The Newcomers’ Division offers monthly fun and educational programs as well as special 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 HyVee Market Cafe, 1914 8th St., Coralville


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.




Greetings from Sue Dane and Pam Buethe,  Newcomers’ Program Committee Co-Chairs, 2019-2020  


Welcome to the Newcomers’ Division. We provide wonderful opportunities to socialize with others, attend fun events, and to learn more about the community.  

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 the  Newcomers’ member list, contact Program Committee Chairs:
Sue Dane, 319-530-1318, or Pam Buethe, 319-665-2542,

Watch for Newcomers’ monthly emails that include program details, directions to venues and much more.
If you are not on the list, please contact Linda Spangle at or 319-459-1144

Check the Clarion for details, locations and times.

June 20th, July 18th, August 15th
9:30-11:00 am
HyVee Market Cafe
1914 8th St., Coralville



Souper Supper 

Sunday September 15th, 2019   5:30-10:00 pm

North Ridge Pavilion, 2250 Holiday Road, Coralville


For this fun evening, you are welcome to bring a spouse, friend or come on your own.
Newcomer’s Committee members provide soups and breads. All you need to bring is an appetizer or dessert.  

                               Please RSVP by Sept. 10th and include the number of people attending.
                                                        Sue Dane, 319-530-1318,





Jumpstart the Newcomers’ Year


Thursday, September 19th, 2019  9:30-11:30 am
Coralville Public Library, Lower level, 
1405 5th Street, Coralville

Get acquainted time with members of Newcomers and learn about the 2019-2020 programs.

Runaway Slaves found Sanctuary in Salem, Iowa before the Civil War

Thursday, October 17th, 2019  9:30-11:30 am
Coralville Public Library, Lower level 

1405 5th Street, Coralville

All aboard for the Underground Railroad!  Dave and Cathy Helman (our costumed guides) will vividly describe the dramatic history of Henderson Lewelling House, a refuge for escaped slaves in Salem, IA.  The Lewelling House Quaker Museum (1843) is a designated National Park Service site, once known as “the main ticket office” of the underground railroad.  

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right: Cooking with Lower Sodium, Fats, & Sugars

Thursday, November 21st, 2019  9:30-11:30 am
Coralville Public Library, Lower level, 
1405 5th Street, Coralville

Natalee Gent, Hy-Vee Registered Dietician, will provide information on healthy eating and snacking and a brief store tour detailing how to read nutritional labels.  While we watch, Natalee will create a healthy dish that will be shared with the Newcomers.