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Interest Groups

Advocacy, Walking, Knitting, Out to Lunch, Dining In or Out, Book groups, Bridge, and much more................

Sign up at the monthly meetings or give a member a call.............

Further information? Contact the club at cfuwkelownapresident@gmail.com


The Issues and Advocacy Group*

The Issues and Actions Group looks at current issues: local, national and international. The group develops action plans to start the ball rolling to get individuals, our own CFUW,and other local groups working toward bettering our world. If you have burning issues you’d like to put forward for consideration and you like lively discussion that can lead to action, this is the group for you.


The Walking Group*

Walkers meet on Fridays usually at 09:15 in the parking lot of the Apple Bowl on the corner of Burtch and Bernard. Alternately walkers go directly to the trailhead for the stated time, usually around 09:30.

The group decides on the schedule seasonally. Weekly walk/coffee details are circulated 1 - 3 days prior to the planned walk by the leader. Newcomers are always welcome.

 


Walks last about an hour and suit those who like an easy and sometimes moderate challenge. The walks may be in Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland or West Kelowna. Twice a year we try to go further afield, such as the Summerland Research Station or Fintry for a walk and a picnic. 
Leaders always carry a cell phone.

Coffee afterwards is either in a café or someone’s house.  There is no obligation to stay for coffee. However, we often have more people for coffee than the walk!

For further information and to get on the weekly email list, contact the email above.


The Knitting Group*


The knitting group meets monthly, usually on the 3rd Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in various members' homes. 
We knit, chat, laugh, share patterns and expertise, because "knitting is good for your brain". You can bring your own project to work on or you can work on group projects such as afghans to raffle, felted animals and felted hats for sale. Proceeds go towards bursaries for students attending post-secondary education in our region.
Last year we raised significant funds from the sale of felted wool hats, animals and other knitted items.

Couples/Singles Dining In*

Celebrating more than 20 years of Dining - We strive for fun and informality.

Couples and singles in this group take turns hosting informal dinner parties, usually on the last weekend of the month. The hostess organizes the menu and theme (if any) and tells her guests what food to bring.The key word is "fun and informality". The hostess sets the date. It is quite flexible but usually towards the end of the month.

These home dinners are held in October, November, February, March and April, with January and May being held at a restaurant.

Ladies Dining Out*

This group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month, usually at 5.30 p.m.  The restaurant for the next month is decided by the group at each dinner.


Out to Lunch Bunch*




This group meets at a different restaurant on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. The purpose is to sample the offerings of our local restaurants and to enjoy each others’ company. There is a sign-up sheet for each month. All are welcome and the participants take turns arranging the venue.

 

Book Chains*


We love to read! But we have no meetings, no discussion. Instead, we each read a different book between club meetings and then pass it down the chain, (always to the same person). In this way we pay for one book, but read eight. Cost is shared equally. In May at our annual potluck we draw for a book to keep. Please note that as all spaces in the chains are currently taken, a waiting list has been started.

Morning Book Group*

The Morning Book Discussion Group meets the last Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am. to discuss a book chosen from a list selected in the previous May.

Afternoon Book Group*

This group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, usually at 1:30 pm, at various members' homes. Books are chosen in the spring. Everyone is welcome to come and join the discussion. 

Bridge Group*

The ladies’ afternoon bridge group meets at 12:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Monday in members’ homes. The hostess provides tea, coffee and dessert. Skill level is not important.

Seasonal Craft for Meals on Wheels clients*

The craft group meets in members’ homes four to five times a year to do a variety of handicrafts. They have produced some attractive table favours. They are always open to new ideas and eager to learn different skills!

                                            Adopt-A-Road Group*

CFUW Kelowna has a contract with the City to clean up 2 roads in October and April. The group meets to carpool to Weddell Place and Poplar Point Drive. Coffee following!

Golf Group*


The Golf Group plays at different courses around Kelowna and the surrounding area. Come and have fun with us next year starting in May and going as long as the weather co-operates and the interest is there. Usually we play 9 holes.

Morning Chat Group*

We meet the fourth Monday morning of the month at 10am in the glass area at the Coast Capri Hotel dining room. Topics are of general interest and elicit lively discussion.

Out and About Group* 

We plan a monthly outing to a local museum, art gallery, concert, festival, happening at a park, whatever catches our eye. The day and time will therefore vary with the event.



New ideas for more interest groups are always welcome!

 

 





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