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.


It’s Almost Time for The Best Little Crab Feed in Petaluma!

annual crab feed & raffle fundraiser

friday february 10, 2017 6:30 pm

Do you have your tickets for our wonderful Best Little Crab Feed in Petaluma?  Invite your family and friends to enjoy all you can eat Dungeness Crab, salad, French bread, melted butter, beer, wine and soda and our famous “Better Than Sex” cake for dessert. The One-of-a-Kind Raffle takes place right after the Feed. This fundraiser benefits the Petaluma Woman’s Club (PWC) Restoration Fund.

Tickets on sale NOW only $50.00 for all you can eat and drink!

Want to pay with your credit card?
Buy your ticket via PayPal (Note: there is a $1.50 service charge)

OR: Call Louise Benanti at 707-762-5485 for tickets and information
Co-Chairs: Louise Benanti and Julie Mastrup
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Annual Spaghetti Feed Dinner and Baked Goods Auction

Scholarship Fundraiser
Friday October 28, 2016 6:30 pm

Thank you for joining us at our Annual Spaghetti Feed & Baked Goods Auction this year! With your help we raised the funds for the scholarships for Petaluma High School girls to use for their first year at college. It is our biggest yearly community service. Enjoy delicious antipasto, salad, homemade spaghetti sauce, with noodles, garlic bread, dessert, wine, beer and soft drinks. After dinner have fun bidding on delicious baked goods to take home. Join us again next year…
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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

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

st. patrick’s day celebration luncheon

March 7 2017, 11:00 am
$20-reservation required
What is it about the World War II era that fascinates us? Author, Susan Sundin, writes fictional stories of Drama, Daring and Romance with characters which will inspire, challenge and entertain us all.

scholarship awards luncheon

April 4th 2017, 11:00 am
$20-reservation required
Come hear how our Scholarship Fund supports our community by honoring three outstanding young ladies from each Petaluma High School, who have demonstrated their scholastic abilities, as well as community service. They make us proud!
Appetizers and Punch, Scholarship Awardees, Business Meeting and Luncheon, Program

spring tea and fashion show luncheon

May 2 2017, 11:00 am
$30-reservation required
Enjoy a lovely tea and special fashion show, with fashions provided by Chico’s of Sonoma. Extra Raffle ticket will be given to everyone wearing a hat.
Elections for the 2017-2018 Joint Board of Directors

installation of officers 
& accessories swap

June 6 2017, 11:00 am 
$20-reservation required
Enjoy a lovely tea and special fashion show, with fashions provided by Chico’s of Sonoma. Extra Raffle ticket will be given to everyone wearing a hat.

The Luncheon Club is on vacation July and August. Check back later this summer for the next events

Dinner Club

shaken not stirred

January 19 2017 6:30 pm
$20-reservation required
For your eyes only (1981) Her majesty’s secret service invites you to party. You only live twice (1967) ….So RSVP before you die another day (2002) and let us know if only the man with the golden gun (1974) could keep you away or if you’re shaken but not stirred enough to come. This is your mission if you choose to accept.

mardi gras madness

February 16 2017, 6:30 pm
$20-reservation required
Let the good times roll. Jazz music playing, beads, and masks, what more do we need to have a blast!

meet & greet the artists

March 16th, 2017, 6:30 pm
$20-reservation required
Join us for a wonderful and fun celebration where we will discover the artistic abilities of our valued members. Prepare to share your talent and skills with a skit, song, poem, photograph, painting or sculpture. The stage is yours!!
Nominations for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors

petaluma inside scoop

April 20th, 2017, 6:30 pm 
$20-reservation required
With Butter & Eggs Day Parade soon approaching it’s a good time to get the inside scoop of our town. Learn about Petaluma’s legacy, traditions, history and the magic behind our Heritage Homes and the people who lived in them.

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Joint Board of Directors