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Jane Schaefer

Three years ago we awarded our first Endowed Scholarship to a deserving student attending University College. This year we are proud to announce that we will be awarding two Endowed Scholarships to deserving University College students.

Women and Diversity

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The Washington University Woman's Club has had a tradition of education, service, and friendship for over 100 years. We pride ourselves in providing stimulating programs and activities for our members as well as service to the University Community. We strive to make a difference to our members, to the University, to the students, to friends, and to other organizations through our many programs.

Three years ago we awarded our first Endowed Scholarship to a deserving student attending University College. This year we are proud to announce that we will be awarding two Endowed Scholarships to deserving University College students.

We will start the year with a Welcome Lunch hosted by Risa Zwerling Wrighton at Harbison House on September 20, 2013. Risa's warmth and generosity provide a chance for continuing members to re-unite and for newcomers to learn about our activities. This Fall we will be remembering Rita Levi-Montalcini, a special woman who won the Nobel Prize for her important work done in our Biology Department more than thirty years ago. In October we will have dinner at Ibby's Restaurant and then enjoy a performance of "Spring Awakening", a presentation at the Edison Theatre by the students of the Performing Arts Department. Through "Meet the Leaders" we will co-host, with the Gephardt Institute, a program about University entrepreneurs in the fall, a service project with the Red Cross in December, and a special program with the theme of Mothers in the spring. "Women and the Kemper" provides exclusive study sessions with curators as well as special events. Through our many Interest Groups and Service Activities we can learn about gardening, join a book club, play bridge or Mah Jong, or visit a special site in St Louis. Our International Women are those women whose husbands or partners are students or fellows of the university. They love to meet American women in an intercultural exchange of ideas. This group meets every week to enjoy each other and see St Louis.

Please take time to visit the Elizabeth Danforth Butterfly Garden on Forsyth Avenue. The garden is beautiful and relaxing, and full of butterflies. The Woman's Club members plant and maintain the garden throughout the year. It is our crown jewel.

Read our online bi-monthly newsletter or have it sent to your mailbox to keep up to date on all of our activities. Like us on Facebook to see photos of our members' activities. We hope you will join us this year for friendship and exciting events.

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Jane Schaefer
President 2013-2014

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