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

2009-2010 * 2008-2009 * 2007-2008

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

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

May 12
James Naughton:  40+ Years in the Biz
James Naughton got his first big acting break about a year after graduating from Yale Drama School in Long Day’s Journey into Night in New York—and he hasn’t stopped acting, as well as being active in many philanthropic organizations, since then. He has been involved in Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for 25 years, Wildlife in Crisis and many others. He’s always ready to emcee or perform for fundraising events. He has commented, “When you give a little bit of your time, you wind up getting back a lot more than you give. Giving adds meaning to life.” His acting genes have been passed along to his children, Keira and Greg, and daughter-in-law Kelli O’Hara..

May 26:  No meeting  (Memorial Day)

Satellite Groups

   (Y’s Women members  ONLY)

Book Club 1: We will meet at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 15 at the home of Judy Katz, 505 Harvest Commons, for a light lunch honoring our member, Anita Schorr.  Our book is Anita by Marion A. Stahl.  Please let me know if you’d like a copy of the book .  Frankie Stein, 226-4219. 
Book Club 2: On Thursday, May 1, 1:30 – 3:00 pm at the home of Eileen Rosen, we will discuss A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini, facilitated by Regina Krummel. Hope to see everyone turn out on a long awaited spring afternoon.  If interested in joining our group, call Eileen Rosen at 226-1433.
Book Club 3:  We will meet on Friday, May 2 at 10:30 am, at the home of Inge vanGelder, to discuss Perfume by Patrick Suskind,  Marcia Goldstein will facilitate the discussion. Questions? Please call Joan Harnett 587- 1170.  
Newcomer's Luncheon
The next Newcomer's lunch will be on May 12 at the Blue Lemon Restaurant, 15 Myrtle Avenue, Westport (in Sconset Square) for a delightful special lunch.  This will be our last lunch until Fall, so all of you new people come out and join us for a good time getting to know your Y's Women neighbors.  Please contact Barbara Morrow at or Barbara Brown at to place your reservation.
Newstalk  will meet from 10:00 to 11:30am on Monday, May 22  in the usual place….the Y’s Board Room on the 2nd floor.  Bring along a newspaper article you would like discussed.  All are welcome.  For more info, contact Phyllis Groner, 226-5583.
Carpool and Go!
We will get together on Thursday, May 8 for a visit to the Katonah Museum of Art, a lovely, compact museum in Katonah, NY. We will have a guided tour of their current exhibition  Jasper Johns and John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio and will lunch afterwards at Peppino's in the town - a charming, old-fashioned place, worthy of exploration. Meet at Trader Joe's/Wells Fargo parking lot at 9:30 am for a 9:45 departure. Reserve your spot by email or phone to Jill Meyer: or  226-4310 and by mailing a check for $6.00 (payable to the Katonah Museum of Art) to Jill Meyer, 40 Owenoke Park, Westport, CT 06880. Gas reimbursement will be $5.00 (cash) per person. Please indicate willingness to drive - we ALWAYS need drivers. P.S. There will be a Carpool & Go trip in June - on Wed. 6/11 to Weir Farm in Wilton.
Walking Group:   
May 6, Southport - Meet Pequot Library parking lot
May 13, Compo Beach - Meet at cannon end of lot  
May 20, Sherwood Island - Meet Pavilion parking lot
May 27, Compo Beach - Meet at cannon end of lot
We will meet at 9:45 and walk from 10:00 to 11am
Questions?  Polly Temple,

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 Carolyn Meyer of any changes or corrections: 227-9476  or A member's e-mail address will only be used for the monthly newsletters and for occasional important announcements.

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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.