The University Women’s Club Board of Officers
The University Women’s Club, a vital part of the action around the University Club, began with a tea back in 1913 when a group of women gathered to plan a social organization of Indiana University faculty women, wives, and teachers. This first tea was held on May 22, 1913, at a garden party on the lawn of Mrs. C. H. Eigenmann. There were 76 members that first year who met on the second Thursday of every month during the academic year. The club still meets on the second Thursday of the month.
In 1959 President Herman B. Wells brought the University Women’s Club, the Men’s Faculty Club, and the Women’s Faculty and Staff Club into an umbrella organization called the University Club and provided rooms for the organization in the Indiana Memorial Union. The main entrance is just across the hall from the Whittenberger Auditorium on the first floor.
One of the oldest organizations on the Bloomington campus, the University Club is for all faculty, staff, alumni, and interested community members. Members share a common bond: Indiana University. Friendships formed at the club help foster connections across departmental lines; our social, cultural, and recreational activities add to the texture of university and Bloomington community life.
Today’s University Women’s Club includes monthly speaker luncheons plus more than a dozen special interest groups such as bridge, antiques, fine dining, book discussion, and hiking. The groups meet monthly.
The former Men’s Faculty Club and the Women’s Faculty and Staff Club now meet together in a group called the Luncheon Group. All members of the University Club are welcome to attend events of every group.
University Women’s Club Board of Officers 2021 – 2022
|POSITION||NAME||PHONE / EMAIL|
|President||Erdine Simic||(812) 336-0811
|1st Vice Pres. / Pres. Elect||Charlene Brown||(812) 339-8634
|2nd Vice President||Barb Aspy||(812) 350-4511
|2nd Vice President||Anita Douglas||(812) 339-9228
|Recording Secretary||Mary Wood||(812) 988-4425
|Social Chairs||Linda Burton||(812) 369-4611
|Marilyn Minor||(812) 339-4699
|House Chair||Marge Sutton||(812) 336-8672
|Past President||Cindy York||(812) 333-4729