Who We Are
Formed in 1965, the Vernon Club has over 50 members. We are women in all stages of life, from a wide range of careers and professions, who find fellowship in contributing to our community while being a lifelong learner.
We are one of 23 clubs in BC and are affiliated with the BC Council, the Canadian Federation of University Women headquartered in Ottawa, and Graduate Women International. Through BC Council and CFUW, we advocate for government and civic policies aligned with our purpose.
Members believe we can make the world a better place by educating, advocating, and assisting individuals and like-minded organizations. We are interested in making friends and having fun in our interest groups, at social events and meetings.
We support members in furthering their own learning through hosting speakers at our monthly lunch meetings, and through organizing speaker series and special events. We organize community forums, panel discussions, and special events on current issues and topics.
We raise funds through a variety of Special Events each year to provide two scholarships annually for students at Okanagan College. We support Junction Literacy through stocking community bookshelves, volunteering, and participating in the Annual Spelling Bee. We support Women’s Transition House at Christmas and throughout the year as needed. Visit our Facebook page for the latest information.
We advocate and initiate change by educating our members and the community about issues that matter to women. We work for local and provincial change by writing to or meeting with politicians, and by writing letters to the editor. We campaign nationally and internationally through our national and international organizations, adopting and acting on policy initiatives and resolutions each year.
WHO MAY JOIN
Membership in CFUW Vernon is open to ALL women who support the purposes of CFUW.
Annual Membership $85. Student Membership $40.
A portion of the annual membership fee supports CFUW National Office activities.
Local memberships may be sent to:
c/o Vernon Arts Centre 2704 A Highway 6 Vernon, B.C. V1T 5G5
Learn more about becoming a member or contact us about attending a meeting:
250-549-5075 250-545-5458 [email protected]