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President:
Emilie DesJardins Moreland '05
Cell-269-861-1907
Email -
emiledes@gmail.com

Vice President:
Mary Holland '05
mkholland@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Katie Nicknish-Meadows '95
(214) 762-2955
K22meadows@att.net

Book Club Coordinator:
Susan Schoppa '90
(214) 456-9939


How to Join this Club:

Call or email one of the club officers with your:
• name
• address
• phone number
• email address
• graduation year

Dues for the Dallas Club are paid once a year and the costs are:

• 2008 & Earlier Graduates - You Decide!
~ $25 - Regular Membership
~ $50 - Gold Level Membership
~ $100 - Platinum Level Membership

• 2009 - 2013 Graduates - FREE

Please make checks payable to Saint Mary's College Alumnae Club of Dallas. Mail checks to the club's treasurer.

Dues are used to pay for the printing of invitations and postage. Dues pay for serving you, the SMC alumnae, as well as prospective students through event planning, i.e., the yearly Student Send-Off and the Dallas Scholarship Fund.

 

Saint Mary's Dallas/Fort Worth Alumnae Book Club Reading List

Below is a list of all the books that have been read since 2001. Now, if you need a book to read you can refer to this handy list!

Snow Falling on Cedars
David Gundersloh

Jewel
Brett Lott

Midwives
Chris Bohjalian

Jazz
Toni Morrison

Big Stone Gap
Adriana Trigiani

Custom of the Country
Edith Wharton

July's People
Nadine Gordimer

The Reader
Bernard Schlink

Moghul Buffet
Cheryl Benard

Empire Falls '
Richard Russo

A Bigamist's Daughter
Alice McDermott

Wonder Boys
Michael Chabon

The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger

The Nanny Diaries
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

The Da Vinci Code
Dan Brown

Bel Canto
Ann Patchett

Mary Called Magdalene Margaret George

The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd

Middlesex: A Novel
Jeffrey Eugenides

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

One Thousand White Women....
Jim Fergus

Sideways
Rex Picket

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Lorna Landvik

The Red Tent
Anita Diamant

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini

A Woman's Education
Jill Ker Conway

Wild Swans
Jung Chang

The Weight of Water Anita Shreve

Teacher Man: A Memoir
Frank McCourt

My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult

The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards

Female Chauvinist Pigs
Ariel Levy

Then We Came to the End Joshua Ferris

Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult

The Divide
Nicholas Evans

The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls

On Chesil Beach
Ian McEwan

Water for Elephants
Sarah Gruen

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Winifred Watson

A Thousand Slendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini


Girls in Trucks
Katie Crouchi

The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey
Niffengegger

The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

The Shack
William Paul Young


Mennonite in a Little Black Dress:
A Memoir of Going Home

Rhoda Janzen

The Middle Place
Kelly Corrigan

The History of Love
Nicole Krauss

The Brink
Mark Fadden

Same Kind of Different as Me
Ron Hall


Bossypants
Tina Fey

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

Circling My Mother
Mary Gordon

She's Come Undone
Wally Lamb

Very Valentine
Adriana Trigiani

Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

Wonder
R.J. Palacio

Salt Sugar Fat
Michael Moss

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel
Robin Sloan


If you are new to the Dallas/Fort Worth area or would like to join our club, email one of our officers at their email to the left.  We have over 250 alumnae living in the DFW metroplex. We hope to see you at a future club event!

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Book Club (Nov. 17)
Our next book club will discuss "Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity" by Emily Mayar.

(Our book club meets on the 4th Sunday of every other month.  Email smcdfwclub@gmail.com to join.)


Christmas Mass and Dinner (Dec. 8)
Our annual Christmas mass will be celebrate this year at Holy Family of Nazareth in Irving, followed by dinner at the home of Alyson Miller Rau '85. Invitations will be mailed with further details.

 


St. Vincent de Paul (Oct. 26)
Saint Mary's alumnae volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store. We sorted and hung clothes, as well as helped change out the seasonal decorations.

Book Club
(Sept. 22)
We read "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel" by Robin Sloan.  "An old school mystery set firmly in tech-loving, modern day San Francisco." 

Student Send-Off (Aug. 11)
We sent 14 local students off to campus for the 2013/2014 school year. Our annual send-off was hosted by Katie Nicknish Meadows '95.


Book Club (June 2)
Our book club was hosted by Andrea Schweitzer '00.  We read "Salt Sugar Fat" by Michael Moss.  It was published in February and quickly rose to a #1 Best Seller. The book covered questions like...Why are Americans addicted to processed foods? What changes have occurred in the food industry to feed our addictions?  it was an interesting discussion.

24-Hour Donor Challenge (May 9)
Thanks to all who participated in the 24-hour Alumnae Donor Challenge! With everyone's help, Saint Mary's raised $106,565 in 24 hours!

We also beat the Houston alumnae club in our Texas challenge.  :)

St. Vincent de Paul Volunteering(April 27)
Members of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary's Alumnae Club helped sort donations for a couple of hours on Saturday morning.

Wine with Friends
(April 18)

We had some fun chatting and sipping wine on a Thursday at Times Ten Cellars.

Book Club (March 24)
We read the Young Adult novel "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio with a discussion hosted by Mary Holland '05.

St. Vincent de Paul Volunteering(Feb. 23)
Alumnae volunteered their time.

Book Club (Jan. 27)
We met at Linda Kawecki’s home to discuss this year’s One Book, One Saint Mary’s pick “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot.

Christmas Mass & Dinner (Dec. 8)
Jan Clements Miller ‘80 hosted our Christmas party. We enjoyed mass at Prince of Peace, then a delicious dinner at our host's home.

St. Vincent de Paul Volunteering (Oct. 27)
A couple hours out of your Saturday morning to help those less fortunate. Saint Mary's alumnae helped out the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Book Club (Sept. 23)
The Saint Mary's book club read Mindy Kaling's book, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" and met at the home of Amanda Strauss '98. You may be familiar with Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor from "The Office." 

Volunteer Opportunity (Aug. 25)
In August, we partnered with the Notre Dame Club and had a great time setting up Halloween merchandise and learning about some exciting new ventures at the thrift store.

Student Send-Off (Aug. 5)
The Dallas/Fort Worth area has six new and three returning students attending Saint Mary’s College this year. We sent them off with some of our best advice at our annual send-off hosted by Jennifer Kacarab Holloran ’92.

Book Club (July 22)
We read a classic, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, and discussed it over wine. Book Club was hosted by Emilie DesJardins Moreland '05.

Volunteer Opportunity
Several alumnae helped the St. Vincent de Paul Society sort, hang, and display clothes in their main store on Northwest Hwy. on Saturday, June 23.


Book Club
On May 20, Katherine Sparks '06 hosted our club to discuss the Adriana Trigiani book, Very Valentine.

Book Club
March 25, book club was held at the home of Mary Holland '05 where we discussed She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb.

Book Club
Linda Kawecki '79 hosted our One Book, One Saint Mary's meeting for Circling My Mother by Mary Gordon.

Discussing the "One Book, One Saint Mary's" selection, Circling My Mother, by Mary Gordon

Rangers World Series Game Watch
We watched the Rangers in the World Series at Sherlock's Pub in Dallas in October.

Book Club
On November 6 we met to talk about, The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern.

Book Club
September 25, we met at Si Tapas and Spanish Cuisine in Uptown for a discussion about Tina Fey's new book, Bossypants.

Katy Trail 5k

We ran this fun 5k walk/run to benefit "Friends of the Katy Trail" on Thursday, May 12 and enjoyed the after-party as well.

Book Club
We read Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and meet at Emilie DesJardins Moreland's '05 house to discuss it on May 22.

St. Vincent DePaul Society Volunteering
On April 9 club members helped the St. Vincent de Paul Society for a few hours when they were in need of volunteers for their thrift store. 

Book Club
Sunday, April 17 we met at the home of Ellen McQuillan Drake '92 for book club.  We read The Brink by local author Mark Fadden, and Mark attended our gathering!

Saint Mary's College Student Event
In March, alumnae and admission counselors held an event for local high school students interested in attending Saint Mary’s College.

Book Club
For our last couple of book club meetings, held in November and January, we read The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan and the "One Book, One Saint Mary's" selection, The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss.

Members of our Book Club met to discuss the "One Book, One Saint Mary's" selection, The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss.



Christmas
As is tradion for our club, last year's Christmas party was December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We celebrated Mass, followed by a Saint Mary's Christmas dinner at the home of Ophelia Flegle Camina '78.

Student Send-Off
We had 1 new first year student and 13 returning students this year. We held a send-off with some of them at Ellen McQuillan Drake's home in August and got to reminisce about all the memories that haven't changed as well as hear about all the new additions to campus.