Stronger Together

Welcome to the SUWC 120th anniversary year.  Our club has existed almost since the beginning of the University.  It shares the ideals of the Founders and we are proud of the role we have played in the history of Stanford University.  We have retained our traditional values by sharing cultural activities and promoting friendship.  We have made changes over time to reflect current interests.  We have a full schedule of activities planned for the year, including art, music, cuisine, talks by faculty members, and parties in the lovely gardens of campus homes. As always, all the work of keeping the club going is done by the members.  This takes some effort and the return is in satisfaction, friendships and fun.  We hope all those eligible to do so will join us and share this special year.    More information will be available in early September.

— Roz Bienenstock, President 2016-17

Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Happy.

Thank you to Public Safety Officers Bill Larson, Carole Pierce and Lorraine Soto and Sgt. Ceasar Campus for their advice at the safety briefing held on March 3. We appreciate Anne Vosti for hosting this meeting for our club members. Officer Bill and his team are incredibly helpful and available to assist campus residents and off campus members.


Public Safety Officers help SUWC members


See Something, Say Something! which serves as a reminder to immediately report suspicious activity or behavior to law enforcement.
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: (650) 329-2413 (24/7) Tip: Add this number to your mobile phone

Lock It or Lose It! which serves as a reminder to always secure your residence and vehicle when either will be unoccupied to help prevent a burglary or theft.

Be smart. Be safe. Be happy.

Enjoy these handouts shared at the meeting.

Home Security Preventive Measures Home Security Preventive Measures (Stanford Only)

Home Security Preventive Measures

Personal Safety Tips (General)

Suggested Travel Routes Map (2015)


Fantastic Fashion Show

RSVP now for the annual Fashion Show on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Location:  the private Menlo Circus Club @ 12pm
New store: Chico’s of Palo Alto will now be hosting the fashion show.

Plus Chico’s will do a demonstration on how to pack for a trip.

Deadline to sign up is extended to March 11.
Please contact Bernie Scoles if you want to attend. Open to members and guests.

In the beautiful Menlo Circus Club we will enjoy the camaraderie of old friends and meet new ones! It’s a delightful day with conviviality, delicious food and an entertaining show! The stylish clothes from Chico’s, in downtown Palo Alto, will be modeled by our own bewitching members.  Thank you to Meredith Einaudi for her amazing organization of this popular event.    We expect more than a 100 members and guests.

Marina Lewis shows her styleMarina Lewis shows her great Chico’s style at the 2015 Fashion Show

Let’s Stir Things Up on Tuesday Jan. 26

Yum.  Yum.  What’s a better way to start off the New Year than with friends and delicious meal?     “Chop Chop” is a section for everyone that likes food.
Join Chop Chop for our annual recipe sharing event.  We laugh and learn together.  After we cook we will enjoy eating what we made. Stephannie is making enchiladas and I’m going to cook Fred steaks.
If you would like to attend and/or demonstrate a recipe (drink, starter, main, or dessert) please email Stephannie Lobell   Supplies will be reimbursed.
When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Where: Bechtel International Center Kitchen
Time: 6-9pm  (no problem if you arrive late or need to leave early)
Cost: $15 a person (free for demo chefs)
 Send cash or check to Stephannie Lobell, 1076 Cathcart Way, Stanford CA 94305.

Last year I  made stuffed acorn squash.    Audrey

New Year! New Events

Happy New Year!   Please find your calendar and save these dates for these special programs.

Wed., Jan. 20 at 4:00 pm Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Then and Now & Photography Exhibit
Prof. Bertil Glader, MD will discuss the history of LPCH and
Barry Fleisher, MD will show his photos of the hospital’s expansion

Please meet at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital entrance, 725 Welch Rd., Palo Alto. You will be met, receive Visitor’s Badges, and directed to the room where the talk will take place.

Complementary Valet Parking at the entrance of the hospital with assistance if needed. Complementary Self Parking in the hospital garage or Self Parking in the lot of 700 Welch Rd. across the street from the hospital

RSVP Requested. Please call Lou Ann Glader 650-858-1335 or email  If you cannot RSVP, please come anyway.Phone

Tuesday, February 23, 4:00 pm,  Election 2016   at the Humanities Center
Stanford Political Science Prof. Rob Reich will discuss the upcoming election

Tuesday, March 15, 11:30 am   Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Menlo Circus Club 
Fashions by J Jill

Wednesday, April 20, 4:00 pm Open Board Meeting at the Bechtel International Center
Stanford Life Flight will discuss their 30 years of Saving Lives

Great Decisions

Interested in World Affairs? Organized by SUWC member, Meredith Einaudi, Great Decisions is an opportunity to learn about critical foreign policy issues impacting our country today. Listen and discuss these issues in an informal setting where all views are welcome.

Meredith first heard about Great Decisions 15 years ago when she worked for the Mid-Peninsula YWCA and noticed a foreign affairs discussion group meeting under the title “Great Decisions”. Probably it was sponsored by AAUW or the League of Women Voters since both groups organize these discussion groups throughout the country.  In 2013 Meredith joined the Palo Alto AAUW primarily to participate in their Great Decisions  group. She found their meetings so stimulating in helping her understand the issues behind the headlines, that she wondered why we did not have a group of this kind at Stanford.

The Stanford University Women’s Club inaugurated our own GD group 2104. Our eight meeting topics follow the eight chapters in the text which is designed and edited by the Foreign Policy Association. Each year a new text is released giving backround information on those geographic areas or international concerns which the FPA thinks will most effect our nation’s interactions abroad in the coming year. Recognized authorities write each chapter and a separate FPA produced DVD expands upon each chapter with interviews and film footage. Buying the book is recommended but optional. Members may want to share the book purchase with another group member. What makes the SUWC Great Decisions meetings unique is that Meredith is fortunate to find Stanford professors who are authorities on the discussion subjects and willing to come and share their knowledge and perspectives with us.

Members of both SUWC and SCRA are eligible to join any or all meetings.  Spouses and partners are also welcome.

Great Decisions 2016 begins Monday evening, January 25.  The first topic will be “Middle East Alliances”. Those who plan to attend the majority of our meetings are urged to buy the text prepared by the Foreign Policy. To place your order for the text (cost $25) phone the Foreign Policy Association directly at (800) 477-5836 or (212) 481-8100. Be sure to order the text for 2016 and not 2015. The book will be mailed after 12/25/15.

Meeting Dates & Topics:

Jan. 25:   Middle East Alliances

Feb. 8: The Rise of ISIS

Feb. 22: The Future of Kurdistan

March 7: Migration

March 21: The United Nations;

April 11: The Koreas

April 25: Climate Change

May 9: Cuba and the U.S

Location: Community Room at SCRA (Stanford Campus Recreation Association) at the corner of Bowdoin Street and Stanford Avenue with convenient free parking. Meetings are 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

For more information contact Meredith Einaudi (327-2786)

New Member New Ensemble

SUWC members are a diverse and fascinating group of women.  It is my goal in the coming year is to learn more about some of the amazing people  in our club and share a few with you.  – Audrey

SUWC welcomes new member Joo-Mee Lee.   Her family (husband, a son age 6 and a daughter 4) moved here from Boston in July last year.  They were going to different open houses on campus, and met a realtor that told her about our club.  Joo-Mee commented  “SUWC provides a sense of community for newbies like myself. It is great to meet women in different age groups.”

Joo-Mee graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England and from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University.  She is a lecturer in Violin, and director of the Stanford New Ensemble.

Joo-Mee’s New Ensemble will be performing a free public concert this  Friday  Nov. 6 at 12:30 pm in the Oak Lounge West, second floor of the Tressider Union building at Stanford. It is going to be a casual and intimate classical concert of music written after 1900’s.  You are welcome to bring a lunch and eat during the performance.



Note:  SUWC has a group that meets monthly to enjoy an afternoon concert by local musicians. The musicians who play are often Stanford affiliated.  They meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00.  There is a music program (45 minutes) long followed by refreshments and socializing with the musicians and with each other. Concerts are an opportunity to listen to a lovely program in an intimate setting. To get on the email list, to offer to perform, to offer your home, or to bring refreshments, please contact Trudy Roughgarden.