VUW History, Programs & Activities
2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy. ($3000 for public high school seniors in the San Fernando Valley)
HISTORY: VUW was established in 1945 in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California and is comprised of women who have graduated from a college or university. We are a 501-C3 Charitable Organization. Our tax ID # is 95-6122376.
VUW purposes were, and remain,
to encourage higher education with our scholarship program
to stimulate intellectual thinking
to provide opportunity for creative thinking
to strengthen friendship among university women
Scholarship News: Our first $100 scholarship was given to one high school senior in 1946. 21 Scholarships ($3000) were awarded to outstanding high school seniors on June 18, 2019. Valley University Women has continuously offered scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will be attending college or university in California. VUW members personally raised funds for our scholarship program through an annual Fundraising Event, silent auctions, individual donations and through bequests. Recent bequests are from the estates of long-time members Vicki Manchester and Sylvia Schuster.
Programs and Activities:
Members enjoy monthly meetings with stimulating topics or musical entertainment. A variety of small groups or clubs: art, travel, gardening, discussion, book, bridge, as well as day trips to museums, gardens, and places of historical signficance are monthly activities. New members are welcomed! Please plan to attend our next meeting and get information on our many small groups and other activities. We have a monthly newsletter that details our small group activities. .
NOTE: If you have any questions on VUW, our programs, activities or want a copy of our newsletter send an email to VUW: email@example.com.
All regular meetings will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Encino, 4963 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316.
Tuessday, January 21, 2020 we will be our annual game day with games starting at 10 am and gong on until 3 p.m. Lunch will be served. Bring a friend or two!
Our February meeting is Tuesday, February 18.
Refreshments 1:30 p.m. Meeting 1:45 p.m. Program 2:15 p.m.
VUW IS BLOOMING
Our 71st Annual Scholarship benefit is Saturday, March 28, 2020 Luncheon and Auctions. Singer Bonnie Bowden will entertain us!
This is an event not to be missed!
SECTION MEETINGS Call host to RSVP
Garden: The Garden Club meets at the “Cherry Blossom Club", at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino (near Hayvenhurst) on the first Wednesday of each month. Please arrive at 9:30 to socialize and bring something to share for our delicious pot luck lunch.
Debbie Goldstein, Liaison (818) 404-8911
Morning Discussion: The Discussion Group usually meets on the third Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at a restaurant. . Call Rhona Svidor, Chair, for details. (818) 998-7421
Book: The Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday.
Rhona Svidor, Chair (818) 206-1343
OFFICERS FOR 2019-2020
President: Diane Swain
1st VP (Program) Committee: Sara Coyle, Bonnie Potyk,
2nd VP (Membership): Sara Coyle
3rd VP’s (Ways & Means): Marilyn Fabre (Benefit), Patty Streeter (Dining Out)
4th VP (Scholarships): Doris Dent
Recording Secretary: Debbie DuVal
Corresponding Secretary: Esther
Financial Secretary: Patty Streeter
Treasurer: Faye Frankel Co-Treasurer: Diane Swain
Auditor: Millie Senesieb
Hostesses: Deborah Goldstein
Webmaster: Doris Dent
Contact Information: Doris Dent 818-812-9160