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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.
Molly Hillis, 2020 - 2021 UFC President. Photo by Melinda Hillis.
Susan Rodgers, President-Elect, showing gift baskets made by members at our last Holiday Home Tour Boutique.

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 01, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Looking for a few new ideas for a holiday meal to serve to families and friends? Wanting recipes that are easy to prepare, inspire creative variation, and garner enthusiastic compliments from your guests? Madison Suoja, Education and Outreach Specialist from the Davis Co-op, will share her grandmother’s recipe for a no-fail pie crust and demonstrate how one batch of crust will serve as the foundation for delicious appetizers, entrées and desserts. We will have the recipes and list of ingredients in hand as we watch Madison via Zoom lead us through the preparation of three courses, plus an extra delicacy. Madison will respond to our questions and comments throughout the class and suggest how we can change up each recipe to make it our own creation. Attendees will have access to the taped demonstration and will be able to view it at their leisure. Join us to share in a fun and informative cooking class. Please contact Myra Appel, 530-902-3392 (mlappel@comcast.net).
    • December 04, 2020
    • 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).

    • December 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (PST)
    • December 15, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom meeting

    Get an early start on the holidays with some fun gift packaging. In this “class-at-home,” you’ll make 5 cute gift tags and 2 gift card holders. Impress your friends and family with your crafty skills.  Everything you need to create the projects will be included in the kit, except for adhesive. We will hold a Zoom meeting a week after everyone picks up their kits to display finished cards. More details in December 2020 newsletter (access to newsletter only to paid UFC members).

    Reservation deadline:
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    Contact Debbie Roberts, 758-4207, 530mom@gmail.com

    • December 11, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • At Home and on Zoom

     University Farm Circle invites you to join your UFC sisters in our cherished traditional Candlelight Dinner, “Candlelight at Home for the Holidays.” This year’s dinner will be different, but still allow us to gather in spirit to support students in need at UCD and to enjoy a delicious gourmet-quality meal in the process.

    Dinner will be catered by Michelin-trained restaurateurs Michael and Cynthia Raub of Pannier Foods. Orders and choices are in the December 2020 newsletter (access to newsletter open only to paid members). Drive-through pickup will be in the afternoon at the Odd Fellows Lodge parking lot. Later, the delightful Albertson Duo will livestream a concert just for us from their Sacramento studio. 

    We request that you open your hearts this year and make an especially generous
    donation of non-perishable food for the UCD Food Pantry when you pick up your dinners. As we are all aware, this has been a difficult year for many and food insecurity among students is a sad reality.

    Reservation deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    More details in December 2020 newsletter (access to newsletter only to paid UFC members).

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

    • January 08, 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).

    • January 14, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Our speaker for January is Professor Maria Marco from the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis. She studies microorganisms and their relationships with food and health. Abstract: Fermented foods are currently the #1 health food trend. What are fermented foods exactly? What is
    the hype all about? How are fermented foods different from probiotic foods? Based on what has been discovered about the human gut microbiota, how can we use the microbes in our diet to promote health? This talk will cover
    these questions and address what remains to be done in this emerging area of microbiome science. Please join us for this informative talk.

    Reservation deadline: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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

    • 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).

    • 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 or directly on YouTube.

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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