General Meetings & 2017-2018 Events

When we meet:

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month from October through May, 11:30 am to 1:00PM. These general membership meetings typically feature a speaker or program, as well as light snacks. Our programs are open to members and guests.

Where we meet:

Meetings are held at the beautiful UCSC Arboretum, Horticulture Building II. Detailed directions can be found on the UCSC Arboretum web site.                                   

    Fall 2017

  • October 11

    Fall Gathering - Members sign up for Interest Groups. Stay for lunch provided by the board members. This meeting will begin at 11 am to allow time for members to browse and sign up for interest groups.

    View our 50th Anniversary slide show here.

  • Newcomers' Luncheon

    October 18


    We welcome new members Lynn, Clare-Marie, Myra, and Sarah.


  • November 1 - Speakers' Program

    Dr. Susan Solt Speaker - Dr. Susan Solt, UCSC Dean of Arts Division

    Dr. Solt's topic is "The Arts Division for the 21st Century - Creative Entrepreneurs, Change Makers, Design Thinkers, and YOU."


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    November 28 - Dining at the Shadowbrook

    "Community Tuesdays" event at the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola has supported local nonprofits for 16 years. 1/3 of sales go to local non-profits.  Make reservations for November 28 after 5 pm at The Shadowbrook (831-475-1511).  1/3 of your dining and drink order will go to the UCSC Women's Club.  Be sure to tell your server that you want your order to be credited to The UCSC Women's Club.

  • Holiday Lights

    December 15 - Chancellor's Holiday Party

    3-6 pm, College 9 & 10 Dining Hall invitation...

  • Winter 2018

  • January 10, 2018 - Speaker Program (Note that this is the 2nd Wednesday of the month.)

    Katharyne Mitchell Speaker - Katharyne Mitchell, UCSC Social Sciences Division Dean

  • (The Women's Club Chocolate Festival is on hiatus this year.)

  • February 7, 2018 - Speaker Program

    Daniel Press Speaker - Daniel Press, UCSC Environmental Studies Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)


  • February 28 - UCSC GIVING DAY

    Support the Women's Club Scholarships for Re-Entry Students by giving generously to our program.

    The Women's Club Scholarship for Re-Entry Students earned $1,878 from 29 donors on Giving Day 2017.

    Thank you to those who support the scholarships we give to deserving re-entry students!


  • March 7, 2018 - Speaker Program & Book Sale

    Julie JamesSpeaker - Julie James, Artistic Director and Founder, Jewel Theatre

     BooksFor our book sale, members may bring up to five books to sell.  Proceeds will go to our scholarship fund.  Members will take home books which do not sell and may save them for our next sale.

  • Spring 2018

  • April 4, 2018 - Speaker Program

    Susan True Speaker - Susan True, CEO, Community Foundation, Santa Cruz County




  • April 11, 2018 - InterCampus Exchange - UC Davis

    UC Davis campus Held at UC Davis this year, the InterCampus Exchange Day is a yearly spring event attended by groups similar to the UCSC Women's Club.  Participating campuses are UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz. 


  • May 2 - Spring Luncheon


    Annual Scholarship Luncheon…“Spring Sunshine and Stellar Student Scholars” - 11 am - 1 pm

    View the invitation and mail your reservation by April 26.

    Meet and greet and hear the stories from our scholarship recipients at Michael's on Main, Soquel


  • May 12 - Human Race

    walkersJoin club members in running or walking to raise scholarship funds. You may also donate to the Club's scholarships even if you don't walk in The Human Race.  The "race" begins at 2300 Delaware Avenue at 8 am. Breakfast begins at 7 am, and lunch is after the "race."  Contact:  Cindy Miller

Easily add these dates to your google calendar by visiting this Calendar page.