VUW History, Programs & Activities
OUR 2019 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY WAS HELD ON JUNE 18 WITH 21 SCHOLARSHIPS GIVEN TO OUTSTANDING HIGHSCHOOL SENIOSRS. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 WILL BE OUT THE BEGINNING OF jANUARY.
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. 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. Our most recent bequest is from the estate of long-time member Vicki Manchester.
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, September 17 is our first meeting of the fall and we’re in for a treat to start off the year. Bob Brandzel, the Piano Man, will entertain us with pop classics. We’ll also have a sing-along. This is always a fun evening. Be sure to invite your friends to join us.
Refreshments 6:30 p.m. Meeting 6:45 p.m. Program 7:30 p.m.
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. The Garden Club is having a field Trip: September 25 to Descanso Gardens.
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. The group will meet Wednesday, September 18, at 11:30 a.m. Call Rhona Svidor, Chair, for details. (818) 998-7421
Book: The Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday. On Thursday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m., we will meet at the home of Rhona Svidor, 7329 Wish Avenue, Lake Balboa. We will be discussing The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.
Rhona Svidor, Chair (818) 206-1343
Next Board Meeting will be on October 17 at the home of Patty Streeter
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