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2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECEPTION AND FALL WELCOME

On October 7, UFC members gathered outside the UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center to recognize nine scholarship recipients. The recipients aspire to careers including higher education, law, health care, and human rights. Several want to put their education to use in underserved and marginalized communities. Full details are on our 2021 – 2022 Scholarship Recipients website page.


LOIS WOLK WINS AWARD

University Farm Circle awards Past President Lois Wolk an honorary lifetime membership for her work bringing campus and community together. Read more here.

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Welcome!

THEN: University Farm Circle was founded in 1914 to bring together the women associated with the University Farm—especially the female staff and faculty wives—to help the young boys at the school.

NOW: You do not need to be associated with the University to be a member. All are welcome!

If you are new to the community or to UFC, we invite you to join any of our Newcomers activities to get acquainted with our area and to meet other women.

For more information, email info@ufcdavis.org.

Join us!

Kathy Tyzzer, Kalli Louis, Mary Darlington at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.
Jeanie Istas, Mary McCafferty at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.
Terry Antonelli, Julie Schmidt at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.
Julie Schmidt, Sydney Moberg at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.
Susan Rodgers at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.
Marty Martinez, Beth Martinez at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.
Mary Ann Doerzbacher at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.
Julia Walker at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.
Members from Table 3: Penee Hughes, Holly Moen, Phyllis Baecker, Eileen Gueffroy, Sylvia Richman, Joann Beck at Great Bear Winery. Photo by Judy Howard.

Friendship

UFC makes a special effort to welcome Newcomers. It also currently has over 80 active Interest Sections, from A (Antiquing and Art Galleries) to Y (Yoga).

Enrichment

Over 600 members participate in Programs like our Speaker Series, trips, workshops, and annual events like our Fall Reception and Spring Luncheon.

Scholarships

UFC began awarding Scholarships in 1937. Today, we continue to award to qualified undergraduate students at UC Davis.

How-Tos

Programs and Newcomers Events

Upcoming events

    • December 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bel Air Market Community Room, 1885 E. Gibson Rd., Woodland

    Join our friendly, informal gathering of Newcomers on the first Friday of every month. The Newcomers Chairs will be there to welcome you, introduce you to other members, and get you started on your journey of being a UFC member. We will be holding a cookie exchange on December 3. See details in the December newsletter, sent by email on November 15.

    For all UFC programs and events, masks are required both indoors and out, regardless of vaccination status.

    Please consult either our online membership directory for contact information of program coordinators or our monthly newsletter.

    RSVP to Ann Fersht

    Contact one of the Newcomers Chairs for more information, Ann Fersht or Maria Lago 

    • December 10, 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • In your home

    Our Candlelight Dinner will be celebrated in your home again this year. You will enjoy a delicious gourmet-quality meal prepared by Erica Marie’s Catering, established in 2013 when Chef Erica Marie graduated at the top of her class from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. You may order as many dinners as you wish at a price of $35 each. When you pick up your dinners you may also drop off non-perishable donations to the UCD Student Pantry or checks made out to ASUCD with "food pantry" on the memo line.

    Full details on the dinner menus are in the November and December newsletters and pick up information is in the December newsletter (sent by email on November 15).

    Reservation and dinner order deadline: November 22, 2021

    Contact Mary Ann Doerzbacher

    • January 12, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University Park Inn & Suites, 1111 Richards Blvd., Davis, CA

    Dr. Debbie Fetter, Assistant Professor of Teaching Nutrition at UC Davis, will join us to explore the role of food in culture and how the pandemic has impacted our nutrition. Dr. Fetter will answer the question: Is there only one right way to achieve a nutritional diet? Dr. Fetter has a passion for teaching nutrition and will talk about what a healthy relationship with food looks like. There will be a lot of food for thought!

    For all UFC programs and events, masks are required both indoors and out, regardless of vaccination status.

    Please consult either our online membership directory for contact information of program coordinators or our monthly newsletter.

    Registration deadline: Friday, January 7

    Contact  Pat Stromberg


    • January 13, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Watermelon Music, 1970 Lake Blvd. #1, Davis

    Social time, odd collectibles, treasure hunts, thrifty finds!  Browse through our tables overflowing with special treasures—dishes, books, purses, knickknacks, scarves, clothing, odds-and-ends, ceramics—all available for you. The White Elephant Exchange is a great chance for you to trade new or like-new items for something that better fits your tastes and lifestyle. It is an opportunity to “pass along” those holiday and birthday gifts that just aren’t you, so bring your regrettables and re-gifting items. 

    For all UFC programs and events, masks are required both indoors and out, regardless of vaccination status.

    Please consult either our online membership directory for contact information of program coordinators or our monthly newsletter.

    Registration deadline: January 10, 2022

    Contact Lea Rosenberg or Elysa Hillis



    • January 25, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Madison Suoja, Education and Outreach Specialist with the Davis Co-op, will share her recipes for two tasty soups, Creamy Mushroom and Salmon Chowder. She'll also be preparing the perfect cracker accompaniment...an excellent combination to chase away the cold, gray January doldrums! Attendees will receive a copy of the recipes and the ingredients list before the class, so they may follow along as Madison leads us through the preparation. Attendees will also have access to the taped demonstration and will be able to view it at their leisure.

    For all UFC programs and events, masks are required both indoors and out, regardless of vaccination status.

    Please consult either our online membership directory for contact information of program coordinators or our monthly newsletter.

    Registration deadline: January 17, 2022

    Contact  Debbie Roberts



Past events

November 16, 2021 Speaker Series: The Science of Earth's Climate System with Dr. Howard Spero
November 16, 2021 Newcomers Tour of the Woodland Opera House
November 05, 2021 Newcomers First Friday Coffee
November 02, 2021 Canceled: Speaker Series: Harvest of Impact: A UFC/UCD Panel Presentation
October 13, 2021 Newcomers Tea
October 08, 2021 The Great Bear Vineyards Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience #2
October 07, 2021 Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome
October 01, 2021 Newcomers First Friday Coffee
September 23, 2021 Annual Newcomers Welcome
May 21, 2021 Event Full: Experience a Delightful Wine and Cheese Pairing at Great Bear Vineyards—in Davis!
May 07, 2021 Canceled: First Friday Coffee
April 19, 2021 Rediscovering Yolo County's Food, Wine and Agriculture
April 02, 2021 Canceled: First Friday Coffee
March 09, 2021 WRAPS! A Spring Davis Food Co-op Zoom Cooking Class
March 05, 2021 CANCELED: First Friday Coffee
February 11, 2021 Genealogy and Oral History for Beginners
February 05, 2021 CANCELED: First Friday Coffee
January 14, 2021 Speaker Series: Eat Your Microbes! Fermented Foods, Probiotics & Gut Health
January 08, 2021 Canceled: First Friday Coffee
December 11, 2020 Candlelight at Home for the Holidays
December 08, 2020 Santa’s Workshop… a paper crafting class
December 04, 2020 First Friday Coffee
December 01, 2020 Speaker Series: A Holiday Cooking Class
November 06, 2020 First Friday Coffee
October 07, 2020 Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome on YouTube
October 02, 2020 First Friday Coffee
September 25, 2020 Newcomers Welcome Happy Hour

2021 - 2022 DONATION GOAL: $30,000

We're getting there! Watch the percent and dollar amount change as you donate.
Goal: $30,000.00
Collected: $15,475.00
52%

What Can a $4,000 Scholarship Do?

  • Help pay for tuition

  • Pay lab fees

  • Provide necessities such as rent and food

  • Purchase books and technology

  • Provide a huge boost in self-confidence, which helps the student persevere on their path of achievement

  • Most importantly, save the student hours of work. At $15.00 per hour, it would take approximately 267 hours to earn $4,000. That’s a lot of time that could be spent studying! 

Thanks to generous donations from members and others, UFC was able to give nine talented UC Davis students scholarships of $4,000 each in 2021. 

Mission Statement

UFC (University Farm Circle) connects campus and community through friendship, enrichment, and scholarships.

  • Friendship: Welcomes newcomers to the university campus and community.
  • Enrichment: Provides programs and activities to meet the needs and interests of its members.
  • Scholarships: Assists students through scholarships.

Become a member

You do not need to be associated with the University to be a member.

All are welcome!

Contact us

University Farm Circle
PO Box 858, Davis, CA 95617-0858
info@ufcdavis.orgwww.ufcdavis.org

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