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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.

Petaluma Woman’s Club presents:

a historic uso dance party

fundraiser for the clubhouse restoration fund

friday november 10, 2017  at 6:00 pm to 10:30pm

Hep Cats, Slick Chicks, and GIs, don your vintage togs and get ready to swing and sway and boogie to the big band sounds of the 1940s!

During World War Two, PWC members were asked by the commander of Hamilton Field Air Force Base if they would host USO dances at their club and provide their daughters as dance partners for some wholesome R&R for his troops. The PWC members were happy to comply. This inspired us to recreate this theme for our newest fundraiser. 1940s attire and WWII Uniforms are encouraged!

Look for the vintage jeep marking the entrance to the party.

On the eve of the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Petaluma, the clubhouse will pulse to the rhythms of big band sounds provided by the highly sought after Swing Fever, with Brian Gould and Denise Perrier. Swing dance teacher, Bill Gabbert, will show you how it’s done. Also on the program are: The Stevens Sisters Act crooning close harmonies, LynAnn King singing songs from the Golden Era, and Liberty School singers who will open the show with Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

Simple foods will harken back to the wartime atmosphere. The bar will feature the Aviator Cocktail in the Officers’ Lounge, along with beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages served canteen style.

Hold on to your hats, caps and kerchiefs for the Raffle Prize drawings of unique prizes that include:

  • Memberships (2) in the Huey/Vets EMU, which gives the winners exclusive seats for a ride in a Huey Helicopter
  • A ride for 4 in a vintage 1952 Twin Beech 98 aircraft
  • Tickets (2) to the WWII Museum New Orleans, plus $300 towards airfare
  • Private gourmet dinner for 4 with Joe Turner, WW11 Vet & Grand Marshall, food by Preferred Sonoma Caterers, wine by Black Goose, and entertainment by LynAnn King
  • A day of fun at the Rosie the Riveter Museum & Victory Picnic Basket for 2-6 people
  • A Ride in a Vintage Vehicle in the Petaluma Vets Parade 11/11/17

Special Attraction: On Display will be uniforms worn by General William Westmoreland, Fleet Admiral Wm Halsey (Flying Tiger) and Lt. General L.B. Puller WWII

Boogie over to our events page for more info!

Tickets on sale now $50.00 at brown paper tickets

This fundraiser benefits the PWC Restoration Fund.

spaghetti

annual spaghetti feed dinner
& baked goods auction
scholarship fundraiser

Thanks for attending this years Spaghetti Feed!

We had so much fun as usual, great crowd and plenty of fun bidding on the baked goods. We will see you next year!

Join us for our annual Spaghetti Feed & Baked Goods Auction. This fundraiser provides scholarships for three students in Petaluma high schools to use as they enter their first year at college and is our biggest community service each year. We will be serving antipasto, salad, homemade spaghetti sauce with noodles, garlic bread, dessert, wine, beer and soft drinks. The fun begins as the bidding starts for the delicious baked goods with Houston Porter, our favorite returning auctioneer.

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

Please download your membership application here

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…

upcoming monthly events

For reservations Call 707-762-4271

Luncheon Club

grand opening luncheon

September 12th, 2017 11:00 am
$22.00-reservation required
Champagne Punch & Appetizers. Welcome back ladies with our “New Beginnings” event, as we transition as one Club, and begin anew with history, tradition, modern inspiration and growth. Enjoy Sinatra style music by Doug Leonard, Singer/Crooner.

octoberfest!

October 10th 2017, 11:00 am
$22-reservation required
What better way to get into the happy spirit of Oktoberfest than with our very own Petaluma Lagunitas Company’s microbrewer providing stories and beer tastings.

thanksgiving luncheon

November, 14 2017, 11:00 am
$22-reservation required
Jade: Stone of Heaven If you think diamonds are forever, wait until you learn about jade. Jade objects were valued by Chinese emperors and fought over by Mughal princes. For 7,000 years, this lustrous gemstone has been treasured for its rarity, beauty and symbolic value. This program will be presented to us by a docent from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Holiday gifts and decorations will be available

mother & daughter luncheon

December 12, 2017 11:00 AM
$22-reservation required
Holiday Floral Arrangements, Homebaked Treats and Unique Gift items will be available for purchase. Our own Chanteuse, LynAnn King, back by popular demand, will entertain us with her beautiful renditions of holiday songs, while sipping on sparkling cider and enjoying one of our favorite lunches. All mothers and daughters are invited to come and sing along with us.

past president’s luncheon

February 13, 2018 11:00 AM
$22-reservation required
Join us for a champagne and cider reception, as our Past Presidents will be recognized and honored, as this year will start “New Beginnings”. Elaine Stanley, Storyteller will entertain us with her Wonderful Stories.

saint patrick day luncheon

March 13, 2018 11:00 AM
$22-reservation required
The Petaluma Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will teach us to become “Smart, Savvy Seniors” by avoiding Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft, Protect our Bank Accounts, Vehicle Registration and Privacy. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

scholarship awards luncheon

April 10th, 2018 11:00 AM
$22-reservation required
Our Scholarship Fund supports our community by honoring three outstanding young ladies, one from each Petaluma High School. Each one has demonstrated their scholastic abilities, as well as community service. They make us proud and we wish them well! Business meeting and nominations for the 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

 

More information about our lunch events…

 

Dinner Club

a harvest celebration

September 21, 2017 6:30 PM
$20-reservation required
Come explore wine and how it pairs with food with great advice from Willibee’s Wine Bar. “New Beginnings” as we merge together, beginning our year with growth, tradition and history.

bunco night

October 19 2017, 6:30 pm
$20-reservation required
Meet our members new and old with an easy dice game. Guests welcome!

november event cancelled

Join us for the USO Dance fundraiser instead

holiday extravaganza

December 21st, 2017, 6:30 pm
$20-reservation required
Come learn to make lighted floral designs for the holidays with experts Cheryl Feuerborn and Susan Coolidge. We will be supporting COTS again this year with either donations or cash
Nominations for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors

a movie night pajama party

January 18th, 2018, 6:30 pm 
$20-reservation required
Come dressed in your favorite jammies! Feel free to have fun with this theme. If you have a favorite stuffed animal, they are welcome too. The movie has not been chosen yet….

another evening in paris

February 15th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Ah, once again, the City of Light and Love is in our thoughts! Michael Van Why and Sheri Mignano will bring Paris alive through the music of Edith Piaf. Do not miss this event, s’il vous plait! Remember that fabulous cassoulet and delicious chocolate mousse from our previous Evening in Paris?

fly me to the moon

March 15th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Join us as we venture into the atmosphere with the thrill and nostalgia of flying across the country or perhaps the world. If you want to get high, this is your big chance!

gin and titonic

April 19th, 2018, 6:30 pm
In remembrance of the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Join us in the First Class Lounge for a Gin ‘n Titonic tasting, dinner and maybe rowing lessons. Nominations for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors

garden tours and progressive dinner

May 17th, 2018, 6:30 pm
at the home of Louise Benanti, 110 Dawn Place, Petaluma. Once again tour the beautiful gardens of Esther and Louise. Appetizers, drinks, dinner and dessert will be served in the gardens. Elections for the 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

a 50s beach boys evening

June 21st, 2018, 6:30 pm
Come enjoy the shades and sounds of yesteryear!
Installation of the 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

 

More information about our dinner events…