The Faculty Women’s Club (FWC) was founded in 1921 to promote fellowship among women in the University of Michigan community (women faculty and female spouses or partners of faculty) and that is still true today. The membership has been expanded, as have the core activities, club-wide events and interest sections, to reflect the changing times, but the purpose remains the same.
Letter from the President:
A warm welcome to all of our Honorary, Golden, Faculty/Partner and Friend members as we celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Faculty Women’s Club of the University of Michigan. Since 1921, the core purpose of the FWC has been to promote acquaintance and fellowship among its members, who come from the entire University of Michigan and from the wider community.
The ideas, enthusiasm, knowledge, expertise, creativity and especially kindness of our members create a synergy that has contributed to the vitality of our Club and its importance in our lives.
Our members can participate in one or several of over 40 sections. They have the opportunity to attend Club-wide events: the Fall and Holiday Receptions, Winter Event, Spring Luncheon, Campus Explorer Tours, Spring Bus Tour, and Living Room Chats. Then there are the special Newcomer activities. And many FWC members serve on a committee or on the Board or as a section leader or coordinator. We encourage you to do all of the above, it is a great way to make friends…and you have over 500 of us to choose from. We would all be happy to help you find an activity that suits you, just give any of us a call.
This academic year we start the celebration of the University of Michigan Bicentennial, as well as the five-year countdown and preparations for our own FWC Centennial. There will be extra events and opportunities to mingle and have fun. Bring your ideas and your memories to the newly formed Centennial Committee. As we reflect on our past, we look to our future with hope.
I look forward to seeing you at one of our Club-wide events. It is an honor to serve as your President this year, and I will do everything I can to make it an enjoyable one for all.
Smilka Zdravkovska, FWC President, 2016-17