Women On Our Own (WOOO)

WOOO members tasting wine at the Old Pueblo Cellars in Marana

Liz Boyd

WOOO is an organization for women who are on their own (single and not in a committed relationship) who want to stay active and enjoy life with friends. We maintain a busy schedule, with activities to suit any interest. The latest is a wine-tasting group, which sponsors wine tastings in members’ homes and also occasional trips to wineries (contact Jean Israel at [email protected]).

Each month we have four dinner events open to members, a great way to meet new friends. The four dinners include one at a restaurant, another one at an interesting ethnic restaurant, one close to home in one of the SaddleBrooke restaurants, and one potluck dinner at a member’s home. WOOO members receive information on these dining opportunities each month and can choose to carpool with other members.

In addition, the following activities take place in the Mountain View Clubhouse:

Progressive Hand and Foot Canasta at 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month (contact Susan Williams at [email protected]);

Game Night, playing a variety of card and board games, at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month (contact Jan Maresca at [email protected]);

Mah Jongg at 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month (contact Brenda McBride at [email protected]);

Book Club, meeting for breakfast and book discussion at 9 a.m. on the fourth Friday of the month (contact Brenda McBride at [email protected]).

We also arrange excursions to places and events near Tucson, for example, to the Tucson Rodeo held in March (for these activities, contact Ruthe Bergener at [email protected]). All activities are limited to members who have been fully vaccinated against COVID. If you would like to join us, please contact our president Dee Berisha at 520-906-2626 or at [email protected] There is a one-time fee of $12 to join.