Happy Holidays!


Wishing you the warmest of holidays with friends and family

The 2014-15 SUWC Board wishes you the warmest of holidays with friends and family this year.

Hope to see you at one of the many wonderful events this month including Author’s Coffee with David Kennedy,  Book Group, Chop Chop, Cuisine Club and Music Group.

Please see the Preview for dates, times and locations.






Carolands Tours 2014

We were extremely lucky to secure a third tour date for Wednesday, November 19th.  This will be our last tour.  The story of Chateau Carolands is a 100 year saga of a 100 room mansion. Built by one of the richest women in the world, the Chateau is a three dimensional window into life among America’s elite, a tale of wealth and ruin.

” Thank you so very much for including me in the Carolands Tour this afternoon. This tour by Paul at Carolands was more than fantastic…I liked the tour even better than Filoli. You made a marvelous memory for my life.”

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SUWC members enjoying Carolands

Chop Chop: Apple Galette Workshop on Wed. Oct 22

Chop Chop Gallete

ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!   Join us for for a fabulous fun evening of friendship and cooking on Wednesday, October 22 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Bechtel International House Kitchen (on campus near the Stanford Faculty Club)           
Learn to make a simple and delicious Galette, or flat round crusty tart, with caramelized apples. The workshop will be hands-on, and everyone will have an opportunity to roll out dough, shape and bake their own Galette, which you can take home to enjoy.  While your creations are in the oven, we will have the chance to sit down and enjoy a galette pre-made by the chef.  The Galette is a classic and versatile dessert into which you can substitute a variety of fruits according to the season.  All ingredients, materials, and written instruction will be provided. Please bring an apron and wear comfortable shoes.  The fee is $50 per person.
Instructor:  Toshiko Ueda
Toshiko is a graduate of the Tante Marie Cooking School and the Ecole Ritz Escoffier in Paris, where she earned the Diploma of the Art of French Pastry and Master of French Pastry. She has apprenticed in noteworthy kitchens such as the Hotel Ritz Paris, Masse’s Pastries in Berkeley, and MC Square restaurant in San Francisco. She continues to share her training and enthusiasm with home bakers since the opening of her baking workshop, atelier b. in 2004.  www.binkoueda.com
Please RSVP now by sending a email to Meng Sui at  meng.sui@gmail.com

Basketball Game Bonanza Sunday Nov. 2nd 2 pm

Join us for the opening Stanford Women’s Basketball exhibition game against Vanguard at Maples Pavilion. Stanford is coming off its sixth NCAA Final Four appearance in seven years. Last year, the Cardinal finished 33-4 overall and captured its 14th straight Pac-12 regular season title. Lower level tickets are only $10 and will be held at will-call. Members and their guests of all ages are very welcome. Audrey and Ronna need to receive your money for tickets by Tuesday, October 28.  Complete the attached contact form and we will send you our address for payment.   Go Stanford!

pumkin basket ball

Robert Frank in America

Robert Frank in America
Join the Explore the Campus and the Visual Arts Sections on Friday, October 3rd, 2pm, for our kick-off collaborative event, a docent led tour of the exhibition, Robert Frank in America, at the Cantor Arts Center.  The tour will conclude with an informal walk through of another exciting exhibition, Pop Art from the Anderson Collection at SFMOMA, consisting of 10 pieces from artists such as Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and others.  Meet in the lobby of the Cantor Arts Center at 1:50.   Parking is in front of the Cantor Art Center and behind in Parking Structure 1 off of Campus Drive.  Parking is a challenge.  Carpooling is strongly recommended and please allow adequate time to park.

The Robert Frank in America exhibition of photographs sheds new light on the making of influential photographer Robert Frank’s prHollywood5ovocative book, The Americans. Frank traveled the nation between 1955 and 1956 for this project. His images document subjects such as Hollywood (seen both from within the studio and from the fans’ perspective) and the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, while probing social issues such as politics, race, religion, and postwar consumer culture. The exhibition, which includes photographs from the book as well as many unknown and unfamiliar pictures, explores a rich body of work that remains largely hidden more than half a century after it was made. Learn more           IMAGE: Robert Frank (U.S.A., b. Switzerland, 1924), Hollywood, 1958. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Bowen H. McCoy, 1984.493.70 © Robert Frank.
If you need more information please contact Deanna Mann (965-3035)  golferdeanna@gmail.com or Daniele Archambault (330-1111 ext.1) daniele@danieleBD.com.

A Page in Time

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We aren’t sure when the book group first met but, after 1965, one major leader for many years was Connie Pratt, working with various co-chairs.  She was the Dean of Admissions at Radcliffe College when she married Peter Pratt in 1958.  Peter left  Harvard to join the Stanford Med School administration in 1965 and they moved to our campus.  Connie was a life-long educator and especially enjoyed poetry.   She was on the faculty of Castilleja School and had her own business of advising on college applications.   Connie passed away in 2011, leaving a host of friends.

Nancy Rubenstein served with fellow Wellesley alum, Connie, and became lead chair when Connie retired after a serious auto accident. Nancy served ten years and retired.   The club is now fortunate to have Toby Montgomery and Janet Germane as volunteers to organize this section.   Readers are always welcome to join Book Group.    Click here to see the great choices for this year and the meeting dates.   

In addition to Book Group we also have “Author’s Coffee” where top-notch writers join us to discuss their works.    After a hiatus of a couple years,  Andrea van Niekerk has stepped up as chair.     On Thursday, October 23, Joan Hancock will host author James T. Campbell, a Stanford professor, to discuss his new book.   Please read the Preview for more more details.

You are Invited: Garden Party Sunday Sept. 14, 2014

We hope you’ll join us for a lovely garden party to kick off the new SUWC year. Sarah Bagwell has opened her beautiful garden on campus to host the club.  Join us for a class of wine, refreshments and great conversation.  Catch up with old friends and meet new ones.  What could be better?

Please bring any Stanford-affiliated women who might like to join our club.

Carolands   Lottery    Click here to sign up for the Lottery

Lottery closes at 8 pm on Monday Sept. 22.

Based on all the interest in Carolands we are going to do a lottery to ensure everyone has a equal opportunity to attend the two tour dates on Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.     Members may sign up in person at the Garden Party.  If you are not able to attend to the Garden party you may sign up  on-line or by calling Ronna by Sept 22.     If more than 25 people want to attend each tour will do a drawing for the tickets and results will be announced on Sept. 26th.


SAVE THE DATE of Friday, October 10th, from 10:00-11:30 for the annual Autumn Brunch at the Hoover House hosted by Mrs. Andrea Hennessy. Invitations for the Brunch were mailed in early September.

Please send questions to StanfordWomensclub@gmail.com.


THIS FALL: Tour American ‘Downtown Abbey’ with SUWC

Audrey Gold and her team of smart event experts are working hard on the coming year’s programs. To get started, they will take SUWC to Chateau Carolands in Hillsborough. For more intriguing details about the mansion, see the upcoming KQED series, The Heiress and Her Chateau. The TV schedule is shown here. The story of Chateau Carolands is a 100 year saga of a 100 room mansion. Built by one of the richest women in the world, the Chateau is a three dimensional window into life among America’s elite, a tale of wealth and ruin. The tours will take place in October. Sign-ups will happen later this fall.


SAVE DATE: Fun-Raiser for the Hoffmann Family

hot-dog-ftrYou’re invited to a Hot Dog Roast on Friday, June 27th. Our incoming Programs VP, Audrey Gold, is organizing a FUN-raiser for Michelle Hoffmann and her family. Michelle is an SUWC member who helped with SMAK events, until her husband Sean’s illness started two years ago. And a recent Stanford layoff has compounded an already difficult situation. The Hoffmanns have two young children and are currently living at Stanford West. Please click here for the official invitation, including instructions on how to contribute to the Hoffmann Family (donate at the Roast or online). Please contact Audrey if you have questions, audreygold@gmail.com.


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