University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Women's Club

University of Minnesota Women's Club.

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We are now more than 100 years old, and over that century much has changed. We began as a group for faculty wives, and have expanded to include women throughout the community. We are women leaders who help to shape the future of our community. Whether you are a long-time member or are considering joining, I think you will agree that members, while increasingly diverse, have several attributes in common:

I look forward to seeing you during another wonderful year of UMWC! –
And that's important because, in case you haven't noticed, at every level of our Twin Cities campus – graduate, professional, undergraduate - there are now more women students than men and women students increasingly need our support.


Karen Kaler, *Honorary President

*Article VII of our bylaws decrees: The wife of the president of the University of Minnesota shall be the Honorary President of the UMWC.

How to Join

Anyone who is interested in the University is eligible to join the UMWC. Annual membership dues are $35. For more information click on How to Join or download our Membership form. Should you have any questions, please contact our Membership Chair, Lou Nelson, 651-447-2088.


Check the new schedule of upcoming UMWCGeneral Club Programs. Our club also offers Interest Sections in which members can share in diverse activities as varied as art, hiking, literature, and women's health.

This year the UMWC provided Scholarships for 45 undergraduate women students.

Tote Bag and Cookbook


Our UMWC Cookbooks, Sharing Our Favorites, are back on sale. The cookbook contains a collection of 150 pages of favorite recipes from our members and can be purchased for only $10 by placing your order with Lou Nelson. Contact her via phone or email to reserve your copy. Our UMWC black Tote Bag with ladyslipper logo is also available for $10. Cash or checks payable to the UMWC accepted. All proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund

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Quick Updates

The reservation deadline for the Tuesday, April 3rd Conversation with a Woman Leader Lucheon is Monday, March 26. Send your check and the form in the back of the Directory and on the website to Carol Lowe.

Our 26th Annual Art Show will be held March 2 through April 5, 2018 at Becketwood. The opening reception is Friday, March 2. Contact Jane LaFroth for more information.

Place your order with Lou Nelson to purchase our Lady Slipper Tote Bag and UMWC cookbook, Sharing Our Favorites. For more information scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Lady Slipper Side Image
Courtesy Itasca Ladyslipper Farm