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CFUW Vernon

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2017-18 Program and Activities


Lunch Meetings

We meet on the third Monday of most months at the Schubert Centre (3505 30th Ave), 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, with time for socializing, club business, lunch, and informative speakers. Cost is $15.00 and this pays for lunch and room rental. 

Sept. 18 – Michelle Loughery, community artist – Project Blue – the famous Vernon murals and the role of Public Art

Oct. 16 – Sandra Konrad, author, “Boomers at Work: Re/working Retirement” – a look at the ways first-wave Canadian boomers (born 1946-1956) are staying in and influencing the workforce

Nov. 20 – Tracy Satin, museum director – how and what do local museums contribute to culture?

Jan. 15 – Brad Clements, Okanagan Rail Trail director – grassroots movements to improve our community

Feb. 19 – Sarah Martin, UBC-O grad student – What does mindfulness mean in daily life?

Mar. 19 – Discussion of Aging Out of Foster Care: CFUW Resolut;ions

Apr. 16 – Steve Bentley, OKIB Cultural Immersion School – What are current initiatives in Indigenous / First Nations education?

May 14 – Annual General Meeting; Member Passions

Special Events

 Eco-Friendly Home Tour, May 5

Tickets will be available at the Bean Scene 

 Summer Social - June (date TBA)

Interest Groups

Book Club – Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 7 pm, location TBA. Call Susan at 250-545-7753 or Miriam at 250-542-9447 to confirm.

Coffee and Chat – Alternate Fridays, 10 a.m. Get to know other members in an informal setting over coffee and through lively discussion. Call Julia at 250-832-0281 for location and information.

Activity – Hike and swim (summer), snowshoe (winter). Contact Miriam at 250-542-9447 for meeting place and time.

Scrabble – Meets Nov to Feb. Contact Jane at 250-545-7782 for meeting place and time.

New Interest Groups –  There was an "Appie night"held in January.  If anyone would like to attend a computer self-help session, please contact Mary Leah (250-545-5458).

2018 Conferences

Provincial – North Vancouver, April 20-22