UWC Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversations

A fortunate consequence of our Covid-19 isolation was the introduction of a new UWC activity. It is great fun and a great way to get to know one another better. On the third Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. we offer a Zoom get together for anyone who wants to attend at which we have a conversation based on a particular topic.

Here’s how it works: An article in MESSAGES provides the topics for the month. If you’d like to participate, you email Kathy Randall to reserve a spot for the meeting or to be added to the distribution list for all meetings. (Signing up for the distribution list does not commit you to attending all the meetings.) Then, a day or two before the scheduled Happy Hour/Tea Time, you receive some details of the meeting, and on the meeting day, you receive a Zoom invitation. At the scheduled time you just click on the link provided and follow the instructions your computer, tablet, or phone gives you to join the Happy Hour/Tea Time Conversation.


With our UWC Zoom account we have the option of breaking into smaller groups so our conversation can be manageable regardless of the number of people who sign up. The format for the discussion varies depending on the conversation topic of the day. Sometimes our topics are serious, sometimes a bit frivolous. Sometimes they surprise us with responses we would not have predicted. Examples of conversation topics:

  • Tell us about a gift that was one of the best ever – a gift you gave or a gift you received.
  • What was one of your favorite TV programs when you were growing up?
  • What do you think are the three best simple inventions of the 20th or 21st centuries – things that are extremely good/useful/important that you can buy for less than $20.

If you haven’t yet participated in this new way of getting together, and of getting to know each other, perhaps you’ll give us a try. Watch for the monthly topics that appear in MESSAGES.