General Meetings

Reminder: Spring Picnic and Y's Women 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting
Monday, June 1112:00 noonTemple Israel

If you haven’t already registered and paid, you cannot attend. No walk-ins!

We must enter through the doors from the upper parking lot. There are a limited number of parking spaces in the upper lot; please leave them for those who have difficulty walking. Others please park in the lower lot and walk to the upper entrance. 

Slate of Officers to be voted on at Annual Meeting:

Polly Temple, President
Barb Stephen, Vice President
Jennifer Barron, Secretary
Joan Bassett, Treasurer

Mercy Learning Center
Let's make this a special day of giving to Mercy Learning Center.  The Y's Women have been very giving with food donations all year long. So as an end-of-year finale let's be especially generous at the luncheon on our giving of non-perishable food items. Any questions?  Call Jean McGurk, 203-222-0501.

Mercy Learning Center

Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, June 7 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 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, and the discussion will be led by Judith Schomer. Please contact Arlene Bloom at or 254-9096 to RSVP. 
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, June 8 at 10:30 am to discuss The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis. We will meet at Panera Bread, located on Post Road East next to Home Goods. Questions? Please contact Doris Levinson at 227-3371 or .
Movie Club: The June meeting of the Movie Club will be a group trip to see Book Club. Place, date, and time to be determined – and club members will be notified by email. For more information, contact Judith Schomer at or 557-0131.
The Wisest Investment Group has room for just one or two more members. Join us on Thursday, June 28 when we will review our portfolio of 14 stocks. Currently we own an eclectic mix of shares in technology, robotics, railroads, airlines, aerospace, lithium, and electronic games. At our June meeting we will attempt to understand if Bitcoins and Blockchains are a good investment or not. Please come and confound your friends with your newly acquired knowledge. Email President Bev Silverman for more details at
Solos: Parks & Recreation has given us permission to go to Compo Beach without a sticker on the following Tuesday evenings: May 29, June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, and August 7 and 21. (Just identify yourself as a member of the Y’s Women.) We will meet at the picnic tables to the right of the cannons at 6:00 pm. Bring your dinner, something to drink (alcohol in plastic, please), and something to share (such as cheese, fruit, soup, or cookies).
Carpool & Go! On Tuesday, June 12, we will visit Wethersfield, CT, a town which is a living museum. There we’ll have an 11:00 guided tour of three colonial buildings – the Webb-Deane-Stevens homes – some of which contain original furnishings and all of which have interesting histories. The Webb home served as George Washington’s headquarters in May 1781 when he met the French Admiral Comte de Rochambeau to plan the joint French/American campaign in Yorktown –  in what became the winning battle of the American Revolution. The Silas Deane house, built in 1770, was home to a colonial diplomat who served with Benjamin Franklin at the French court during the American Revolution. After lunch at Lucky Lou’s, we’ll visit the beautiful sanctuary at First Church and tour its ancient burying grounds filled with gravestones decorated with designs popular in past eras. We will meet in Westport’s Trader Joe’s parking lot (behind the Wells Fargo Bank) at 9:15 am for a 9:30 departure. Contact Jill Meyer at 226-4310 or to reserve your place. Then mail a check for both tours in the amount of $13, payable to Webb-Dean-Stevens Museum, to Jill at 40 Owenoke Park, Westport, CT 06880.  Also bring $8 in cash for gas reimbursement for your driver, and indicate if you are willing to drive.  Drivers are always needed and appreciated!

Trips coming up!

Fall Trips are in the planning stage. One trip we are planning is to the New York Botanical Garden for the Georgia OKeefe exhibit.  Stay Tuned.

Detailed flyers for all trips are available at the Y’s Women's General Meetings or by contacting Pat Farmer at 27-3076 or 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.