Interest Groups: UW Faculty Auxiliary and UW Retirement Association

2013-2014

 

Join an Interest Group and enjoy the friendship and activities that it provides.  All groups are open to both UWFA and UWRA members. Call the contact person listed if you wish to join a group or to obtain more information. Interest Group Coordinators: Kathleen Ellsbury206-525-1566 ke5826@nwlink.com Evette Hackman 206-522-6581 ehackman@spu.edu

 

 

UWFA Interest Group, Day & Time

 

 

Group Contact

Antiques and Collectibles: 1st Wed. 10:30 –12:00 am

   We invite guest speakers to members' homes or go out on excursions. We welcome new members interested in collectibles.

Sandy Walston

dandswalston@comcast.net

206-365-0122

Book Discussion: 3rd Mon. 9:30 am

   The group picks both fiction and nonfiction books that have some depth. After background research, a volunteer reviewer opens the group's discussion.

Vera Wellner

v.wellner@comcast.net

206-323-4007

Bridge: Evening:  2nd Fri. 7:00 pm  or Sat. 7:30 pm

   Meeting in members' homes, the group plays low key social duplicate bridge with no significant difference from party bridge. Come join us; it's fun.

Marcia Brown

marciajobebrown@hotmail.com 

206-524-4490

Bridge: Day Duplicate: 1st Wed. 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

  Meet at the Inglewood Country Club for social duplicate bridge and lunch.

Connie Heimbigner

ddchkirk@msn.com

425-828-6230

Foreign Language: French: Alt. Mon. 12:30 pm

   The group meets bimonthly for French conversation and lunch. Discussion centers on French newspaper articles and topics of general interest.

Yolande Siki

yolas@comcast.net

206-522-0553

Patty Whisler whisler.rowell@gmail.com

206-522-1181

Foreign Language: German: 3rd Thurs. 2:30 pm

   The German-speaking group talks about everything. We meet in different members’ homes.

Lisbeth Pisk

Lepricon.me@gmail.com

206-523-7674

Foreign Language: Italian: 2nd Tues. 7:00-8:30 pm (start in Oct.)

 The Italian group talks on topics of general interest that range widely with speaking, reading, and sometimes writing, always in Italian. 

Magdalena Tobe

magdalenatobe@netscape.net

206-523-0797

Gallery Goers: 4th Wed. (3rd in Nov)

   We go to galleries or museums with a docent or audio guide. Before or after the tour we have lunch in a nearby restaurant.

Mimi Wagar

wagarma@gmail.com

206-546-8251

Gourmet – Daytime: 3rd Tues. 12:30 pm

   Gourmet cooks enjoy small lunches in members' homes. There are usually two cooks per meal.

Juliet Beard

julietroxanne@gmail.com

206-715-5531

Hiking: Tuesday Trekkers:  Tues. year-round

   We've been walking, hiking and cross-country skiing since 1971. Hikes are 5-10 miles, in the mountains or closer to Seattle, depending on the weather.

Sandy Wood swood43@comcast.net

206-523-7155

Barbara Holmes bholmes44@gmail.com

425-487-2639

International Dining: 1st Sunday evening

   The group meets in restaurants and homes for good food and conversation.

Barbara Scattergood dmscattergood@msn.com

425-746-9646

Carmen Robbin rrccrobbin@aol.com

206-524-3883

 

Scandinavian Cultural Exchange: 2nd Wed. 11:00 am                       

   Members are Scandinavians living or visiting in Seattle. The group visits places of interest, lunches at fine restaurants, or meets at members' homes.

Chris Christoffersen raghnildchristoffersen@hotmail.com

425-641-8730

Lois Arneson lowellarneson@comcast.net

425-454-7380               

Seattle/Seattle: 3rd Wed. of the month

   The group takes interesting and educational outings in Seattle and throughout the region. Great for newcomers and those who want to learn about the area.

Barbara Archbold

barbarch7@hotmail.com

206-363-2792

Stitchery:  1st Thurs. 10:00 am

   Members do various stitcher, including cross-stitch, crocheting, knitting, quilting, garment making, and mending.  We meet at members' homes.

Tina Schiess

alts@bluewin.ch

206-522-0778

Dagmar Shannon

dagmars@sdptech.com

206-522-4965

Visiting Faculty Housing Service: M – F, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

   Volunteers staff a service that assists new and visiting faculty w/ housing needs. Donations by property owners provide funding for UWFA scholarships.

 (Work 1-4 mornings/month, according to your availability)

Gail Butterfield

gailmb@comcast.net

206-527-1318

 

 

 

 

 

 

UWRA Interest Groups 2013 - 2014

 

 

Day, Time &
Group Contact

 

Birding 

  Birding half or full day field trips to local or more distant areas, by carpool. A few participants are accomplished birders but most are learners.

Varying Tuesdays, monthly-times vary

Bettimae Metheny

206-325-8125

fmetheny@msn.com

 

Book Review

  Meets in members’ homes. One member presents a book in depth, followed by general discussion.  Refreshments before meetings.

2nd Fridays, Sept.-June     1:30 pm

Lynn Klausenburger

206-525-0329

lhk@u.washington.edu

Bridge

 For Intermediate players.  Meet at the UW Club for contract bridge.  Call Marjorie first; she calls participants to arrange foursomes.

3rd Mon. 10:00am-2:00pm

Marjorie Sanders

206-524-5562

mhs76@comcast.net                 

Computer Interest Group

  This interest group is for those who want to consider, discuss, and get help with home computers. In addition to presentations, we are used as a drop-in computer help center. We meet at the University House in Wallingford where we have internet access. Program updates come by email via UWRA’s            e-digest.

2nd Wed. of the month   10:00 am-12:00 pm

Harvey Friedman

fnharvey@u.washington.edu  

Ron Aley

aley@uw.edu

George Brengelman

brengelm@seanet.com

Day Trips

…Visit local spots of interest…museums, gardens, concerts, historical sites, and so on.

Varying days and times

Lucy Suzuki

206-784-2243

lasuzuki@comcast.net

First Thursday Talks

Socialize over coffee and cookies, then hear a guest speaker on contemporary issues. Meetings are at the University House Wallingford.  Free underground

parking available. Call UWRA office for upcoming program. (206-543-8600)

1st Thurs. 10:00 am

Mary Fielder

206-919-3500

worthy@uw.edu

 

HI-Lites Garden Club

   Most meetings held in members’ homes. Brown bag lunch followed by dessert and program on a variety of garden topics. For active gardeners and gardeners at heart!

1st Tues.  noon

Oct. through June

Ruth Bogle

425-483-5925

rbogle3@yahoo.com

 

Novice Genealogy Group

  This group is transitioning to new leadership Fall 2011. Share your interests, questions, and fun of discovery in researching your family ancestors.

2nd Tues. 1:00 PM

Anna Chavelle

206-910-3809

annachavelle@gmail.com

 

Travelogue

   Meets in the UW Club for easy armchair traveling! Speakers share their travel adventures from around the world. Themed dinners at 5:45 PM optional, by reservation.  UW Club members contact UW Club; others dine with member friends.

3rd Wed. 7:15 pm*

Joan Bowers

206-367-1580

jebbo101@comcast.net

Walking

   An ideal way to meet new people or renew old acquaintances. We walk a three-mile loop along Lake Washington for about an hour. Meet near boat launch at end of 65th St. entrance to Magnuson Park on Sand Point Way NE, rain or shine unless otherwise decided by telephone.

Every Wed. 9:00 am Sharp

Phyllis Ramsey

206-523-5819

phyram@comcast.net

* See UWRA and UWFA Monthly Events Calendars for specific times and topics.

For more information, contact 206-543-8600 or retiremt@uw.edu