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friendship | enrichment | scholarships

 

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Madeline Bright, photo by UC Davis/The Davis Enterprise
Coming soon:
2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECEPTION AND FALL WELCOME!

See the program and slideshow here.

WELCOMING A NEW UFC SEASON IN 2021 – 2022:
A Letter From Molly Hillis and Susan Rodgers

As we prepare to welcome a new season of University Farm Circle, there is good reason to be hopeful that the year ahead will bring back a sense of normalcy. Won’t it be wonderful to meet with our interest sections and rekindle the friendships we’ve missed so much? As we turn our attention to a fresh new year, we are making plans to begin gathering again to experience the joy of reconnecting. Read more here.


UFC Scholarship Recipient Madeline Bright Wins Top UCD Award

See photo to the right by UC Davis/The Davis Enterprise. Read more here.

 


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

    • October 01, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Maria Lago's home

    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. Dont forget to bring your own beverage. 

    Masks may be required at this event.

    Check for updates in the monthly newsletter.

    Contact one of the Newcomers Chairs for more information. 

    Ann Fersht (alharritt@hotmail.com)

    Maria Lago (mlago343@aol.com)

    • October 07, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Moss Patio, behind the Buehler Alumni Center
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    Register

    The UFC Board and Scholarship Committee invite you to attend our Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome, where we award nine outstanding students with $4,000 scholarships and hear about their future plans.

    Attendance is strictly limited to 115 places, so you must register online in order to secure a place.

    Registration open only to currently paid members. (Dues deadline is October 1.)

    Look for more information in the October newsletter and in emails.

    Registration opens: September 7, 2021
    Registration closes: October 4, 2021

    Masks required.

    Note: We will not be having interest section sign-ups at this event. We will not be accepting dues payment at the event.

    • October 08, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Great Bear Vineyards, 24800 County Road 101A (F St.), Davis, CA

    Once again, the award-winning Great Bear Vineyards in Davis provides the beautiful bucolic setting in rural Yolo County. Their lovely tree-lined hacienda-style winery has a wine tasting and charcuterie pairing experience like no other in Davis. The response to this event in May was so overwhelming that this event is being repeated. Watch the September 15th newsletter for details and reservation forms.

    Masks may be required at this event. We will be seated outdoors and Great Bear will abide by all Yolo County COVID-19 rules.

    Last day for reservations to be received by mail: October 1, 2021

    Contact Mary Ann Doerzbacher, 412-559-5161 (madoerz@gmail.com)


    • October 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Home of Regi Hamel

    Join us at the home of Regi Hamel, longtime University Farm Circle member and past president. We will have an opportunity to connect with new members at an informal social gathering. Regi has many interesting tales to tell about her familys farming history in Davis and her perspective on UFCs contributions to University students and staff. Coffee, tea, and treats will be served.

    Note: Due to changing regulations for indoor gatherings during the pandemic, this event is subject to cancellationMasks may be required at this event

    Full details and registration information are in the monthly newsletter.

    Contact one of the Newcomers Chairs for more information. 

    Ann Fersht (alharritt@hotmail.com)

    Maria Lago (mlago343@aol.com)



    • November 02, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • University Park Inn & Suites, 1111 Richards Blvd., Davis, CA

    As UC Davis’ longest running support group, University Farm Circle has nurtured a Harvest of Impact spanning over a century. You will hear how our community–university partnership continues to evolve from humble beginnings and deep roots, through incredible growth by both UFC and UC Davis. Learn what it means to be a support group and hear an update on the endowment and past recipients.

    Masks may be required at this event

    Full details and registration information are in the monthly newsletter.

    The time has changed from the time listed  in the 2021-2022 Program & Handbook.

    Registration deadline: Friday, October 29

    Contact  Pat Stromberg,  530-756-3660 (pattypoos@aol.com



    • November 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Raley's, 367 W. Main St., Woodland (in the shopping center at the corner of Pedrick Rd., aka Road 98, and Main St.)

    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 are pleased that Raley's community room is available for this meeting. They ask that no outside food or drink be brought in, but there is a Peet's Coffee in the store where we may purchase coffee and snacks to consume in the room.

    Masks may be required at this event.

    Check for updates in the monthly newsletter.

    Contact Ann Fersht for more information. RSVP to Ann by November 3 if you plan to attend. Attendance is limited to 18 Newcomers.

    Ann Fersht (alharritt@hotmail.com)


    • November 16, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 340 2nd St., Woodland, CA

    We have a historic landmark in Woodland and Newcomers will get a chance to take a backstage tour. Learn its secrets and lore as a docent walks you through this special building. There is no charge for the tour, but a donation to maintain this lovely space will be appreciated. Due to concerns about COVID we will not have lunch following the tour as originally planned. Groups are welcome to go to lunch on their own and we will provide restaurant suggestions if you are not familiar with Woodland's many fine restaurants. 

    Masks may be required.

    Full details and registration information are in the monthly newsletter.

    Contact Maria Lago, 708-308-8351 (mlago343@aol.com) no later than November 9 to reserve your space. Attendance is limited to 15 Newcomers.



    • November 16, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • University Park Inn & Suites, 1111 Richards Blvd., Davis, CA

    Dr. Howard Spero is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Science. He is a dynamic speaker who will discuss why Earth’s climate system changes on geologic timescales and how this understanding helps us to prepare for climate change in the near future. This engaging lecture will provide you with a foundation to better understand the global climate challenges we face over the next century.

    Masks may be required at this event

    Full details and registration information are in the monthly newsletter.

    The time has changed from the time listed  in the 2021-2022 Program & Handbook.

    Registration deadline: Friday, November 12

    Contact  Pat Stromberg,  530-756-3660 (pattypoos@aol.com



    • December 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • To be determined

    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. Dont forget to bring your own beverage. 

    Masks may be required at this event.

    Check for updates in the monthly newsletter.

    Contact one of the Newcomers Chairs for more information. 

    Ann Fersht (alharritt@hotmail.com)

    Maria Lago (mlago343@aol.com)

New Programs Start in September 2021

Watch for our Newcomers Welcome September 23, 2021, and our annual Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome October 7, 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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