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Newcomers Welcomes You!

Beginning on the UC Davis Campus over 100 years ago and extending out into the community, UFC has a long tradition of welcome. Whether you are new to the area or new to UFC, we invite you to join our organization. Newcomers activities are designed to help you foster new friendships with other Newcomers during the year, expand to other friendships and events, and glimpse what the community and UC Davis have to offer. These events are for Newcomers only. At the end of the season as a UFC Newcomers graduate, we hope you will continue to enjoy the friendship and enrichment of future years with UFC.

For more information regarding Newcomers events, please contact the Co-Chairs:

Ann Fersht
Maria Lago

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

2021 – 2022 Newcomers Events

Annual Newcomers Welcome

Thursday, September 23, 2021
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Abbie Morrison’s spectacular backyard!

Meet potential Newcomers and current members of UFC while enjoying cool drinks and tasty treats. We will answer your questions regarding Newcomers activities, general programs, and interest sections. If you have not yet done so, you may join UFC and pay your annual dues of $30 at the event or online at Membership Form. Please contact one of the Newcomers Chairs for more information.

First Friday Coffees

Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location TBD.

Note: In the spirit of caution and concern for our members, the Jan. 7 coffee has been cancelled. Watch the newsletter for current information.

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. Don’t forget to bring your own beverage. Because of Covid-19, there is sometimes a limit on number of attendees, so you will need to register.

Newcomers Tea

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

NOTE: Due to changing regulations for indoor gatherings during the pandemic, this event is subject to cancellation.

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 family’s farming history in Davis and her perspective on UFC’s contributions to University students and staff. Coffee, tea, and treats will be served.

Woodland Opera House Tour

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
340 2nd Street, Woodland. Lunch to follow

We have a historic landmark right here in Woodland (it’s even older than UFC!) 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 Covid concerns, we will not lunch at one of Woodland’s restaurants, but groups are welcome to go on their own. Attendance limited to 15 Newcomers. Reserve a space with Maria Lago.

Canceled: Tour of the Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

Thursday, February 17, 2022
1:00 p.m.

Please check monthly newsletters for updated information.

Canceled: California State Capitol and Stanley Mosk Library Tour

March 2022, Date & Time TBD
Carpool to Sacramento

We will have a docent-led tour of the California State Library and State Capitol Building and will learn about their architecture, history, and function, as well as California politics, past and present. We will carpool from Davis and Woodland for this activity.

Matchbook Winery Lunch and Wine Tasting

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a day of food and fun at the family-owned Matchbook Winery just north of Woodland. The location of this winery, surrounded by over 1200 acres of scenic vineyards, provides a wonderful setting for a BYO picnic lunch.  A variety of delicious wines will be available to taste. There will be a small fee to reserve our space at the winery and cover the cost of wine. Please bring cash.

Appetizer and Beverage Finale

Thursday, May 26, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Home of Ann Fersht

Join your Newcomers friends as we bring our year to a close. We will enjoy an afternoon of socializing, sharing stories of friendships made, interest groups joined, and all the fun we shared over the past year, plus thoughts about plans for the upcoming UFC year. Guests are welcome.

University Farm Circle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
PO Box 858, Davis, CA 95617-0858

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