University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Women's Club (UMWC)

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


The UMWC offers our own zippered Tote Bag for only $10.
It comes in black with a center pocket and 2 side pockets.


UMWC Cookbook $10. See one of our recipes


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Quick Updates

Remember to mail your reservation for the Holiday Tea and Hospital Benefit being held on Tuesday, December 12 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. It is critical that your reservation is received on or before December 4. Join this special event by bringing an unwrapped gift or a monetary donation to benefit patients at the University Medical Center.

Submissions to the January-February newsletter are due to the President December 14.

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