The University Ladies Club

University Ladies Club was formed on November 19, 1896 with the stated purpose of “providing social, educational and recreational meetings for its members and to give such assistance to the life of the University as in the judgment of the Executive Council may seem advisable.”

The President of University Ladies Club elected in 1935 was Lucille Taylor Moore, who died before she could assume the office. The Lucille Taylor Moore Fund was established in her honor as a loan fund to support students in financial need.

In 1983, University Ladies Club funded a scholarship known as the Centennial Endowed Scholarship to be awarded to students who are graduates of high schools in the Austin area.

By 1998 the Moore Fund was merged with the Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund and then renamed the University Ladies Club Centennial Endowed Presidential Scholarship. The UT Resource Development Office invests the money. The Student Financial Services Office disperses the scholarship checks.

The University Ladies Club now awards three or four scholarships each year to students who have achieved academic excellence. This support of the University is made possible by donations and memorials given by our members.

The University Ladies Club Scholarship Committee welcomes donations and memorials. For your convenience, a scholarship donation form is included on the last page of the yearbook and on the Scholarship page of the website. Thank you for helping deserving Austin area students now and in the future. Our club would like to increase the number of scholarships provided each year, but we cannot do it without your help.

President’s Message

I hope yours was a nice restful summer, and now you are ready to get back in the swing with old and new ULC friends on September 10th at Westwood Country Club for our first meeting of 2014-2015. Mary Newcomb and Kaye Abikhaled did a wonderful job of sending reminders and collecting dues by the June 30th deadline. TJ Campbell, Ouida Wright, Dorothy Foster, and Cora Jane Farmer have worked hard to plan great programs and some new venues. Even though prices continue to rise, they have tried their best to keep things reasonable. Due to new contractual restraints imposed by the venues, we cannot accept any reservations after the deadline, so please get your registration in on time. Why not go ahead and enter a deadline reminder for each of the meetings on your e-calendar so you won’t forget! Catching up with old friends and meeting new ones is without question such an invaluable joy. Where else would we have a chance to meet other interesting women across disciplines at our world-class university?

The form you filled out and sent to Mary Newcomb with your dues is so helpful to Interest Group Chairs who will be contacting you soon about activities. Just call or email the group chair if you want to try a new group. Remember guests are welcome at most events. Also, if you know of eligible, potential new members for our club, bring them as your guests to a luncheon.

If you know some great news or even regrettably some sad news about one of our members, please let me or one of the other officers know. If anyone needs a ride, I will try my best to get you one.

Betty Walton


The University Ladies Club 2014-15