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To the Treasured Members of The University Club:
It is that time of year when we break out our cozy sweaters, linger a little longer over that morning cup of coffee, and marvel at the splendor of our fall season. Who doesn’t love the beautiful mums, pumpkins, and colorful leaves that make up our fall days? Many of us start planning for “the holidays”, with summer now in our rearview mirror. I hope you do take some time to savor the sights, scents, and tastes of the fall season!
We were so excited to see so many members join us at the Fall Fair. We welcomed over 300 new and returning members, which included nearly 40 Newcomers! What a wonderful way to kick off our new club year! Members were able to pick up their new yearbooks and meet with Interest group chairs to learn all about the many events lined up for this year. It was wonderful to feel the energy and enthusiasm from the group. As a reminder, a listing of interest groups and meeting times can be found in your Yearbook, on the back cover, and a detailed description and Chair for each of the groups can be found in the Fall Edition of the Clarion.
A very special thank you to all of our volunteers who staffed the many tables, greeted us at the door, or served the delightful refreshments. An event of this nature takes a lot of planning and organization, and we appreciate the leadership of Marilee Fowler, President-Elect, who chaired the committee for this year’s Fair. Marilee, along with her dozens of volunteers, helped us embrace the theme to “harvest new and cherished friends.” Thanks to everyone who made the Fair such a welcoming event.
The nominating committee for the 2023-2024 year has been selected. Past President Margaret Kaltefleiter, (chair), Marilyn Deal (Newcomer), Dianne Cahalan-Salling (UC member), and Melanie Gelhaus. (UC member). The committee welcomes suggestions for the Executive Board positions of President-Elect, as well Secretary and Treasurer, should those positions become vacant. The slate of officers will be voted on at the March business meeting. In addition, the Board has positions opening for the 2023-2024 year. These currently include Dues, Reservations, and Yearbook. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more.
Our luncheons scheduled for the remainder of the year promise to be very entertaining. Our November 8th luncheon offers Professor Jane Cox and her one act play, “Yellow Rose of Suffrage”, and our December 13th luncheon is a Christmas Music ensemble. We would love to see you there! Registration can be done via mail with the form in your Clarion, or online, with the link provided in your Clarion or via our website at www.uclubiowacity.org, under the “Calendar” tab.
There are so many ways to meet new friends, find new interests, grow new talents, and thrive through the University Club. Guests are always welcome to explore all the University Club has to offer, so feel free to bring a friend! Enjoy the final months of 2022. Hoping your holidays are filled with all your favorites, and that many happy memories are made. May your New Year be filled with health and happiness.
Kate Varcoe, President
The University Club