Dear UKWC Members,

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season, and that you are ready to enjoy upcoming Club activities. First, I have an announcement. Our President, Diana Rast, has offered her resignation for personal reasons and the UKWC Executive Committee has voted to accept it. Under her leadership, we have raised almost $18,000 for the Student Aid Fund so far this year, awarded Study Abroad Scholarships, updated our website, and enjoyed successful social events. We appreciate very much her service and dedication.

According to the UKWC Constitution, I will serve as the UKWC President through April. This creates a vacancy in the position of Vice-President. We will have a special election for that office to complete the term for this year. Please notify Nancy Thoma, Chair of the Nominating Committee, by February 15 if you are interested in serving in this position. If you would like to nominate someone, also let Nancy know after checking with her that she is willing to serve. Nancy will present the nominee(s) to the Executive Board for approval at the February meeting. Voting will occur at the General Membership Meeting at the February Luncheon.

This transition is totally unexpected to me and I feel overwhelmed by the huge responsibility; however, I will do my best to make our Club move forward as smoothly as possible. I’m looking forward to working with you. Please consider how you can participate in, and support, our many activities in the spirit of Fun, Friendship and Philanthropy. Thank you for your support.

 Kuniko Izumi         

President of UKWC


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.