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Queen's University
 

Queen's Women's Association

  • Interest Groups

Interest Groups for QWA Members

Daytime Groups

 Group

Meeting Date

Time

Description

Coordinator

Art Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Noon - 3:00

Beginning September 23rd

All levels of sketchers and painters welcome.  Your choice of media; no oils please.  Outdoors in good weather or at the clubhouse.  No instruction, but we will share what we know and enjoy.

 

Coordinator:    Rosemary Kaufman

547-8276  kaufmanrg@gmail.com

 

Book Discussion

4th Mondays

1:30 – 3:30

Beginning September 22nd

Books for the year are chosen by consensus.  Each month a book is reviewed and discussed.  Members review fiction, biography or autobiography and other books of interest.  Discussion is preceded by a poem.

 

Coordinator:    Barbara Matthews

546-6659  barbara@kingston.net

Bridge

Beginners

Thursdays,

9:00 – 11:30

Beginning September 18th

Instruction and supervised play for beginners.

 

Teacher:    Rosalie Wintle

389-3208  wintle@ieee.org

Coordinators:     Sue Blay

386-3195  suedbb7@gmail.com

Bobbi Shaw  548-0132

michaelandrobina@gmail.com

Intermediate

Thursdays

9:00 - Noon

Beginning September 18th

Coordinators:   Josette Arassus

389-3820  arassus@kingston.net

Cheryl Walker

548-3157  walkers@cogeo.ca

Social Duplicate

1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays

12:45 – 4:00

Beginning September 15 th

Duplicate style bridge in a social setting, changing partners during the afternoon. Each player finishes with her own personal score.

 

Coordinators:   Marilyn Baer

544-9754 marilynbaer@hotmail.com

Kathryn Rowe

542-4360 kathyrn.monica@gmail.com 

Dancing for Women

Intermediate

Tuesdays and Fridays

9:00

Beginning September 23rd

Latin dances, waltzes& quickstep. Technique is emphasized in order to achieve a cardiovascular and core strengthening work out.  Beginners, please contact the coordinator.

 

Coordinator & Teacher:  Frances Szewczuk

389-5805  fs@queensu.ca 

Film Discussion

4th Wednesdays

1:30 - 3:45

Beginning October 22nd

Various films suggested by members are shown with discussion following in the time remaining.  Location:  Downstairs.

 

Coordinator:   Chosen at the first meeting.

French Conversation

Mondays

11:30 –1:00

Beginning September 22nd

Bring a "Bag Lunch";  engage in general conversation over lunch.   A warm welcome is extended to all.

 

Coordinator:   Liz Harrison

389-5176  harrisjp@queensu.ca

Genealogy

4th Wednesdays

10:00 - Noon

Beginning September 24th

Anyone who is interested in their ancestors from anywhere in the world will be very welcome at our meetings, no matter how much or how little they know.

 

Coordiantor:  Rosalie Wintle

389-3208  wintle@ieee.org

Hiking

2nd & 4th Thursdays

1:20 for 1:30 – 3:30

Beginning September 25th

Led by different members, the group hikes a variety of locations followed by tea after the hike.

 

Coordinators:  Elaine Christensen

384-9598   elainekayc@netscape.net

Margaret Milne

545-0431   milnef@econ.queensu.ca


Investing & Financial Issues

Basic

4th Wednesdays

3:00 - 4:30

Beginning September 24th

Financial issues, in general will be discussed, followed by the basics of investing.  Learn how to be a better communicator with your investment professional.  This group is for those who have no investment experience.

Location:  Upstairs.

 

Coordinator:  Joan Tobin

363-2764   ballytobin@gmail.com

Investors' Circle

Intermediate

3rd Wednesdays

3:30 – 5:00

Beginning September 17th

A virtual (no money) investment group. The group will evolve from an educational model to one of group discussion and information sharing.  Investing experience is a prerequisite.

 

Coordinator:  Bess MacMaster

545-3720

bessmacmaster@cogeco.ca

Play Reading & Discussion

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

1:30 – 3:00

Beginning October 1st

Focuses on plays performed locally at the Domino Theatre, Queen’s or other venues.

 

Coordinator:  Ann Levison

544-3088  levisonann@yahoo.ca

Scribblers' Writing Group

1st Wednesdays

9:30 – 11:30

Beginning October 1st

This group is for writers and aspiring writers.  Participants read excerpts from their memoirs, poetry, passages of literary non-fiction, fiction and fragments of mysteries.

 

Coordinator:  Ann Levison

544-3088  levisonann@yahoo.ca

Theme Luncheon

2nd Wednesdays,

11:45 - 2:00

Beginning October 8th

Participants prepare a dish of their choice from recipes selected by the organizers of the theme event.

 

Coordinators:  Ginny Frost

546-9314 ginny.frost@rogers.com

Mary Moore

544-3088  mooredm@bell.net

Evening Groups

 Group

Meeting Date

Time

Description

Book Exchange

No meetings

 

First books available

mid to late October

10 books published in the current year are circulated every four weeks.  Sign up at the Summerhill reception or by September 11th.

Buffet Dinners with Guest

Sundays, intermittently

As members step forward to organize

Knitting & Needlework 

1st Mondays

7:00 – 9:00

Beginning October 6

Gifts, sweaters/hats for newborns, joint quilt

Groups that Do Not Meet

 

** New Interest Groups are always welcome **

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