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Interest Groups

Interest Groups


Interest groups are a vital part of Round Table. These groups provide opportunities for women across all parts of the Baylor family to meet on a regular basis in a common interest. These gatherings are where you get to know each other in a more intimate setting. Some of these groups meet monthly, and others meet occasionally during the year, and some are just a one-time event. Below are the interest groups for the current year with a description of the group and the group leader�s name.

Book Club

Join a group of women who love to read. Books read are selected by the group. Meetings take place in homes on various nights of the week throughout the year.

The first meeting will be Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the home of Cindie Lehr.

Contact: Chris Wilkins

Learning to Play Bridge

Would you like to learn to play bridge or refresh basic skills after a long sabbatical leave from the game? Learn the primary concepts of bidding and play during this 5 lesson course on basic five-card major contract bridge. Lessons will be held during the spring semester over 5 weeks, with each lesson lasting 1 � to 2 hours. Sign-up now and Jaylie Beckenhaur will send more information.

Contact: Jaylie Beckenhaur

Playing Bridge for Beginners and Refreshers

If you have already taken bridge lessons and are "not yet ready for prime time" bridge or maybe you have been out of the game for a while, then this is the group for you! The first meeting is not yet scheduled but sign up today and Shelly Brooks will contact you with dates!

Contact: Shelley Brooks

Day Bridge

Join this group on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the McMullen Faculty Center for lunch and bridge.

Contact: Suzanne Alcorn

On-Campus Lunch Group

Food, friends and fellowship! Gather at the McMullen faculty Center for lunch and conversation during the fall and spring semesters. The first luncheons of the year will be on October 8th and 9th in the Yellow Room (#209) in the McMullen-Connally Faculty Center. Please RSVP to Allison Yanos.

Contact: Allison Yanos and Jennifer Borderud

Off-Campus Lunch Group

This group meets monthly for lunch throughout the year at various Waco restaurants. The purpose of the group is to enjoy good food and fellowship. The first luncheon of the year will be will be Tuesday, October 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Sironia Caf�, 1509 Austin Avenue. Please RSVP to Judy Maggard.

Contact: Judy Maggard and Carol Gene Graves

Girls� Night Out Dinner Group

Join friends for dinner at a different restaurant each month. We meet for dinner around 5:30 p.m. and have a great time of fellowship. The first dinner gathering will be on September 30, 2013 at Sam�s on the Square located on the corner of 4th and Austin Avenue. Please RSVP to Julie Covington.

Contact: Julie Covington

Welcome Families / People Around the World Sharing (PAWS)

The People Around the World Sharing (PAWS) program through the Center for International Education offers friendship to international students who are a long way from home, family and familiar culture. The program strives to build bridges of understanding among people of different nations by connecting international students with U.S. families. If you are interested in being a Welcome Family and extending a hand of friendship and hospitality to an international student, please visit the website for further information. Once you fill out and submit the application available on the Center for International Education�s website, they will partner you with a student within a few days.

Contact: Melanie Smith

� Stress Busters for Family Care Givers of Loved Ones with Dementia

Do you provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer�s disease or dementia? The free multi-component program will provide stress management techniques as well as relaxation and coping Strategies for non-paid caregivers. It is 90 minutes per week for nine weeks and will be available in Spring 2014 as a Baylor Round Table Interest Group. Program was developed by UT Health Science Center in San Antonio and is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. Please contact Jaylie Beckenhauer for more information.

Contact: Jaylie Beckenhauer

Baylor Theatre Group

This group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Hooper-Schaefer Faculty Lounge before attending the Friday evening performances of Baylor Theatre productions. The directors of the plays are invited to speak to the group informally about the productions, while enjoying light refreshments provided by group members. Dates for the 2013-2014 season are September 27 (Legally Blonde), November 22 (Shipwrecked), February 14 (Dead Man�s Cell Phone), March 28 (The Learned Ladies), and May 2 (The Arabian Nights).

Contact: Cyndie Burgess and Janet Sheets