Update: 11 January 2021
Unfortunately, the SMAAF Board of Directors has had to make the difficult and sad decision to cancel the 2021 All-Class Reunion. So, that means our next official reunion will not be possible until the weekend of 8-10 April 2022. That said, if small groups want to gather “on their own” in Staunton to celebrate an event or milestone, you are welcome to do so but you must abide by the Commonwealth of Virginia and Mary Baldwin University implementation of COVID-19 spread prevention measures. Again, we regret having to make this decision and did consider the pros/cons of alternatives.
2 January 2021
Old boys! You may be wondering about the status of our 2021 All-Class Reunion plans. We are hoping that we will be able to meet in Staunton for our Reunion in April, but we also recognize that our plans may be affected again by the Covid-19 pandemic. As it stands now, we are ready to have our Reunion: all necessary planning is well underway, contracts are in place, speakers are lined up. That said, we have until February 15, 2021, to “pull the plug” on our plans if it appears at that time that our Reunion would be negatively affected by Covid-related restrictions. Rest assured that the Board of Directors will be monitoring this situation and will make the best decision we can when that time comes. We are working closely with our partners at Mary Baldwin University in this process, and our decision will be based on joint consideration of the factors in play, such as state regulations and restrictions, University policies, and the best interests of our membership. This year is an especially important one in the history of the SMAAF-VWIL partnership, as it marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership. Moreover, it also marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the SMA-VWIL Museum & Archives. We sincerely hope that we will be able to gather in Staunton both to remember SMA’s past and to celebrate VWIL’s future. We will, though, make the best decision we can approximately six weeks from now.
A healthy and happy New Year to all of you!
8-10 April 2022
Future Reunion Dates
*- These years will be honored in 2021 along with the original years since the reunions in 2020 & 2021 were canceled.
SMA Reunion 2022 Headquarters
24 S. Market St, Staunton, Virginia 24401
Please note: Only 70 rooms have been blocked at the H24S and they will go FAST!
It is strongly recommended that you make your hotel reservation NOW if you care to stay at the SJH.
Ask for Special SMA Reunion Rate.
Local Direct: (540) 885-4848
Toll Free: (866) 880-0024
Fax: (540) 885-4840
In addition to registering for a room at the hotel,
you will also need to register separately with the SMAAF for the reunion
(see the Registration Form button at top of page).
Staunton has a strategic mid-Atlantic location and is a scenic drive. Only 90 minutes from Richmond, VA, and 2 hours from Washington, DC.
Driving directions to Staunton, VA and the Stonewall Jackson Hotel from points North/South and East
- Take Interstate 81 to Exit 222.
- Follow 250 West (Richmond Road) for approximately 2 1/2 miles toward “Historic Downtown Staunton”.
- You will begin to see signs to the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.
- When Hwy 250 ends at a “T” intersection, turn right and go under the train tracks.
- Follow the Historical Signs to Coalter Street.
- Proceed up Coalter Street and make a left onto Frederick Street.
- At the 1st traffic light, make a left onto Market Street.
- Proceed 1 1/2 blocks, the hotel will be on the right-hand side.
The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, together with nearby Roanoke Regional Airport and Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, provide convenient air service.
The Stonewall Jackson Hotel is also in close proximity to Staunton’s historic working train depot which is serviced by AMTRAK.