Advocating at the national level on issues of current interest in accordance with Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) policy
Exploring new subjects through stimulating monthly speakers
Participating in groups devoted to areas as such music, the arts, books, Italian, French, and German conversation, and exploring the culinary and cultural sides of Montreal
Furthering the education of West Island women and girls by raising funds for scholarships
Enjoying membership in the CFUW and Graduate Women International (GWI), including reciprocal privileges at all national clubs and access to international clubs
2. Do I have to be a graduate of a university to join? The club welcomes women of all ages and from all walks of life, with or without a university degree. A student membership is available for women currently pursuing a postsecondary education.
3. What are the annual dues? $130, payable by September 1.
4. Where and when are the meetings held? Regular meetings are generally held the second Monday evening of October, November, February, March, and April. The opening convivium is held in early September and the annual general meeting in May. Special events are held during the year as well. The annual program is distributed at the October meeting.
5. I heard something about interest groups. How do I find out more about them? There is something for everyone in the almost 30 groups, and it’s a wonderful way to make new friends and expand your knowledge. The current groups run the gamut from art, books, bridge, cross country skiing, to French, German, and Italian conversation, music, networking, travel, to photography and wine appreciation (a very popular one!), to name a few.
6. How will I find out more about these activities and when can I sign up for the groups? You can sign up at the September meeting, or join during the year. The monthly newsletter and the website provide all the details on meeting times and places.
7. And what about the MLUWC’s commitment to advocacy, especially encouraging women to pursue an education? How does that work? MLUWC influences public policy through advocacy and encourages education by offering scholarships and bursaries. The club is a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), a nonpartisan national volunteer organization with over 9,000 members in 112 clubs across Canada. CFUW has special consultative status at the United Nations and representation at the Education Committee of the Canadian Commission to UNESCO. As a member organization of CFUW, the MLUWC is committed to improving the status of women and girls, promoting education, and advancing human rights, justice and peace.