About

The Watsonville Woman’s Club is the oldest continuously existing organization open to all women.
Founded in 1899, our members have been and are “young at heart and in spirit.”

 

Watsonville Woman's Club Building

 

Membership is drawn from many areas of the community, a diverse and stimulating gathering. Members participate in only the projects of interest to them. Some members devote only a few hours a month, others much more.

There are no required minimum or maximum hours of service and no mandatory attendance at meetings.

Our original goal was to make our community a better place to live, and that purpose is as vital today as it was over a century ago.

Our main purposes are:

  • social welfare and philanthropic work
  • to engage in the discussion and consideration of educational, moral, social/civic questions and subjects
  • to enlighten our members through regular meetings with speakers on different subjects

In 1992, the WWC founded a separate entity, the Watsonville Woman’s Club Foundation, with its own 501(c)(3). This enables club members and the general public to make tax deductible donations for the benefit of the community as well as for the preservation and restoration of the clubhouse.

Club members help the Foundation with several annual fund raising events, most notably a High Tea with a presentation by the talented music students in the area.

Monies raised by these events fund grants by the Watsonville Woman’s Club Foundation including music and educational scholarships, support for cultural needs of the community, as well as financial support for community non-profits whose goal is to improve life in the Pajaro Valley.