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About UWC

 

Then and Now | Purpose | Officers | Membership Criteria | Yearbook

 

Then and Now

group of the original women who started the UWC

Then . . .

On September 26, 1939, a group of SFA faculty women and wives of faculty men met at the College Cafeteria to organize the Women's Faculty Club. Two preliminary meetings had been held during the summer, and of 76 women initially invited, 33 were present at the organizational meeting and gave their names for membership.

The purpose of the club was social and activities included bridge, dominoes, bingo, basketball, darts, shuffleboard, and other games. Refreshments were always served at the meetings, which later also included lectures, book reviews, and slide shows of travel experiences. During World War II the club joined in homefront activities such as knitting and sewing for the Red Cross, and first aid training. They began to participate in civic causes such as the restoration of the Old Nacogdoches University Building, staffing the Hoya Memorial Library, sponsoring signs to advertise the university, and granting scholarships to worthy students. The fashion show became an annual event, and talent shows, dinner theater parties, tasting teas, and picnics have been included among club activities.

By the late 1970's membership had swelled to 275, with interest groups for bridge, needlecrafts, book reviews, and physical exercise. The name was changed to University Women's Club about 1975. About 1983, the University Professional Women's Club was organized exclusively for SFA faculty women and staff.

Now . . .

Your membership in University Women's Club helps support scholarships for deserving young women. Profits from the annual style show and contributions by members have enabled UWC to establish an endowed SFA Alumni Association scholarship, the proceeds from which provide scholarships to female students.  Gifts to the scholarship fund may be made at any time during the year and may be specified in honor or in memory of a particular individual.

The Old University Building . . .photo of the old university building

As a member organization of the Federation of Women's Clubs, UWC provides monetary and service support to the on-going preservation of the Old University Building.

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UWC Purpose

The University Women's Club continues to provide scholarships to deserving students while providing social activities among members, as well as to give assistance and service to the University and the community when deemed advisable by the Executive Committee.

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UWC Elected Officers 2017 - 2018

 

President
Angela Bacarisse

Vice President for Programs
Sudeshna Roy

Vice President for Membership
Madalene Miller

Treasurer
Debbie DuFrene

Recording Secretary
Jamie Derrick

Corresponding Secretary
Frances Nations

Past President
Judy Abbott

UWC Appointed Officers 2017 - 2018


Federation Chairs
To Be Announced

Scholarship Chair
To Be Announced

Parliamentarian
Kathryn Robertson

Historian/Webmaster
Andra Floyd

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UWC Membership Criteria


Section 1.

Those eligible for active membership shall be:

a) Wives of current, retired, or deceased members of the faculty holding the rank equal to or greater than that of lecturer.

b) Present and retired women of the faculty holding the rank equal to or greater than that of lecturer.

c) Wives of current, retired, or deceased members of the administrative/business staff and service staff affiliated with the University whose positions are listed as non-classified in the Position Classifed Code of the Human Resource System as well as those affiliated with the U.S. Forest Service holding a professional rating; additionally, spouses of those currently affiliated with the University who paid dues the year before but whose positions are not currently included as non-classified personnel in the Position Classified Code of the Human Resources System are eligable for membership.

d) Present and retired women members of the administrative/business staff and services affiliated with the University whose positions are listed as non-classified in the Position Classified Code of the Human Resources System as well as those affiliated with the U.S. Forest Service holding a professional rating; additionally, those currently affiliated with the University who paid dues the year before but whose positions are not currently included as non classified personnel in the Position Classified Code of the Human Resources System are eligible for membership.

e) Former members of The University Women's Club who no longer have official affiliation with the university but who wish to maintain membership with the payment of annual dues.

f) Female members of the SFA Board of Regents, or wives of the Board of Regent members, are eligible for membership upon payment of annual dues.

Section 2.

Honorary Membership

a) Honorary memberships in The University Women's Club shall be awarded to women who have made significant contributions to Stepehen F. Austin State University. These members shall be selected by the Executive Committee when the need for recognition arises with the approval of the membership of the club. Honorary members may not hold elective office or vote but may serve on committees and participate in interest groups. Honorary members shall not be required to pay dues.

UWC Membership Yearbook

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011

2010 - 2009

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