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

Y’s Women Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, December 13, 12:00 noon
Birchwood Country Club
25 Kings Highway South, Westport

Your check for $45 – made out to Y’s Women and mailed to Barbara Morrow, 132 Old Mill Road, Shelton, CT 06484 – must be received no later than Friday, November 30th. No walk-in exceptions.

Be sure to indicate choice of entrée – tarragon lemon chicken, grilled salmon, or stuffed avocado (vegetarian) – and the names of people with whom you wish to sit (up to 10). Seating arrangements 
CANNOT be changed at the luncheon.
 I will attend the Holiday Luncheon.

 Name: _____________________________________________________________

 Phone: _____________________________________________________________

 Email address: ____________________________________________________________

 Choice of entrée: __________________________________________________________

I would like to sit with: _____________________________________________________

We will continue our tradition of collecting gifts for the Mercy Learning Center at the luncheon. All items should be new and placed in clear plastic bags, with size and gender marked where appropriate.

Suggestions include: 
Bed linens (twin-size), bath towels, washcloths, pillows, fleece blankets.
Clothing: gloves, caps, socks, sweaters; women’s underwear (large), robes; children’s pajamas, snowsuits, jackets. Toilet articles for men, women (no samples please!). Pre-paid phone cards; gift cards for local shops – e.g., Stop & Shop, Stew Leonard’s, Walmart, CVS, Walgreen’s, Marshalls. (Please place phone or gift cards in envelope with amount shown on outside.) No toys – since they are contributed by many other groups.

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)

Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, December 14 at 10:30 am at Panera Bread in Westport to discuss
A Book of Salt by the Vietnamese-American author Monique Truong. New members are welcome. If you are interested in attending, contact Doris Levinson at drjlevinson@gmail.com or 227-3371.
Y's Women Investment Group Consider joining our innovative, forward-thinking group. We meet once a month to discuss our portfolio and decide to buy or sell. It's nice to have a group available to discuss the volatility of the market. Our cannabis stocks are still in the black, although not as much. At the advice of a knowledgeable broker who was a guest at our last meeting, we are looking for geopolitical and economic trends to invest in. There is a buy-in to join the portfolio and an additional $50 investment each month to buy new stocks. Come to our next meeting in January; you can contact our president, Bev Silverman, for details at bevjsil@yahoo.com or 256-0046.                           
Solos If you have paid your Solos membership dues, you are welcome to reserve a place at our holiday party at Rive Bistro on Tuesday, December 18 at 5:30 pm. Send your check for $42 to Joan Weinstein – Solos, 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883. We will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal plus one drink, and a fun evening. Secret Santa to be decided.
Carpool & Go! On Friday, December 14 we will go to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT to see several current exhibits, including The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects – “a meta-group exhibit in five chapters featuring tabletop art objects from the 20th and 21st centuries by more than 70 artists.” In addition we will view Objects Like Us, For Kitchen Arrangement, On Edge, Almost Everything on the Table, and Handheld. As with all shows at the Aldrich, this promises to open our eyes to new ways of looking at things! Our docent-led tour will begin at 11:00 am, and afterward we will have lunch at 439 Kitchen and Bar on Main Street. To reserve your spot for this outing, please email or call Lydia Menendez at lydiamnndz12@gmail.com or  319-1110 – and send Lydia a check for $8 for admission and tour to 388 Oldfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. We will meet at the Trader Joe's / Wells Fargo Bank parking lot at 9:45 am for a 10:00 departure. Please bring $4 in cash for your driver's gas reimbursement, and indicate if you are willing to drive. Drivers are always needed and appreciated!

Trips coming up!

THE Y’S WOMEN'S TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGE ON THE QUEEN MARY 2 New York to Southampton, England, June 7-14, 2019
Join us for this very special trip and escape to a world of discovery and relaxation while crossing the Atlantic aboard the extraordinary Queen Mary 2. Rates from $1,299 per person, based on double occupancy. Special return airfare and post-cruise hotel and tour packages available at additional cost.
PORTUGAL IN DEPTH: 11-DAY TOUR September 12-23, 2019
An in-depth land tour of Portugal, beginning and ending in Lisbon and circling the
country. The price for this opportunity is $2,299 per person double occupancy, excluding airfare and trip insurance.

Both these trips are being offered through Westport-based Travel Exchange. Our travel contacts are Fran Thomas and Dorothy Fox, both Y’s Women. They may be reached at 221-3500. If you are even remotely interested in either trip, contact Fran or Dorothy and they will be able to give you all the details and special incentives for early bookings.


NOTE: We are looking to refresh and reenergize our Trips and Travel program. If you are interested in working with Pat Farmer on this project, please contact Pat at 227-3076 or pahf02@gmail.com.

Detailed flyers for all trips are available at the Y’s Women's General Meetings or by contacting Pat Farmer at 227-3076 or pahf02@gmail.com. If you are unable to attend a meeting and want a flyer, please contact Pat and she can mail you one either electronically or by snail mail. Many thanks! Trip Cancellation Policy:  Your payment is your reservation. Refunds will be given only if your place can be sold to someone else.

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, 2018 - June 30, 2019




City/Town _____________________________________ State______  ZIP ______

Home phone __________________    Cell ___________________________

Email _______________________________________________________


  • Dues are $45.00 annually (from July through June).
  • Make your check payable to the Y's Women.
  • The dues deadline is October 31 to be listed in the 2019 Membership Roster.
  • New members joining in April or later are paid up through June of the following year.
  • Membership is free at age 90. If you qualify please indicate that on your membership form.

To join The Y's Women or to renew your membership, bring this form and our dues check to the membership table at the next meeting or mail to the membership chair: Doris Levinson, 6 Beechwood Lane, Westport, CT 06880.


Which of the variety of activities Y's Women provides do you plan to participate in?
_____Twice-monthly meetings                       _____Memoirs group
_____Book Group                                           _____Solos dinner group
_____Current Events Group                           _____Bridge marathon
_____Investment Group                                  _____Paddle tennis
_____Movie Group                                         _____Day trips
_____Holiday and Spring parties                    _____U.S. and foreign travel                      _____Newcomer lunches at local restaurants

Do you have suggestions for other kinds of group activities? ________________


Are you interested in starting a group of this type? Y/N

Questions?  Call Doris Levinson at 203-227-3371 or email her at drjlevinson@gmail.com