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

    Dean Mitchell's topic - "The Networks and Spaces of Sanctuary"


  • (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)


  • Women's Club Board wearing Giving Day T-shirts

    February 28 - UCSC GIVING DAY

    Support the Women's Club Scholarships for Re-Entry Students by giving generously to our program on Giving Day. Re-entry students are independent, non-traditional students returning to education after an extended break. Despite many challenges, most re-entry students reach their degree objectives. These students often face unique financial hurdles, so your support makes a tremendous impact. Students use their awards for such expenses as field study, computer software, travel to professional conferences, childcare, and summer courses. In 2017, the UCSC Women's Club awarded $35,000 in scholarships to 21 students, thanks to support from people like you.



  • March 7, 2018 - Speaker Program & Book Sale

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

     BooksFor our book sale, members may bring 5 to 7 quality paperback or hardback 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, 9 am - 3 pm

    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.

    Participants will gather in the morning, and after a light breakfast, enjoy campus speakers. Lunch will be served followed by campus tours which include a choice of the Manetti Shrem Art Museum, the California National primate Research Center, the Botanical Conservancy, or a combined tour of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology.

    Read an article on the current Wayne Thiebaud exhibit at the Manetti Shrem Museum from the San Franciso Chronicle.

    Register by mailing the Registration form for UC Davis 2018 Intercampus Day no later than March 28. Consider carpooling. 


  • May 2 - Spring Luncheon

     Michael's on Main Restaurant

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

    View the invitation; print and mail the luncheon reservation form by April 16. Copies of the invitation/reservation form will also be available at our March and April general meetings.

    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.