Upcoming events

  • Thursday, December 05, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    YaleWomen Boston Transitions Dinner

    Please join us at 6:30 pm on November 7. Our discussion will be from 7:00-8:30 pm and you are invited to stay for informal socializing. For more information, email margaretloss@aya.yale.edu.
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    The YWB Transitions Group is a potluck dinner designed to connect women for friendship, support or community activities at any stage of life. Whether you are facing changes in your family, at work or in the wider world, or if you are enjoying a peaceful plateau, participation in a group of lively Yale women can enrich your life. Gathering in a private home, our group meets every month or so and is open to women from any Yale program. We have a simple format designed to help us get acquainted: brief introductions based on our interests, (gently) facilitated small-group conversations, and time for announcements and requests for ideas or help. Casual social time is scheduled at the beginning and end of the evening. Newcomers are warmly welcomed.

    The mission of YaleWomen is Connecting Women, Igniting Ideas, Transforming the World. Our Transitions Group brings us together to help build a vibrant community of Boston Yale women.
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    Our meetings are mostly first Thursdays. The upcoming schedule is November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 5, April 2, and May 7.

  • Sunday, December 08, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Private Residence

    YWLA Blue Reads Book Club Dec 8 - Once Removed

    Please join us for a YaleWomen BlueReads Book Club discussion and Q&A with Colette Sartor, author of the linked short story collection Once Removed, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

    When: Sunday, December 8th, 6pm-8pm

    Where: A private residence in Beverlywood, address upon RSVP

    Note: Maximum Capacity is 50 – so please sign up as early as possible. And, if you later find you cannot come, please be sure to cancel your RSVP to open a seat for another.

    Colette Sartor, Yale ’88, has published award-winning short stories and personal essays in the Chicago Tribune, Kenyon Review Online, Colorado Review, and numerous other publications. A writing instructor for almost twenty years, Colette currently teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and the Los Angeles Writers’ Grotto as well as privately. She lives in LA with her husband, son, and very large German Shepherd dog who’s afraid of the wind.

    Once Removed

    The women in the linked short story collection Once Removed carry the burdens imposed in the name of intimacy―the secrets kept, the lies told, the disputes initiated―as well as the joy that can still manage to triumph. A singer with a damaged voice and an assumed identity befriends a silent, troubled child; an infertile law professor covets a tenant’s daughterly affection; a new mother tries to shield her infant from her estranged mother’s surprise Easter visit; an aging shopkeeper hides her husband’s decline and a decades-old lie to keep her best friends from moving away.

    With depth and an acute sense of the fragility of intimate connection, Colette Sartor creates stories of women that resonate with emotional complexity. Some of these women possess the fierce natures and long, vengeful memories of expert grudge holders. Others avoid conflict at every turn, or so they tell themselves. For all of them, grief lies at the core of love.

    Learn more about Colette and find links to purchase Once Removed here: https://colettesartor.com/books/

    WHAT TO BRING:

    • A copy of the book, if you want to have it signed by Colette.
    • Something for the potluck – food, beverage, paper plates… Once RSVP’d, we will reach out to coordinate your “offering.
    • Questions to ask Colette during the Q&A portion of this evening.

    We greatly look forward to seeing you at this event!

    Sincerely,

    Ursula, Swati, Susan, Robinne, Maria, Lisanne, Laura, Lauren, Jen, Eileen & Colette

    We are the women of Yale University in Los Angeles!  We come together as a local chapter of the alum special interest group, YaleWomen, for festivities, outdoor adventures and "lux et veritas" educational and enlightening events. If you would like to volunteer, please email us at: la@yalewomen.org.

    YaleWomen: Connecting Women, Igniting Ideas, Transforming the World.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    YW-CT December 10th Potluck in West Hartford

    As the year winds down, we hope you will join us for our final events of the year, our ever popular, annual December potlucks.  Mary Martin '81 generously raised her hand to offer to host on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00 pm.  Please RSVP to Mary at msmartin2@me.com

    In the spirit, hope and peace of the holiday season, join us as we gather round the table for good food, company and conversation. This year we are collecting diapers for The Diaper Bank of Connecticut.  They are looking for diapers in size 4,5 and 6.

    What to bring? We will follow our usual pot luck guidelines. If your last name begins with * please bring:

    A-F Dessert

    G-L Main Dish

    M-S Salad

    T-Z Appetizer

    What could be better than good food and conversation à la YaleWomen?   The host's address will be provided to those who RSVP.

    Please – if your plans change and you are no longer able to join us, let us know so that we can fill your spot from the wait list. We look forward to seeing and sharing holiday cheer and conversation with you!

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    YW-CT December 12th Potluck in Redding

    As the year winds down, we hope you will join us for our final events of the year, our ever popular, annual December potlucks.  Cynthia Cummiskey '85 generously raised her hand to offer to host on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00 pm.  Please RSVP to Cynthia at cfcummiskey@gmail.com

    In the spirit, hope and peace of the holiday season, join us as we gather round the table for good food, company and conversation. This year we are collecting diapers for The Diaper Bank of Connecticut.  They are looking for diapers in size 4,5 and 6.

    What to bring? We will follow our usual pot luck guidelines. If your last name begins with * please bring:

    A-F Dessert

    G-L Main Dish

    M-S Salad

    T-Z Appetizer

    What could be better than good food and conversation à la YaleWomen?   The host's address will be provided to those who RSVP.

    Please – if your plans change and you are no longer able to join us, let us know so that we can fill your spot from the wait list. We look forward to seeing and sharing holiday cheer and conversation with you!


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