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Interest Groups

2019–2020 Groups

Participation in UWC Interest Groups for paid members only.

Members will find contact information for group leaders below or in the current UWC yearbook. Prospective members with questions about the interest groups may contact the UWC Interest Group Chair, Nancy Howell at 661-0091 or

Book Review-Daytime-Participants meet in members’ homes on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. The December meeting is a luncheon. The May meeting is also a luncheon to select books for the next year. Contact: Carole Lundin 560-9522

Book Review-Evening -We meet monthly year-round, usually at Caroline Buckner’s home at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Monday. Members submit book suggestions for the coming year, with books selected at our August meeting. Members volunteer to review a selection. We have over 20 members – very large for a book group – but if you’re interested, contact Mary English 584-2747

Dinner (International) Group-Composed of members, individually or with spouses or partners. The group meets monthly in a member’s home, usually the evening of the 2nd Saturday of the month to enjoy food from a menu chosen by the host. Each member brings a dish and recipes are supplied by the host. The activities also include a Holiday Brunch in December and a night out at a local restaurant. Contact: Julia Malia 673-6184

Water Aerobics-Participants are led through an easy, but active water aerobics workout each Thursday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. at the UT Student Aquatic Center pool from September through April. Membership in the Aquatic Center is not required. Swimming expertise is not required. A small, one-time donation (usually about $25 each semester) goes to fund a lifeguard for the season. Parking permits are available through UT. Contact: Judith Jennings 522-3452

Croquet-Our new interest group is off to a good start with a dozen members. On the first Sunday afternoon of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. the group plays croquet on the lawns of the home of Audrey Duncan. After the games, players enjoy a repast of cucumber sandwiches with lemonade or wine. Beginners are welcome. Contact: Audrey Duncan 865-588-8371 or

Topic Luncheon Group-Meets at the Cherokee Country Club on the first Thursday of the month (except August) for lunch and a presentation. Each member will present a short program related to the main topic, followed by a discussion. When all members have had a chance to present a program, a new general topic will be chosen. Contact: Audrey Duncan 588-8371

Day Trippers-Members get together to go on trip to local interest sites that can be done in one day from Knoxville. Contact: Joan Clevenger 233-0777