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UNIVERSITY FARM CIRCLE 

friendship | enrichment | scholarships

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!

Ellen Baker and Barbara Bacsko at sign-ups for Interest Sections at Fall Reception. Photo by Deanna Lee.
Loraine Hernandez-Covello, our Campus Representative, with Deanna Lee at the Candlelight Dinner. Photo by Carlene Ozonoff.
LeShelle May, UCD Chancellor's wife, with Melinda Hillis and Susan Rodgers at a Newcomers Welcome. Photo by Deanna Lee.
Historic photo of 30 past UFC presidents, taken in 2019. Photo by Deanna Lee.
Rosie Cushing, honored at the 2019 Spring Luncheon for being a member since 1958. Photo by Deanna Lee.
2019 - 2020 Scholarship Recipients. Photo by Deanna Lee.

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

    • February 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Zoom Event

    Join our friendly, informal gathering of Newcomers on the first Friday of every month. Newcomers Chairs will welcome you, introduce you to new members ,and get you started on the fun of being a UFC member. Please bring your own beverage to in-person events.  10:00 – 11:30 AM on Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8 (2nd Friday), Feb 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7 

    Note: In-person events will replace Zoom events if group size and circumstances allow. Please check the Newcomers page on the UFC website for up-to-date information about all Newcomers programs.

    Contact Ann Fersht (afersht46@gmail.com) or Jane Richardson (janeer2617@gmail.com).

    • February 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Have you wanted to find your roots? Do you wonder when your grandparents immigrated from Europe or Asia or Africa or South America? Local genealogist and family historian, Reem Awad-Rashmawi, JD, will share ideas on how to collect these stories in person or through distance interviews.

    In the 1980’s, Reem began researching her family history and documenting it through oral history and photography. After practicing Immigration Law for over 20 years, Reem decided to reduce her caseload and seriously pursue her interest in genealogy and documenting family histories. While continuing to represent immigrants on a limited basis, she has completed a certificate program in genealogy research through Boston University and is presently participating in ProGen 49 to work toward her Genealogy Certification. Reem is the Vice President and Program Committee Chair of the Davis Genealogy Club and co-coordinates its DNA Study Group. Please join us for this informative talk.

    Contact Kalli Louis, 916-303-0113, (knikilouis@gmail.com) for information.

    • March 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Zoom Event

    Join our friendly, informal gathering of Newcomers on the first Friday of every month. Newcomers Chairs will welcome you, introduce you to new members ,and get you started on the fun of being a UFC member. Please bring your own beverage to in-person events.  10:00 – 11:30 AM on Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8 (2nd Friday), Feb 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7 

    Note: In-person events will replace Zoom events if group size and circumstances allow. Please check the Newcomers page on the UFC website for up-to-date information about all Newcomers programs.

    Contact Ann Fersht (afersht46@gmail.com) or Jane Richardson (janeer2617@gmail.com).

    • April 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom Event

    Join our friendly, informal gathering of Newcomers on the first Friday of every month. Newcomers Chairs will welcome you, introduce you to new members ,and get you started on the fun of being a UFC member. Please bring your own beverage to in-person events.  10:00 – 11:30 AM on Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8 (2nd Friday), Feb 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7 

    Note: In-person events will replace Zoom events if group size and circumstances allow. Please check the Newcomers page on the UFC website for up-to-date information about all Newcomers programs.

    Contact Ann Fersht (afersht46@gmail.com) or Jane Richardson (janeer2617@gmail.com).

    • May 07, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom Event

    Join our friendly, informal gathering of Newcomers on the first Friday of every month. Newcomers Chairs will welcome you, introduce you to new members ,and get you started on the fun of being a UFC member. Please bring your own beverage to in-person events.  10:00 – 11:30 AM on Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8 (2nd Friday), Feb 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7 

    Note: In-person events will replace Zoom events if group size and circumstances allow. Please check the Newcomers page on the UFC website for up-to-date information about all Newcomers programs.

    Contact Ann Fersht (afersht46@gmail.com) or Jane Richardson (janeer2617@gmail.com).

Watch Our Fall Reception Video

Watch our Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome video here.

Read reactions to our Fall Reception Forum and share your own thoughts.

Full Agenda, Link to Scholarship Bios, and Full Program Booklet here


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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