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:

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

2009-2010 * 2008-2009 * 2007-2008

General Meetings

Festive Holiday Luncheon 
                                        ~~enjoy delicious food with friends, both old and new~~ 
                                            Monday, December 14, 2015 
12 noon to 2:30 pm 
                                                          Temple Israel 
$15 per person 

Your check for $15, made out to Y’s Women, mailed to Ellen Wasserman, 8 Spicer Court, Westport, CT 06880  ~~ must be received no later than November 30  ~~ (for paid-up members of Y’s Women only) walk-ins are not permitted!

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)

Book Group 1 will meet on December 17 at 1:00 pm  to discuss It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario. Meeting place to be determined. Questions? Call Frankie Stein, 226-4219 or Connie Beskind, 255-8682.
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, December 3 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. The discussion of Orphan Train A Novel by Christina Baker Kline will be led by Beverly Silverman.  Grace Oringer will be hosting the meeting at her home. Please let Grace know if you plan to attend: graceoringer@gmail.com. or 229-0060
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, December 4 at 10:30 am to discuss Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren. We will meet at the home of Inge van Gelder. Questions?  Please call Joan Harnett at 587-1170.  
Solos will be celebrating the Holiday Season with a dinner in the heated patio room of Rive Bistro, Westport on  Monday, December  21 at 6:00 pm. You will enjoy appetizers, a  three-course meal, plus beverages. Solos will pick up the beverage tab. The cost for this wonderful evening is $40. We will also exchange wrapped gifts (valued at $10) in a  Chinese Auction. Make your reservation by mailing your $40 check to Joan Weinstein, 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883.
Carpool & Go! On Wednesday, December 2, we will go to the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. Our 11 am docent-led tour will give us an overview of the re-hung European Collection in their newly renovated rooms and touch briefly on the Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise and Dolls show. A special treat will be a preview of the holiday Festival of Trees. Then we will enjoy a prix-fixe buffet lunch in the museum cafe – always so nice – at 12:30. We will meet at Trader Joe's / Wells Fargo parking lot at 9:00 am for a 9:15 departure. To reserve or  confirm your space, please contact Lydia Menendez at lydiamnndz12@gmail.com or 319-1110, and send a check ASAP for $7 (made out to Lydia) to 388 Oldfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 for the tour. The cost of the buffet lunch is $19.83, all inclusive, payable at the restaurant. You will need to bring $8 in cash to reimburse drivers. Please indicate if you are willing to drive – drivers are always needed and appreciated!



Trips coming up!

There is still time to start the 2015 Holiday Season by joining us on Tuesday, December 1:  A Brandywine Holiday, featuring Christmas at Nemours Mansion with Magical Longwood Gardens Celebrate the festive holiday season at Nemours Mansion & Gardens, the restored home of Alfred I. DuPont. It will be a spectacular day with a guided tour of this beautifully decorated mansion with stunning works of art, concluding with a tram ride around sculpture-filled, formal French gardens. Then onward to Longwood Gardens, one of the world's premier garden conservatories. There we will have lunch and wander through a magical world of a half-million twinkling lights and fragrant flowers … a starry holiday wonderland!  Price per person is $116, all-inclusive. This will be a long day – but fortunately someone else is doing the driving, and all we need to do is sit back and enjoy it!
The opportunities for International River Cruises can be seen by going to www.dmvacation.com/ys. These trips are favorites which have been offered before, plus a new one or two. For further information and details, please contact Pat Farmer, 227-3076 or pahf02@gmails.com
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 Farmer 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.

We have had a very successful 2014/15 travel season.  It is our policy to take a hiatus during the winter months and pick up the trail again in the spring.  News of those opportunities will be available soon!! 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.

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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 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