About UWC

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 current UWC members. Since 1982, we have awarded scholarships for nontraditional students as part of our service commitment. More than 25 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.
  • Questions? Please contact our Membership Chair at uwcmembershipchair@gmail.com

See Membership Page

Executive Board

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 Norma Portnoy (presidentuwc@gmail.com).

Elected PositionNameResponsibility
PresidentAndrea KutinskyProvide overall leadership for the UWC. Lead board meetings. Attend all lecture lucheons and other events.
President-ElectAnne HudsonAssist president. Chair ad hoc committees.
Past PresidentNorma PortnoyAttend Board Meetings
SecretaryKathleen SalzbergAttend all Board meetings and Lecture Luncheons, record minutes, and distribute them to the Board.
Secretary-ElectSharon NehlsWatch and learn. Fill in as needed.
TreasurerFrieda HolleyMaintain financial records, provide monthly reports to the Board, coordinate audit, and submit 990 tax return. Manage PayPal account.
Treasurer-ElectFrieda HolleyWatch and learn. Fill in as needed.
Appointed Positions
Advisory/ParliamentarianFrieda HolleyAttend Board meetings and advise as needed.
Acknowledgements for Personal notesKathleen SalzbergSend notes to members for illness, grief, etc.
Acknowledgements for Memorial and Honor donations to designated personJoyce SpencerSend personal notes to person designated (in memory) or person honored (not necessarily a member).
Acknowledgements for Tax purposesMerry Bullock and Kathleen SalzbergAcknowledge members' donations.
Archives/HistorianTBDCollect documents and photos for possible storage in the Norlin Library Archives.
Directory (non-Board)Merry BullockCompile and distribute an electronic directory of all members
Email CommunicationsBerry ToddSend notices to members of announcement and upcoming events.
Honors ReceptionTBDCoordinate Honors Reception. Attend Honors reception in May.
Interest GroupsLinda NordbergCoordinate interest group chairs and assist at the Membership Coffee. Coordinate update of Interest Group information for MESSAGES and the website.
Margaret Willard AwardAndie KutinskySolicit nominations, evaluate and select winner. Attend Honors Reception in May.
MembershipMerry BullockMaintain membership database, provide monthly reports, collect dues. Assist at the membership coffee.
Membership Coffee (September)Kynne Barnett and Andie KutinskyOrganize the September Membership Coffee.
MESSAGESTamera VanSpriel (data collection), Kathleen Salzberg (editing), Merry Bullock (distribution)Create and distribute monthly MESSAGES newsletter
New MembersAnne HudsonAssist at the Membership Coffee and plan New Member Wine and Cheese event.
Nominating CommitteeAndie Kutinsky, Janet Brewer. Anne HudsonCoordinate selection process for elected positions.
Opera BrunchSandra JohnsonCoordinate luncheon event and opera ticket sales. Attend Opera brunch in March.
Photography Chair and YearbookAnne HudsonTake or acquire photos (via a committee of photographers) from all Lecture Luncheons and events. Try to acquire photos of all interest groups and members of the UWC Executive Board. Put photos into online storage system. Prepare annual book.
Program CommitteeChair: Sharon Nehls
Lecture Registration: Lynne Barnett
UMC Liason: Tamera Van Spriell
Select, engage and introduce speakers, prepare descriptions, posters, plan luncheons. With President, plan for Membership Coffee.
Organize Registration and payments (if needed), and prepare name tags.
Work with UMC staff for dates and catering.
Repository of Documents (Non-board)Frieda HolleyCoordinate 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.
WebsiteJoyce SpencerManage website including writing, design and content.
Zoom MasterMerry Bullock, Lynne BarnettCoordinate events held on Zoom
Zoom Coordinator and HHTT Conversations (non Board)Kathy RandallSchedule zoom calls for interest groups and individuals

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.