The Holiday Party took place on Sunday, Decem- ber 17 at the Divinity School Common Room. The room was festively decorated with greens cut and arranged by Leona Nalle and Ellie Mattson. The greens and centerpiece were sold providing money for the scholarship fund. The food and drink were coordinated by Carol Dahwan and supplied by at- tendees. Roberta Thornton and Joan Binder again obtained items for a silent auction and raffle. A festive time was had by all and the scholarship fund was increased thereby.
Alex Koontz and Avril Winks visit at the Holiday Party.
Travel Gourmet visited five sites in Connecticut: in September, we went to the Stone-Fyler Museum in Wind- sor, followed by lunch at the Marriott Airport Inn. In October, the group visited Monte Cristo Cottage, summer home of Eugene O'Neill in New London, with lunch at the Lighthouse Inn. November's trip was to see the new wing of the Museum of American Art in New Britain, followed by lunch at the East Side Restaurant, with a German menu. March's trip was to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, followed by lunch at The Dressing Room, Paul Newman's new place in Westport. The Timex Museum in Waterbury was the destination of the final visit, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant.
The Travel Gourmet Committee for 2006-2007 was Nancy Ahlstrom-Ruthman, Jacqueline Collimore and Frances Woods.
YUWO members enjoy an elegant box lunch on the terracce of The Mount.
Two day-long excursions were scheduled for the 2006-2007 YUWO calendar year. On the first trip, on Friday, October 6, 2006, a group of 24 YUWO members visited “The Mount,” Edith Wharton’s house and gardens and “Naumkeag” house and gardens in Lenox, MA. The cost was $80 (bus, lunch, and two entrance fees). The houses and gardens were magnificent, and the fall foliage an added bonus!
The spring excursion took place on May 9, 2007. This trip included the J. P. Morgan Library and the Tenement Museum in New York City. The Morgan Library displays a collection of drawings, prints, music manuscripts, illustrated books, and works of art from the 15th century on, including three copies of the Gutenberg Bible and The Tenement Museum shows the actual apartment of ten immigrants to New York City in approximately 1916. Cost was $65, exclusive of lunch.