NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY
Who belongs to NALWO? -
All women associated with Fermilab (and their
families). Visiting women and newcomers are especially encouraged to join
NALWO activities. Fermilab women are welcome to bring guests from outside the
Lab community to NALWO activities..
What does NALWO do?
The organization sponsors:
Conversation classes are meeting Wednesdays mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to
11:00 a.m., in the Music Room at the Users Center.
Meetings are free, there is no need to sign-up and you may begin any time!
You can reach the English class teachers with questions by emailing NALWO_ENGLISH_TEACHERS@fnal.gov
If you wish to subscribe to the English class email list (which provides
useful information about class schedule changes), go to this
NALWO sponsors a cooperative playgroup for families with pre-school aged
children that meets weekly at the Users
Center. While there are
currently not enough families for regular meetings of the group, there are
still holiday parties open to everyone. You may also subscribe to a listserve
which will provide updated information on local activities. For more information please visit the NALWO Playgroup page .
Information about Maternity
The maternity closet, created by the
Fermilab Mothers at Work Program, is now located in the Fermilab Children’s
Center. Those interested in using or donating clothes should make an
appointment with Jennifer Lopez at x3762.
NALWO sponsors day trips to places of interest in Chicago and the surrounding area such as
museums, ethnic neighborhoods, architectural walks, and natural parks.
NALWO occasionally hosts potluck dinners the Village. They are open to
anyone from the Lab and their guests. Each person or family brings a dish of
food to share.
The Toy Library is in the music room of the User's Center. Toys may be borrowed
from this room for use at home on a short-term basis. For further information
contact Cheryl Bentham at (630) 840-3777.
Folk Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, and English Country Dancing
NALWO sponsors three recreational dance groups open to everyone from
Fermilab and the surrounding communities. International Folk Dance is every
Thursday evening from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Scottish Country Dancing is
every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., and English Country
Dancing is held once a month on a Sunday afternoon. The dance groups meet in
the Village Barn on the east side of the Fermilab site from September to May
and the weekday groups move to Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall, Fermilab's
High-rise, during the summer. In all groups, the dances are taught, and you
don't need to come with a partner. Children are welcome, but no babysitting
is provided; children either dance or do quiet activities. For more information,
contact email@example.com or Mady
Newfield at (630) 584-0825.
NALWO holds special programs, usually during the day, such as cooking
demonstrations, crafts workshops, lectures, informal music programs. Although
occasionally presented by outside guests, most of these programs are prepared
and presented by NALWO members. We encourage you to present your special
talents. You do the planning and preparation; we help with the invitations,
publicity, and room reservations. Send us your ideas for new
activities to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always happy to hear from you.
Thanksgiving Potluck Supper for Visitors – Wednesday, November 26, Kuhn
Tea – December 8, Fermilab Art
Playgroup Holiday Party – December 12,
Reimbursement form for event
Please download by clicking on the link here and submit to the NALWO
For questions and information send e-mail to email@example.com; or contact individual board
members: Board Member . If you would like to be
added to the NALWO NEWS email list to receive information on upcoming events,
please go to this link
to subscribe, or send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooking Demonstrations and
Just added November 2014: the
recipe book from the NALWO 2008 presentation Thanksgiving Across America
– which provides members’ favorite recipes for Thanksgiving, including how to
cook a turkey! View or download the PDF here.
The NALWO Cookbook : For the 2011 Spring Tea, we created a
cookbook as a gift for the former lab director’s wife, Barbara Oddone. This
book is a retrospective of what we chose as some of the best recipes from the
last 25 years of NALWO cooking demonstrations. If you’d like a digital copy
you can download it here.
The recipe booklet from the January 24, 2013, Armenian Cooking Demonstration is available here.
The recipe booklet from the November 17, 2011,
Cooking Demonstration: Cooking of the American South is available here.
Golden Book: Starting Fermilab" by Dr. Robert R. Wilson,
Founding Director of Fermilab: "My wife, Jane, was enormously important
to the Lab both socially and in initiating the lectures program. I felt, too,
that my colleagues were blessed in the great wives who accompanied them to
the Lab. Many had jobs in the Lab, but all contributed importantly to the
social ambience. Indeed, NALWO was formed by them so they could be more
effective in their endeavors."
"Songs of Too
Much Experience" Poems by Jane S. Wilson
Jane Wilson Photo
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