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2019 - 2020 Newcomers

UFC has a long tradition of welcoming women to our organization.


In accordance with Governor Newsom's executive order, all UFC programs and Newcomers events have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic for the rest of our year (through May). 

Beginning on the UC Davis Campus over 100 years ago and extending out into the community, UFC has a long tradition of welcome. Whether you are new to the area or new to UFC, we invite you to join our organization. Your Newcomers activities are designed so you can foster friendships with other Newcomers during the year, expand to other friendships and events, and glimpse what the community and UC Davis have to offer. These events are for Newcomers only. At the end of the season as a UFC Newcomers graduate, we hope you will continue to enjoy the friendship and enrichment of future years with UFC. To confirm dates and locations, please check your email and monthly UFC newsletter.

Linda Marshall, 746-2017 (
Martha Kingdon, 604-7860 (
Margo Miller, 916-316-4739 (

  • Note: This program has been canceled:

    First Friday Coffees

Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Stonegate Country Club

Join our friendly, informal gathering of Newcomers on the first Friday of every month. The Newcomers Chairs will be there to welcome you, introduce you to other members and get you started on the fun of being a UFC member. Don’t forget to bring your own beverage.

Attendants at last year's Newcomers Welcome
(Left to right: LaShelle May, wife of Chancellor Gary May;
UFC President Melinda Hillis; and Susan Rodgers)
Photo by Deanna Lee 

Attendees at Newcomers WelcomeSeptember

  • Annual Newcomers Welcome

Friday, Sep. 20, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Stonegate Country Club

Meet potential Newcomers and some current members of UFC while enjoying cool drinks and tasty treats. You will receive detailed information regarding this year’s Newcomers activities, as well as an overview of UFC general programs and interest sections. You may join UFC and pay the annual $30 membership dues at this meeting.


  • Manetti Shrem Museum Tour

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
Time TBA
Manetti Shrem Museum, UC Davis

Our first Newcomers activity will be a docent-led tour of the Manetti Shrem Museum and sculpture garden walk. Following the museum and garden tour, we will visit a local artist’s studio, where we will be able to ask questions about the work. This interaction with art and artist should be educational and inspirational for all.


  • Seka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
11:30 a.m.

The Capay Valley will provide a beautiful setting for our guided tour of the Seka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room, where we will discover a wide range of award-winning olive oils and agricultural products from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. Cost for the tour is $10. An additional winetasting is available for $10 and buffet luncheon for $20. We will carpool from both Davis and Woodland for this event.


  • Cooking Class: Confucius Institute

January 2020
UC Davis Campus

Come to this workshop at the Confucius Institute on the UC Davis campus. We will have fun learning how to make fried rice, with all ingredients and supplies provided at no cost. This is a hands-on experience, and we will be able to show off and enjoy our finished dishes while socializing with fellow Newcomers and Confucius Institute staff.


  • Potluck Luncheon with Line-Dance Instruction

Tuesday, Feb.11, 2020
11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Stonegate Country Club

Line-dancing is a great way to get everyone out on the dance floor, have fun, and burn a few calories at the same time. You can line-dance anywhere, and you don’t need a partner. So come join us for an entertaining afternoon of music and food. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share at our potluck lunch before the music starts.


  • California State Capitol and Stanley Mosk Library Tour

March 2020

We will learn about California politics, past and present, when we attend a docent-led tour of the California State Library and State Capitol Building, including their architecture, history, and function. We will carpool from Davis and Woodland for this activity.


  • Note: This program has been canceled:

    Woodland Food Crawl

April 2020
Downtown Woodland

Join us for a local culinary adventure and walking tour. We will taste our way through historic Woodland, experiencing different cuisines and sampling food. We will meet chefs and restaurant owners while enjoying architecture, art, and shopping along the way. A cost for this activity will be announced in your monthly newsletter.


  • Note: This program has been canceled:

    Appetizer and Beverage Finale

Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Stonegate Country Club

Join your new Newcomers friends as we bring our year to a close. We will enjoy an afternoon of socializing, sharing stories of friendships made, interest groups joined ,and fun that was had over the last year, plus thoughts about plans for the upcoming UFC year.

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