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**Newcomers 2016 – 2017

UFC has a long tradition of welcoming women to our organization.

Note: Our 2017 2018 programs will be posted at the end of August 2017.

Beginning on the UC Davis Campus 102 years ago and extending out into the community, University Farm Circle has a long tradition of welcome. Whether you are new to the area or new to UFC, we invite you to join our organization. Your Newcomers year’s activities are designed so you can:

1) foster friendships with the newcomers of the 2016 – 2017 UFC year;
2) expand to other friendships and events of UFC beyond Newcomers; and
3) glimpse what the community and UC Davis have to offer.

At the end of the season, as a “UFC Newcomer Graduate,” we hope you will continue to enjoy the friendships, enrichment, and scholarship of future years with UFC. To confirm dates and locations, please check your emails and the monthly UFC Newsletter.

Contact Newcomers Co-Chairs:

Kathy Tyzzer, 902-8162, (
Susan Rodgers, 402-1041, (


  • First Friday Coffees

November through June
(except January and May)
9:45 a.m.
Hallmark Inn

Meet with other Newcomers on the first Friday of the month at Café 110 in the Hallmark Inn in central Davis. Look for a member of the Newcomers Committee with a silk flower pinned to her lapel. She will welcome you and get you started. Contact Wendy Chason, 758-2015 (, or Karen Johns, 758-6582 (

September 2016

We meet and we always eat good food.

  • Newcomers Welcome 2015Annual Newcomers Welcome

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Home of Lydia Baskin

Meet potential Newcomers and some current members of UFC while enjoying cool and tasty refreshments. You will receive detailed information regarding this year’s Newcomers activities, plus an overview of UFC general programs and interest sections. You may join UFC at this event. Dues to join are $30. Contact Wendy Chason, 758-2015 (, or Karen Johns, 758-6582 (

October 2016

  • Scholarship Reception and Fall Kickoff

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The ARC, UC Davis

Members and prospective members are cordially invited to attend the Scholarship Reception and Fall Kickoff. Meet and congratulate our exceptional scholarship recipients at 4:00 p.m., followed by light, catered refreshments and Interest Sections sign-ups. There is a $9.00 campus parking fee, so carpooling or taking the bus is recommended.

This year, we are using Eventbrite to help us plan how many will attend. Please sign up at (Details in the newsletter.)

Contact Janet Collins, 756-3127 (, or Barbara Smith Vaughn, 756-9620 (

November 2016

  • Mondavi Center Tour

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
UC Davis Campus

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. Spouses/significant others invited. Lunch is on your own.

  • Candlelight Dinner: “Holidays Around the World”

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
El Macero Country Club

Newcomers are encouraged to join this annual celebration that starts the 2016 Holiday Season. We are fortunate to be able to host our Holiday party at the El Macero Country Club this year. We hope you can join us for good food, great companionship, and entertainment. Each table will have a unique holiday centerpiece that reflects our theme of “Holidays Around the World.” This is always a well-attended event with limited space, so we encourage you to put this date on your calendar and to reserve your space early. Contact Charlene Sailer, 758-6689 (, or Terry Antonelli, 753-4070 (

December 2016

  • Holiday Home Tour 2016Holiday Home Tour and Boutique

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University Retirement Community (boutique location)

Enjoy the season by viewing five homes, three in Davis and two in Woodland, with unique holiday decorations and collections.

Plan your holiday shopping at our expanded boutique, which will feature UFC member hand-made items, as well as artisanal goods from Bay Area vendors.

All proceeds from this event benefit UFC’s scholarship endowment.

This year in addition to our usual locations around town, we’re selling tickets to you and the public on Eventbrite,so you’ll be able to use a credit card. Sign up at (Details in the newsletter.)

To volunteer to be a docent, contact Marnelle Gleason, 753-9331. For other information, contact Bonnie Lam, 756-6473 (, or Sue Colombano, 756-7476 (

January 2017

  • Newcomers and members celebrate friendship
    at the Linde Lane Tea Room in Dixon.

    Tea at Linde LaneCalifornia State Railroad Museum

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
Old Sacramento

Tour the Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento. Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own. Admission charge is $10. Check your newsletters for more information.

March 2017

  • Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum Tour

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 [Note: Date change]
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UC Davis

Tour the brand new art museum on the UC Davis campus. Check your newsletters for more information.

April 2017

  • UCD Arboretum Tour

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
UC Davis

Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum, famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration. There is no charge to attend this event. Free one-hour parking can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo. or There is also parking in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55, where visitors can park in short-term metered spots or all-day spaces with the purchase of a $9 daily pass.

May 2017

  • Annual Spring Luncheon

Thursday, May 4, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
University Retirement Community
Valet parking

Once again, we will wrap up our year with the Annual Spring Luncheon. This is a time to enjoy lunch together, elect the incoming Board, hear a featured speaker, and celebrate each other and all the wonderful events and programs that we have enjoyed this year. There will be a short business meeting, where we will vote on the nominees and honor the old and new Board members. Contact Pat Stromberg, 756-3660 (

  • Appetizer and Beverage Finale [Note: Canceled]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Note--May 16, 2017: This Finale has been canceled.

June 2017

  • Final First Friday Coffee

Friday, June 2, 2017
9:45 a.m.
Café 110 in Hallmark Inn

Join your Newcomers friends at the final First Friday Coffee of the 2016 – 2017 year. Talk about summer plans, and maybe slip in another coffee or two on your own. Contact Wendy Chason, 758-2015 (, or Karen Johns, 758-6582 (

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