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Newcomers 2017 – 2018

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

Beginning on the UC Davis Campus over 100 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 2017 – 2018 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

Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Feb. 2,
Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4
10:00 a.m.
Stonegate County Club Clubhouse
919 Lake Blvd.

Note: Jan. 5
10:00 a.m.
Home of Kathy Tyzzer

Join our friendly gathering of newcomers on the first Friday of each month at Stonegate County Club (except January). One of your Newcomer Co-chairs, either Susan Rodgers or Kathy Tyzzer, will be there to welcome you and get you started.


  • Annual Newcomers Welcome

    Food Is Always Important to UFC

Friendship, enrichment, scholarships...
and always, great food!

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Home of Lydia Baskin (note new location)

Meet potential Newcomers and some current members of UFC while enjoying cool drinks and tasty treats. You will receive detailed information regarding this year’s Newcomer activities, plus an overview of UFC general programs and interest sections. You may join UFC at this meeting. Dues to join are $30 per year. Contact Susan Rodgers, 402-1041, ( and Kathy Tyzzer, 902-8162 (


  • Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
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 Welcome. This annual event epitomizes UFC, connecting campus and community through friendship, enrichment, and scholarships. Meet and congratulate our exceptional scholarship recipients at 4:00 p.m., followed by light, catered refreshments and Interest Sections sign-up. There is a $9.00 campus parking fee, so carpooling, biking, walking, or taking the bus is recommended.

As we did last year for the first time, we are again using Eventbrite to help us plan how many will attend. Please sign up at:

Contact Elysa Hillis, 304-0777 (, or Deanna Lee, 756-5969 (


  • Explore Winters: Wine-Tasting at Turkovich Family Wines and
    Lunch at the Putah Creek Café

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a day in the country in the charming historic town of Winters, just a 30-minute drive west of Davis. We will meet at 11:15 a.m. to carpool from Davis to Winters. After lunch, check out the fun shops (quilting, yarn, jewelry, and others). The wine-and-cheese tasting at Turkovich Family Wines is complimentary. Lunch is no-host. Participation is limited to 20. To save your spot, RSVP to Susan Rodgers, 402-1041 (


  • Candlelight Dinner: “Evergreen”

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
El Macero Country Club

Once again, we will be welcomed at the sparkling, remodeled El Macero Country Club and will experience a back-to-nature pine-forested, evergreen-themed evening with wonderful company, delicious food, and great entertainment.

This is always a well-attended event with limited space, so we encourage you to put this date on your calendar and reserve your space early (members only). Contact Terry Antonelli, 848-9686 (, or Barbara Smith Vaughn, 756-9620 (


  • Tour of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Join us for this fascinating tour of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, which consists of a state-of-the-art academic complex and a LEED platinum-certified winery, brewery, and food and milk-processing laboratory. The Institute is the only facility of its kind in the world. The complex surrounds the Good Life Garden, a one-acre, edible plot featuring organic and sustainably grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Spouses are welcome to attend. Contact Susan Rodgers, 402-1041 (


  • Tour of the Crocker Art Museum

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Crocker Art Museum is the longest continuously operating art museum in the West. It hosts one of the state’s premiere collections of Californian art. Museum admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (65+). We’ll meet at the Davis Park and Ride near Ikeda’s to carpool to the museum. Contact Kathy Tyzzer, 902-8162 (


  • Dinner at the Market,
    Davis Farmers MarketDavis Farmers Market

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
4:30 p.m.
Central Park, Davis

Bring your camp chairs or picnic blanket and enjoy dinner and live music with your UFC Newcomer friends and spouses. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from the many vendors at the market. Contact Susan Rodgers, 402-1041 ( or Kathy Tyzzer, 902-8162 (


  • Annual Spring Luncheon

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Location to be determined

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. Check the Newsletter for current information.

  • Appetizer and Beverage Finale

Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Home of Mary Darlington

Join with your Newcomers friends as we bring our fun Newcomers year to a close and chat about summer plans and interest sections for the coming year. Contact Kathy Tyzzer, 902-8162 (

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