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Why be active in UMWC?

Develop friendships, fun, community, ideas, & leadership in the University of Minnesota Women's Club (UMWC):


Welcome to the University of Minnesota Women's Club. I serve as Honorary Chair of the Club and it is, indeed, an honor! 

The University of Minnesota Women's Club is over 100 years old. It began as a group for faculty wives, and has expanded to include women throughout the community. Whether you are a long-time member or are considering joining, I think you will agree that group members, while diverse, have several attributes in common:

I look forward to seeing you during another wonderful year of UMWC!

Karen Kaler
Honorary President


Please check the new schedule of upcoming UMWC Conversation with Women Leaders luncheons planned for this academic year, 2016-2017. You will find details on our General Club Programs page.

The UMWC's membership is over 400. Did you know that the Club has 17 separate Sections enabling members to share in such diverse interests as art, movies, and hiking?

This year with money invested with the University of Minnesota Foundation and some from the clubs' funds, we provided scholarships for 47 undergraduate women students. Nineteen women will each receive $2,500.

Sharing Our Favorites Cookbook

The Women's Club is happy to announce the sale of our own cookbook Sharing Our Favorites.  The book includes 349 treasured recipes graciously donated by members of the Club. All proceeds from sales of this book will go to our scholarship fund to aid deserving Minnesota women students.   The price is $15.00.
By purchasing this book and encouraging your friends to buy copies you are supporting the scholarship fund, and we sincerely thank you.
Copies are available at all Board and Conversations meetings and can be purchased directly from Cherie Hamilton, 612-929-0233 or at

How To Join UMWC

Anyone who is interested in the University is eligible to join the UMWC. Annual membership dues are $25 and International Guests are complimentary. Membership forms are available from the chair of the Membership Committee or any other UMWC officer, or you may download a membership form (PDF) here. For more information, please click on the "How to Join" tab on the left column of this page.


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Ruth Jones, President
University of Minnesota Women's Club
McNamara Alumni Center
Suite 250, Room 265, 200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2009