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Looking to expand your network, discover new interests, or take action? Join us at Hycroft and experience the personal and professional benefits of belonging to a network of over 400 like-minded women. The University Women’s Club of Vancouver provides a warm and welcoming space for women to connect offline, engage in stimulating activities, and continue our legacy of promoting women’s rights and education.
We welcome your application…
Membership Requirements: Regular Members are women who have earned university degrees from universities around the world. Associate Members have not earned university degrees but commit to uphold the purposes of the Club. Regular and Associate members have equal privileges and pay the same fees.
Fees and Dues: New members pay a one-time entrance fee of $442.40. Our annual dues are currently $1,251.59 including tax and may be paid in installments on a monthly ($94.57). Members under 30 years of age enjoy 50% off annual dues.
Applications: You may complete the membership application below online and either print and deliver it or email it to the office. To be considered for membership your completed application form must be signed and submitted with a photocopy or .jpg attachment of any applicable academic certifications, degrees, or diplomas (for regular members) and billing authorization form. The UWCV Board of Directors will review and approve all new member applications.
The benefits of membership are endless…
Membership Here and Around the World – We are a member club in the Canadian Federation of University Women and Graduate Women International. Learn more about women making a difference at www.cfuw.org.
Enrichment & Lifelong Learning – Meet interesting women of all ages and backgrounds from around the world. Enjoy dinner speakers, performances, lectures and social events regularly held at Hycroft.
Fellowship & Friendship – Interact with women who are interested in friendship and shared activities. Attend social activities, host colleagues, clients, and friends in lovely Hycroft. Participate in Interest Groups and committees to share the stimulating ideas of others.
Hycroft will become your home away from home in the city. Catch your breath in between appointments or when you would like to enjoy a day or evening in the surroundings of Hycroft. Your guests are welcome to join you at the Club and during events.
Business Center – includes a dedicated member room with computer and printer setup. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout Hycroft.
Interest Groups are member-driven regular gatherings in which common interests are shared. Imagine yourself in a group of interesting women who enjoy bridge, book discussion, wine appreciation, financial planning, chick flicks, conversational French, cheese-lovers’ Femme du Fromage, golf, Hooked on Needles (the knitting kind), the in-house choir Hycroft Singers, Keep Fit, Issues Cafe, scrabble, Texas Hold’em Poker, Travel, Whiskey tasting, and more. Meeting space is provided in our Clubhouse. Committees and Interest Groups will provide more information.
Networking – We are entrepreneurs, business owners, artists, public servants, professionals in other fields, and volunteers. In all stages of career and life you will find members to inspire and support you in all your endeavours.
Advocacy – Our members enthusiastically advocate our policies – at home, nationally, and internationally. You will feel proud to belong to an organization that collaboratively develops policy to speak with a common voice in support of rights and opportunities, especially access to education, for women and children.
Committee Activities – Joining committees provides opportunities to enact governance of the Club, to plan and present programs including visual and performing arts, to study and act on issues including education, status of women and human rights, environment, and our federation. In a guilt-free atmosphere, members serve when and where they can. See our full list of Committees and Interest Groups.
Newsletter and Updates – Hycroft Happenings, our newsletter, and a monthly calendar, is produced regularly; a Weekly E-Mail reminder sent each Thursday will remind you of happenings in the upcoming week.
Library – Our self-serve library features current fiction, history, and works on women’s issues.
Parking – Your member parking decal ensures members the privilege of parking at no charge in the private parking lot.
Members’ Lounge and use of Hycroft – The Oak Room, our designated members-only lounge, is available for members to unwind and mingle with other members. Join in on the conversation or find a quiet corner or spot by our cozy fireplace in winter to yourself. Daily newspapers and newsletters from other CFUW clubs are always on hand. Bring a friend or two to soak in some sun on our lovely terrace or take a walk through our lush gardens. All members enjoy regular access to the surrounding grounds and many rooms of our beautiful clubhouse.
Hycroft Hospitality Services – Coffee and tea are always available to members at no charge in the Oak Room, as is an honour bar for beverages and snacks when signed to your personal account. We offer regular 3 course and light “dash away” lunch service throughout the week by reservation. Dinners are regularly scheduled or can be arranged to suit your needs. Your guests are always welcome.
Members Rates for Rentals of Hycroft – Members enjoy generously discounted rental rates when booking Hycroft for personal or business use. Consider using Hycroft for weddings, meetings, parties and special family or business events at member rates. Note that discount rates may only be applied to wedding ceremonies or receptions after 24 consecutive months of membership.
And in case you were wondering…..
- A university degree is not required. Associate Members may enjoy full privileges of membership for those women whose education was not at a university but who actively support our purpose.
- We are not affiliated with any one university. Members represent more than 100 universities worldwide!
- We are building services to meet the needs of women at all ages and stages in their life.
Contact our Membership and Marketing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for our next mix and mingle event and come meet us at Hycroft!