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Thursday, September 03, 2015

A Message from the UWC President

Attention:

Save the Date: 2016 March 8th meeting speaker is Dr. Wayne Crowell, Professor Emeritus, Veterinary Pathology, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, "First Weekend in May-Run for the Roses."  Wear your Derby hat.  For details visit Programs.

WELCOME to the 2015-2016 program year of The University Woman's Club. The Club was established in 1924, so we are beginning the 91st year of social, study, service interaction among our members with the college and the communitty. Emphases of the programs and projects have changed over the years, always adapting to the needs of the members, the college, and the community.

Today's membership totals over 200 each year and is open to anyone associated with The University of Georgia Community. Members are a very diverse group of UGA graduates, professionals, faculty spouses, and retirees.

Over the years it has become a tradition to start our program year with a September Coffee at the UGA President's Home on Prince Avenue: an elegant event that is enjoyed by everyone. The general meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and begin with a time of fellowship. The programs include dynamic speakers with very timely and informative topics. The Holiday Luncheon is always a time to celebrate the season, and the Spring Luncheon is special because it includes a fashion show. The thirteen Interest Groups, open to all UWC members, provide an opportunity for the participants to enjoy and become better informed on numerous topics. Enrollment in these groups takes place at the Fall Coffee. To keep members updated on these events, thare is a monthly newsletter, a UWC Website, and a list serve.

Over the last 30 years, our primary service project has been the development of funds to award two scholarships annually: FIRST LADIES UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP and the DIANE C. DAVISON GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP.

Our thanks to the efficient UWC Board and the Interest Group Chairs for organizing and implementing the planned events for the year.

Our theme for this year is "OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE CLUB, COLLEGE, AND COMMUNITY."

TOMMIE MULLIS, UWC President

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