YUWO offers a wide variety of activities, including fall and spring study series, noontime Lunch and Learn lectures, excursions, and interest groups in a broad range of fields that meet regularly. For the most up-to-date information about any of these activities, as well as any last-minute changes in schedule or location, please see your monthly newsletter or the YUWO website at www.yale.edu/yuwo. Click here to download a membership form.

The following list represents YUWO activities for 2015-2016. Please check the YUWO newsletter and the website calendar for more specific details of upcoming events and activities. If you would like to form a new activity group, contact Activity Chair Cathy Burgard at gburgard@comcast.net, and she will be delighted to assist you! New ideas are ALWAYS welcome!

Activity Groups

ART AFICIONADOS — Women interested in art are invited to tour exhibitions at Yale art venues. These docent-led tours usually run from noon to 1 pm on a date to be determined. For information about details and reservations, see the YUWO newsletter. Anneke Hathaway, 203. 752.0460 or Diane McGuire, 203.388.4385

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS — Book groups usually meet in the homes of members. Books are chosen by consensus, and monthly discussions may result in agreement or sometimes lively debates. New groups may be formed as needed.

Morning Group: Second or third Thursday of each month, 9:30-11:00 am. Judy Miller, 203.589.8335

2nd Monday Afternoon Group: Second Monday of the month, 2:00-3:30 pm. Pat Goldstein, 203.535.0734

3rd Monday Afternoon Group: Third Monday of the month, 2:30-4:00 pm. Betsy Suatoni, 203.315.1387; Patty Pollard, 203.481.2766

2nd Tuesday Afternoon Group: Second Tuesday of the month, 2:00-3:30 pm. Lyn Howe, 203.606.0370

BRIDGE GROUP — Defense for Intermediate Players. Classes with instructor Rita Brieger will be taught on an intermediate level again in the fall at the Whitney Center. Dates to be announced. Fee: $50. Sign up at the Wine & Cheese. Judy Long, 203.288.3607

EVENING FILM SERIES – For the first time, we are offering an evening film series in hopes of providing a chance for our members who work doing the day to meet one another and share a stimulating program. The series will be held on three Tuesday evenings, every other week, from September 15th to October 13 at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave in Hamden. Hank Paper, proprietor, will provide a short background talk before the viewing and Chair Judith Lynch will lead a short discussion afterwards. The theme of the films will be “Women’ Voices from Literature.” The films will include The Age of Innocence on 9/15, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie on 9/29, and, The Hours on 10/13. There will be a $15 fee for the entire series and guests may be invited. A signup sheet will be available at the Wine and Cheese Reception on September 9. Judith Lynch, 203.874.9057

EXCURSIONS — Each year, YUWO organizes bus trips to museums, gardens or places of special interest, one in the fall and one in the spring. Details about the Fall 2015 excursion
will be in the September Newsletter, and a signup sheet will be available at the Wine and Cheese Reception on September 9. Dody Gall, 203.288.6590

EXPLORING YALE AND NEW HAVEN COUNTY – YUWO offers a number of opportunities to visit and learn about new, unusual or less well-known destinations in the New Haven area. There will be several weekday tours of about an hour each throughout the academic year. See your newsletter for dates, times and places. Anne Schenck, 203.787.3705 and Emly McDiarmid, 2043 745-1798

FRENCH, CONVERSATIONAL — Discussion de contes et de romans et discussion libre. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm at Chestnut Fine Foods, 1012 State Street, New Haven. French is spoken at the meetings, so intermediate proficiency and above is necessary. Debbie St. Thomas, 203.488.1859, and Julie Crowder, 203.288.7157
GOLF — We will offer a spring golf clinic for all levels of players. Times, location(s) and fee will be determined in the spring. Barbara Kryger, 203.288.1515

LUNCHEON GOURMET GROUP — Participants share the meal’s expenses and take turns planning the menu, and preparing and presenting the luncheon. Discussion of the recipes follows each luncheon. Times and locations of luncheons to be announced; a restaurant outing or other culinary activity in lieu of a luncheon occurs at least once a year. Dues are $10. Patty Pollard, 203.5481.2766; Melissa Lamoreaux, 203.458.0857

NEEDLERS - Join the Needlers for conversation and light refreshments while working on your own project - whatever that may be. Our members have many skills - knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, etc. Some simply bring their mending! Meetings are on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 1.30pm in member’s homes. Directions are sent before each event. Dinny Wakerley, 203.624.9343

TENNIS — Advanced or intermediate players meet weekly for a round-robin at Yale’s indoor Cullman Courts on Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 am. Carol Dhawan, 203.562.0017

YUWO WALKERS — We meet in the fall and the spring for walks in nearby scenic locations. The hikes usually are planned for about two hours, and the level of difficulty varies from one destination to another – not all hikes are uphill, although some are! Plans for upcoming walks will be described in the newsletters. Patty
Pollard, 203.481.2766


The Newcomers Group is open to women new to the Yale community as well as to those who might have been part of the community for some time but have not become YUWO members. We invite and encourage you to attend YUWO’s Wine and Cheese Reception on September 9, 2015, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect Street, New Haven. The reception offers a great opportunity to learn about the many activities YUWO sponsors for learning, friendship and service. You may register there for any groups that appeal to you and you will meet interesting women from all parts of the Yale community. For information, contact Mary Jane Miller, 203-281-6919.

Lunch and Learn Lectures

Plan to bring a bag lunch when you attend our popular noontime Lunch and Learn. Dessert and coffee will be provided. Enjoy a variety of speakers from Yale and the wider community. By meeting at the Yale Visitor Center and other buildings, these gatherings appeal to all YUWO members and guests, accommodating those employed downtown. Check your newsletter or the YUWO Calendar for details.

YUWO Study Group

The YUWO Study Series will once again be held at Yale’s popular West Campus. Judith Malafronte of the Yale Music School will present a series of lectures on opera, drawing from the 2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera HD performance schedule and the Yale Opera production planned for February, 2016. Those who are familiar with Professor Malafronte, a world renowned mezzo soprano, know that we can expect a rich, colorful, in-depth discussion of opera. Please mark your calendars for October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4 at 10:30. Look for the registration form in the YUWO Newsletter.



We hope to see you soon at one of our many activities or events!



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