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

Y’s Women Holiday Luncheon


Thursday, December 7, 12:00 noon
Birchwood Country Club
25 Kings Highway South, Westport

Your check for $40 – made out to Y’s Women and mailed to Barbara Morrow, 132 Old Mill Road, Shelton, CT 06484 – must be received no later than Wednesday, November 29th.

Be sure to indicate:
  • choice of entrée (salmon or chicken)
  • The name(s) of anyone with whom you wish to sit. 
Seating arrangements CANNOT be changed at the luncheon.

We will continue our tradition of collecting gifts for the Mercy Learning Center at the luncheon. All items should be new and placed in clear plastic bags, with size and gender marked where ppropriate.
Suggestions include:
  • Bed linens (twin-size), bath towels, washcloths, pillows, fleece blankets. 
  • Clothing: gloves, caps, socks, sweaters; women’s underwear (large), robes, children’s pajamas, sweatshirts, toddler snowsuits, jackets. 
  • Toilet articles for men, women (no samples please!). 
  • Pre-paid phone cards; gift cards for local shops – e.g., Stop and Shop, Stew Leonard’s, Walmart, CVS, Walgreen’s, Marshalls. (Please place phone or gift cards in envelopes with the amount shown on the outside.) 
No toys – since they are contributed by many other groups.
Questions about gifts? Call Jean McGurk, 222-0501

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)

Book Group 1 is disbanding and will be joining with the First Thursday Book Club. More news to follow.
Book Group 2’s holiday luncheon will take place on Tuesday, December 5 at 12:30 pm at the home of Jane Malakoff. Please let Arlene Bloom know whether or not you will be attending (254-9096 or bloomah@sbcglobal.net).
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, December 8 at 10:30 am at Panera Bread on the Post Road in Westport. We will discuss The Company We Keep by Robert and Dayna Baer. Questions? Please contact Joan Harnett at 587-1170.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, December 27 at 1:30 pm at Panera’s, next to Home Goods on Post Road East. Please RSVP to Judith Schomer at 557-0131 if you would like to join the discussion. The movies for December - both Oscar contenders - are: The Darkest Hour, During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. Wonder Wheel. Woody Allen's latest. On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.
The Investment Group will meet on Thursday,  December 7 at the Westport Senior Center from 9:30 am until noon. This is a departure from our usual meeting, held on the fourth Thursday of the month. Since that is Thanksgiving in November, we are holding the meeting on the first Thursday in December. If you have any questions, contact Beverly Silverman at 256-0046 or bevjsil@yahoo.com.
Solos The Solos Holiday Party will be held on Monday, December 18 at 6:00 pm at Rive Bistro, 299 Riverside Avenue, Westport. The price is $40, which includes appetizer, a three-course meal, and one drink. Solos dues cover the difference. Please bring a $10 gift to be exchanged in a secret auction. If you wish to attend, send your check made out to Joan Weinstein – Solos to 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883.
Carpool & Go! On Tuesday, December 12th we will return to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich to see two very interesting shows: In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum and George Wharton Edwards – Illustrator, Painter, Writer. On arrival, we will have time to see the Edwards show (he was a very accomplished Greenwich, CT artist, closely associated with the Cos Cob Art Colony) and visit the gift shop before our docent-led tour of the Toulouse-Lautrec show at noon. This exhibition explores how he used portraiture of entertainers –  icons of Parisian nightlife – to comment on the absurdity and excess of Bohemian life in Paris and the rise of the cult of celebrity in the late 19th century. It is comprised of 100 drawings, prints, and posters showcasing the artist's satirical portraits of stage personalities like Sarah Bernhardt, Jane Avril, and Aristide Bruant along with those of his friends and family. We will then lunch at the Little Pub restaurant in Cos Cob. We will meet at the Trader Joe's/Wells Fargo parking lot at 9:30 am for a 9:45 departure. Please email or call Lydia Menendez at lydiamnndz12@gmail.com or 319-1110 to reserve your spot. Also please send a $12 check made out to Lydia, covering museum admission and tour, to 388 Oldfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. The gas reimbursement for drivers will be $4 in cash. Please indicate if you are willing to drive – drivers are always needed and appreciated!!

Trips coming up!

Stay tuned for spring/summer travel plans!!!

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.

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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 Polly Temple president (203-293-4688) or send an email to info@yswomen.org

About Membership

The Y's Women Membership Form
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
For only $45 a year your Y's Women membership includes:
  • Twice monthly meetings featuring outstanding speakers on a wide range of topics, plus time for socializing and refreshments
  • Lively discussion groups on books, the news, current films and investments
  • Paddle tennis groups
  • Bridge games
  • Solos dinner group
  • Holiday and spring parties, new members coffees, and newcomers luncheons
  • Frequent, interesting daytrips by bus and carpool to area highlights
  • Opportunities for well-planned U.S. and foreign travel
  • 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 Y's Women Membership Roster.
  • Dues are $45 a year extending from July 1st to June 30th.
    • If you joined from April to June 2017 your dues are covered through  June 2018.
  • Once you reach your 90th birthday membership is complimentary - but please let us know. Send a Membership Form to keep your contact information up-to-date.
 Membership questions? Contact Doris Levinson, Membership Chair, 203-227-3371, drjlevinson@gmail.com.
To join Y's Women or renew your membership please fill out the Membership Form and send it with your $45 check payable to Y's Women to Doris Levinson, 6 Beechwood Lane, Westport CT 06880. Memberships are also accepted at meetings.
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