Correction to Newsletter

End-of-the-Year Brunch and Annual Meeting
 Monday, June 09        from  11am - 1:30 pm
at the Unitarian Church
 New caterer  —  Bon Soiree

Cost $10 per person

  Send your check, made out to Y’s Women, to:
  Carole Rubenstein, 46 Mohawk Drive, Norwalk, CT 06851

Checks must be received by May 28;  no walk-in exceptions

Board 2013-2014

First row: Phyllis Groner; Shirlee Schwartz; Carole Rubenstein; Mildred Bunche; Bonnie Moon; Ruth Rubin. Second row: Pat Farmer; Dottie DeFinis; Judith Schomer; Gloria Lau; Barbara Rogan; Celie Rosenau. Third row: Janet Davis; Katie Chase; Carolyn Meyer; Phyllis Lee; Joan Nathan; Maxine Meyerheart.

Y's Women Photos by Phyllis Groner

Phyllis Groner, Y’s Women Board member and Publicity Chair and photographer about town, has been capturing Y’s Women moments over the years.
See them on our Flickr site:

2013-20142012-2013 2011-2012 * 2010-2011

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General Meetings

Open to members and their guests
Place:  Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport  
10:45 am   Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am   Meeting and Speaker

Come to our End-of-the-Year Brunch  and Annual Meeting
Monday, June 9  11 am -- 1:30 pm   at the Unitarian Church
New caterer — Bon Soiree     Cost $10 per person
Send your check, made out to Y’s Women, to Carole Rubenstein, 46 Mohawk Drive, Norwalk, CT 06851. Checks must be received by May 28;   no walk-in exceptions. Any questions? Call Carole (203-847-2834)

Please bring items of non-perishable food to be donated to  
Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport.  

The Y's Women - and their guests - are invited to An Encore Performance of the Dave Brubeck Tribute Concert originally performed at the  Pequot Library. This performance will feature added material by the quartet, which received a rousing standing ovation at the original concert.  The event, sponsored by the Westport Arts Center, will be held on Saturday, June 28 at 3:00 pm in the Unitarian Church.  Cost is $20 per person (cash or check payable to the Y's Men--pay at the door.)  If you are planning to attend, please let Jeff Hare know in advance so they can plan for seating:, or 203-254-2221.

Satellite Groups

   (Y’s Women members  ONLY)

Book Club 1 will be meeting at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 19 at the home of member Lois Sussman. We are reading Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Questions?  Call Frankie Stein, 226-4219 or Connie Beskind, 255-8682.
Book Club 2  will meet on Thursday, June 5, from 1:30 - 3:00 pm.  We will discuss the classic novel, Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser at the home of Arlene Bloom.  During the summer, we will meet on Thursday, July 10, 1:30-3:00 pm at the home of Nancy Bloom, to talk about  The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever  and on Thursday, August 7, 1:30 - 300 pm,  Lois Ross will host our discussion of  Lawrence Durrell’s fascinating book Justine. We thank Eileen Rosen for a job well done.  Our members appreciate her efforts and continuing contributions to our discussions.
Book Club 3: We will meet on Friday, June 6 at 10:30 am, at the home of Inge van Gelder, to discuss Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Tim Egan. Doris Levinson will facilitate the discussion. Questions? Please call Joan Harnett 587-1170.
Newstalk:  Don’t miss it!  We’ll meet on Thursday, June 26 in the Y’s Board Room from 10 to 11:30 am. More info? Phyllis Groner, 226-5583
Carpool & Go: On Wednesday, June 11, we will visit the National Historic Site, Weir Farm, in Wilton. There will be a Park Ranger guided tour, starting at 10:30, of the newly renovated main house as well as the artists' studios and grounds. This was the home of J. Alden Weir who encouraged his friends to visit and paint at the site, thus establishing one of the Artist Colonies of American Impressionists at this location. After the tour we will lunch at the Little Pub, nearby. Meet in the Trader Joe's / Wells Fargo parking lot at 9:30 for a 9:45 departure. There is no charge for the tour but please pay your driver $3.00 (cash) for gas reimbursement. RSVP to Lydia Menendez by email: or phone: 203-319-1110 and please indicate if you are willing to drive. Drivers are always needed and appreciated!
Walking Group: We will be walking every Tuesday throughout the summer at Compo Beach. Meet at the cannon end of the parking lot at 9:45 and walk from 10:00 to 11:00. If the summer gets really hot we may adjust the time.  We will send an email with any weather changes by 8:00 am on the morning of our walk.  See you on the trail. Polly Temple and Barb Stephen

Trips coming up!

Wednesday, JUNE 18 ~~ The American Ballet Theater at the Met.  Dress Circle seats for the romantic ballet, Giselle…. plus a delicious lunch.  Price / person is $156, all-inclusive.  
****This trip is now full and a waiting list has been established.  Call Pat Farmer if you are interested in having your name placed on the waiting list.****

Sunday, JULY 13 ~~ Tanglewood—with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, featuring Jason Alexander, best known for his role as George Costanza in Seinfeld...he's a singer, dancer, Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who will perform selections from The Music Man, Pippin and Merrily We Roll and more.  Luncheon will be enjoyed at the elegant Cranwell Resort in Lenox.  Price person is $160, all inclusive.  There is still space available and it needs your participation!

3 Days/5 Meals. Includes Corning Museum of Glass, wine tastings at 3 wineries on beautiful Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, the lakeside campus of Mackenzie-Childs known for painted ceramics and home accessory line, visit to  Victorian country estate overlooking Canandaigua Lake at Sonneburg Gardens and the NY Culinary & Wine Center.  Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn, NY.  Price is $475 pp Double, $595 pp single.  $150 pp deposit to confirm.

The Finger Lakes Tour needs your participation.  It will be a lovely trip at a great time of year. But it cannot take place without Member Support and those who have already signed up will be disappointed if we have to cancel.  Please give some serious consideration to this ADVENTURE —- it cannot wait until the last minute to be filled!!!
 Flyers with details of all trips will be available at the Y's Women's General Meetings and on our website at   or by contacting Pat Farmer at 203-227-3076 or at

About our monthly newsletters

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About General Meetings

General Meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of the month, September through November and January through May. They are usually held at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport. (Changes appear in the monthly newsletter.) Coffee and socializing begin at 11 a.m. The meetings start at 11:30.

These meetings feature speakers on a wide variety of topics -- from health and the arts to local, national and international issues --and are open to members and their guests.

Would you like to attend a meeting before you decide to join?
For an invitation, call Mildred Bunche, president (226-5094) or send an email to

Do you have difficulty hearing our speakers? Remember that assisted listening devices are available at the church and can be borrowed for our meetings.

About Membership

Membership year: July 1 - June 30
Annual dues: $35 for a broad array of general meetings, satellite groups and trips.
Renewals: Dues notices are sent out in August. Members who have not renewed by October 31 are removed from the membership roster.
New members are welcome to join at any time during the year.

For membership information, call Carolyn Meyer at 227-9476
To join, send your check for $35 to Carolyn at 3 St. George Place, Westport, CT 06880

Click here for the 2013-2014 membership form.