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Schedule 2019 - 2020


Nov 1st - Happy Hour (Heavy hors d'oeurvres and dessert) hosted by Maria and Lynn Meredith and Joanne Butz 6:00 pm. All invited, Maximum 26

Nov 18th - Vegetarian Dutch Treat Lunch at Green Zebra 12:00 noon organized by Marjorie Sayer

Dec  19thChristmas Cookie Exchange Hosted by Liz Hisey, 12.00 noon, Ladies only, maximum 20.


Jan 22nd NYC Deli Night. Sandwiches and sides, hosted by Eileen Berke and Richard Deuble,  6.30 pm.  All invited, maximum 26.

Feb 21st - Dinner hosted by Kay Bair and Heidi Ferris. All invited, maximum 40.

March 17thSt. Patty’s Day Party, hosted by Kathy and John Baran,  6.30pm.  All invited, maximum 26.

April 17th - Middle Eastern Dinner hosted by Marjorie and Steve Sayer,  6.00 pm.  All invited, maximum 20.

May 5thCinquo de Mayo hosted by Sandy and Mike Levitan, 6.00 pm. All invited, maximum 24.

June 6thGreek Dinner, hosted by Jeannine and Greg Birbil,  6.30pm.  All invited, maximum 20.

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10 photo(s) Updated on: 11 Nov 2019
  • Sandy Levitan making her appetizer selections.
  • Joanne Butz presenting 1st place prize to Carrie Hayden for the 'Guess Your Best How Many Corks are in the Jars' contest.
  • Vicki DiPaolo receives a runner up prize for the 'Guess Your Best How Many Corks are in the Jars' contest.
  • Kay Bair receives a 1st place prize for the highest score in the 'Happy Hour Trivia' game.
  • Jeannine Birbil receives a runner up prize for her team in the 'Happy Hour Trivia' game.
  • Bob and Joy of Eating Chair, Liz Hisey.
  • Left to Right: Jeannine Birbil, Beth and Gary Bertsch, and Carrie Hayden.
  • Kay and Bob Bair
  • Kitty and Hanford Gross
  • Happy Hour Co-hosts Joanne Butz and Maria Meredith.

On Friday, November 1, 2019 forty members and guests attended the Joy of Eating Happy Hour Happenings at the home of Maria Meredith. The group provided fifteen different appetizers and four desserts to share, which was the perfect setting for sparking conversation while enjoying new and classic dishes and sipping wine. A ‘Guess Your Best’ How Many Corks in the Jar and a Happy Hour themed Trivia Game encouraged individual and team talents to produce their best score. Winners were Carrie Hayden with a perfect score for the Guess Your Best corks game, with Vicki DiPaolo as runner up, as well as Kay Bair winning the trivia game, with runner up Jeannine Birbil representing her team. The group definitely made the evening “Happy” and “High ‘Spirits'-ed”. Many thanks to all for their wonderful fellowship and for Maria snagging a great co-host Joanne Butz!

Left: Vicki and Bill DiPaolo
Above: Sandy Levitan
Below: Co-hostess Joanne Butz and Carrie Hayden
Below left: Kay Bair and Maria Decker

On April 17, 2019 twenty nine UPWC members and guests enjoyed good company and great tasting ‘finger  lickin’ BBQ favorites. Everyone was generous in delivering family sized main dishes and sides, and happily went home with empty bowls and contented smiles having satisfied their BBQ cravings. No doubt that smokin’ good food and chillin’ guests make a great recipe for fun.

The hosts Maria and Lynn Meredith

Sandy and Michael Levitan, Bill and Vicki DiPaolo, and Randy Bennett

Paul Donnelly and Sheila Reilly

Joanne Butz, Kay Bair and Linda Donnelly

Marilyn and John Huebner, and Steven Sayer

Linda Donnelly, Connie Bennett, Kathy Bondur, Marjorie Sayer, and Liz Hisey

Robert Butz, Connie and Randy Bennett

Steven Sayer and Rick Freedman

Two Bobs - Bob Bair and Bob Hisey

Rick and Rebecca Freedman, Robert Butz, Joanne Butz, Kay Bair and Linda Donnelly

Lynn Meredith, John Huebner, Hal Neff, and Robert Factor

Fresh green salads, family favorite potato salad, delish deviled eggs, and three flavor option corn muffins

Finger lickin' BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, savory pork and beans, and refreshing lime basil marinated shrimp

March 29th, 2019 - Alba, also known as the Queen of the One-Pot meal,  demo'ed an easy Caribbean Chicken and Rice Stew with baked maduros (sweet plantains) followed by a yummy tembleque (coconut custard dessert). The ladies had a good time discussing their signature dishes and their unique culinary adventures. 

Ginny DeBuys, Beth Bersch, Sandy Phelps, Cheryl Hacker, Marita Stepe, Carol Shabe, Eileen Berke, Bert Sheffer, Kay Blair, Kitty Gross, Maria Decker, Alba Foreman (hostess)

Friday 15th was a delightful afternoon and 18 of us enjoyed champagne, light bites and delectable 'Death by Chocolate' confections!  

On Saturday, January 11, “Meet the Artist “ event sponsored by Joy of Eating group met for dinner at Kathy Bondur ‘s home to share a work and information about their favorite artist. 

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