General Meetings & 2019-2020 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 2019

  • October 2

    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.

  • October

    Newcomer's Luncheon  - Board members will welcome new members to the club.


  • November 6

    blue helixSpeaker Program, 11:30 a.m. Bob Kuhn, Associate Director, Genomics Institute, will speak on "Genetics, Genomics, and UCSC" - As technology advances and DNA sequencing becomes ever cheaper, the flood of data offers unprecedented opportunities and challenges. Dr. Kuhn will discuss the Human Genome Project, including the history of the contribution made by scientists at UCSC, the state of current science, and prospects for the future, including diagnostics and treatments.

    Robert KuhnRobert Kuhn received his PhD at the University of California Santa Barbara in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, where he studied cell division in yeast. Following a postdoctoral at UC Berkeley/USCA Plant Gene Expression Center, he taught biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics at UC Santa Cruz. He joined the UCSC Genome Browser Project in 2003, where he is now Assosiate Director, with a particular interest in clinical genetics. He spends considerable effort training people in the use of the Browser, helping bring the fruits of the human (and other) genome projects to scientists worldwide and learning from them how to improve it.


  • December

    Friends groups face off

    Giving Week for University Friends Groups - Date TBD

    Thank you to the 31 donors who gave a sum of $1,955 to Women's Club Re-Entry Scholarships during Giving Week 2018. 



  • Holiday Lights

    December 2019

    Chancellor's Friends Holiday Party - Date TBD

  • Winter 2020

  • January 8, 2020

    Speaker Program - 11:30 a.m.


  • February 5, 2019

    Speaker Program - 11:30 am - 1 pm




  • February 2020 - Date TBD

    Dining at the Shadowbrook

    Shadowbrook Restaurant"Community Tuesdays" event at the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola has supported local nonprofits for 17 years. 1/3 of sales go to local non-profits.  Make reservations for our designated date 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.


  • February 2020 - Giving Day

    Giving Day Image Thank you to the 14 supporters who donated $560 to the UCSC Women's Club Scholarship Fund for UCSC Re-entry Students on Giving Day 2019.


  • March 4, 2020

    booksSpeaker Program & Book Sale - 11 am - 1 pm (Note that we will begin early so that members may browse the book sale. Members may bring up to five books for the sale. No textbooks, please.)


  • Spring 2020

  • March 2020 - InterCampus Exchange Day, 9 am - 3 pm

    Merrill College 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.

    Watch the video of last year's presentation at UCSC which included a panel discussion:

    "Women Leaders in Higher Education: Moving the Needle," with CP/EVC Marlene Tromp, Provost Elizabeth Abrams, Dean Lori Kletzer and Dean Kathryne Mitchell, and moderated by Chief Campus Counsel Lorena Peñaloza.

    Merrill College Cultural Center Participants gathered in the morning at the Merrill College Cultural Center, and after a light breakfast, enjoyed campus speakers. Lunch was served followed by campus tours.



  • April 1, 2020

    Speaker Program - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.



  • May 6, 2020 - Spring Luncheon


    Seymour Discovery Center skeletonAnnual Scholarship Luncheon at the Seymour Discovery Center…“Spring Sunshine and Stellar Student Scholars” - 11 am - 1 pm



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