Special Interests

Special Interests Coordinator: Diane Conde

For more information about joining a section, email the Interest Section Chair.

Around the World
This section meets at 7:15 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month at Glacier Hills. There is no meeting in December. Spouses and guests are encouraged to attend. Members or guests show slides or make digital presentations and discuss their travels. Leader: Kathryn Benford.

Campus Explorers
Meetings are at different University locations. Docents, faculty or other knowledgeable guides conduct tours. All FWC members are welcome, especially newcomers. We usually meet at 10 a.m. on the last Wednesday in September, October, January and then March and April. Leader: Jean Gosling.

The cinema group is not a serious movie group; we mostly enjoy each other’s company. We eat before we see a movie, which makes serious discussion of the movie we have not yet seen impossible. However, the movie group is a great way to get to see movies with a group of old and new friends. We see movies at the Michigan/State on the 1st Monday of the month – preceded by dinner. The following week, on a Tuesday, we see movies at the Quality 16 – again preceded by dinner. (This venue is less popular so we often skip it.) On occasion, we see movies at other times (British Live Theater at the Michigan or various film festivals). Each member pays for her own dinner and movie ticket. Leader: Lisa Neidhart.

Friends From Around the World
We are women from all over the world who get together monthly from September to May for an activity and to socialize. We share our American and international traditions with one another. If you are new to town, we will help you get acclimated to the University and Ann Arbor. Section dues are $10 per person per year. Leaders:  Karen Stern and Margaret McClamroch.

FWC Goes Out to Dinner
Our purpose is to share good company and good food. All FWC members are welcome at any time. This section (formerly Dinner after Work) has been an enjoyable way for women from many disciplines to share their experiences and interests. We meet twice a month—the first dinner is at 5:00 p.m. and the second dinner is at 6:30 p.m.—at various area restaurants. One of the dinners is on a Wednesday and the other is on a Thursday. At each dinner the attendees plan the date and location of the following month’s dinner. Leaders: Kathy Megginson and Amy Barnett.

FWC Goes to Happy Hour
This group meets a couple of times each semester to sample various happy hours around the Ann Arbor area. We get together for an hour or so to chat and have something to drink or eat. It’s an enjoyable way to get to know new people, new places, and stay connected with FWC women. We meet at 5:00 p.m. on a weekday, usually the 3rd Tuesday or Thursday. Dates and details for happy hours are announced by email and group members respond if they are coming. Leaders: Judy Compton and Karen Vigmostad.

Members perform solo and ensemble music. All instruments including voice are welcome. New members at all levels of achievement are warmly supported; it is a perfect setting to go back to an instrument you have not practiced for some time. We meet in members’ homes on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Leader: Terry Meerkov.

Updated 8/21/2019

Established 1921