University City Women’s Group Organization

The University City Women’s Group is an organization of diverse women in the northeast Charlotte area who come together to share friendship and to support the community. Please join us at our monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of each month to learn more about this fun and worthwhile organization. Fellowship begins at 9:45am, business meeting begins at 10:30am, program begins at 11:00am, followed by a luncheon. Reservations must be made on our website, http://ucwg.org by noon on the Sunday prior to the...
University City Women’s Group celebrating 30 years of fun and service

University City Women’s Group celebrating 30 years of fun and service

One of University City’s first civic organizations, the University City Women’s Group, invites past, present and potential future members to help it celebrate 30 years of fun, fellowship and community service. The group will hold its 30th anniversary luncheon on May 11 at the Oasis Shrine headquarters at University Place. The Women’s Group began in May 1987 with the explosion of new neighborhoods throughout University City as a way for women to find friends and help shape their new community. Thirty years later, UCWG continues to offer both. The organization has 20 interest groups ranging from day and evening book clubs to a lunch bunch and Single Ladies Day (or Night) Out. “It is a great thing to be part of a group like this, because you make so many friends, and these friends are there when you need support,” says President Jeanne DeMello. “If you have just moved to this area and you need to meet people, this is a wonderful way.”   3 decades of community service As for community service, the UCWG has raised money for dozens of causes ranging from the University City Regional Library and numerous programs benefiting children to the USO and the Salvation Army 9/11 Fund. In February, the group donated $4,000 apiece to Communities in Schools, Assistance League of Charlotte and Charlotte Family Housing. “We really have a good time meeting and participating in all of our social activities, but we’d like the community to know we are up to over $206,000 raised (since 1987),” DeMello says, “and all of it has been given to local charities.” The group holds general...