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

The Y's Women will return in September.  Our first meeting is September 9th.

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, August 1 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 The Country of the Pointed Fire by Sarah Orne Jewett, and the discussion will be led by Nancy Bloom. Please contact Arlene Bloom at bloomah@sbcglobal.net or 254-9096 to RSVP.
Book Group 3 is on vacation in August. We’ll meet again on Friday, September 13 to discuss The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee. Questions? Please contact Doris Levinson at 227-3371 or drjlevinson@gmail.com.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, August 21 at Panera Bread in Westport. We meet informally at 1:00 pm for members who want to socialize and/or have something to eat before we begin discussion at 1:30. Our two August movies are The Farewell and Pavarotti. The Farewell tells the story of “Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) [who] reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai-Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad.” Pavarotti is “a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice ... The Man ... The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage.” If you wish to be added to the e-mail list for future events, please contact Margaret Mitchell at 255-9094 or margaret06824@yahoo.com. Members and all other interested participants are welcome.
 Solos will enjoy a Lobster Bash on Sunday, August 4 at 4:00 pm at the lovely reception rooms of 597 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, opposite Whole Foods. Agnes Flynn will once again be our hostess. Please contact Joan Weinstein right away at 227-7304 or 46 tannery@sbcglobal.net if you wish to attend, and send your $30 check to Joan Weinstein – Solos, 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883. And don’t forget that Solos members will be meeting for dinner at 5:45 pm at Compo Beach (at the picnic tables to the right of the cannons) on the following Tuesdays: August 6 and 20, and September 10 and 17.  Bring dinner and a beverage for yourself and a little something to share – like cookies, soup, potato chips, you get the idea. You will NOT need a beach sticker; just tell the guard at the gatehouse that you are a Y’s Woman.

Trips coming up!

THIMBLE ISLANDS: Thursday, July 11
Join us for the Y’s Women trip to the Thimble Islands, including a two-hour guided boat tour. We will take a bus from Westport, make a stop at Branford’s Bishops Orchards (which includes a winery), stop for lunch at The Chowder Pot III, then enjoy our two-hour island cruise. The price is $84 per person all-inclusive. A detailed flyer will be emailed soon, and you may contact Jennifer Barron at  clanbarron@optonline.net or 227-5264 for more information.  This trip is sure to be a sell-out, so sign-up early!

PORTUGAL IN DEPTH: 11-DAY TOUR, September 12-23
This in-depth land tour of Portugal begins and ends in Lisbon and circles the country. Several Y’s Women members have sighed up for this exciting trip, which is 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 interested in the trip, contact Fran or Dorothy and they will be able to give you all the details.

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.