Can I join an Interest Group if I missed the Kickoff? If yes, how do I do it?
It’s never too late to join one or more of our fun and educational interest groups. Most of our groups will accept new members at any time during the year. So if you are or want to become a UWC member and were unable to attend the fabulous Fall Kickoff event you can still jump into a group!
Visit the INTEREST GROUP tab of this website for a list of our many interest groups. You will find information about the group and group leader contact information. Group meeting times vary from weekly to monthly to three times per year. We have little groups with 10 members and large groups with over 100 members and lots in between. Some groups take overnight trips while others venture out for day trips. Some groups meet in private homes and others meet in public venues. Costs vary from group to group with most having very nominal fees. All of this information is listed or can be obtained from the group leader.
To join a UWC interest group you need to be a dues paying member of UWC. The membership application resides under the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION tab.
For answers to general questions about the groups, email the Interest Group VP, Pat Garthe or Assistant Interest Group VP, Pat Weaver.
We hope you’ll consider having some fun and learning new things with your UWC friends!
Are there any new Interest Groups for 2019-2020?
There is one:
MEDITATION — Meditation is the act of focusing your mind; it is part of a well-rounded yoga experience. Learning to meditate in yoga involves more than sitting still for a few moments each day. The reason? Your mind might still be sifting through a barrage of thoughts and worries. Yoga meditation is about quieting a busy mind. The more you are able to quiet your thoughts, the more you experience a sense of true presence. Being in the moment helps to create the beneficial mind-body connection for which yoga is known. Come experience and learn this unique technique. Meditation will be held on Mondays at 12:30 at the Unitarian Church on Waupelani Drive. A small donation is requested to pay for the space. Contact Lalita Patil (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How do I find out about Interest Group trips? Can I go on an Interest Group trip if I do not belong to that group?
Check back often for updated IG trip information under the INTEREST GROUP TRIP tab. Group members get the first chance to sign up but non-group members can often join in to fill the bus.
How can I see photos of what an Interest Group has been doing recently?
Visit the Penn State University Women’s Club Facebook page to see photos of recent Interest Group activities and trips. If you do not find any photos of the group you are seeking, contact the leader to request that photos be taken and shared at the next event. If you “Like” our page you will receive updates about it in your News Feed. To do this just click Like under the cover photo.