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

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 
Open to members and their guests

Date: September 28
Place:   Westport Library
McManus Room (lower level)
11:45 am Brief business meeting
12:00 pm Speaker

[Please note that this meeting is co-sponsored with the Westport Library. Since space will be limited, we recommend that Y’s Women members arrive at 11:30 to ensure seating.]

Andrew C. Wilk: Live From Lincoln Center
The Y’s Women are pleased to open our 2015/16 season with a special presentation by the brilliant, charming, and multitalented Andrew C. Wilk. Currently Executive Producer of the PBS series Live from Lincoln Center – the longest-running arts program on TV – he has also served as Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment and as Executive Vice President, Programming, Production & News for the National Geographic Channel. An Emmy Award winning writer, director, and producer of TV programs, Mr. Wilk is also an acclaimed playwright, director, and symphony conductor. He will discuss his 40-year career in various aspects of television, theater, and music, and will also cover the changing landscape of media in 2015 in a more general sense.


Satellite Groups

SATELLITE GROUPS                              
    (Y’s Women members  ONLY)

Book Group 1 will meet on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 pm. We are reading The Children’s Act by Ian McEwan. The location of this meeting is still to  be determined. We are looking forward to welcoming new members to our Book Group. Please call Frankie Stein at 226-4219 or Connie Beskind at 255-8682 if you are interested in joining.
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, September 3  from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.  Each member will make a five-minute presentation on a biography, autobiography, or memoir of their choice. The discussion will be led by Sue Harris, and Phyllis Groner will be hosting the meeting at her home. Please let Phyllis know if you plan to attend (226-5583 or  Phyllis.Groner@Takata.com).
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, September 4 at 10:30 am to discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Kathy McCabe will lead the discussion,  and we will meet at the home of Inge van Gelder. Questions? Please call Joan Harnett at 587-1170.
Carpool & Go!
 Prepare for an enjoyable outing on Wednesday, September 16, when we will be visiting the The Florence Griswold Home and Museum in Old Lyme, CT. After an 11:00 docent-guided tour of the exhibit All the Sea Knows: Marine Art from the Museum of the City of New York, we will visit Miss Florence’s fascinating boarding house/museum next door, which hosted all the New York Impressionist artists at the turn of the last century. Following our tours, we will have lunch at the Morning Glory CafĂ©. We’ll meet at Trader Joe’s at 9:15 am for a 9:30 departure. To reserve your place, please email Jill Meyer (jill@awayfortheday.net) or Lydia Menendez Llydiamnndz12@gmail.com), or call Jill at 226-4310. Mail a check for $8 payable to Jill Meyer to 40 Owenoke Park, Westport, CT 06880. The gas reimbursement for your driver will be $8 in cash. Also indicate whether you are willing to drive, as drivers are always needed and appreciated!


Trips coming up!

Wednesday, October 21: An Open Rehearsal of the NY Philharmonic, Luncheon at Pappardella Cucina Italiana, and a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Metropolitan Opera House
A wonderful day at Lincoln Center for the first 35 people (we are limited) who reserve! October 2 is the firm date for final confirmation with the Opera House, so don't be left behind. Price per person is $135, all inclusive.  Detailed flyers will be available at the first Y's Women's meeting on September 28 or can be sent electronically, if requested, prior to that date.

Wednesday, November 4: A Delightful Day in the Hudson Valley – the Culinary Institute with Staatsburgh Historical Site
Enjoy the epicurean delights of Italian cuisine during luncheon at the elegant Ristorante Caterina de´ Medici, located at the magnificent Colavita Center for Italian Food & Wine. After luncheon we will move on to Staatesburgh Historic Site (Mills Mansion) – once the country home of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills. Experience the Gilded Age firsthand on a "Downton Abbey" themed tour led by our costumed guide. Price per person is $119, all inclusive.  A guaranteed count is necessary by October 21, so early reservations are important.

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 spectacular 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, wander through a magical world of half million twinkling lights, fragrant flowers....a starry holiday wonderland!  Price per person $116.00, all-inclusive.
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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

There will be international travel opportunities in 2015/16, but the final dates have not yet been determined. As soon as they are available, we will provide you with detailed brochures.
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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.

Trip Cancellation Policy:  Your payment is your reservation.
Refunds will be given only if your place can be sold to someone else.


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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 Carolyn Meyer of any changes or corrections: 227-9476  or cwmeyer@optonline.net. 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, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport.  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
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