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:

2016-2017 * 2017-2018

2015-2016 * 2014-20152013-20142012-2013 2011-2012 * 2010-2011

2009-2010 * 2008-2009 * 2007-2008

General Meetings

The next General Meeting will be held on September 11, 2017.  Have a great Summer

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)

Book Group 1 does not meet during the summer.
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, August 3 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Panera Bread, located in Westport at 1860 Post Road East (next to Home Goods). The book to be discussed is The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. Please contact Arlene Bloom at bloomah@sbcglobal.net or 254-9096  to RSVP.
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, August 11 at 10:30 am to discuss Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. The meeting will take place at Panera Bread in Southport. Questions? Contact Joan Harnett at 587-1170 or Doris Levinson at drjlevinson@gmail.com.
Solos: During the summer, the Solos meet on Tuesday evenings at 5:45 pm at Compo Beach. Join us at the picnic tables to the right of the cannons. Bring something to eat and drink and an appetizer or dessert to share. You can enter without a beach sticker on July 25, August 8 and 22, and September 5 and 19. Just tell the individual at the gate that you are with the Y’s Women. On the other Tuesdays, if you have no beach sticker, Joan Weinstein will meet you at Wells Fargo Bank on the Post Road in Westport at 5:30 p.m. to carpool. Please call Joan at 227-7304 if you need a ride.

Trips coming up!

On May 19, some 50 Y’s Women members and their guests enjoyed a lovely day at the New York Botanical Gardens’ major new Chihuly exhibition. The trip included a fabulous lunch at the renowned City Island Lobster House. We thought you would enjoy these pictures from the day.

Looking ahead … Save September 28 and join us for a day at three of New York City’s gems overlooking the Hudson – The Cloisters, Wave Hill, and Lunch in Historic Fort Tryon Park. Our day begins with a visit to renowned Wave Hill, a spectacular garden and cultural center in the Bronx, where we will have a guided tour. Lunch follows at New Leaf Restaurant, one of the City’s hidden gems, tucked away in a charming historic stone cottage. Then we visit The Cloisters, with a guided tour plus time to meander in their peaceful garden. Cost is $145 per person all-inclusive. And watch for coming information regarding a trip to the Hudson Valley in mid- to late October. We will tour Harney & Sons Tea and the Dia-Beacon museum of contemporary art, and enjoy lunch in Rhinebeck. Date to be announced.

About our monthly newsletters

Printed monthly newsletters are no longer being mailed to members. Instead, they are provided as printable computer files in Adobe Portable Document (PDF) format. To print them, the Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer. If it is not already there, download it here.

Around the 25th of each month, the link to the next month's printable PDF newsletter is provided in two ways: in an email to members, and on this website (upper right corner). In addition, the newsletter's listings of dates and places are viewable on this website at a glance.

If you are not already receiving emails, please check the Membership Roster to be sure we have your correct email address. Notify Doris Levinson of any changes or corrections: 227-3371  or drjlevinson@gmail.com. A member's e-mail address will only be used for the monthly newsletters and for occasional important announcements.

To prevent our emails from landing in your spam/junk folder, add info@yswomen.org to your address book.

About General Meetings

General Meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of the month, September through November and January through May. The meetings are being held at Temple Israel, Westport, CT. Coffee and socializing begin at 10:45 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 Polly Temple president (203-293-4688) or send an email to info@yswomen.org

About Membership

The Y's Women Membership Form
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
For only $45 a year your Y's Women membership includes:
  • Twice monthly meetings featuring outstanding speakers on a wide range of topics, plus time for socializing and refreshments
  • Lively discussion groups on books, the news, current films and investments
  • Paddle tennis groups
  • Bridge games
  • Solos dinner group
  • Holiday and spring parties, new members coffees, and newcomers luncheons
  • Frequent, interesting daytrips by bus and carpool to area highlights
  • Opportunities for well-planned U.S. and foreign travel
  • Doing things you enjoy as part of a terrific group of active, involved women
 Dues must be paid by October 31st to be listed in the new Y's Women Membership Roster.
  • Dues are $45 a year extending from July 1st to June 30th.
    • If you joined from April to June 2017 your dues are covered through  June 2018.
  • Once you reach your 90th birthday membership is complimentary - but please let us know. Send a Membership Form to keep your contact information up-to-date.
 Membership questions? Contact Doris Levinson, Membership Chair, 203-227-3371, drjlevinson@gmail.com.
To join Y's Women or renew your membership please fill out the Membership Form and send it with your $45 check payable to Y's Women to Doris Levinson, 6 Beechwood Lane, Westport CT 06880. Memberships are also accepted at meetings.
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