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

Last Call for Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon! 

Parking limited please carpool
Tuesday, June 13 Birchwood Country Club
$25 per person
The deadline is May 28! If you’re interested in attending, please contact Barbara Morrow at
521-9874 or morrowtoo@aol.com right away.

Food donations for Mercy Learning Center
Please bring your gifts of non-perishable food to the Spring Luncheon at Birchwood on June 13. They are much appreciated by needy clients of the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport.
Questions? Contact Jean McGurk at 222-0501.

Slate of Officers to be voted on at Annual Meeting
Polly Temple, President
Barb Stephen, Vice President
Jennifer Barron, Secretary
Joan Bassett, Treasurer

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 1 will be meeting on Thursday, June 15 at 1:00 pm in the Seminar Room of the Westport Library. Our book is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. We would be pleased to welcome new members. Call Frankie Stein at 226-4219 or Connie Beskind at 255-8682 if you are interested.
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, June 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 Nutshell by Ian McEwan, and the discussion will be led by Phyllis Lee. Please contact Arlene Bloom at 254-9096 or   bloomah@sbcglobal.net to RSVP.
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, June 2 at 10:30 am to discuss Dark Money by Jane Mayer. We will meet at Panera Bread (next to Home Goods) on the Post Road in Southport. Questions? Please contact Joan Harnett at 587-1170 or Doris Levinson at drjlevinson@gmail.com.
Wisest Investment Group: We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm at the Westport Senior Center. The next meeting will be on June 22. For more information, please email Beverly Silverman at bevjsil@yahoo.com.
Solos:  Our June dinner will be held at Kathy McCabe’s lovely home in Fairfield on Friday, June 23. The festivities will begin at 5:30 pm. We are planning to have a food truck serve us paella with flan for dessert. As always, please mail your check for $25 to Joan Weinstein - Solos, 46 Tannery Lane, Weston, CT 06883. Kathy lives at 52 Sherman Court in Fairfield.
Memoir Group: If there is sufficient interest, Y’s Women will start a third Memoir Group in the fall. There are currently two groups, but they have to stay relatively small because of the nature of memoirs. These groups meet monthly in members’ homes. If you have any interest, please contact Cary Peterson at carypeterson3@gmail.com.
Carpool & Go! DO NOT MISS THIS OUTING!!! On Saturday, June 24, we have the privilege of a three-hour guided tour of Buckhorn Farm in Pound Ridge, NY to view the magnificent artwork that Sherry and Joel Mallin have collected over many years.  Some 70 enormous outdoor sculptures –including works by Richard Serra, Olafur Eliasson, Chuck Close, and Ursula von Rydingsvard - are displayed throughout the 15-acre park and within a 10,000-square-foot barn filled with paintings, sculptures, and mixed media artwork. Since the park grounds are uneven and the tour is long (9:30-12:30), the Mallins suggest that only those who are good, strong walkers should register for this trip. We’ll meet behind the Wells Fargo Bank at Trader Joe’s parking lot in Westport at 8:00 am, with an 8:15 departure. The guided tour costs at least $250. If 25 or more people register, the cost would be $10 per person. If fewer join us, the cost will rise proportionally (20 people would cost $12.50 per person, for example). Please call Jill Meyer at 226-4310 or email her at jill@awayfortheday.net to reserve your place, and bring a blank check payable to Jill on the day of the trip. Lunch will be at 1:00 at Ching’s Table in New Canaan, and the gas reimbursement for your driver will be $4 in cash. Please indicate whether you are willing to drive, as drivers are always needed and appreciated.
Directions: From the south, take the Merritt Parkway to exit 34, Long Ridge Road. At the end of the ramp, turn right and drive north on Rte. 104 for about 8 miles. Turn right at the light onto Rte. 172. Drive 3 miles or so until you see Buckhorn Farm, 60 Pound Ridge Road, on your right. From the north, take the Merritt Parkway to exit 37 onto Rte. 124 north. Drive to Pound Ridge and turn left at the garden nursery onto Route 172.  Drive 1 mile or so and you’ll see Buckhorn Farm, 60 Pound Ridge Road, on your left.

Trips coming up!

Wednesday, June 7: The American Ballet Theatre’s “Le Corsaire.”
Enjoy luncheon at Chez Josephine, a colorful tribute to the legendary entertainer Josephine Baker. From there take your Dress Circle seat and enjoy a performance of the American Ballet
Theatre's Le Corsaire. This classical ballet is steeped in swashbuckling adventure and
passionate romance. Visually gorgeous, it features exotic designs with lavish sets and costumes, splashy choreography, and a sweeping score. Price per person is $161, all inclusive. There are still a few spots available for this trip. If you're interested, contact Pat Farmer right away at 227-3076 or pahf02@gmail.com
Stay tuned for our exciting Fall 2017 schedule of trips coming soon!

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

The Y’s Women Membership Form
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

For only $35 a year your Y’s Women membership includes…
·   Twice monthly meetings featuring outstanding speakers on a wide range of topics, plus refreshments and socializing
·         Lively discussion groups on books, news, films and investments
·         Paddle tennis groups
·         Bridge games
·         Frequent, interesting daytrips, by bus and carpool
·         Great opportunities for foreign travel
·         Holiday parties, new member coffees and newcomers lunches
·         Doing things you enjoy as part of a terrific group of active, involved women

Dues must be paid by October 31st to be listed in the new 2017 Y’s Women Membership Roster.
·         If you paid your dues in April 2016 or later, your membership is covered through
 June 30, 2017.
·         Once you reach your 90th birthday membership is gratis. But please let us know for the record--and send a Membership Form to keep your contact information current.

Membership questions? Contact Doris Levinson, 203-227-3371, drjlevinson@gmail.com.
Please complete the Membership Form and send it with your $35 check payable to Y’s Women to Doris Levinson, 6 Beechwood Lane, Westport CT 06880.


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