Y's Women Photos

Photos of speakers, Y's Women Activities and members though the years:

2016-2017 * 2017-2018

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

2009-2010 * 2008-2009 * 2007-2008

General Meetings

Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, December 12, 12:00 noon at Birchwood Country Club, 25 Kings Highway South, Westport

Featuring entertainment by the Y’s Men’s “Hoot Owls” Glee Club

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 29th. No walk-in exceptions.

Be sure to indicate choice of entrée: 

* Chicken of the Woods – Wild mushroom stuffed chicken breast, garlic herbed roast potatoes, and creamed spinach
* Seafood Stuffed Sole – Filet of sole with shrimp and scallop stuffing, topped with lemon butter, warm salad of roast tomatoes, frisee, asparagus, and Peruvian potatoes
* Butternut Ravioli (vegetarian) – Brown butter sage sauce, roasted peppers, red onions, and garlic 
 Dessert will be Warm Apple Strudel with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
Also indicate 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), towels, clothing for women and children, toilet articles for men and women (no samples, please!), pre-paid phone cards, and gift cards for local shops. (Please place phone or gift cards in envelope with amount shown on outside.) 

No toys – since they are contributed by many other groups. 

Questions about gifts? Call Sarah Hock, 557-4249

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, December 13 at 10:30 am at Panera Bread on Post Road East, next to Home Goods in Westport, to discuss Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford. This prizewinning novel from 2017 follows the adventures of a mysterious young man living in bustling Manhattan 30 years before the American Revolution. New members are welcome. RSVP to Doris Levinson at 227-3371 or drjlevinson@gmail.com.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, December 18 at Panera Bread. We meet informally at 1:00 pm and begin discussion at 1:30. Our two discussion movies for December are A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and The Good Liar. “Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.” In The Good Liar, “Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes. Legendary actors Mirren and McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.” If you wish to be added to the email list for future events, please contact Margaret Mitchell at 255-9094 or margaret06824@yahoo.com.
Wise Investment Group: We invite you to join the Wise Investment Group. We may mentor a new group as several potential members declined to join because the buy-in was too expensive. If a new group is started, it would be up to the new members to decide how much money they would like to initially contribute to the stock portfolio. In any case, you can also join the established group. If this is too confusing, contact our president, Lois Block, at loisblock@optonline.net or 761-1177 and she will clarify your options.
The Solos holiday party will take place this year at Osteria Romano on Tuesday, December 17 at 5:00 pm. The price is $40, which includes appetizer, salad, main course, dessert, coffee, tea, and WINE. We will have a PRIVATE ROOM.  Please bring a $10 gift. RSVP to Joan Weinstein at 227-7304 or 46tannery@sbcglobal.net, and mail your check payable to Joan Weinstein – Solos to 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883.
Lunch & Trivia will meet on Monday, December 9 at noon at the VFW on Riverside Avenue. Please contact Ann Lloyd at aslloyd@optimum.net or 226-4145 or Arlene Bloom at bloomah@sbcglobal.net or 254-9096 if you plan to  attend.
Newstalk 2: We have started a Newstalk 2 because of popular demand. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 am at the Westport Library, room 214. If you have any questions, please contact Vera DeStefano at vera@dcstructural.com or 227-0199.
Paddle Tennis The Paddle Tennis Group is no longer a Y’s Women satellite group. Please note that this means its events are not covered by the Y’s Women’s insurance policy. We regret this decision.
CARPOOL AND GO On Wednesday, December 18, we will visit the Walsh  Art Gallery at Fairfield University's Quick Center to see a very special show of 22 bronze sculptures by August Rodin from the celebrated Iris and B. Gerald Cantor collection. We will have a docent-led tour of the exhibit – titled Rodin: Truth, Form, Life –starting at 10:30 am, and we will see for ourselves how his work from “unposed” live models is a true break from the more classical style of many of his contemporaries, leading to him being widely regarded as the greatest European sculptor since Michelangelo. After this tour, we will have time to visit Bellarmine Hall / Fairfield Art Museum to view a complementary show, Prints from the Age of Rodin, featuring lithographs and etchings by Rodin's contemporaries including Berthe Morisot, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, and Félix Vallotton before having lunch at Pizzeria Molto in downtown Fairfield. We will meet in the Trader Joe's / Wells Fargo parking lot at 9:45 am for a 10:00 departure. Please be in touch with Lydia Menendez at lydiamnndz12@gmail.com or 319-1110 to reserve your spot. Also, send a check for $12.50, payable to Lydia, to 388 Oldfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 to cover the docent fee of $150 (assuming we have 12 signed up for the trip). Please indicate if you are willing  to drive – drivers are always needed and appreciated!

Trips coming up!

We are planning some fun trips for the Spring. Stay tuned.

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, 2019 - June 30, 2020




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 2020 Membership Roster.
  • If you join after March 31, 2020, your dues are in effect through June 2021.
  • Membership is complimentary at age 90. If you qualify please indicate that on your membership form.

To join Y's Women send this form and your $45 check to Doris Levinson, 6 Beechwood Lane, Westport, CT 06880. You may also join at a meeting at the membership table.


In which of these Y's Women activities do you plan to participate?

_____General meetings                              _____Newcomer luncheons
_____Holiday and spring parties             _____Newstalk discussion Group
_____Book Group                                       _____Paddle tennis
_____Bridge marathon                              _____Solos dinner Group       
_____Investment Group                            _____Lunch & trivia Group
_____Memoir Group                                  _____Travel programs
_____Movie Group                                 

Is there a new group activity that you'd like to suggest? Your ideas are welcome.

Membership questions?  Please contact Doris Levinson, membership chair, at drjlevinson@gmail.com or 203-227-3371.