President’s February Message – CFUW Benefits

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Now that I am back from a wonderful visit in Vancouver, I would like to thank Nancy Ferris-Hostick for chairing the January meeting. I understand from everyone she was great! Getting ready for the Executive meeting on January 31st, I was looking for something on the CFUW National website. And I came across some things I did not know were there. Of course there is lots of information about what’s new, but there are many other things of interest.

For example, CFUW National provides several Membership and Advocacy Awards each year to Clubs ie. Special Projects Awards, New Members Awards and Mentorship Awards. If you have any ideas, please forward them to me.

CFUW National administers Fellowships and Awards with substantial $ amounts to post graduate women students. These may be of interest to your family members or friends. The applications are on CFUW’s website.

You will discover Membership Discount Programs which provide substantial savings on products and services to our members. You will find University Faculty Clubs with which CFUW is affiliated. These

clubs maintain membership in the Association of College and University Clubs (ACUC). The ACUC ( has a list of 100 Clubs in Canada, the USA, Europe, Australia and Asia which offer reciprocal privileges to members. Some of the Clubs listed in the ACUC directory offer overnight accommodation.

The University of Toronto Faculty Club also maintains membership in the International Associate Clubs ( which offer visitor privileges in 250 Clubs in 40 countries, some of which offer overnight accommodation.

So please, while you are huddled in your home (Spring arrives on March 20th) have a look and enjoy the extras that CFUW membership provides, including a 40% reduction on UPS fees!