MESSAGES May 2022
TABLE OF CONTENTS
“At last came the golden month of the wild folk honey-sweet May. When the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.” Samuel Scoville
May seems to be a seasonal ‘coming out’ party. It’s the month we celebrate mothers and motherhood (Mother’s Day), cultural diversity (Cinco de Mayo) and our fallen soldiers (Memorial Day). ‘It is the month that nature bursts forth in the grand awakening of our senses, the fullness of our beings. It’s May, It’s May, the lusty month of May…’
Ironically, May also signals the end of the program year for the UWC.
A Year in Review
I am proud to say that our UWC Board has provided service to the University of Colorado and the university community by funding scholarships, engendering friendships through active interest groups and advancing areas of common interest through a variety of educational opportunities. In spite of the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic and its variants’ influence on the way in which we conducted our programing, we thrived as an organization.
- Philanthropy – Throughout the year you all have faithfully and generously donated your financial resources to the UWC Scholarship Fund. As a result six worthy, non-traditional students have been awarded $5,000 each again this year. Gratitude abounds!
- Engendering Friendship – Twenty-one active interest groups met regularly – either in person or via Zoom. In addition, the Happy Hour/Tea Time led by Kathy Randall met via Zoom bimonthly to discuss a variety of topics. The result was the revelation that we, as a group, have led extremely accomplished and fascinating lives. Well done, ladies!
- Advancing Areas of Common Interest – Four webinar lectures were held throughout the year. We learned about classy ladies in music, stories of Colorado women (the infamous and ones you’ve never heard of); the reasons why watching modern dance is difficult and the shifting narratives of journalism in covering mass shootings. We are indebted to our speakers and are a more informed group.
- Service to the Boulder Community – The Marshall Fire was tragic for the towns of Superior and Louisville and specifically for five of our members who lost their homes. In response, Andrea Kutinsky and Jonette Lucia provided leadership in helping our membership learn how to prepare for a wildfire in Colorado, how best to talk with someone who has experienced trauma and developed a Zoom educational session to help all of us become more prepared in the event of a future emergency evacuation. As a result, we are a more aware of the steps to take in the event that we are forced to evacuate from a natural disaster.
Celebrations and Transitions
The Honor’s Reception to be held on May 17 in the University Memorial Center (UMC) will be a time to recognize past UWC leadership, reengage with old friends and enjoy a buffet of light refreshments. Highlights of the afternoon will be the awarding of the Margaret Willard Award and the President’s Award. There is no charge for this event, but you will need to register, and we ask that only those who are fully vaccinated plan to attend.
The Honor’s Reception is also the time when I will pass the gavel on to Norma Portnoy, your President for 2022-2023. Norma promises to bring a wealth of knowledge and professional experience to her position and will lead the UWC with integrity and poise.
In closing, I want to say that serving as your president has been extremely rewarding and enjoyable. I especially want to thank the UWC Executive Board and Interest Group leaders for your enthusiastic support and ‘can do’ attitudes. While many of our events were mired in the quagmire of COVID-19 restrictions, you, the leaders and the membership, soldiered through our programing schedule with grit and grace.
My final wish for each of you is for a healthy, safe and enjoyable summer, and I hope to see you at one of our events next fall.
Tamera Van Spriell
2021-2022 UWC President
DID YOU KNOW?
Did You Know?
- The month of May, according to the Gregorian calendar, is named after Maia―the goddess of springtime and growth.
- The earliest known May celebrations appeared with the Floralia, festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, held from April 27 – May 3 during the Roman Republic.
- May Day – Historically, the gentle warmth of the month caused flowers to blossom, crops to sprout, and people to dance. Children made garlands from greenery and participated in joyful celebrations on the first day of May. Wikipedia
- Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 8 this year.
- Cinco de Mayo is more popular in the United States than in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.Celebrations began in California, where they have been observed annually since 1863.
- Memorial Day – While there is some dispute as to the origin of the day, the first Decoration Day was observed on May 30, 1868, under proclamation by General John A. Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. The first official observation involved placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery with Pre-President James Garfield delivering a speech.
- The University Of Colorado commencement ceremony will be held in person at Folsom Field stadium on Thursday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m.
- Graduation Rates
The 4-year graduation rate for the class entering in 2016 was 57%, an all-time high for the third consecutive year and 4 percentage points above last year.
Both Colorado residents (60%) and non-residents (54%) set all-time highs for 4-year graduation rates. The rate for Colorado residents was 6 points higher than last year, the previous high.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
The 4-year rate for BIPOC students was 51%, an all-time high and 4 points above last year’s rate, which had been the previous high.
Pell Grant Recipients & First-Generation Students
The 4-year rate for Pell recipients and first-generation students also reached all-time highs, at 48% and 47% respectively. The rate for Pell students was 4 points higher than last year, for first-generation students 3 points higher.
2022 Honors Reception
Save the date!
The University Women’s Club cordially invites you to the annual UWC Honors Reception, Tuesday, May 17 from 1-3 pm, Room 235 at the UMC.
This is a special occasion! We will learn who will receive the President’s Award, we will meet the newly elected UWC officers, and we will honor Dr. Callie Rennision, our 2022 Margaret Willard Award winner. Dr. Rennison is a CU-Denver faculty member, CU Regent, and a strong advocate of women. We will also recognize previous Award winners and members who have provided UWC leadership and inspiration in the past.
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at this free event. This is an in-person event!! – and our last club event of the year – look for an electronic invitation from UWC and Punchbowl!! (if you didnt receive one please write to Karon Johnson – karon dot johnson at colorado dot edu or call 303-499-5056)
Please note – UWC will follow best practice Covid protocols including requiring proof of vaccination as a condition for attending. Note that Room 235 is very large and so social distancing will benefit this in-person event.
UWC – Margaret Willard Award Recipient for 2022
Every year The University Women’s Club recognizes someone from the area that we admire for her contributions to her field, and whose contributions ultimately benefit our community. The first Margaret Willard awards went to CU graduate students, faculty, and those working for the University, who were rising in their field of endeavor and deserved recognition. Since then, UWC now includes members from the wider community who have contributed to CU and local communities, and are leading the way in their field.
Dr. Callie Rennison, CU-Denver professor and CU Regent is the 2022 Margaret Willard Award Recipient.
Dr. Callie Rennison has been characterized as “a renaissance person with a strong impact on women in the Boulder community, in Colorado and in the nation.” In her professional work, political activities, and personal life she exemplifies the principles of the Margaret Willard Award: “outstanding work in her field of endeavor,” “enhancing the quality of life for women on the Boulder campus and/or in the Boulder community,” “an exceptional role model,” “elevates women’s performance;” and “brings honor to all women and to the University/Boulder community through her accomplishments.”
Callie has graduate degrees in political science and sociology, and an undergraduate degree in psychology. Her research focuses on the nature, extent and consequences of violent victimization with an emphasis on research methodology, quantitative analysis, measurement, and crime data. Since 2009 she has been on the faculty of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. In her teaching, Callie focuses on encouraging students to be critical consumers of information. She says “I can direct them to many original sources of data to assess claims made by others, versus accepting what they hear or read. As a professor, I work hard so students understand research methods so they can intelligently assess the claims made in research and elsewhere.”
In addition to her work and many publications on criminal justice, Dr. Rennison has also published on women and women in academia. Her 2019 book “Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Cliff, Ceiling and Slipper” with co-editor Dr. Amy Bonomi of Michigan State University has won awards for its forward-looking view of how women can succeed and lead change in academic settings.
In 2020 Callie was elected CU Regent with almost 60% of the vote in a successful grass-roots campaign. She values being inclusive, humble, broad reaching, and curious. In her candidate statement she said “ I’m running for Regent to make CU work for everyone. This includes: • Make college more affordable and accessible: Every student should be able to receive a high-quality education without being left with staggering student debt. • Attract, retain and support diverse students, staff and faculty: We must ensure that CU is inclusive and accepting of all. • Continue bringing together parties – even in contentious times – to solve problems to benefit students, staff and faculty. • Address sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination on our campuses: Let’s hold perpetrators accountable!”
Callie is also a naturalist. She is an avid climber (she said in an interview she values climbing because it “requires puzzle solving, power, finesse, technique and figuring out how I can climb a route given my own strengths and weaknesses”). She cares for and attracts local birds and wildlife with a deep appreciation of our Colorado surroundings, and brings this passion home to her cat and 6 parrots, some adopted as rescue animals, others raised from birth. Her twitter feed tag line sums this up: “Lover of birds, (most) people, nature, and research. Trying to leave the place better than I found it.”
Callie will be introduced at the UWC Honors Reception, and will be one of the 2022-23 UWC Lecture Series speakers – so stay tuned!
Congrats to our newly elected Officers!
Congratulations to the officers unanimously elected by electronic ballot at our February Lecture. At the Honors Reception in May, each woman will be introduced as the “elect” position for her role in 2022-23. She will assume her officer role in 2023-24.
President-elect 2022-2023 (to serve as President 2023-24)
Andie Kutinsky, Phd.
Andie is a relatively new member to UWC having joined on the recommendation of friend and colleague Norma Singer Portnoy in 2019. She participates in the Spanish Conversation group, the Out to Lunch Group and the Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversations. Andie is a lifelong educator having been a teacher, principal, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary schools and a Director of Special Education for Boulder Valley Schools. Following her ‘retirement’ she co-founded and was Executive Director of Focal Point; an independent educational consulting company doing transformation work in school systems in Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Texas. In 2016 she went off on her own to form Kutinsky and Associates which worked with evaluation systems for teachers and administrators in New Jersey and Colorado.
Secretary-elect 2022-2023 (to serve as Secretary 2023-24)
Kathleen has been a UWC member 46 years! She joined in 1975 to participate in the Evening Book Group, of which she is still an active member. Also, an avid hiker in the Hiking Group, she has served UWC as Editor of MESSAGES, Chair of Email Communications, and Secretary. Kathleen worked at the University of Colorado from 1967 to 2002, serving as Managing Editor of the journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.
Treasurer-elect 2022-2023 (to serve as Treasurer 2023-24)
Frieda has been active in the University Women’s Club since she retired. She has been co-chair of the Hiking Group since 2012-13, served as Chair of the Scholarship Committee, was President in 2017-18, and chaired the UWC Centennial History Book Committee, which wrote the book describing the Club’s first 100 years, published in late 2019. Prior to her retirement, she worked for over thirty years at Metropolitan State University of Denver both as a Professor of Mathematics and as an administrator in various positions including Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Frieda was also active in the League of Women Voters of Boulder County, serving as their treasurer for six years. She is currently Treasurer-Elect and will serve as Treasurer in 2022-23.
Volunteer for UWC!
Did you know – when a person volunteers, not only do they help others, but they also help themselves! Let’s count the ways.
- Better health: lower mortality rates and longer life expectancy
- Better mood: lower rates of depression and anxiety, especially for people 65 and older
- Improved quality of life: provides a sense of purpose and brings new opportunities for fun into your life
- Stronger social networks: a sense of community, as volunteers participate on a team of people who share a common purpose. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends.
Volunteering enables people to have a positive impact on the community and enhance the lives of others.
Did I sell you on the idea of volunteering? Great! Now, let’s get specific and talk about volunteering for The University Women’s Club. Volunteers are at the crux of our organization, and UWC would be unable to run without them. The easiest way to stick your toes in the water is to join a committee and help UWC handle a specific function. There’s something for everyone and serving never gets boring. The great thing about volunteering for UWC is that you have the opportunity to try out something different every year. For instance, you could help plan the Honors Reception one year and help select the Margaret Willard Award recipient the following year.
UWC volunteers work side-by-side with a great team of bright women, who are working toward a common goal. Rest assured that new volunteers are provided the training and support they need to succeed.
If you want to explore opportunities to join a committee for the 2022-2023 term, please text or call me at (303) 908-9371 or find my email address in the UWC Directory. We’ll spend a few minutes reviewing opportunities so that we can identify those that may interest you. Having this conversation does not obligate you in any way. We also have vacancies on the Executive Board, so please let me know if you have an interest in serving on the board.
Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversations via ZOOM
We’d love to have you join our Happy Hour/Tea Time conversations. It is a great way to get to know new UWC members, and a great way get to know old friends better. We meet twice a month, on the first and third Tuesday at 4:00. Contact Kathy Randall (katherineran at gmail dot com) to reserve a spot for one or both conversations or to sign up for automatic inclusion for the next UWC year.
May’s conversations will be the last until the fall. In June we’re going to meet in person for Happy Hour/Tea Time general conversation.
May 3: Where is the worst place you have been stuck for a long time (your interpretation of both stuck and long time).
May 17: What would be your perfect weekend (start Friday evening and go through Sunday evening) and have you ever actually done this?
Did You Know – You can find UWC Lectures and other productions online!
Here are the UWC Lectures for the 2021-22 year. Just click on the video to watch (and while watching click on the “full screen” icon to see in larger format)
Classy Ladies: Women Composers of Great Music
Betsy Schwarm, Classical Music Historian
Explore women composers from the Italian Renaissance to American composers today, with abundant musical examples and suggestions for future listening.
Words to Songs and Playlist
Stories of Colorado Women: The Famous, the Infamous, and the Ones You Have Never Heard Of
Rae Wiseman, History Colorado
Throughout Colorado’s history, there have been women with a lasting impact on our lives and the rights we enjoy today. From Native Americans and pioneer settlers to health providers, educators, and writers, women have risen to tremendous heights in their fields, despite adversity and social barriers.
Why Watching Modern Dance is So Hard: 10 Hot Tips to Make It Easier
Erika Randall, CU Department of Theatre & Dance Chair
In this pithy, physical, and playful talk, Randall unpacks dance moves like “the hinge,” the confounding history of running in concert dance, and how to notice and negotiate our biases when watching bodies in motion.
Shifting Narratives: How Journalism’s Coverage of Mass Shootings Has Evolved
Elizabeth A. Skewes, CU Journalism Department Chair
Historical and current description of media coverage of mass shootings and school shootings from 1966 to the present. Skewes discusses how coverage has changed and how journalists try to balance the duty to inform the public with the need to treat victims and survivors with an ethic of care.
Direct Link to all Recordings
When you have a free hour, click on one of the 9 lectures in the playlist to learn something new, or on the 2021 opera lecture, or on Remarkable Women which tells the stories of UWC women throughout its history.
Access the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-HRxC-Fv3zOOnkw8e2yrmTkGRnRom2vc
Message from the Scholarship Chair
This is the time of the year when our attention turns to one of the most important missions of the UWC- that of providing Scholarships to non-traditional students. The generosity of the UWC membership made it possible for us to again award Scholarships of $5000 to each of six recipients this year, matching last year’s record accomplishment. So thank you all!
This year’s UWC Scholarship recipients were honored at the in-person (!) Scholarship Luncheon at the Boulder Country Club in April. Attendees heard something of the inspiring life stories of these extraordinary young people. These students also offered their profound thanks to the UWC membership for the Scholarships they had been awarded.
If you missed this wonderful Luncheon event, you can still read about our remarkable recipients in this edition of MESSAGES.
The University Women’s Club Annual Scholarship Luncheon took place on April 19th. The 2022 Scholarship Luncheon was the first in person event hosted by the UWC since the onset of the Pandemic. UWC members had the opportunity to meet and learn about the Scholarship recipients, enjoy a delicious meal with fellow UWC members and view a lovely fashion show at the Boulder Country Club.
2022 UWC Scholarship Recipients
Sylvia grew up in a region in Uganda where clean water was not accessible and recalls having to walk 10 kilometers to a springs to acquire it. Emigrating to the U.S., she saw how clean water was available to everyone. She is in her senior year, working on a degree in Environmental Engineering with a long-term goal to pursue a career in water treatment and wastewater management. Her dream is to be part of the solution, to invent new ways of providing quality clean water in developing countries that do not have access to clean water sources by developing efficient and affordable ways of getting pipe water to these places or drilling water wells. She is full of gratitude to be one of the women selected for this scholarship. She considers it an honor to know that there are other women who understand the struggle of going to school in their later years.
Paula Chacon describes herself as goal-oriented and is receiving this scholarship for a second time! With a major in Marketing and Operations Management along with a minor in Communication, Paula is busy with her husband, cat and a new house. Her “spare time” is spent as a nanny to 2 families! Paula grew up in an impoverished area of Bogota where, at age 8, she took care of her siblings while her parents worked 16-hour days. After Paula was refused employment at a hotel because she wasn’t fluent in English, she won placement in a specialized, English studies program and worked full time to receive an Associate’s degree in hotel management. With her savings, Paula came to Boulder to work as an au pair while taking community college courses necessary for entrance to CU. Paula hopes to study for an MBA and one day, own a business. Her mother’s unwavering support of her dreams inspired Paula to be the first in her family to earn a university degree.
Sarah Coronna, a student of Anthropology, will soon receive her Teaching Credential and become a high school history teacher. She is a mother of four children, who has overcome many personal obstacles, in order for them to thrive. She held tightly to her dream of finishing her education and we are fortunate to contribute to this reality. Service in her life will go towards her future students, indigenous people and Native Americans. She is a remarkable woman having lived both in New York and in northern California. As a young woman, summers in Nicaragua with her father opened her eyes and sparked her desire to teach and give back. Witnessing first hand a poverty level not seen in the United States, she taught English and had her own art classes. The local children loved having the opportunity to produce art and Sarah loved being the one to bring art to them.
Matthew Davis, a junior in Aerospace Engineering, is receiving this scholarship for a second year, and continues on an an extremely promising trajectory, powered by enormous grit, determination, and talent. He started from a difficult family situation that he describes left him without the preparation or self-discipline to succeed in his first attempt at college. Doing very poorly, he dropped out of college, and then made a life-changing decision, enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Working with the U.S. missile defense system while in the Air Force revived his strong childhood interest in space and fueled his interest in becoming an aerospace engineer. After 4 years in the Air Force, he was accepted into CU’s Aerospace Engineering program where he has clearly thrived. In addition to maintaining academic excellence, he has held major leadership positions in the CU collegiate chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where he is now Vice President. He also continues in a student research position at CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) that he began last summer. This is the second time Matt has received the UWC scholarship.
Zoe Kouremenos, a pre-med student majoring in Integrative Physiology, so well exemplifies the power of extraordinary determination, initiative, and perseverance. She recalls setting a goal of becoming a doctor when she was just 15. Although a high school counselor discouraged her from that goal because she was not so good at math, Zoe says that just lit a fire inside her that drove her determination. A first-generation college student, Zoe has been living on her own since age 17, after her parents divorced. Initially, she worked as a nanny, but by age 21 she had founded her own organic cleaning company – Elk Meadow Maids, in Evergreen. Accepted at CU, her dream school, she had to commute to Boulder. She has recently been able to move to Boulder and so Elk Meadow Maids now serves Boulder! Zoe says being a nanny simply added to her determination to become a doctor and specifically, a pediatrician. She is receiving the UWC scholarship for a second time!
Rose Rivera was born into a family of adventurers. She grew up in Chugiak, Alaska and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She began her college education in Minnesota as a French and Theater major, but came to realize that neither were good choices for her and dropped out. Since then, she has done many things, the most important being a wife and stay-at-home mom for two young daughters, Tori and Calista. After a divorce, Rose began to discover her true passion when she took training to become a paramedic. She has worked for Denver Health for six years, encountering all kinds of emergencies. Over time she came to realize that, rather than experiencing the first moments of trauma as a paramedic, she would prefer to be on the other end of the process as a speech pathologist on a rehabilitation team. After graduating from CU in December of 2023, she hopes to attend graduate school in order to attain her goal.
March Scholarship Donations
Interest Group News
Out to Lunch Bunch
We were all so pleased to be able to meet in person for our Out-To-Lunch group in March. It was wonderful to see everyone for the first time since late last summer. We have tried to find outdoor venues and have indeed found some good places to eat. (That being said, if anyone knows of a good restaurant with comfortable outdoor seating, please let Jyotsna or Jean know). During the winter we did have some lively and interesting discussions via zoom, but let’s hope those days are behind us! Generally, we meet on the fourth Wednesday at noon each month. So mark your calendars. That only changes in November and December when we combine the months and meet the first Wednesday in December. We hope to see many of you in the coming months for good food and better company!
Jean Rohrschneider and Jyotsna Raj
Garden Interest Group
Our winter hiatus will end with a potluck lunch and planning meeting for the garden group on Wednesday, April 20, to share ideas for gardens the group would like to visit. Also, if you or a friend would like to show off your garden, please let us know. In May we often visit a garden center, so if you have a favorite, please share that idea as well. We generally meet the third Wednesday of the month, but we try to be flexible if some of the group can’t come, or if a person whose garden we are visiting has a conflict on that day. We look forward to seeing lots of you “green-thumbers” and hearing tips for how to improve our gardens.
Interest Groups Information
Bicycling – Meets weekly on Thursdays from May through October. Resuming as soon as the weather is warm and not windy. Chairs: Betsy Barrett, 602-677-4627; Gail Smith 303-960-5004
Bicycling – Easy Riders – Will resume riding in the spring usually on Tuesdays. Contact chair for details. Chair: Dorothy Coltrin 720-527-4704, Becky Palmer 720-938-5305
Book Group – Afternoon – Fourth Tuesday at 1:30 pm at members’ homes or on ZOOM. Vaccinations required. Chair: Carol Saunders 303-499-3731, Lois Linsky 303-499-2689
Book Group – Biographies – Third Friday at 3:00 pm – ZOOM. Chair: Zdenka Smith 303-444-8547
Book Group – The Bookies – second Wednesday at 10:00 am. Chair: Kathy Randall 303-746-4528
Book Group – The Original Book Group – Formerly Evening – Second Thursday 3:15 pm. Chairs: Judy Thompson 608-469-6883; Marge Riddle 303-378-0605. This group has been meeting continuously since the 1950’s.
Bridge Group – First Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Chair: Martha Jones, 303-499-0788
French Conversation – All Speaking Levels – 2nd and 4th Tuesday 9:00 – 10:30 am on ZOOM. Chair: Beth Karpf 303- 862-7335
Garden Group – meets 3rd Wednesday at 11. Chairs: Jyotsna Raj 303-447-8831; Jean Rohrschneider 720-542-9788
Golfing – For the casual golfer – 1:00 pm every Thursday at various golf courses, new members welcome. Chair: Susan Planck 303-499-3916
Hiking – Every Friday 9:00 am September -May; 8:30 am June-August in person. Meet at 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, 1:30-2:30 pm on Zoom. Chair: Maxene Wilson, 303-530-4619
On the Road Again – Taking virtual or actual road trips, depending on the COVID situation. 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
Reader’s Theater 2 – Third Monday 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. Patty Ludke 303-817-1020; Kathy Randall 303-746-4528
Snowshoeing – Will resume in the winter. 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 – 2nd Sunday, movies at a theater in Boulder. Chairs: Kathleen Newton, 720-548-8661; Sharon Nehls 303-494-5778
Groups that are on hiatus
- Music – Unable to organize due to COVID
- Theater Goers, New chair needed
Groups that are at capacity
- 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 – Tamera VanSpriell
President Elect – Norma Portnoy
Past President – Janet Brewer
Secretary & Secy Elect – Karen Bell
Treasurer – Kathy Herder
Treasurer-Elect – Frieda Holley
Communications – Berry Todd
Directory – Diana King
Email / Email Monitoring – Berry Todd
Historian/Yearbook – Vacant
Honors Reception – Karen Johnson
Interest Groups – Linda Nordberg
Lecture Registration – Lynne Barnett
Margaret Willard Award – Patty Ludke
Membership – Arlene Gerwin
MESSAGES – Merry Bullock
New Members – Janet Brewer
Nominating Committee – Kathy Randall
Opera Brunch – Sandy Johnson
Parliamentarian – Frieda Holley
Program Chair – Norma Portnoy
Program Co-Chair – Sharon Nehls
Repository – Diana King
Scholarship Committee – Marge Riddle
Scholarship Luncheon – Jonette Lucia
Telephone Tree – Open
Website – Joyce Spencer
UWC Calendar 2021-2022
03 Tuesday, Tri-board Meeting, 11:00 a.m.
17 Tuesday, Honors Reception, 1:00-3:00 pm
Mark Your Calendars for 2022-23!!
20 Membership Coffee – 10:00 am
Lectures – all lectures will take place in the University Memorial Center (UMC)
03 October, 2022 – Callie Rennison – Victimization Against Women
10 November, 2022 – Barbara Zimmerman – Women in Science
10 January 10, 2023 – Kelly Ostoff – Alzheimers: The Latest Research
09 February 9, 2023 – Ann Schmiesing – The Evolution of Grimm’s Fairytales
14 March, 2023 – Amy Javernick-Will – Pathways to Livable Relocation Following Disaster