January/February Newsletter

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  January/February  Newsletter
 
Dec 2012 024    
Holiday Luncheon Enjoyed by All
    A festive group of Women's Club members celebrated the holiday season at historic Rucker House on December 18th.  After mimosas, we visited over a delicious lunch.  The setting was beautifully decorated for the season. See more photos by visiting our facebook page. And "Like" us while you are there.
President's Message
Greetings!
    The first half of the UAB Women’s Club academic year has been fantastic! We kicked off our year with a luncheon at the Alumni Society House, hosted by Provost Linda Lucas.  Had a docent tour at the Birmingham Museum of Art’s, Norman Rockwell Exhibition. Learned to be more aware of our surroundings and practiced some women’s self-defense moves. Gathered for a book signing with author, Tina Savas. Enjoyed meeting spouses with a sneak preview and a back stage tour of the Alys Stephens Center.  Our interest groups included two book clubs, a book swap, and interest in starting up a playgroup. We ended 2012 with a lovely Holiday luncheon at the Historic Rucker Place. 
    As we look forward to 2013 the heart of our organization is just beginning our service work of raising funds for our scholarship awards, and in February will begin selecting recipients from those who have applied. We still have many opportunities to come for our members and potential members to join, connect and enjoy intellectually stimulating programs. Please feel free to invite guests to our programs and encourage them to visit our website for future programs and groups of interest.
    I look forward to seeing you in this New Year.
Sincerely, Fran Nagy
    
Scholarship fundraiser
    To date we have received almost $6,000 for our scholarship fund.  The cost of tuition has increased over the years to more than $8,000 per year.  So we have decided to make that our goal.  Last year, we awarded scholarships to four students. One recipient extended her gratitude for our support.  With it she was able to go to Australia to continue her research project. This would not have been possible without our scholarship! Donations can still be made at the UAB giving site online or by mail to  P. O. Box 661341, Birmingham, AL. 35266
 
Membership:  It's never too late to join!
    Do you know someone at UAB who should join the club?  Is there new faculty member in your department whose spouse is adjusting to living in Birmingham?  We want to make the process easier for them.  Our reputation as the "Welcome Wagon" for the UAB community is one we are proud to claim.  
    Our service project to provide scholarships for women returning to college has been very successful, but as tuition costs increase we need to expand our membership to support meaningful financial aid for these students.
     Not to mention the outstanding programs and activities we have planned that foster lifelong friendships among us.  We should have no trouble selling the benefits of joining UAB Women's Club to our university colleagues.
     The board has made increasing our membership a high priority this year.  We have professional attractive business cards available for members to carry and share with potential new members.  You can help by sending in your dues and encouraging others to do the same.  For more information visit our website.
    If you have paid your dues and have not received a yearbook, please email





Welcome New Members
Virginia Jones, virginia@snoozysbookstore.com
Janella Miller, jamiller@uab.edu
Tracey Pae, traceypae@yahoo.com
Kimberly Wilcox, wilcoxk@uab.edu

Upcoming Events
    Jan. 16, Wednesday, 7:30, Night book group at the home of Lynne Faulstitch,2616 Aberdeen Rd. 35223,933-8081
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, contact Naomi Buklad at nbuklad@bellsouth.net for details.
 Jan. 31, Book Swap Thursday, 6:30, at the home of Gerda Carmichael 302 Crest Drive, 35209 871-9861 Bring a book you have read and would recommend and loan to others. 
  Feb 11,  Mon. 9:45 am, Daytime book group at the home of Sandy Schroenloher, 2521 River Trace Cir, 35243, 970-8879, Eisenhower, the White House Years, by Jim Newton.
 March 14, Book Swap, Thursday, 6:30 at the home of Beena Thannickal, 4146 Somerset Ridge Pl, 35243, 747-0899  

Support the Alys Stephens Center
Events and tickets online


Announcement:  New Interest Group
Cassidy Lowe has offered to organize a new play group for moms and toddlers.  If you  or someone you know is home on weekday mornings, give her a call at 637-0135.  Moms will visit while children play in members homes. This can be a great way for newcomers to get to know others in the UAB community.
In This Issue
  • President's Message
  • Fundraiser
  • Upcoming Events

BOOK SWAP 

January 31, 6:30


Upcoming Programs

UAB Womens Basketball January 24
Join us at 5:30 at the Green and Gold Room for a meal provided by Jim and Nick's $10 per person.  Spouses and guests are encouraged to attend.
RSVP to email by January 21st
 

Save the date!
February 5th
Lunch at
The Club

Heart Disease:  Robotic options for women
Invitations to come soon.  



2012 Scholarship Recipients:
SarahHigh School Education and English 
RayshondaAccounting with a forensic concentration and Information Systems
CandicePhilosophy with a minor in Accounting and Business Administration    
LibbyBaccalaureate degree in nursing  




















Officers 2012-2013

President
Fran Nagy  
Vice President
Valerie Thomas
Recording Secretary
Alicia Koester
Treasurer Claudine Ali
Correspond. Secretary
Beena Thannickal
Parliamentarian
Kyle Wick























www.uab.edu/uabwc
Pam  Thompson, Editor
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pamrayt@gmail.com


 





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