The Newcomers’ Division offers monthly fun and educational programs as well as group socials for those who are new to The University Club. Participation in Newcomers is open to anyone during your first four years of membership.


Monthly meetings are held at various locations on the third Thursday of each month from September through May. Fall and Spring social events include the option of inviting spouses, partners or friends.


During the summer months, Newcomers’ group holds informal coffees at Lucky’s Marketplace, 1668 Sycamore St., Iowa City.


In addition to attending their own programs and events, Newcomers’ members are encouraged to participate in all activities and chosen special interest groups of The University Club.


Linda Spangle
Newcomers' Program Chair, 2018- 2019



Greetings from Linda Spangle, Newcomers’ Program Chair, 2018-2019


Welcome to the Newcomers’ Division and Special Interest Group. We provide wonderful opportunities to socialize with others, attend fun events, and to learn more about the community.  leisure amp; York Boutique Company Jacket New wvtddO

Whether you are new to the area, recently retired or simply looking for ways to meet new people, come check out our meetings and events. You will find a warm, welcoming group of women who will help you discover the benefits of the University Club.   

Join us for a fun and exciting year.


For questions or to be added to Newcomers’ member list, contact Program Committee Chair: Linda Spangle, 319-459-1144, Collection winter Pants Casual Boutique JS WZa61q6gp. Please check this Fall issue of the Clarion or the website at: for more details on all our programs and socials.

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Newcomers' Program Committee

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Linda Spangle              


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Program Committee Co-Chair

Sue Dane




Program Committee

Liz Bergeron

Pat Peterson

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Maryjane Bradley

Kathy Hodson

Ruthann Papke

Stephanie Sharf

Nancy Rossley-Barnes


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Check the Clarion for details, locations and times.

Informal summer coffees
June 21st, July 19th,  August 16th
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Lucky's Market Cafe
1668 Sycamore St, Iowa City

Newcomers’ socials 

Souper Supper and Potluck

Sept. 23, 2018             5:30-8:00 pm

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2250 Holiday Road, Coralville


Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2019   4:30-7:00 pm

Gus’ Food and Spirits

241 Coral Court, Coralville


Monthly programs

Third Thursday of the month except in December. 

Refer to the Clarion for details.



Jumpstart the Newcomers’ Year


September 20, 2018    9:30-11:30 am
Program Committee: Linda Spangle and Sue Dane
Coralville Public Library, Lower level, 
1405 5th Street, Coralville


Restoring Life to Old Things

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Move Over Van Gogh II: Wine Glass Painting

November 15, 2018                 9:30-11:30 am
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Coralville Public Library, Lower level, 
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December 13, 2018                11:00 am -12:30 pm
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Brown Deer Golf Course
1900 Country Club Drive, Coralville

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A River Runs Through It

January 17, 2019                    9:30-11:30  am
Alex McKendree, Johnson Co. Historical Society
The Historical Society 
860 Quarry Road, Coralville

Being a Vibrant and Healthy Woman at Any Age 


February 21, 2019                    9:30-11:30 am
University Club member, Linda Spangle 
Coralville Public Library, Lower level, 
1405 5th Street, Coralville


Behind the Scenes at Coral Ridge Mall

March 21, 2019                    10:00 am-12:00 noon
Monica Nadeau, Mall General Manager
Coral Ridge Mall Food Court
1451 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville


Treasures of University of Iowa Libraries Vaults

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590 W. Forevergreen Rd., North Liberty