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UAlbany Women’s Association Seeking New Members

(September 10, 2004)

Established in 1951 by Virginia Collins as the Faculty Wives’ Club, the University at Albany Women’s Association continues to offer an opportunity for social activities with other women of the University community. All women who work at the University at Albany and the wives of UAlbany male faculty and staff are eligible to belong. Since it is not feasible to identify new female employees or spouses through the University’s personnel records, the UAWA extends an invitation for new members via this article.

The organization has always provided social and fund-raising efforts. In recent years, the group has awarded at least one scholarship per year to a University female student and, in 2000, established an endowment to ensure that this tradition continues.

The UAWA has three interest groups: a book club which meets monthly on a Wednesday afternoon, a bridge club which meets monthly on a Wednesday evening, and a gourmet dinner group which plans three cooperative meals each year.

In addition, UAWA schedules an annual September picnic to start the new school year, and both autumn and spring luncheon events. On October 2, members will take a tour on the Albany Aqua Duck and will have lunch at Jack’s Oyster House.

To maintain its mailing list and to cover some event costs, UAWA dues are $10 per year.

UAWA CORDIALLY INVITES ALL UNIVERSITY WOMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS ACTIVITIES BY CALLING BONITA BRYANT AT 869-8729 OR WRITING TO HER AT bonita.bryant@ juno.com, or at 3 Winding Brook Drive, 2E, Guilderland, N.Y., 12084.