Interest Groups

Interest groups are a vital part of the BSU Women's Club. Members may join as many groups as they like. It's a great opportunity to meet women who share your interests.

To join a current group or to start a new one, contact Kim Caristi at 765-729-0396 or kim.caristi@gmail.com .

NOTE: Annual dues must be paid to participate in these interest groups.

Book Group

Final Monday, 7 PM

Deb Smith
765-289-4902
dls.sci@gmail.com

We take suggestions and vote on the reading list in May for the upcoming school year. Members volunteer to host, bring snacks, or lead the discussion.

Couples' Dinner (Saturday)

2nd Saturday, 6:30 PM

Saturday – Deb Smith
765-289-4902
dls.sci@gmail.com

Couples take turns to host a dinner, plan a menu, and assign dishes for attendees to bring. Meal costs are divided among attendees.

Couples' Dinner (Sunday)

2nd Sunday, 6:30 PM

Sunday – Vacant
Contact Kim Caristi
to lead this group!

Couples take turns to host a dinner, plan a menu, and assign dishes for attendees to bring. Meal costs are divided among attendees.

Couples' Euchre

4th Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Kim Caristi
765-729-0396
kim.caristi@gmail.com

Bring a partner to play cards while enjoying fellowship and food. Pay $1 to play; at the end, the low score gets their dollar back and the rest of the money is divided among the most loans and the high score. Meeting locations vary.

Distaffs Choir

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Monday, 3:30 PM

Elisa Jenkins
765-288-9890
ejenkins@ballstate.bsu.edu

This singing group performs several times during the Christmas season and spring at local nursing homes and other locations.

Duplicate Bridge

2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7 PM

Mary Hagopian
765-288-5500
mhagopia@bsu.edu

Duplicate Bridge is similar to Party/Rubber Bridge, but scored differently. The group consists of 8 players and 2 tables, but substitutes fill openings as needed. Members take turns hosting and provide refreshments.

Euchre Group

2nd Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Anna Preston
765-759-4741
alpresto@aol.com

This low-key, no-pressure group includes cards, refreshments, and conversation. Members take turns hosting and provide refreshments.

International Women

1st Monday, 7 PM

Rikako Pounds
765-286-4530
likakoblue@hotmail.com

Rosemary Rugsaken
765-748-7068
porugsaken@comcast.net

Learn about other cultures through speakers and sharing stories. Members take turns hosting and share the duties of bringing snacks.

Ladies' Gourmet

3rd Wednesday, 7 PM

Linda Johnson
765-747-0958
momj1628@aol.com

Rosemary Rugsaken
765-748-7068
porugsaken@comcast.net

Members take turns hosting, planning, and cooking elegant evening meals for the group. Recipes are exchanged. Highlights include a cookie exchange (December) and Bring-A-Guest Night (May).

Retirees/Emeriti

Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

Cecelia Place
765-289-5356
ccplace@comcast.net

If you or your spouse/partner are retired, this group is for you! We meet to socialize with our peers. Monthly lunches are very popular.

Scholarship Committee

Meeting dates vary

Gloria Pavlik
317-412-5245
gpavlik@bsu.edu

Committee reviews applications (mid-April), interviews finalists (June/July), and awards scholarships to non-traditional students. We also arrange scholarship fundraising activities.

Tea & Travel

1st Saturday, usually 1 PM

Debbie Lyon
765-748-7157
dlyon2@bsu.edu

Groups of four co-host and invite the group to tea, ranging from fun themes to elegant high teas. You won't leave hungry! Our year also includes one or two visits to tea houses within easy driving distance.

Wine Tasting

3rd Friday, 7 PM

Anna Sammelson
765-748-8413
sammelson@att.net

Hosts select the wine (usually two reds and two whites) and provide hors d'oeuvres. Attendees pay $10 each; partners/spouses are welcome.