Dear UKWC Members,

I am happy to announce that Marta Mendiondo is serving as Vice President of UKWC until April. I want to thank her for stepping up to this important role. I especially want to thank all of you for supporting the 2015-2016 UKWC activities, as your participation has been the primary reason for our success. In particular, we have had a very successful year of fundraising. I appreciate very much the hard work members of the Ways and Means Committee have done with Craft Sales, the Holiday Greeting and other projects. The Soup and Salad Supper held in November was a huge success too. (Thank you, Linda!)

Also, I can happily report that we have more than 200 members. Thank you, Jean Miller and Jenny Fowler, for serving as membership Co-Chairs. UKWC could not continue without your contribution.

However, we are not done yet. Before ending the 2015-2016 season, we will host the first UKWC Golf Scramble in April. This is going to be a fun annual event. Also, coming up in May we will have our annual Plant and Yard Sale. Read more details about these events in this newsletter. Please be reminded of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Use your Plus Card at any local Kroger store all year long as an easy way to contribute to our Scholarship Aid Fund.

At the April Luncheon we will install new officers for next year. The 2016-2017 President will be Lynn McCoy-Simandle. She has been very active for UKWC this year, and I, for one, am looking forward to seeing UKWC become stronger than ever.

I want to thank all of you for allowing me to serve as a Board member as well as President. I thank Diana Rast, the former President, for helping me to sail smoothly. I am grateful to be with wonderful, enthusiastic ladies of UKWC; this has enriched my life. I am looking forward to seeing you at the April Luncheon.

Kuniko Izumi

UKWC President

The Executive Board approved the nomination of officers for the

2016-2017 term

President: Lynn McCoy-Simandle


Vice-President: Kuniko Izumi

Recording Secretary: Sandy Cook

Corresponding Secretary: Tina Peter

Treasurer: Elaine Landry



The University of Kentucky Woman's Club (UKWC) welcomes all women – faculty, staff, alumni, their wives, friends and families. We come together in service to UK students, while sharing common interests and engaging in fun social activities.

Our activities include four luncheons each year that offer presentations about timely and relevant topics. We have over 15 Interest Groups for members to enjoy together, including the creative arts, literature and book discussions, bridge, area tours, restaurants and entertainment. Our family play group welcomes moms and tots.

Since the inception of the UKWC Student Aid Fund in 1973, we have awarded 193 undergraduate scholarships and 40 graduate fellowships to non-traditional students at the University of Kentucky. These scholarships and fellowships total over half a million dollars.

Click here to learn how you can help fund these awards when you shop for groceries.

                             New members are always welcome!

To make a tax-deductible gift to the UK Woman’s Club Aid Fund, please send your check, made payable to UKWC Aid Fund to: UKWC, P.O. Box 22172, Lexington, KY 40522-2172.