MESSAGES March 2023
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Upcoming UWC Events
March 14, 2023 – LL5: Amy Javernick-Will: Pathways to Liveable Relocation Following Disaster.
March 19, 2023 – Opera Brunch – Cendrillon. Sign up deadline March 4.
April 18, 2023 – Annual UWC Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show. Sign up deadline April 10.
May 17, 2023 – Honors Reception/End of Season Party (evite invitations will come in the spring).
March may be named after the Roman god of war, but it’s one of the happiest months on the calendar. Animals start waking up from hibernation and Daylight Savings Time returns. Spring will officially arrive soon, bringing longer and warmer days with flowers popping up all over.
Speaking of flowers, I find it interesting that one UWC Interest Group from the 1950s remains active today, the Original Book Group, along with several others from past decades, including the Garden Group. The Music Group, Bridge Group, several Book Groups, Needlecraft, Out to Lunch, and the Hiking Group. The first Interest Group was a Drama Group, which was created back in 1937, eighty-five years ago – before most of us were born.
Interest Groups are a vital part of the University Women’s Club. They provide community and congeniality all year long. We currently conduct twenty-six Interest Groups, all of which are open to dues-paying members, subject to capacity limitations. To learn about the groups and how to become actively engaged in the groups of your choice, click here: https://boulderuwc.org/interest-groups/.
Would you like to start a new interest group? No problem. To start a new interest group, you’ll need a minimum of five members, including a chairperson.
Feel free to contact Interest Group Chair Linda Nordberg at [email protected] with questions about Interest Groups.
UWC President 2022-2023
Last UWC Lecture Luncheon of the 2022-2023 year!
Tuesday March 14, 2023 – UMC Middle Ballroom
Amy Javernick-Will PhD – Pathways to Livable Relocation Following Disaster
Best Gift Idea EVER!
Can’t figure out what to buy for your sister’s 50th wedding anniversary or your grandchild’s graduation or a friend’s milestone birthday? UWC has the answer! We have a new way for you to make donations in honor of special occasions or milestones in your life or the lives of family or friends.
In addition to regular (no special reason) donations, you can make a tribute donation in honor of a special person, in memory of someone special to you to celebrate their legacy, or in honor of a special occasion to celebrate a birthday, graduation, wedding, or other special milestone of your family and friends.
Plus donating to UWC is easier than ever! We’ve made some improvements to the UWC website to make it easier and quicker for you to make donations to the scholarship fund.
On the home page, you’ll find a Donate menu item on the right side of the menu bar.
The display dropdown menu includes a page describing ways you can donate funds for UWC scholarships (and support UWC through shopping), and a page where you can directly make a donation.
Join a UWC Committee or Join the Board to:
- Plan Events
- Select Award Recipients
- Perform operational functions – skills sought incude Excel, PowerPoint, MailMerge, web editing, graphics editing, financial accounting, zoom hosting….
If you have any or all of these skills or philanthropic leanings, then we would welcome you to join one of the several committees that make the UWC the exciting, educational, fun-loving, and philanthropic organization that it is.
Please contact Norma Portnoy at [email protected] with subject line Volunteer for UWC tasks.
Last Chance to Register!!
March 19, 2023 – 11:30 am Brunch (UMC AspenRoom), 2:00 pm Opera (Macky) Cendrillon by Jules Massenet
Special luncheon including a lecture on Massenet’s Cendrillon by Maestro Nicholas Carthy, the Director of the CU Eklund Opera Program, and conductor for Cendrillon.
Cendrillon is an opulent interpretation of Cinderella: romantic, wistful and full of grace. Believe it or not, the Disney interpretation of Cinderella is not the only version there is. Massenet’s Cendrillon is based on a version of the popular fairy tale written in 1698 by French author Charles Perrault. The opera will be sung in French with English subtitles.
Sandy Johnson, Opera Brunch Chair
Deadline to Register is MARCH 4, 2023 – register by clicking the green button!
Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversations via ZOOM
Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversations – a great way to get to know new UWC members, and a great way get to know old friends better. We meet via Zoom for about 50 minutes to an hour on the first and third Tuesdays at 4:00. Contact Kathy Randall (katherineran at gmail dot com) to reserve a spot for any conversation or to sign up for automatic inclusion for the UWC year. With automatic inclusion you will always get the Zoom invitation, but you are not required to come.
March 7: What are three things you cannot live without (actual things, not experiences or feelings) – items you would have to replace right away if they were lost. (Thank you, Norma Portnoy, for this suggestion.)
March 21: Do you sometimes have nonfictional feelings for fictional characters? Tell us about them.
The 2023 University Women’s Club Scholarship Luncheon is Tuesday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Boulder Country Club.
This luncheon is one of UWC’s important fundraising events for the scholarship program. This year donations are not automatically included in the luncheon cost because the country club costs increased and we want to keep the attendance cost within reason. Please keep this in mind and add a donation with your registration!
- The Luncheon menu is Roasted Red Pepper Coulis Cauliflower Risotto with Glazed Mushrooms and Truffle Oil or Chicken Florentine with Creamed Spinach Souffle.
- The Fashion show will be hosted by Chico’s with UWC models.
The scholarship luncheon and fashion show cost is $45. You are encouraged to come and bring guests!
You will have the opportunity to make a contribution to the Scholarship Fund when you register for the luncheon. Please take this opportunity to continue to support the success of the UWC scholarships when you register.
Save the Date: Honors Reception
Wednesday, May 17
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
UMC South Terrace Tent
Cards to UWC Members
Do you know someone who has suffered a personal loss, or is ill, or having an operation? Receiving a personal note from UWC might bring a little bit of happiness or peace or satisfaction knowing there are others wishing them well. If you do know someone, please contact Kathleen Salzberg, the UWC Card Acknowledgment Chair, with the person’s name, email, and (if appropriate) the reason for the card. Please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Acknowledgments Chair”
Invite a Friend to Join the UWC!
Refer your friends to the UWC website boulderuwc.org. That’s where they will find up-to-date information about our programs and over 25 interest groups only open to UWC members. Your friends can join the UWC by completing the on-line membership form. They can easily pay dues and make donations via PayPal, credit card, or even mail a check.
Message from the Scholarship Chair
Your Scholarship Committee has recently been reading through the stories of our many Scholarship applicants. We always face difficult decisions in this process as we learn of the amazing determination so many of our applicants have shown in overcoming difficult life circumstances. But it is also very gratifying to be able to play a small part in helping those students as they pursue their dreams. Our committee always recognizes that it is you – our members – who make this all possible, and you have continued to do so, even during these last difficult pandemic years. So thank you, as always, for your generosity!
And be sure to mark your calendars for our Annual Scholarship Luncheon on April 18, 11:00 a.m. at the Boulder Country Club. This will be a wonderful get together where our six recipients will be introduced and you can hear from them directly about how grateful they are for the support you have provided. While you are registering for the Scholarship Luncheon online, be sure to note that you can make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, so that we can continue this important mission of the UWC!
And, if you haven’t yet signed up for the King Soopers or Safeway charitable rewards programs, check out the About Donations page to learn how to sign up for these great programs, which enable automatic donations to UWC at NO cost to you!
Scholarship Donations (January 2023)
In memory of Claudine Garby
In memory of Marge DeFries
DID YOU KNOW?
March 8 – International Women’s Day
2023 campaign theme: #EmbraceEquity. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA, and it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality. Read more about this here.
March 12 – Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Saving Time in 2023 begins on Sunday, March 12.
In the United States, Daylight Saving Time starts on the Second Sunday of March and ends on the First Sunday of November. Only Hawaii and most of Arizona choose not to observe Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight saving time was originally enacted to conserve energy and fuel by giving people more sun in their days. On June 3, 2022, Gov. Jared Polis signed the Daylight Saving Time Year Round measure, HB22-1297, into law for Colorado. This measure would keep daylight saving time and get rid of standard time in the state. But hurdles remain. Want more information about this subject? Google the “Sunshine Protection Act of 2021.”
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17 each year. Whether you’re Irish or not, chances are you’ve celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at some point in your life.
Though the day has morphed over the years into more of a secular celebration, St. Patrick’s Day was originally a religious holiday intended to commemorate the life of St. Patrick, the man credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.
What’s Happening at CU?
Imig Music, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
These events will be streamed by CU Boulder. You can watch them here: https://cupresents.org/cu-boulder-college-of-music-livestreams/
- March 16 Chamber Orchestra: Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. – Imig Music.
- March 19 Percussion Ensemble: Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. – Imig Music.
- March 20 Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble 7:30 p.m. – Imig Music.
- UPCOMING TALK – JWST* and the Habitability of Other Worlds on March 9 & 10 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at [email protected]
*James Webb Space Telescope
Interest Group News
New Book Group Proposed
BOOK CLUB – MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS
Interest Groups Information
Bicycling – Meets weekly on Thursdays from May through October. Chairs: Gail Smith 303-960-5004; Susan Lee 303-974-8969.
Bicycling – Easy Riders – Meets sporadically on Tuesdays. Contact chair for details. Chair: Dorothy Coltrin 720-527-4704.
Book Group – Afternoon – Fourth Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at members’ homes or on ZOOM. Vaccinations required. Chairs: Mary Clough 303-522-8692; Lois Linsky 303-499-2689.
Book Group – Biographies – Third Friday at 3:00 p.m., in person. Chair: Beth Rauch 303-746-9414.
Book Group – The Original Book Group – Formerly Evening – Second Thursday at 2:45 p.m.. Meetings held outside when weather permits. Vaccinations are required for indoor meetings, masks are optional. Chairs: Kathleen Salzberg 303-499-3128; Ellen Gille 720-836-2365. This group has been meeting continuously since the 1950’s.
Bridge Group – First Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Chair: Karen Neff 303-494-0467; also seeking beginner players to start a new Beginners’ Group.
French Conversation – All Speaking Levels – Dates and times to be determined. Chair: Zdenka Smith 303-330-2856.
Games Group – It’s Anyone’s Game – Board and card games. Second Wednesday from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. at home of Chair in Louisville. Contact chair to join. Chair: Kathleen Newton 720-548-8661.
Garden Group – Third Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Chairs: Jyotsna Raj 303-447-8831; Jean Rohrschneider 720-542-9788.
Golfing – For the Casual Golfer – 1:00 p.m. every Thursday at various golf courses, new members welcome. Chair: Susan Planck 303-499-3916.
Hiking and Strolling – Every Friday 9:00 am September -May; 8:30 a.m. June-August in person. Meet at southern end of the east side of covered parking lot opposite the lower-level east entrance to the former Macy’s – Chairs: Joan (Joanie) Cardone 303-263-7823; Frieda Holley 303-499-3733.
Italian Conversation – Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Zoom. Chair: Maxene Wilson 303-530-4619.
Music – Second Monday afternoon of most months in members’ homes, providing a venue for musical performers to meet and share their love of music in an intimate setting. Chairs: Judy Owens 720-562-8064; Julia Luerman 303-938-8084.
Needlecraft – contact chair Ginnie Ross via email.
On the Road Again – Resuming occasional in person road trips. Chair: Kathy Randall 303-746-4528.
Out to Lunch – Usually Fourth Wednesday, at noon at various local restaurants. Chairs: Jean Rohrschneider 720-542-9788; Jyotsna Raj 303-447-8831.
Readers’ Theater 2 – Third Monday 4:00 p.m. at the Boulder Library. Chairs: Patty Ludke 303-817-1020; Kathy Randall 303-746-4528.
Snowshoeing –Chairs: Arlene Gerwin 303-494-1307; Joan (Joanie) Cardone 303-263-7823.
Spanish Conversation Advanced – Contact chair for details. Chair: Diana King 303-530-1860.
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies – Second Sunday, to see movies at a theater in Boulder or nearby theater. Chairs: Kathleen Newton 720-548-8661; Sharon Nehls 303-494-5778.
Groups that are on hiatus
- Theater Goers, New Chair needed.
Groups that are at capacity
- Book Group – The Bookies – Kathy Randall 303-746-4528.
- Book Group Small – Fiction and Non-Fiction, Joyce Bograd.
- Book Group – Second Monday, Janet Evans.
- French Conversation, Dot Thompson.
To start a new interest group requires at least five members including a chairperson.
If you are interested in starting a new group please contact the Interest Group Coordinator for more information: Linda Nordberg Interest Group Coordinator, 978-314-9987.
To form a new book group, contact Kathy Randall, 303-746-4528.
President – Norma Portnoy
President Elect – Andie Kutinsky
Past President – Tamera Van Spriell
Secretary – Karen Bell
Secretary Elect – Kathleen Salzberg
Treasurer & Treasurer Elect – Frieda Holley
Acknowledgements/Donations – Merry Bullock/Karen Neff
Acknowledgements/Cards – Kathleen Salzberg
Advisory/Parliamentarian – Frieda Holley
Archives – Karen Neff
Email/Communications – Berry Todd
Honors Reception – Karen Haimes
Interest Groups – Linda Nordberg
Margaret Willard Award – Andie Kutinsky
Membership – Arlene Gerwin
Membership Coffee – Lynne Barnett and Andie Kutinsky
MESSAGES – Merry Bullock
New Members – Becky Palmer
Nominating Committee – Norma Portnoy and Tam Van Spriell
Opera Brunch – Sandy Johnson
Photography – Anne Hudson
Program – Sharon Nehls
Program-UMC Liaison – Tam Van Spriell
Programs – Registration – Lynne Barnett
Scholarship Committee – Marge Riddle
Scholarship Luncheon – Jonette Lucia
Website – Joyce Spencer
Zoom Master – Merry Bullock, Lynne Barnett
Document Repository – Frieda Holley
HHTT Conversations – Kathy Randall
Interest Group Zoom Coordination – Kathy Randall
MESSAGES proofing – Kathleen Salzberg
UWC Calendar 2022-2023
TUESDAY 14 March, 2023 – Lecture Luncheon #5: Amy Javernick-Will – Pathways to Livable Relocation Following Disaster – University Memorial Center (UMC)
SUNDAY 19 March, 2023 – Opera Brunch – UMC 11-2 pm
TUESDAY 18 April, 2023 – Scholarship Luncheon – Boulder Country Club
WEDNESDAY 17 May – Honors Reception -UMC South Terrace Tent, 2:30-4:30.