After joining the Club, many
members also choose to join and participate in the Club's various interest
divisions. Currently the Club offers thirty-seven divisions which meet regularly for
specialized programs covering a wide range of members' shared
and personal interests. Some groups can accommodate only a limited
number so membership may be limited. In those cases, a waiting list is
maintained and often potential members are called to fill in when a
member cannot attend. New groups can be formed
with ten interested members.
for more information about any of the divisions.
Armchair Travel groups,
one afternoon and one evening, offer members an opportunity to share
travel adventures, tips, and stories through photos, videos, souvenirs,
One group meets in the evening at 7 pm on the second Wednesday
and an afternoon group meets at 1:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday.
Art/Culture brings members together in different venues of
modern-day culture. Movie Mavins,
meeting on the fourth
Monday, attempt to see a wide range of movie genre followed by coffee
and discussion. Art and About
members have an opportunity to further their appreciation of all forms
of art and connect to the heart of inspiration with programs, tours, and
exploration of area museums, galleries, exhibits, and displays on the
members find a common
bond as they enjoy reading and exploring new books and authors.
Two different groups meet monthly. The Book Club meets the second Monday at 1:30
pm at the Green Hills, 2200 Hamilton Dr. and Time of Your
Life Book Club the second Friday at 10 am in members' homes A special treat is holiday music
in December for The Book Club.
division meets on Thursdays at 9 am at Perfect
Games, 1320 Dickinson Av. Division dues are charged in addition to
the weekly bowling fee. All levels of bowlers are welcome.
or Games. There are two different divisions for those who enjoy
cards and games. Bridge
meets the first, third, and fifth
Wednesday of each month. Play begins at 1:00 pm at Northcrest
Retirement Community, Fireside Room, 1802 Northcrest Court.
For those who
don't play bridge, but enjoy other kinds of card games and/or games,
Cards and Games
meets the fourth Thursday at 1 pm. Cards or games are planned by the
meeting hostess. This group also meets are the Northcrest
different groups) offer social activities for couples. Members share in
the planning and preparation of easy meals and/or activities. The host
couples determine the activities and location for each event. There may
be a cover-the-cost fee for each event determined
by the hosts. Membership is limited in each group.
offers an evening
of international friendship in a group of mixed heritage/citizenship,
with special emphasis on welcoming international women to the
club and community. Meetings are held the third Wednesday at 7 pm at the Northcrest Community Green Room, 1801 20th
meets the second
Wednesday from 11:30
am to 1 pm. Members bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy a wide variety
of programs, tours, and other activities related to gardening. The
group also maintains a city flower garden plot in Stuart Smith Park
(Elwood and Lincoln Way) during the summer season.
members enjoy on-going research of individual family history
during monthly meetings (third Thursday, 1:30 pm) or visits
to state and community archival resources.
Gourmet and Food
groups offer opportunities for members to
express themselves through food. Gourmet,
Foodies, and Good Food-Good
Friends enjoy good food and friendship monthly,
first Thursday, first Thursday, and third Wednesday, respectively. Rotating small
committees plan, prepare, and serve lunch to the members of each
group. Each group has a set fee for the lunch.
and Taste Buds
offer members opportunities to explore, create, and share food.
'Spice Girls' meet the first Monday afternoon and Taste
Buds meet the thrid Thursday. Membership is
limited in all of the food groups.
provides opportunities for members to explore the great outdoors, see
natural wonders, learn about conservation and preservation programs, and
become acquainted with the animals and plants that are part of our
outdoor world. Meetings are usually held the last Wednesday at 1:30 pm.
is a great group for new or prospective members to
get acquainted and find their place in the club and community. This
group warmly invites all members new to the ISU community or club to all
club events as well as monthly events planned entirely for the purpose
of getting to know other new members, other club members and become more
familiar with club events, interest groups, and activities.
Builders, Hooks and Needles, and
engage members in a wide variety of quilt, crochet, knitting, and needlework projects,
monthly meetings, workshops, and tours. Members provide their own
supplies and equipment. Block Builders
meet the second Friday, Hooks and
Needles meet the fourth Monday, and
Stitchery on the first Monday.
Photography provides a supportive and informative
environment for those interested in getting more out of their camera and
photography adventures. This group meets the third Tuesday at 1:30
Cafe Adventures and
Lunch Bunch is a must for those who
yearn a monthly "adventure", good food, and unique shopping
opportunities! Members venture to different tea rooms, cafes, or
eating establishments throughout Central Iowa to enjoy lunch and explore places of interest in the area
on the first and second Tuesday, respectively.
groups, (five wine groups) provide educational experiences in wine tasting
and appreciation or simply exploration and conversation. Programs are developed collaboratively by hostesses,
group members, outside speakers, and field trips. The
(Roman god of wine) group meets in the homes of members on the
first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. The
god of wine) Circle meets on the fourth Tuesday of the
month at 6:30 pm in the homes of its members. Women on Wine meet the last Thursday of
the month to explore Iowa wineries. Viva la Vino (first Monday, 4-6 pm) and
Wine and Tapas (third Thursday, 4-6 pm) sample wines and
tapas provided by the hostess. All Things Beer,
meeting the second Wednesday, 4-6 pm, focuses on developing
curiosity, appreciation, and respect for beer offering tasting,
brewing, and cooking experiences for members. Membership is limited in each of the
offer members an opportunity to exercise and enjoy the out of doors.
enjoys a flexible,
healthy, exercise program including a lot of socializing. Meetings
are held the third Tuesday at a member's home at
9 am. Members walk in the hostess's neighborhood or at the Mall
(North Grand) before gathering for coffee. Golf is seasonal on
Tuesday mornings April thru August at
Homeward Golf Course.