Activity Groups are managed by Jeannie Schiff, 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.

Bridge-Duplicate

Every Monday at 12:15 p.m.

Here at the University Club Frank Schwartz 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.

Contract Bridge

Join us every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Chair: Max Reed.

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, 550w

Club Chorus

Rehearses twelve Wednesdays each spring and fall at 2:30 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: Jim Arnold.

Club Library

Meets every Friday at 10:00 a.m.

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

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, 550w

Current Events

Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. With Chair Judy Beck.

Evening Current Events meets on second and fourth Mondays @ 5:45 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 Aaron Liberman. Everybody gets the opportunity to speak if they choose.

Foreign Affairs

Judy Beck and Steve Bertha, Co-Chairs. Meets the 1st Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

French Conversation

Chaired by Patty Quigley and meets the first and third Mondays at 1:30 p.m.

If you studied French in high school or college and still love the language, come practice with us. Nancy Cervone leads the group.

Genealogy

Meetings are chaired by Maggie Winter and are held at 2:30 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 Conversational

The first and third Wednesdays 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!.

Science, Health, and Wellness

Meets the fourth Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

With Jeannie 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.

History

The 1st and 3rd Mondays at 10:00 a.m.

Ovid Vitas and 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.”

Italian for Beginners

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

Philosophical Discussion

Meets on first and fourth Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Co-Chairs are Don Cain and 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 second and fourth Thursdays at 2:45 p.m.

Club members Delia Fuentes and Pam Otte invite you to join them in a 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.

Spanish Conversation, Beginners

Meets every Friday at 11:00 a.m. Chair Jay Caballero.

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 Jay Caballero, come learn how to communicate in a second language. No tests. No grades.

Spanish Conversation, Advanced

Meets every Friday at 9:30 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.