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 - Monday, December 12, 2016
         12:oo noon at Temple Israel
(for paid-up members of Y’s Women only)

No one will be admitted before 12:00 — please enter through upper level courtyard
$20 per person
We will again collect gifts for Westport’s Homes with Hope, Norwalk’s Women’s Crisis Center, and the Mercy Learning Center

Send form below with $20 check, made out to Y’s Women, to Ellen Wasserman,  8 Spicer Court, Westport, CT 06880 ~ Checks must be received no later than December 2nd
A Speedy Reply is Greatly Appreciated
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I will attend the Holiday Luncheon

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Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 1 will meet on Thursday, December 15, at 1:00 pm in the Seminar Room of the Westport Library. We are reading The Travels of Daniel Ascher by Deborah Levy-Bertherat. Please contact Frankie Stein, 226-4219 or Connie Beskind, 255-8682.
 Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, December  1, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Jane Malakoff’s house. The book to be discussed is The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro. The discussion will be led by Bev Silverman. Please let Jane know if you will be attending (254-0036 or janedith215@optonline.net).
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, December 2 at 10:30 am to discuss Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave. We will meet at the Community Room of The Saugatuck, 35 Bridge Street. Please call Joan Harnett at 587-1170 if you need more information.
On Monday, December 19, we will again celebrate the holidays with dinner at 6:00 pm in the Patio Room at Rive Bistro on Riverside Avenue. The price is $40 for a three-course meal. Solos will pay for one drink per person; if you choose to have another, you will have to pay for it. Bring a $10 gift, which we will distribute in a clever way. As always, make out your check to Joan Weinstein – Solos, and mail it to Joan at 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883.
Carpool & Go!
On Thursday, December 15, we will visit the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY for an 11:00 am guided tour. Our docent will lead us through the exhibit entitled POP: Prints from the Permanent Collection, with works by Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol, and other artists. Also on view are two other exhibits – Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source, with works by seven international artists, and Ray Spillenger: Rediscovery of a Black Mountain Painter, which includes 40 of the artist’s colorful abstract paintings and drawings from the 1960s. Please contact Lydia Menendez at lydiamnndz12@gmail.com or 319-1110 to reserve your place, and mail an $8 check, payable to Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, to Lydia at 388 Oldfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Following our tour we will have lunch at nearby Trattoria 632.We will meet at the Trader Joe's parking lot (behind Wells Fargo Bank) at 9:45 am for a 10:00 departure. Please let us know if you can drive, as drivers are always needed and appreciated. Gas reimbursement for your driver is $4 in cash. 

Trips coming up!

Join us for a Holiday in Hartford on Friday, December 2. Departing from Westport at 9:15 am,
enjoy a guided tour of the Mark Twain House & Museum, resplendent with Victorian Christmas decor. This renowned Hartford attraction was recently named one of the 10 “Best Historic Homes in the World” by National Geographic. Enjoy luncheon at the stylish DISH Grill located in the heart of the bustling Front Street District. Afternoon finds us at the newly renovated and expanded Wadsworth Atheneum, where all galleries are now open for the first time in more than 50 years. Catch the holiday spirit with a visit to their annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. If you're interested in joining us for this fun trip, please contact Pat Farmer right away at 227-3076 or Pahf02@gmail.com.  Price ~ $123 per person, including all gratuities.


Stay tuned for some exciting new trips next spring!


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.

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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·         Your suggestions for speakers are welcome. Please include them!