, and wit to the life of this pope and shows the personal effect his journey has had upon her and millions of others throughout the world. Written with heart and depth, this book is a brilliant celebration of a man whose life teaches us perhaps the greatest lesson of all: how to live.  
Book club is open to everyone, whether you've read the book, or not!  We want to see you!

If you would like to receive email reminders & updates on book club please send an email to

SMC TC Schedule of Events




Saturday, October 11th

ND Game Watch vs North Carolina


Tuesday, October 14th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yoga at Bridewater

Bridgewater Lofts
215 10th Street, S
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Margo McMahon
Tel: 612-327-4221  Email:

Friday, October 17th at 10AM

Halloween Playdate

Charmaine Samaraweera Torma’s Home
3500 16th Ave., South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Tel: 612-381-7634

Tuesday, October 21st from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yoga at Bridewater

Bridgewater Lofts
215 10th Street, S
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Margo McMahon
Tel: 612-327-4221  Email:

Tuesday, October 21st from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book Club Discussion: John Paul the Great – Remembering A Spiritual Father by Peggy Noonan

Kelly Role’s home
8156 Jewel Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55311 
Tel: 763-416-1310

Saturday, October 25th from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Founders’ Day Tea

Lady Elegant’s Tea Room
2230 Carter Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Saturday, October 25th at 7PM

ND Game Watch vs Washington


Tuesday, October 28th  from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yoga at Bridewater

Bridgewater Lofts
215 10th Street, S
Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, November 11th at 10AM

Mommies & Tots Thanksgiving Playdate

Kelly Role’s home
8156 Jewel Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55311 
Tel: 763-416-1310



SMC TC Book Club
If you enjoy reading a wide variety of good books, consider spending an evening with local Saint Mary’s alumnae & friends.  Whether you become a “regular” or a person who attends when the book and mood suits you, this is a great opportunity to experience a good read and lively discussion while giving you an evening out of the house.

Book Discussion Guidelines

  • Come on any evening that you are available, whether or not you have finished or even started the book
  • Bring along women relatives and/or friends, your guests do not have to be SMC alumnae to participate
  • All gatherings begin at 7 PM
  • We try to choose books that are available at reasonable prices from area bookstores & that are carried by local libraries as well.
  • Remember that during the discussion to be polite & respectful; make sure everyone who would like to contribute is able to do so
  • Always contact the Book Club Co-Chair a day or so before the discussion to make sure that there are no last minute changes
  • If you have any questions or suggestions contact the Book Club Chairs via email at;
    • Sheila Marie Sullivan ’86


SMC TC Book Discussion Group 2008 – 2009 Schedule


Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
Book: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Location: Marilou Eldred’s Home

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
Book: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky and Sandra Smith
Location: Judy Mahoney’s Home

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
Book: John Paul the Great-Remembering a Spiritual Father  by Peggy Noonan
Location: Kelly Roles’ home

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Book: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Location: Sheila Sullivan’s Home

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
Book: Leap of Fait: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor of Jordan
Location: Katie Conneely’s home

Tuesday, March 17th 2009
Book: The Lighthouse by P.D. James
Location: Marilou Eldred’s Home

Tuesday, April 21st  2009
Book: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Location: Judy Mahoney’s home

Tuesday, May  20th 2008
Book: Three Cups of Tea – One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace – One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson & Davi Oliver Relin
Location: Katie Conneely’s home

Book Club Locations & Addresses

Marilou Eldred’s Home
946 Fairmount, St. Paul, MN  55105-3119

Judy Mahoney’s Home
5151 Blake Rd, S, Edina, MN 55436

Kelly Roles’ Home
8156 Jewel Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Sheila Sullivan’s Home
1375 W Larpenteur Ave, Roseville, MN 55113

Katie Conneely’s Home
5050 Garfield Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55419

SMC TC Young (at Heart) Alumnae
2008 – 2009 Social Events

The 2008 -2009 Social Calendar for the Young (at Heart) Alumnae has been created.  In addition to happy hours, the calendar has a variety of social activities.  If you are 35 years or younger, you will automatically receive email reminders from the Young Alumnae Chairs, however, if you are a Young at Heart Alumna and would like to be included on the list please send an email to

August 7th  St. Paul Saints Game

September 11th  University of MN Driving Range

October 16th  The Local, Happy Hour

November 13th  Movie Night @ Uptown Theater

December 4th  Game Night

February 5th  Bryant Lake Bowl

March 5th  St. Patty’s Day Mini Pub Crawl

April 2nd  Salon/Spa Night

May 7th  Solera

 Sending Announcements for the E-Newsletter

The SMC TC monthly e-newsletter is the Club’s way of communicating with you in a concise manner without overwhelming your inbox.  If you have any announcements you would like to submit to the SMC TC community, please send an email to the Club at; the email will go out sometime during the last week of each month.