Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Welcome to New England" Bash in Nahant, June 28

Come one, come all to our "Welcome to New England Party/BBQ" at Carter Smith's fabulous new house in the oceanside resort town of Nahant!

We would like to invite, in particular, all those SLUGs who have recently moved to New England, either having recently graduated from UCSC or who have recently chosen this wonderful corner of the country to live in for whatever reason.

WHEN: Saturday afternoon, June 28

WHAT TO BRING: BYOB and your bathing suit!

RSVP deadline: June 18

This party is being made even more meaningful because Carter Smith is generously providing the BBQ. In lieu of a contribution towards the food, we are suggesting that you make a donation to the Smith Society , an organization the BSLUGS have supported for many years which is a grassroots, alumni-initiated effort to provide financial, academic and emotional support to veterans of the foster care or juvenile justice systems, orphans without family support or others who have been forced to go at life on their own. We would now like to target our fundraising effort to raise the funds necessary to support the position of the part-time student advisor of the program who has been playing an essential role in the Smith Society.

Please rsvp and mail your tax-deductible contributions to Beata.

tel. 617-491-3871 (h), tel. 617-496-1775 (w)

The BSLUG Board (Beata, Robin, Paula, Erika, Bill, Carter, Maria, Jill, Ian, Zoe) look forward to seeing you there!

All tax deductible donations received will go to whichever fund you choose: either the Operating Fund (which will directly support the position of the part-time advisor) or the the Scholarship Fund. Contributions large and small are needed to reach our goal of $1000. Bill Dickinson, fellow BSLUG Board member and founder of the Smith Society (Cowell '68) has offered to match all contributions to help us reach our goal.

Make check payable to the UC Santa Cruz Foundation and write in the memo line: Smith Society Scholarship Fund F1011F or Smith Society Operating Fund SS009F

Mail to: Beata Panagopoulos, 28 Maple Ave., Apt. 3, Cambridge, Mass. 02139-1130