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.
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 Book Club will meet on Thursday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. This month's selection is Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder, by Kathryn Casey. For more information contact Christine Wilkins.
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 primary concepts of bidding and play during this 5-lesson course. Meetings will be from 5:30 - 7:30 on Thursday evenings September 20, 27, October 11, 18, and November 1.
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!
Beginning Bridge is meeting at 5:30 on Nov. 13th. Location TBA.
Join this group on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the McMullen Faculty Center for lunch and bridge. The next gathering will be April 26.
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.
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 Off Campus Lunch interest group will meet Friday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Carolyn Keathley. Reservations are required to determine the proper amount of food to prepare. Please email your reply to Judy Maggard if you plan to attend this casual and fun luncheon or if you have questions regarding the event. Join us as we celebrate Spring and our many friendships through Round Table.
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.
Girls' Night Out will gather on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 pm. We will meet at Bangkok Royal located off Franklin Ave and University Parks Drive. Email Julie Covington to let her know you are attending.
Contact: Julie Covington
The Welcome Family 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. If you are interested in extending a hand of friendship and hospitality to an international student, please sign up for this program here. The Center for International Education will partner you with a student within a few days from that time.
Contact: Melanie Smith
Mentoring Baylor Business Women Students
Participants in this group will mentor current undergraduate Baylor Business Women. More details to come!
Contact: Sandy Bennett
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 2012-2013 season are September 28, November 16, February 8, March 22, and April 26.