Volume XXVI - Issue 1
Dear Friends,

​​“With a Little Help from My Friends,” I am pleased to report that we have created a very exciting Brandeis season beginning this Fall. Start marking your calendars.

On Saturday, October 8, we invite all our members to a Wine and Cheese party to be held in Sun City, Palm Desert. This will be a wonderful chance to greet friends who have been away or simply hibernating from the heat. After two years of Covid isolation, it’s my guess that our membership is ready to enjoy a good reunion. A proper flyer detailing all the information and registration is included in this newsletter. This event is free to all members and prospective members. The party starts at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 21, our Brandeis Season Preview luncheon will be held at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa. We have ordered a wonderful lunch including a high calorie dessert. It will be a great opportunity to socialize with friends, find out about all the stimulating study groups and the new Women’s Forum featuring health and welfare lectures. I know that no one will want to miss our first big event of the new season.

In early November, a New Members’ Coffee will be announced when all details are finalized. If you know of a friend who might be interested in all that Brandeis has to offer, please feel free to bring them. Our coffees are notoriously wonderful.

On Tuesday, December 6, raise your pinkie and come to our Holiday High Tea to be held in the Oasis Room at Del Webb Sun City in Palm Desert. Feel free to diet before coming to enjoy homemade scones, pastries, and tea sandwiches. I’m going to wear a frilly hat! Teatime will be 4 p.m. Be prepared for an elegant time. A pretty flyer will be sent to give registration information.

Details for wonderful events in January, February, March and April will be sent in my next newsletter. I know you can’t wait!!!   
Charlene Williamson
President, Brandeis Desert Chapter

November 18, 2022, 10:00 am., Home of Barbara Price
New and prospective members coffee. More information to follow.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 4:00 pm
Holiday High Tea in Ventana Room, Mountain View Club House, Sun City. More info soon.

Week of January 9, 2023 (Exact date TBD)
University on Wheels, Lecture by Brandeis University professor. Subject, Professor and Date TBD by Brandeis University.

DON'T DELAY! Now is the time to renew your membership for 2022-2023.

For those who are not yet members, we invite you to join our Brandeis Desert Chapter and participate in our upcoming events and study groups. To pay with a credit card, click here. To pay by check, click below to use our Brandeis Desert Chapter Membership Form. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Questions about membership: Call Charlene Williamson, 760-360-2349 or email


We have four new groups this season: The Viewpoint, Friends Cooking Lunch, Current Events, and Visiting Art Galleries with Lunch. Additional groups with openings include movie groups, book groups (non- fiction as well as fiction),Lunch Bunch, Family Dynamics, Headline News and Great Minds of the East. We are also taking names for a new Ted Talks as well as additional film and movie groups.

There will be sign up sheets with names of group leaders and times of
these meetings at our Season Preview Luncheon or call Gail Fisher,
760-610-2022, for more information or to sign up.

Celebrating a birthday, milestone or looking for the best way to honor the memory of a loved one? Brandeis National Committee offers Tribute Cards from $10-$500. Your donation goes towards education opportunities, scientific advancements, and supporting the Brandeis Libraries.

To donate directly through the BNC Desert Chapter, CLICK HERE for the
mail-in form. You can choose to donate using a credit card through Brandeis,
by clicking the link within the form. That link will also provide information on other giving opportunities.