Virginia Tech Women’s Club

Post Office Box 10252
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-0252

Home Welcome Interest Groups Upcoming Events Scholarship Program

Coordinator: Phyllis Eschenmann

Phone: (540) 951-2880 Email:

You are invited to join as many interest groups as you would like. However, when you renew your membership in VTWC each year, it is necessary to also renew your membership in each interest group. If you do not sign up, you will not be considered a member of the group even though you have been a member in the past. Please take the time to sign-up!!!

Please refer to the Interest Group Calendar, to see at a glance when each group meets.



    Pending the selection of a Chair, please contact:
        Deb Call ( (540)230-5448) or
        Phyllis Eschenmann ( (540)951-2880)

    This service group is in the formative stage. We plan to help with university service projects and community service projects. Come help us brainstorm as we strive to serve! We will contact all interested members with time and place for our first meeting.


  • HIKING: Beth Thomas:  (540) 552-5902
    Informal hikes are led every Thursday morning during the academic year, enabling participants to enjoy the scenic beauty of this area in the company of friends, old and new. The pace is not rough but the terrain sometimes is. Please meet at 9:00 am to form carpools in the VT parking lot adjacent to the Huckleberry at 767 Research Center Drive. We usually return by noon. Come one, come all!
  • CANOEING/WHITEWATER: Valerie Dymond (540) 239-5919
    The canoe group meets each Wednesday at 9:00 am and spends the day on the river starting the first Wednesday in April and running through to the last Wednesday in October.
    We canoe during most weather and last minute cancellations are not looked upon favorably as it complicates logistics for boats, drivers, etc. Whitewater experience is preferred. Canoes and equipment are not required as we have enough to a least get a new member started. A nominal fee is collected each week to defray the cost of gas for the drivers.
    In February, the group goes south for a five day trip on the beautiful rivers of FL, GA, and SC. Space is limited.
    This group is in the formative stage and is scheduled to begin in October. Join for fun, fellowship, and exercise with friends as we walk about our beautiful New River Valley. Easy walking. Times and locations to be determined. Contact VP for Interest Groups for more information.
    Explore this water sport in easy waters. This group is in the formative stage. You do not need to own a kayak. Will begin with a trained instructor and rentals available. Pending a chairperson. For more information, contact the VP for Interest Groups.


  • INFORMAL COOKING (Third Tuesday): Candi Kelly and Patsy McAlister
        Candi Kelly (540) 951-5050
        Patsy McAlister (540) 552-1699
    This group meets in each other's home at 11:30 am the Third Tuesday of each month, September through April (with the exception of December) and serves informal meals. Members are divided into groups of four that plan, prepare, host and serve the meal. The group will be limited to 24 women. Please sign up and join us! First luncheon is on September 19th.
  • DINE AROUND : Sue Bentley (540) 651-3170

    Couples and singles visit local and area restaurants usually on the first Saturday of each month at 6:00 pm September through May. Monthly notices are sent by email. Please sign up to be part of this friendly group!

  • LUNCH AROUND: Susan Meredith: (540) 961-5919
    Meets on the 4th Thursday at 11:30 am for lunch in area restaurants. Our first lunch will be held on September 22nd at Blackstone Grill in Christiansburg.


  • ANTIQUES: Maggie Pratt (540) 239-3678
    Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month in members's homes. First meeting to be held once membership is established in October. Please join our group as we explore history and beautiful creations of art and function.
  • BIBLE STUDY: Beverly H. Kingston (540) 951-1761
    Meetings are held on Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Meetings to be held at Blacksburg Christian Fellowship, Rm. 100,2300 N. Main Street. Our first meeting will be on September 14, 2017. We will be using a “LifeGuide Bible Study” entitled “Jesus the Reason” to structure our discussions of selections from the Gospels of Mark and Luke. .
  • BOOK CLUB: Margery Davis and Nancy Warren
        Margery Davis (540) 951-4037
        Nancy Warren (540) 951-1660
    Meetings will be on the 4thTuesday of the month at 2:00 various locations, beginning in September and ending in April. There is a combined November/December meeting the second Tuesday of December at 2:00 p.m.
    September’s book is “Hillbilly Elegy” and the meeting will be at Marge Davis’ home
  • GENEAOLOGY: Therese Walters (540) 220-8561
    "Where did I come from" can now be answered in many different ways! This group is collecting names of people who would like to form this interest group. Location may be virtual or in person!


    • Ladies Morning (Second Thursday): Nancy O'Brien:  (540) 552-2844
      Meets 2nd Thursday of each month year-round. New members WELCOME!
    • Ladies Afternoon (First and Third Tuesday): Edie Ebel and Terryee Chisholm
      Co-Chair: Edie Ebel (540) 951-3358
      C-Chair: Terryee Chisholm (540) 961-2510
      Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at the Blacksburg Community Center at 1:00.
    This group meets on the Second Thursday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Warm Hearth meeting room. Come join in the fun!
  • MAH JONGG: Janet Sawyers: (540) 951-3190
    Meets every Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Blacksburg Community Center. If any new ladies want to join, please contact Janet about lessons! We play at the Recreation Center and are able to accommodate as many members as are interested!


  • NEEDLEWORK: Barbara Bauer (540) 951-2107
    Group meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday, from 10:00 to 11:30a.m. in members' homes. Bring your own needlework. Informal instruction in all kinds of stitchery is provided. Very informal, but very social. The hostess provides refreshments. We start in the fall after the reception and meet through the school year with a luncheon in May.
  • QUILTING: Lauraine Broadwater: (540) 552-3027
    Meets monthly in members' homes on the 3rd Thursday from 10:00 am to noon. All are welcome!


If anyone is interested in establishing a new Interest Group, please send an email request to: