welcome to the petaluma woman’s club, please join us!
The Petaluma Woman’s Club (PWC) had its origins starting in 1895, and is immensely proud of its shared history with this scenic community we call home. Like Petaluma, PWC has gone through a long, varied growth pattern. Their 1913 craftsman style building at 518 B Street, designed by prominent architect Brainerd Jones (who is credited with designing many significant buildings in Petaluma) and is landmarked as a Heritage Home.
The Petaluma Woman’s Club can boast of countless filmed events that have dominated its spacious interiors as a major event center for over a century. Imagine the blinding, popping flash bulbs amidst laughter, tears, satin, lace, suits and ties that bind some of the Grand Ballroom activities recorded in countless, precious wedding albums. If walls could talk, the Petaluma Woman’s Club would vibrate in perpetuity, much like the city itself.
As integral as the building is to events, it’s also home away from home to a lively membership of community-minded, spirited women who meet regularly once a month, either day, evening, or both. Petaluma Woman’s Club members are a diverse group who share a commitment to the community and culture of Petaluma. For more than 10 decades, women have found friendship and camaraderie inside these doors. As society evolved, so did these women and they will continue to enjoy this place, and community into perpetuity.
Much like the beautiful, historical city of Petaluma, Petaluma Woman’s Club continues to grow and thrive with many memories and friendships. We are proud that the PWC is included in this remarkable piece of California history.
PWC holds two fundraisers a year:
the objects of our organization are:
- Uniting the influence and enterprise of the women of the organization
- Promoting educational, moral and civic activities
- Endeavoring to carry out its program
- Stimulating club spirit
- Creating a center for social and intellectual advancement
RENT THE CLUBHOUSE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION
Renting the PWC is one of the best kept secrets in town. Banquets, weddings and receptions, business meetings, luncheons, events and more can hosted at our historic club house. With vintage ambiance, a large stage, commercial kitchen, and other amenities, you can hardly ask for more. Read more…
ANNUAL & OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
Annual Crab Feed and Raffle Contact Louise Benanti for tickets 707-762-5485. Benefits the Petaluma Woman’s Club building restoration fund. Join in on the fun, and save room for a special dessert! read more…
Our Annual Spaghetti Feed & Baked Goods Auction
Join us for this fun event to raise money for three $1000 college scholarships for three Petaluma high school girls. Enjoy homemade spaghetti and all the fixings! read more…
UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS AT PWC
April 21st, 2016, 6:30 pm, the Evening Group hosts: Paella Party in Spain
Hola, imagine yourself in Barcelona or Madrid. It’s Paella Party time! Spend an evening in Spain, taking in the culture and delicious food. Who knows, you may want to become a Flamenco dancer!
Nominations for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Co-Chairs: Sue Walters and Emily Fabian
May 3rd, 2016, 11:30 am the Day Group Hosts: Victorian Tea Luncheon
This luncheon is back by popular demand! Let’s go down memory lane, straight through the heart of our beloved town. Learn about Petaluma’s architectural legacy, and the stories and people behind our Heritage Homes, while we happily sip tea and nosh on traditional Victorian delicacies.
Elections for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Menu: Assorted finger sandwiches, deviled eggs, scones, sweet plate
Co-Chairs: Juanita Lee and Darlene Lathigee