2013-2014 Interest Groups

Explore the World of Wine

Sample wines from around the world among friends, with the guidance of a sommelier. It is necessary to sign up each year; openings are limited.
Contact: Fred Hasler, 224.6569, fhasler@ksu.edu
Meets: 4th Sunday, 7:00 p.m., 6 meetings/year in members’homes, beginning September 29.
Fee: $10–15/person/session. Cost is divided amongmembers, so regular attendance is important.

Roll Out the Barrel: Microbrews and Other Beers
Local brews? Yes! Explore the world of microbrews and other beers in this interest group. Meeting dates/sites to be determined.
Contact: Craig and Katie Olsen, 316.393.6897

Fee:  To be determined.  Cost is divided among members, so regular attendanceis important.

Family Day Out
Explore Manhattan family style! Join us for short, family/kid-friendly excursions in and around Manhattan (early evening or Saturday).
Contact: Missy Matthews, 806.252.3771, mec.matthews@gmail.com

Food! Fun! Fellowship! Singles and couples, novices and experts, all are welcome. Hosting, menu planning, cooking, and expenses are shared.
Contact: Bernice Schoneweis, 539.5923, bdschon@cox.net
Meets: Monthly at members’ homes, on the 1st / 2nd Saturday at 6:30 p.m., October through April. Cooking assignments given about a week in advance.
Fee: Expenses will be shared.

Needlecraft with Conversation
We enjoy learning about each other’s needlework.
Contact: Maureen Herspring, 539.6765 or Leola Smith, 539.7844
Meets: 2nd Thursday, 9:30 a.m., beginning October 10.

Creative Journaling
Begin that journal you’ve been thinking about – your life story, family history or memoir. Members are encouraged to bring work to share. Visitors are welcome.
Contact: Linda Gallagher, 539.8514
Meets: 3rd Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., beginning October 15.
Location: Westbank Townhomes Clubhouse
Fee: Provide an occasional snack

Body Recall
Gentle exercises that work all parts of the body.
Contact: Enell Foerster, 537.0977
Meets: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 a.m., beginning Monday, September 10.
Location: Riley County Senior Center
Fee: $42 per person

Bridge – Afternoon
Contact: Karen Sisk, 537.1040, esisk@sbcglobal.net

Bridge – Evening
For couples and singles with partners.
Contact: Wanda Jepsen, 539.4816
Meets: 2nd Friday, 7:00 p.m., beginning October 11.
(Optional pre-bridge dinner: 5:45 p.m.)
Location: American Legion, 114 McCall Road
Fee: None –It is necessary to sign up each year.

Creative Cookery
After the first meeting, bring a dish and share the recipe with friends, new and old.
Contact: Barbara Stewart, 539.2663 or 564.7121
Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., beginning October 8.
Location: Members’ homes. Contact Barbara for location.
Fee: $5/person for recipe printing

Book Review
Join us for a good time as we share thoughts from interlibrary loan selections. Group will read one book and discuss it at the next meeting.
Contact: Please contact Louise Benjamin, 320.6934 if interested in chairing this group.

Historic Costumes & Textiles
We will explore hidden treasures in the Historic Costume and Textile Museum holdings, and learn how clothing is a collectible form of art.

Contact: Marla Day, 532.1328
Meets: 1st Monday, 5:30 p.m., beginning October 7.
338 Justin Hall, KSU Campus


Please Note: Interest groups are open to all members of the Kansas State University Social Club. Interest group participants are required to be club members. If applicable, Interest Group fees are payable to the group chairperson at the first meeting. Please contact the interest group chairperson for additional information and to arrange participation.

Interest Group Registration

You may join an Interest Group when submitting your membership registration form in September.  If joining Social Club mid-year, you may also sign up for an Interest Group by contacting a chairperson or Social Club President. 

Please remember, you must be a member of Social Club to join an Interest Group.