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.

Contact Kim Caristi at or 765-729-0396 to join an interest group or to start a new group!

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

Book Group

Final Monday, 7 PM

Deb Smith

We take suggestions and vote on the reading list in May for the upcoming school year. We alternate duties to host, bring snacks, or lead each month's discussion.

Brunch Group

2nd Saturday/Sunday, 11 AM

Victoria Meldrum

We meet monthly on either Saturday or Sunday at a local restaurant for brunch and socializing.

Couples' Dinner

2nd Saturday/Sunday, 6:30 PM

Saturday: Deb Smith

Sunday: Nancy Umbach

Couples host a dinner, plan a menu, and assign dishes for attendees to bring. Meal costs are divided among attendees. One group meets Saturday and another meets Sunday.

Couples' Euchre

4th Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Kim Caristi

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. Meetings in each other's homes or a restaurant.

Distaffs Choir

2nd & 4th Monday, 7 PM

Elisa Jenkins

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

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 alternate as hostess and provide refreshments.

Euchre Group

2nd Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Anna Preston

We focus on cards, refreshments, and conversation—a low-key, no-pressure group! Women volunteer to host and co-host and may provide dinner, a light meal, or a snacks. We may also host at a restaurant.

International Women

1st Monday, 7 PM

Rikako Pounds

Rosemary Rugsaken

Learn about other cultures through speakers and sharing stories. We alternate hosting and share the duties of bringing snacks.

Ladies' Gourmet

3rd Wednesday, 7 PM

Linda Johnson

Rosemary Rugsaken

Members take turns hosting an elegant evening meal, planning and cooking for group members. Recipes are exchanged. Highlights include a cookie exchange (December) and a Guest Night (bring a guest in May).


As weather allows

Jessica Gestwicki

Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and other boating activities! Join the Paddling group on Facebook for more details.


Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

Cecelia Place

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

Sue Taylor

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

Tea & Travel

1st Saturday, usually 1 PM

Debbie Lyon

Groups of (usually) four will 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

Hosts will select the wine, usually two reds and two whites, and provide hors d'oeuvres. Attendees pay $10. Partners/spouses are welcome. There is a dinner at the end of the year.