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:


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General Meetings

Join us for our Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting

Monday, June 13   12:00 noon

 Temple Israel    
(enter through doors on upper level)
Cost:  $20 per person

Please bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport

Send form below and your check for $20, made out to the Y’s Women, 
to:  Ellen Wasserman,  8 Spicer Court, Westport, CT 06880
  Checks must be received by June 1st.  No walk-in exceptions.

I will attend the Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting.

Name: ___________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________________

Email address: ____________________________________

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)

Book Group 1 will be  meeting on Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 pm in the Library’s Seminar Room. We are reading The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah.  Questions? Call Frankie Stein, 226-4219 or Connie Beskind, 255-8682.
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, June 2 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Sheila Creatura’s home. The book to be discussed is White Oleander by Janet Fitch.  The discussion will be led by Phyllis Groner. Please let Sheila know if you will be attending (227- 0127  or  screatura@optonline.net).
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, June 3 at 10:30 am at Panera Bread, located on Post Road West in Southport (in the same shopping center as Home Goods). We will discuss It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario, led by Ellen Linker. For more information call Joan Harnett at 587-1170.
Solos: We will be having dinner at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 17 at Toto’s Restaurant on Reef Road, Fairfield, in their covered outside space. We will split the check and pay cash for our drinks. Make your reservation with Joan Weinstein at 227-7304 or 46tannnery@sbcglobal.net. We will also meet on Tuesday evenings at Compo beach, at 5:45 pm, for dinner at the picnic tables to the right of the cannons. Bring something to eat and drink and an appetizer or dessert to share.  On the following dates we can enter with no beach sticker: May 24, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19August 2 & 16, Sept. 6 & 20. Just tell the individual at the gate that you are with the Y’s Women. On  other Tuesdays, if you have no beach sticker, meet at Wells Fargo on the Post Road in Westport at 5:30 pm to carpool.
Carpool and Go! On Friday, June 10, we will visit the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden (also known as the Joseph Bellamy House), a historic house museum in Bethlehem, Connecticut and now on the National Register of Historic Places. With the subsequent ownership of Carolyn Woolsey Ferriday, the house and several surrounding acres were turned into a small museum. The tour will be led by the horticulturist on-site starting at 11:00 am, with leisure time walking the grounds. Lunch will follow at the nearby Painted Pony, and a Senior Menu is offered. The museum features American and European antiques and a formal parterre garden with a collection of roses, peonies, and lilacs. A weeping willow on the property once stood at the grave of Napoleon Bonaparte. We will meet at Trader Joe’s / Well Fargo parking lot at 9:15 am for a 9:30 departure. The cost of admission and the tour is $5 for groups of 10 or more. Please reserve your spot by contacting Charlene Boyer at 434-2953 or cboyer1991@att.net, and send your check to her at 162 Governor Trumbull Way, Trumbull, CT 06611. Please bring $6 in cash for gas reimbursement to the drivers – and indicate if you are willing to drive. DRIVERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED AND APPRECIATED!

Trips coming up!

Trip alert!  The June 8 and June 15 trips listed below have been “in the works” for a long time  – and now they’re about to happen.  For those who have signed up, please check your calendars and make sure which (or both) of these trips you will be making. The usual "Reminder/Alert" will be sent out the week prior to each of the trips.  Be watching for them!!!
Wednesday, June 8:  “The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd” at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre.  
We will start this fun day with lunch at the historic Griswold Inn in Essex, CT. Then we will head to the intimate and award-winning Norma Terris Theatre for a matinee performance of a delightful show. In a world turned upside down, a ragtag group relies on humor, song, and dance to try to build a new life. Price per person is $130, all-inclusive. Please note that we still need more participants to meet our minimum number.
Wednesday, June 15:  The American Ballet Theatre's "Swan Lake."
We will enjoy luncheon at charming Pappardella Cucina Italiana, and then take our seats in the Dress Circle of the Metropolitan for the classic Swan Lake ballet. Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet set to Tchaikovsky's glorious score. Price per person is $165, all-inclusive. We have a full bus and a waiting list. .. additional names for the waiting list are always welcome.
Several international trips available to Y’s Women this year include:

  • Danube River Cruise Featuring Vienna and Budapest
  • Rhine River Castles, Alsace, and Switzerland
  • Holland Tulip Cruise
  • Burgundy, Mediterranean and Provence, France
  • Paris and Normandy River Cruise

Each trip will be offered on a variety of dates. Flyers for all scheduled dates will be available at the regular Y's Women's General Meetings.  
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. When reserving for a trip, please observe the tear-off on the bottom of the flyer with the pertinent information and entree choices requested, just to make life a little easier on the Travel Chairman. 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 Sheila Weiss president (203-227-2786) or send an email to info@yswomen.org

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 Doris Levinson at 203-227-3371
To join, send your check for $35 to Doris Levinson, 6 Beechwood Lane, Westport, CT 06880