FWC welcomes members to participate in a variety of interest groups. If you want more information about an interest group, please email the FWC Sections Administrator at FWC.InterestSections@umich.edu and your name will be forwarded to the section leader(s) listed below. Contact information for section leaders also is available in the FWC directory.
Coordinator: Jitka Wiley
Afternoon Bridge I
This group has eight members; each member hosts and provides refreshments once a year. We meet on the 3rd Monday at 12:30 p.m. from April to November. We have two tables and play social bridge. Substitutes are always welcome.
Update: We are not meeting during the pandemic. We are not accepting new members because we have eight members currently.
Leader: Dorothy Wu
Afternoon Bridge II
We have nine members for bridge, but welcome substitutes because members travel frequently. We often meet at the Ann Arbor City Club or at members’ homes. It is generally a very friendly game and enjoyed by all. We have coffee and dessert. We meet year-round on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.
Update: On hiatus
Leaders: Peggy Shearer and Dorothy Wu
We are an intermediate-level, social bridge group of non-smoking couples. We usually have 4-5 tables. Each member hosts the club once a year. We meet on the 1st Friday at 7:30 p.m. from September to June. Substitutes are welcome.
Leader: Barbara Snow
We meet at 12:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month in members’ homes for an enjoyable afternoon. We generally have two to three tables for bridge. We welcome substitutes to our group.
Update: On hiatus
Leaders: Irene Loo and Dottie Riemeschneider
Members’ varied interests and backgrounds are reflected in our programs. If your choice is working the soil to grow beautiful flowers, edible plants, or containers and windowsill gardens, there is much to learn and share. Many speakers are experts in their fields and members occasionally present programs. We sometimes have a potluck and planning session at the first or last meeting of the year and in December we create small evergreen tabletop arrangements for the enjoyment of various groups and organizations in the area. Meetings are held 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month, September to May, in members’ homes and on field trips to local farms and gardens.
Update: We plan to start off with in-person meetings outdoors this fall as we did this past year, but hope to move to indoor in-person meetings as soon as feasible after October’s meeting, since many of our members have already been vaccinated and a number of our members are not comfortable with participating in Zoom meetings. This will depend, of course, on what the pandemic situation is at the time.
Leaders: Sally Esckilsen-Bush and Kari Michalowski
Garden Amateurs II
Beginning and experienced gardeners learn about various aspects of gardening and related topics from programs given by members and from occasional guest speakers. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm. We normally meet at the Ann Arbor City Club and have lunch together before our meeting.
Update: We are meeting via Zoom until further notice.
Leaders: Margaret McClamroch and Judy Wilhelme
We meet on Tuesdays promptly at 9:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. mid-June through August) rain, shine or snow. When there are thunderstorms, please stay safely at home. Hikes are usually three to four miles or about one to two hours; more distant hikes can take three to four hours including driving time. We never walk more than five miles, and walking speeds vary within the group. There is sure to be someone else who walks at your pace. For out of town hikes we meet to carpool. Trails can be wet! Insect repellent may be needed! When Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed due to weather, there will be no hike.
Update: We will not have any far-away hikes that require carpooling.
Leaders: Clevie Daniels and Ruth Graves
Our Yoga instructor, Jasmijn Quon, provides beginner-level instruction for this group. This is an excellent way to increase your flexibility and balance while getting a good workout. We generally meet year-round on Friday mornings, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $10/session period. Please contact the leaders for further information.
Update: We will be meeting only on Zoom until further notice. During the pandemic we have added a second session on Wednesday mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Leaders: Susan Flint and Sherry Warden