Nottingham Forest Women’s Club

Friends and Neighbors Since 1970

Special Interest Groups

Joining our Special Interest Groups is easy. Scroll down to learn more about all groups offered. 
Click the button below and follow the prompts to join.

Pay for Book Tribe by clicking the button to the right. The price is $32 and this lets you read a nice selection of titles while keep a book at the very end of the circle.

Book Tribe

Group Leader: Raquel Cerveny  

For all you booktribe members, a THANK YOU, for taking time to respond to the Survey Monkey. Valerie and I will be picking books in the coming weeks based on your preferences and I will be putting you into tribes shortly. I most likely will have several tribes populated and books available for pick-up at the first meeting. For those wanting to join for the first time, we will do everything to include all who want in on this fun reading circle - the price is usually about $32, and this price lets you read a broad array of titles, and keep one at the end of the circle. 

Looking forward to seeing you all next month- stay tough, I know this heat is tiring! 

Best wishes, 

Raquel Cerveny 

2022-2023 Books

Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliot Dark

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant

The Local by Joey Hartstone

Two Lives of Sara by Catherine Adel West

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

The Change by Kirsten Miller

Daytime Dining

Group Leader: Barbara Robins

This group meets the first Tuesday of the month to enjoy lunch together. 

If anyone is interested in more information, click here: Barbara Robins to email Barbara for more information or call, 281-615-0936.
All are welcome!

February 7, 2023 Cheesecake Factory

Hooks & Needles

Group Leader: Alison White

The Hooks & Needles group is moving their meeting day to the 1st Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Our first meeting of the season will be Tuesday, September 6th at 2pm at White Elm on Memorial. We would love to meet new members and invite you to be inspired by all the fun projects we're creating. Bring whatever you're working on - we welcome all levels (beginner to expert) of knitters, felters, crocheters, quilters, painters, needlepointers - or whatever craft/art that brings you joy. This is a fun-loving, creative and relaxed group of ladies who enjoy one another's company while working with their hands to make beautiful things.  Come join us!  For more information, contact Alison White at

March 7th at 2pm / Karen Baker's House / 14326 River Forest

Fun with Games

Group Leader: Mary Ellen Hensley

This group enjoys playing games together generally once a month. Card games, Mahjong, Mexican train – whatever the group decides. Stay tuned for the next fun activity! Click here to send email to the group leader: Mary Ellen Hensley

Next meeting:
April 27 at Deb Sohmer's house • 510 Clear Spring

Book Club - Daytime

Group Leader: Frances Steffensen

All are invited to join the Daytime Book Club!  We meet about every 6 weeks, and our book list consists of recommendations from the group!  So if you have a favorite book, we will read it!  If you are interested in joining, please email Frances Steffensen at to get on the distribution list. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, August 30 at Marion’s house at 14311 Carolcrest. Chris Grow will lead the discussion on “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty. Plans for more reads:  “Fresh Water for Flowers” by Valerie Perrin, “The Stationery Shop” by Marjan Kamali, and “The Girl with Seven Names” by Hyeonseo Lee. Come join us! 

2/21/2023 / 9:30am
Home of Chris Grow / RSVP:
Book: The Alice Network

Book Club - Evenings

Group Leader: Diane Swan

The Evening Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at members’ homes based on a sign up list. Two months before hosting, the host brings three recommendations of books to be discussed the month they host. The group discusses the recommendations and votes on one book. The hostess then leads the discussion and provides light snacks and drinks. A good book, a lively discussion with other book lovers, snacks and wine make for a great evening out!

We have doubled in size over the past year and hope to start a second group sometime this year! Contact Diane Swan at if you are interested in learning more.

Meetings are at 7:00pm and are on the following dates:

February 9 / The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

March 9 / The Measure by Nikki Erlick

April 13

May 11

Garden Club

Group Leader: Barbara Lohff-Sanchez

Gardening is a newly-revised group this year! Field trips, nursery visits, seed swaps, gardening tips, whatever the group decides. Click here: Barbara Lohff-Sanchez for more information. For our monthly newsletter, please scroll down to bottom and click the button that says, Garden Club.

The following Dates are when the Garden Club meets. 
We start each meeting at 1PM. Field trip times vary. Please join us!

Thursday, March 9th • NFC Clubhouse at 1PM 


Meeting • Growing Citrus in Houston with Guest Speaker: John Panzerella


Foodie Group

Group Leader: Kellye Brown

Hello Gourmet Gals we have lots of exciting things in the works for the Gourmet Club. Be sure to pay your dues to NFWC and then sign up for the Gourmet Club so that I will have your email address. Some of the events will be in the evening and some will be in the afternoon. What should you plan on looking forward to? Making enchiladas with Sylvia - from Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, Knife Skills class, and a Heights food tour to name a few. There will be a limited number of spots for each event, your RSVP will secure your spot once you have paid. Looking forward to cooking and sharing good times with you. If you have any questions feel free to contact me, kellyeb6@gmail or 713-562-8641. 

Mar 20th at 11am • Heights Tour-tour 4 restaurants, details to come. $90.00 per person.

Apr 20th @ 6:30pm • Well Done Cooking Class • Dinner in New Orleans $85 including gratuity. Click here for details about this interactive event. BYOB if you choose.


May 10 at 6:30pm • Foodie End of Year Party at The Club • between $90 - $100 per person includes gratuity. Seafood Paella Dinner catered by Essential Kitchen's Chef Luis Martinez. BYOB,

Other upcoming events/projects

Late May/Early June - field trip to Korean BBQ

Create a Nottingham Forest Women's Club cookbook

Happy Hour

Group Leaders: Ellen Popejoy and Kim Wood

The Happy Hour special interest group will once again meet a few times 
throughout the year for fun happy hour get togethers on the following dates:

March 15 - Picnic In The Park (Nottingham Forest Club) 4 - 6:30pm

April 20 - Summer Happy Hour (Ellen Popejoy's Home) 5:30 - 7:30pm

Details of these events will be announced at the first general meeting.  
Contact Ellen Popejoy or Kim Wood for more information.

Non-denominational Bible Study

Group Leader: Shirley Asel

Bible Study Starts September 22

This group will be studying the Book of John this fall with our Non-denominational Bible Study.  The group will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month beginning September 22 - December 8.

Shirley Asel is ready to go as the leader and looks forward to a great group of ladies! They will meet in the morning; the time will be determined once the group forms.  You can call her at 281-660-3101 with any questions.


Group Leader: Betsy Barton

So much interest with Pickle Ball at NFC! PB lines were painted on the sport court this summer and the new NFWC net donated in May has had lots of play time. The NFWC Pickle Ball special interest group will resume weekly play in September on Tuesday mornings from 8:30-10:30 (9:00-11:00 when it cools down) . Sign-ups will be weekly via Sign-up Genius, managed by Betsy Barton who has agreed to lead the group. Let Betsy know if you are interested in playing and she'll add you to the distribution list (your 2022-23 NFWC membership dues must be current). 

For ladies who are NFC and NFWC members, the NFWC net is in a black storage box between pool slide and sport court; the code is 2023. You'll need to book the court via Skedda, the club's reservation system. NF Tennis Pro Keith Burford 713/240-2424 and past NF Tennis Pro Pierre Turmel 281/935-1906 have upped their game and are available for lessons as well. 

Not a member of the Nottingham Forest Club but want to be?? Please contact Stephanie Savage at for membership information. There is currently one tennis-only membership available.