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

Open to members and their guests

Place:           Temple Israel, Westport
10:45 am     Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am  Meeting and Speaker
We must enter through the doors from the upper parking lot.  There are a limited number of parking spaces in the upper lot; please leave them for those who have difficulty walking. Others please park in the lower lot and walk to the upper entrance. 

January 8, 2018 The Doctors Are in the House
Jill Denowitz, MD, Concierge Physicians of  Westport; Nina Karol, MD, Concierge Physicians of Westport; Carol A. Fucigna, MD, Stamford Health Medicine OB/GYN, Wilton; T. J. Kleeman, MD, Coastal Orthopedics, Norwalk; Rhonda Klein, MD, MPH, Connecticut Dermatology Group, Norwalk. This very special physician panel will review each of their specialties, with a focus on treating 50-100-year old patients. They will cover which hospitals are best for specific conditions, exercise intensity and type, and end-of-life priorities. Topics will range from how our skin changes as we age to botox/fillers and the importance of reading and brain games. The program will emphasize how to best live a strong, active, fulfilled life and end our days in the best possible ways that are available right now. Join us for a fascinating and informative meeting with some of the best doctors Fairfield County has to offer!

January 22, 2018 Dr. David W. McFadden Russia and How it Relates to Current U.S. Political Leadership
Dr. McFadden will join Y’s Women for a timely, informative, and educational update on all things political, with emphasis on our country’s leadership. Dr. McFadden, Professor of History at Fairfield University, is a highly regarded expert on global history, with special expertise in 20th century Russian history, myth, revolution, and St. Petersburg. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a master’s and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He will share his perspective on global events and crises in the past, combined with commentary on current topics in the news – shedding new light on what may be in store for our country and around the world as we move forward. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating presentation.

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 1: After more than 35 years of good reading, Book Group 1 has decided to disband.
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, January 4 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 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, and the discussion will be led by Jill Meyer. Please contact Nancy Bloom at 259- 0071 or Nancyerb@aol.com to RSVP. 
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, January 12 at 10:30 am to discuss Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. The meeting will take place at Panera Bread, 1860 Post Road East, in Westport (in the same shopping center as Home Goods). Questions? Please contact Doris Levinson at drjlevinson@gmail.com.
The Investment Group will meet on January 4 at a member's home; call Beverly Silverman at 256-0046 for details. Our regular January meeting will be on January 25 from 9:30 until noon at the Westport Senior Center.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, January 17 at 1:30 pm at Panera Bread, next to Home Goods on Post Road East. Please RSVP to Judith Schomer at 557-0131 if you would like to join the discussion. The movies for January are: Mudbound depicts two World War II veterans – one white, one black – who return to rural Mississippi, each to address racism and Post Traumatic Stress disorder in his own way. The Post is the story of  journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who published the Pentagon Papers, detailing the involvement of the U.S. government during the Vietnam War.
Solos: There will be no Solos event in January.
Carpool and Go! On Thursday, January 18, we’ll enjoy an 11:00 am guided tour of a unique sculpture exhibit entitled Gerberich’s Gadgets: Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Local sculptor Steve Gerberich has gathered his most inventive large-scale kinetic sculptures and installations for this very special show. Utilizing old machine parts, kitchen utensils, furniture scraps, medical supplies, toys, and lighting fixtures, he mixes the aesthetics of contemporary sculpture with scientific principles of mechanical motion to create wildly ingenious Rube Goldberg–like pieces. Following the tour, we’ll have lunch at 12:30 pm at Madonia’s Restaurant, 1297 Long Ridge Road. We will meet behind the Wells Fargo Bank in the Trader Joe’s parking lot at 10:00 am for a 10:15 departure.  The cost of the guided museum tour is $10 per person. Please call Jill Meyer at 226-4310 or e-mail her at jill@awayfortheday.net to reserve your place. Mail a $10 check payable to Jill to 40 Owenoke Park, Westport, CT 06880. The gas reimbursement for your driver will be $3 in cash. Please indicate whether you can drive, as drivers are always needed and appreciated.


Trips coming up!

Stay tuned for spring/summer travel plans!

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.

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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. 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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