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Volume II September 2019 | Staying Connected

Staying Connected to St. Margaret's School

Happy September!

It has been great watching the arrival of all the girls on Facebook and remembering the first-day excitement of going back to SMS. It makes me think of crisp days on Gilchrist field playing field hockey, River Day, the picking of the Blue and Grey teams, and preparing for the year to come.

The Alumnae Association has been working hard all summer to ensure a great year for alums. We are busy planning events, including the Golden Thistle Luncheon, the Annual Alumnae Association Meeting, and of course, Alumnae Weekend.

We are excited to announce a new fundraising event, Music On Water Lane, chaired by Hillary Pugh Kent '99. On November 8 at 7:00 p.m., the gymnasium will be filled with the sounds of Beethoven, Chopin, and Bach performed in a classical chamber music concert by members of the Northern Neck Orchestra. Learn more and purchase tickets.

We have a great opportunity to include alumnae as sponsors for Music on Water Lane. If you own or work for a business that is interested in being a sponsor, please reach out to me. Personal alumnae sponsorship is invited, as well.

The Office of Admission is looking for help at the Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival on Sept 21-22. The shifts are as follows: 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm (6:30 with clean-up). Please reach out to Joycelyn if you are able to volunteer.

I hope everyone has a great September and I look forward to sharing more exciting updates in October!

Golden Thistle Luncheon
September 19

Golden Thistles, including our newest inductees, the Class of 1969, are invited to join us for the annual Golden Thistle Luncheon at Westminster Canterbury in Richmond on Thursday, September 19 at 12:00 p.m. We look forward to chatting and catching up. Please RSVP by September 9.

Music on Water Lane
November 8

The Alumnae Association presents Music on Water Lane, featuring a chamber ensemble with members from the Northern Neck Orchestra on Friday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Margaret's School gymnasium. VIP tickets are $40 and general admission is $25. Learn more and purchase tickets by November 1.

Annual Meeting
November 16

Save the date for the Alumnae Association annual meeting and luncheon on St. Margaret's Day, Saturday, November 16, at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond. We hope alumnae will join us for a School update, Alumnae Association business, lunch, and a few surprises. More information to follow. RSVP by November 1 to Bette Albert '68 or 804.443.3357 X3012.