Special Interest Sections

FWC members are encouraged to participate in as many sections as they wish.

Joy of February
Birthday Club members celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.

The Birthday Club celebrates FWC members’ birthdays with a potluck lunch on 2nd Wednesdays. Celebrants are invited to share their personal and family histories.

The Book Section meets every 2nd Tuesday afternoon for book reviews, discussions, recommendations, and much more. The December meeting is devoted to suggestions for holiday gifts; the May meeting features a local writer discussing his or her work.

Three Bridge Sections — Join any and all.

Three Foreign Language Sections — Members practice their language skills through conversation and reading.

Galleries and Sights meets five times annually to explore cultural landmarks of Los Angeles and nearby areas.  Note: All trips are suspended during the pandemic.

Hiking meets every Friday at 8:30 AM. Trails are selected by mutual agreement of the participating hikers. Note: During the pandemic, however, they meet virtually at 7:00 PM on third Thursdays to share stories of past, present, and future hikes.

International Cooking meets every 3rd Monday evening to share culinary skills with a foreign or eclectic flair.

Music in Cultural Contexts  meets on 3rd Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30.  Members play and/or listen to a variety of musical genres, styles, and media; interpret, discuss, and analyze musical pieces; and reflect on the interdisciplinary nature of the arts.

Play Reading meets at 7 p.m., every 2nd Thursday evening at the UCLA Faculty Center for an informal study of classical and contemporary drama and comedy. Participate in a reading or join the group as an observer to enjoy an evening of theater and discussion. The plays span centuries–from Lysistrata to Photograph 51.

Tennis meets at the UCLA Sycamore or Sunset courts every Friday morning.  Activities include playing doubles and mixed groups, tournaments, and round robins. Note: The UCLA tennis courts are closed during the pandemic.

Writers and Storytellers meets 1st Wednesday morning for guided writing exercises and thoughtful feedback.


As times change, so do our Sections. Bicycling, Bird Study, Chess, Computer/Desktop Publishing, Garden Tours, Genealogy, Golf, Jazz Appreciation, Knit Happens, Let’s Do Lunch, Mah Jongg, Moms and Kids, Movies, Next Generation, Safety, Swimming, Travel, and Wine Tasting are Sections that are currently inactive but may be reactivated if there is sufficient interest.

If interested in any of these sections or if you have an idea for a new section, please contact the FWC at UCLAFWC@alumni.ucla.edu and put “Sections” as the subject or to the UCLA Faculty Women’s Club, PO Box 49363, Los Angeles CA 90049.