Activity Groups are managed by Paul Enchelmayer, V.P. Intellectual Activities, and are formed and administered by volunteers based upon member interests for intellectual stimulation. Group activities are open to the public but only Club members can serve as committee chairpersons. Check the current Club Times for any changes in meeting times. Examples of current activities include:

Book Discussion

The Book Discussion Group meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. All members participate in the eclectic selection of books of fiction and non-fiction. The selections cover a broad range of publications ranging from neo-classical to modern and popular literature. Given the large diversity of backgrounds and educations of our University Club members, you can expect lively and informative discussions. Please join us!

Book Review

Meets the first and third Thursday at 10 a.m.

The Book Review Group is headed by Dorothy Cline and Linda Dunlap. This group meets in a moderated discussion about a book of choice, which is determined ahead of schedule. Talented members of the University Club review both fiction and non-fiction books. Some of the texts are best sellers; some, older classics. All affect how you look at the world.

On October 6 Tom Polgar, former CIA Chief, will kick off the new season with his review of In the Garden of the Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Eric Larson.

Bridge-Duplicate

Every Monday at 12:30 p.m.

Here at the University Club Nancy Kellman presents the friendliest game in town. We play for enjoyment, for the opportunity to improve our skills, and to keep our minds sharp and active.

Bridge-Open

Join us every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Chair: Jamilee Michel.

Bridge-Social/Contract

Join us fo Social/Contract Bridge on the second and fourth Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your foursome or email Alice Dexter one week in advance at a.dexter@embarqmail.com for arrangements to play.

Classical Music Group

Meets the third Wednesday at 1:00 pm. and will feature the many facets of the world of serious music.

Men's Chorus standing, 500w
Club Chorus

Rehearses twelve Wednesdays each spring and fall at 2:00 p.m.

Experience, or a great voice, are not necessary. The only thing you need is the willingness to sing. The University Club Chorus embodies a tradition that goes back well beyond forty years. Come join us. Director: Bob Glendon, Chairman: Malcolm Frazier.

Club Library

Meets every Friday at 10:00 a.m.

The University Club’s library is a treasure. Its books, its films and its periodicals entertain us and inform our intellectually keen members. We meet each Friday morning from 10:00 ’til noon. Come join us! Martha Williamson and Dana Schmidt.

Computer Users

We meet the first Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Club members Joe Levy, Stan Goldstein and Paul Enchelmayer will discuss the latest developments in home computers and will try to answer any computer-related questions you may have. You can call us by phone any time during the month. Check your YEAR BOOK for our phone numbers.

Craft Group

Every Tuesday at 1 p.m. till 3:30 p.m.

Learn a new craft, share a craft you know, or bring to perfection an existing craft with a group whose friendships are enjoyed and new friends are found. Meet with leader Pat Curenton and relax and have fun.

meeting around library table, 500wCurrent Events

Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. With CoChairs Joe Levy and Nita Marie Rizzo.

Evening Current Events meets the fourth Monday @ 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a Round Table discussion of the important issues of the day. All are encouraged to contribute in selecting topics as well as to the discussion with Marilyn and Steve Bryant. Everybody gets the opportunity to speak if they choose.

Foreign Affairs

Florence Bacas Snow, Chair. meets the 4th Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

French Conversation

Chaired by Barbara Kennedy and meets the third Monday at 1:30 p.m.

If you studied French in high school or college and still love the language, come practice with us. Barbara Kennedy leads the activities that include attending ballets, going to French films, reading/discussing books.

Genealogy

Meetings are chaired by Paul Enchelmayer and are held at 2:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of every month.

Attendees are helped to establish a record or table of his or her descent, family, or group, from an ancestor or ancestors. The genealogy group shares genealogical research techniques, promotes interest in genealogy, and helps attendees establish family trees. Expert genealogical speakers make presentations

Sessions are moderated to promote interest in genealogy and family history, to share research techniques, and to assist members in genealogical research. Speakers may be club members or outside specialists. Field trips are made.

German, Beginners

Not meeting currently

German Conversational

The first and third Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Brush up on your German speaking ability. Topics of interest, personal experiences, hobbies, and current events are all congenially discussed … in German with Hansmartin Hertlein moderating. Bring a friend!.

Health and Wellness

Meets the third Wednesday at 2:00 pm.under CoChairs Frank Paul Barber and Perry Dworkin

History

The 1st and 3rd Mondays at 10 a.m.

Ovid Vitas & Sherry Levy, Co-chairs lively and informative discussions ranging over the entire panoply of history. “Those who have not learned the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.”

Humanities

Peggy Kraemer,Chair meets 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Italian for Beginners

Ovid Vitas, Chair Meets on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.

Loss Support

Meetings are on the second Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Chair is Frank Paul Barber.

Philosophical Discussion

Meets the 1st & 4th Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. CoChairs are Don Cain & Richard Kronenfeld

With Don Cain and Richard Kronenfeld we learn about subjects ranging from the lives and teaching of early philosophers to questions of the day concerning ethics, global warming, and international relations.

Play Reading

Meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Club members Michele Levy and Pam Otte invite you to join them in a new Club activity called PLAY READING. Participants will take turns reading parts of a play. No memory or acting ability is needed, just a desire to listen to a good play and discuss certain aspects of it.

Science & More

Meets the fourth Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

With Jeanne Schiff, Chair moderating, come hear the discussions about scientific breakthroughs currently being experienced. Subjects of note, but not limited to, are genetics, cosmology, and medicine. This is all done in layman terms.

Spanish Conversation, Beginners

Meets every Friday at 10:00 a.m. Chair Ann Bachmann.

Ideal for those who have picked up Spanish here and there, but who want to improve their grammatical skills in a relaxed, academic setting. Learning to speak Spanish is valuable for travelers and for interacting with our growing Hispanic population. With the help of Ann Bachman, former SCC Spanish professon, come learn how to communicate in a second language. No tests. No grades.

Spanish Conversation, Advanced

Meets every Friday at 11:00 a.m. Chair, Ovid Vitas.

To maintain your language skills, sit in for an hour with an eclectic group of individuals who have had the experience of living, working, and traveling abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. Topics discussed in Spanish include recent civic events, historical episodes, and personal occurrances of general interest. We meet each Friday to converse in Spanish for an hour.

Tai Chi

Meets every Monday at 8:45 a.m.

Newcomers and members at all skill levels are welcome.  Enjoy stress relief, good health, and good fun.