There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about The University Club, a Women's Social Club in Iowa City. We've been around for over 100 years! We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to connect with us.
The University Club is off to a wonderful start with the successful Fall Fair! Thank you, Jan Tracy, for chairing this event. The theme, “The _niversity Cl_b Needs U,” served as a reminder that all of us are needed to grow and provide support to each other. Thank you to all that volunteered that day. We even had one lady just pay her dues when she arrived and wanted to help….so we assigned her a task. This is what University Club is all about….connecting, engaging, learning and most importantly laughing. I encourage all of you to find Interest Groups that provide those opportunities for you
Speaking of Interest Groups, the 337 women that attended Fall Fair took the opportunity to sign up for many groups. It’s not too late. Take a look at the listings in your yearbook and Clarion. Expand your horizon by joining a group that exposes you to something you have never tried before like Latin Dancing, Financial Literacy and Women with Hammers. If you have a passion for something, think about starting a new Interest Group. You may discover other women have that same passion.
If you haven’t had a chance to meet Monica Hayes, please do so. She is chairperson for our UI Scholarship Program. The board of directors has set a goal to raise $10,000 during this fiscal year. PLEASE consider giving, perhaps in a loved one’s name or as a special recognition of someone that has accomplished something remarkable. These funds go to Iowa women that need financial assistance to complete their education.
Our luncheons are another way to make new acquaintances, learn from our renowned speakers and just enjoy a delicious lunch with friends. You can use the forms in this newsletter or sign up online.
Our 2024/2025 Nominating Committee, chaired by Past President Kate Varcoe, along with Mary Anne Schwartz, Nancy Dole, and Diane Dalton, will be meeting soon to present a slate for Executive Board positions (President-elect, Secretary and Treasurer) at our March business meeting. If you have suggestions, the Nominating Committee will welcome your ideas. I’m sure there will be additional board positions open, so please consider getting involved.
Now as the Holiday Season approaches, I want to wish ALL of you the very best and encourage you to enjoy time with our greatest gifts, family and friends. May the New Year bring you and yours health, happiness and Peace on Earth.
2023-24 University Club President
Marilee Fowler, President
The University Club
We are a women's social club of over 700 members. All Iowa-City area women are welcome to join The University Club. There is no requirement to be a University of Iowa Alumna or to be associated with the University of Iowa in order to join. Come and see what the fun is all about.