Join Our Membership

The University Women’s Club (UWC) of the University of Colorado Boulder was founded in 1919 to promote friendship among members and to provide service to the University and to the Boulder community. These goals continue to this day for the more than 350 current UWC members. Since 1982, we have awarded scholarships for nontraditional students as part of our service commitment. More than 20 Interest Groups provide opportunities for activity and friendship. Club membership is open to women who are members or friends of the University.

Membership benefits include Interest Group opportunities; UWC events; MESSAGES newsletter; UWC web page; UWC Membership Handbook and Directory. Club membership is open to women who are members or friends of the University of Colorado.

To retain active membership, which includes eligibility to attend programs and meetings and to join Interest Groups, each member must pay annual dues.

  • Annual dues are $35. Dues follow the University academic calendar year.
  • Interested women should contact our Membership Chair at
  • Payment deadline: October 15 to be included in the directory.

Membership – Renewal and New Members: Complete form and then pay online or mail a check.

Membership Online

Board of Directors

Please feel free to contact any Board Member by using your Membership Handbook for contact information.

Interested in serving on the Board or on Board Committees? Contact President Tamera Van Spriell (

Elected PositionNameResponsibility
PresidentTamera Van SpriellProvide overall leadership for the UWC. Lead board meetings. Attend all lecture lucheons and other events.
President-ElectNorma PortnoyAssist president. Chair ad hoc committees.
Past PresidentJanet Brewer
SecretaryKaren BellAttend all Executive Board meetings and Lecture Luncheons, record minutes, and distribute to the Board.
TreasurerKathy HerderMaintain financial records, provide monthly reports to the Board, coordinate audit, and submit 990 tax return. Manage PayPal account.
Secretary-ElectKaren BellWatch and learn. Fill in as needed.
Treasurer-ElectFrieda HolleyWatch and learn. Fill in as needed.
Appointed Positions
Advisory/ParliamentarianFrieda HolleyAttend Board meetings and advise as needed.
CommunicationsBerry ToddAcknowledge members' life events and larger donations.
DirectoryDiana KingCompile and distribute an electronic directory of all members
Email/Email MonitoringBerry ToddSend notices to members of announcement and upcoming events.
HistorianVacantAttend all Lecture Luncheons and events. Acquire photos of all interest groups. Put photos into online storage system. Prepare annual book.
Honors ReceptionKaron JohnsonCoordinate Honors Reception. Attend Honors reception in May.
Lecture RegistrationLynne BarnettAssist at Membership Coffee. Coordinate Lecture Luncheons including registration, payments; prepare name tags. Attend all Lecture Luncheons.
Interest GroupsLinda NorbergCoordinate interest group chairs and assist at the Membership Coffee. Coordinate update of Interest Group information for MESSAGES and the website.
Margaret Willard AwardPatty LudkeSolicit nominations, evaluate and select winner. Attend Honors Reception in May.
MembershipArlene GerwinMaintain membership database, provide monthly reports, collect dues. Assist at the membership coffee.
MESSAGESMerry BullockCreate and distribute monthly MESSAGES newsletter
New MembersJanet BrewerAssist at the Membership Coffee and plan New Member Wine and Cheese event.
Nominating CommitteeKathy RandallCoordinate selection process for elected positions.
Opera BrunchSandra JohnsonCoordinate luncheon event and opera ticket sales. Attend Opera brunch in March.
Program Co-ChairsNorma Portnoy and Sharon NehlsSelect, engage and introduce speakers, prepare descriptions, posters, plan luncheons. With President, plan for Membership Cofffee.
RepositoryDiana KingCoordinate yearly collating of annual reports into repository.
Scholarship CommitteeMarge RiddleCoordinate selection process in January-March. Coordinate introduction of scholarsdhip winners at the Scholarship Luncheon in April.
Scholarship LuncheonJonette LuciaCoordinate Scholarsgip Luncheon in April, including developing fashion show. Attend Scholarship Luncheon.
Telephone TreeVacantMake calls to non-email members for dues, luncheons, and events.
WebsiteJoyce SpencerManage website including writing, design and content.

Our History

The UWC has a long history of strong women leaders, dating back to the first UWC President, Mrs. Margaret Willard, who served from 1918-1919. Our annual Margaret Willard Award is named in honor of this pioneering woman.