Friday, June 3, 2016

In the SPOTLIGHT: 2015-2016

Our 2016 Annual Spring Luncheon was celebratory in so many different ways. We started off with a program by Distinguished Professor Philip W. Rundel's presentation titled "Our California Flora in a Global Context." Next we honored our own Joanne Knopoff, this year's recipient of the Outstanding FWC Member Award. Jo's contributions to FWC go back to the 1960s when she joined the organization, she was President (1973-1974), and has been contributing to FWC in many substantial ways since the 60s.

Joanne Knopoff with her daughter
Past Presidents Panel Co-Chair Zorana Ercegovac introduced "Jo" and briefly spoke of Jo's accomplishments as President, Vice President for Programs, Vice President for Sections, representative to the Faculty Center Board of Governors, and in many other leadership positions.
Zorana introducing "Jo" as our 2016 recipient of the
Outstanding FWC Member
Finally, we enjoyed The 2016 Sylvia Winstein UCLA Emeriti Arts and Crafts Exhibit. Twenty six artists and their works were featuring photography, drawings, watercolors, painting, quilting, jewelry, and mixed media.
Barbara Lippe displays her photographs at the 2016 Exhibit. My favorite  photograph
was TREE OF KNOWLEDGE which would be perfect for our BOOK CLUB

Shirley Ho is our outstanding MUSIC SECTION contributor
Social interactions at Spring Luncheons and Artists' Exhibits offers an opportunity to network with FWC members across different sections, to be inspired by, plan for the following season, and chat about interesting programs, campus events, and FWC Centennial Planning in 2017-2018.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

UCLA FWC Sections: Books and Sounds

           Welcome to the First Meeting of our Book Section, 2015-2016

We (the "bookies" as Debby Kennel call us) enjoyed our first meeting in 2015/2016. Our hostess Barbara Crandall (4th from left in the photo below) offered her residence for our first gathering, October 13th 2015.
Marjorie, Amelita, Ann, Barbara Rapoport, Barbara Crandall (the hostess), Zorana, Joy, Jarka
photo credit: Zorana

We discussed Patrick Modiano's work "Suspended Sentences" published  by Yale University Press in 2014. Zorana discussed the book which consists of three separately published novellas (Afterimage, Suspended Sentences, and Flowers of
Not included in the above group photo are Debby Kennel, Ira, Margaret, Phyllis, Bette, and Rochelle.

We also enjoyed our October Salon de Musique which was held at Debby Kennel's house. Here are a few photos from that gathering.

Debby Kennel, the presenter and the hostess for the October  Salon,
seated from left: Zorana (chair), Arlene, Rochelle, Shirley, Helen
standing: Simone, Jo (our guest), Ida, Mireya, Madonna
not included in the group photo: Roma

                                  Welcome to the world of POETRY !

Book Section of the UCLA's Faculty Women's Club started off the New Year (2015!) with poetry readings. The group, consisting of eleven members (see the photo below) gathered at the home of Barbara Crandall, socialized, and read self-selected poems.

Betti, Rochelle, Marjorie, Zorana (seated), Joy, Amelita, Barbara (our hostess)
Sheridon, Margaret, Barbara (outgoing chair for many years), and
Debby Kennel (new Chair of Book Section, behind Barbara)

Discussing Donna Tartt's book, The Goldfinch, was lively and fun. We enjoyed our friendship and great appetizers with refreshments. Charlie Rose interviewed Tartt; she talks about The Goldfinch (2013) as well as about her style of writing.

"The Goldfinch" made in 1654 by Carel Fabritius

The FWC Book Section members (4/8/14)
Standing (from left): Marjorie, Rochelle, Jarka (our hostess), Phyllis, Lissy, Katherine
Sitting (from left): Zorana, Ida, Barbara (co-chair), Noel (co-chair and reviewer), Margaret

Book review and discussion 

Noel reviews The Goldfinch and leads
book discussion.

Really? You're not in a book club was published in NY Times (March 27, 2014) by James Atlas.

Jarka graciously offered her "music room" as a soiree place for our newly
formed MUSIC SECTION (more information forthcoming from Zorana) check the music blog periodically

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Faculty Women's Club is 95 years old !

Our next President Rochelle Caballero (2014-2015) with Mary Lou Ward
ROSES for UCLA FWC Presidents
UCLA Faculty Women's Club celebrates our 95th anniversary at the Spring Luncheon!
Our speaker Sherry Lansing spoke about her many interests and accomplishments as an educator, CEO, UC Regent, humanitarian, healthcare advocate, and philanthropist. As a filmmaker, she was involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners Forrest Gump (1994) and Titanic (1997). Details are in the article published in Daily Bruin.

Sherry Lansing (middle) with Jo Knoppoff (L) and Zorana Ercegovac (R)

Carol (FWC Hospitality Chair) and Prof. Frank Betti with Guest

Spring Luncheon 2014
Sherry Lansing with Jo and Susan Shemin

Zorana with Shirley: click on MUSIC SECTION to see our newly founded Section !

Marilyn Slater is the recipient of the 2014 FWC Award

Patricia Nagy
Sonny Harris

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Celebration of Anne Bodenheimer's 100th birthday

Grand Centennial Celebration for the grand Lady: Anne Bodenheimer turns 100 !

Anne Bodenheimer (1914- ) treated her colleagues and friends at the UCLAs Faculty Center
for her very special Birthday

Zorana interviewed Anne in October 2012 as a part of the Oral History Program

UCLA music school students performed Handel's sections from one of his Oratorio: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Il Moderato

Alexys, Danielle, Terrence, Gregory, Terri with Paul Floyd

Zorana with UCLA students performing Handel's Oratorio
Please visit our newly formed MUSIC SECTION for details on programs, events, and scheduling. More is coming, so check the music section blog periodically. All FWC members are welcome including spouses and partners. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The UCLA FWC Scholarship Program and Dinner, February 2014

The UCLA Faculty Women's Club is proud to award scholarships to eight outstanding UCLA students--scholarships made possible by generous donations from our members and many friends.

THE UCLA FWC Scholarship recipients: Manjot, Danielle, Ona, Carly, Kimberly, Joshue, and Shadi
with Bette Billet, President 2013-2014, and Scholarship Chair Joy Frank

Our featured speaker Dr. Linda Liau with Claudia Mitchell-Kernan and
one of the FWC Scholarship recipients Manjot Bagri

India Carney is pursuing a BA in music-voice performance and plans a singing and acting career

Carly and Ona chat and sip with the FWC past Scholarship Chair Dianne Homsher
The Ercegovac and the Ho families at the Scholarship event

The UCLA FWC members celebrate the 2014 Scholarship recipients

Franco and Carol Betti (FWC hospitality chair) 

Zorana Ercegovac, FWC President 2012-2013 with Milos

Marjorie Friedlander (left) during the reception

Dr. Linda Liau getting ready for her presentation on Neurosurgery at UCLA

Anne Bodenheimer has special reasons to be happy: she is celebrating her 100th birthday next month!

Special time to chat with old friends and colleagues

Rochelle Caballero at the helm (AGAIN)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

UCLA Faculty Women's Club : Spring Luncheon, may 21st 2013

FWC Spring Luncheon, May 21st 2013, was a great success, well attended, and superbly organized. Our featured speaker, Dr. Linda Sarna, professor and Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Endowed Chair at the UCLA School of Nursing, explained her work in her presentation, "Making UCLA Tobacco-Free: We've Come a Long Way, Baby!" Mrs. Carol Block, our Chancellor's wife was also in the attendance. 

Zorana Ercegovac, UCLA FWC President 2012-2013, was presented with a beautiful gift from the FWC Executive Board members.
Description: It is a hand painted lacquer jewelry box with the lid made of an abalone shell with a seascape at the sunset and sail-ship (inside). Two mermaids grace the outer cover of the box. The box is paper-mache with multi-layer varnish and polish. As you will see in the attached photos, the gift is truly beautiful in shape, design, colors, and quality.
Symbolically, the sail-ship will luckily take me to Germany and St. Petersburg next week, and mermaids promise a short but rich White Nights to celebrate and enjoy.
THANK YOU! have a wonderful summer. Looking forward to working with you again ~

The UCLA FWC Spring Luncheon, May 21st 2013, is the opportunity to meet and greet, recognize our numerous accomplishments, honor our past presidents and the long tradition (since 1918), take photos of our attendees, and much more.

Below is a sample of our Luncheon members and guests; more will be uploaded and streamed as we have them available :-)
Linda Sarna, Bette Billet, Zorana Ercegovac, Carol Block, Sonny Harris, Milos, Anne Bodenheimer

Beautiful ladies: Geraldine, Debby, Joyce, Claudia, Madonna, Rochelle, Sofia

Glorya, Louisa, Sandy, Geraldine, Dianne, Elaine, Mary Lou

Joy, Helen, Shirley, Jo, Ida, Barbara, with Shirley's guest