historic uso dance party
november 10th 2017 at 6:00 pm to 10:30pm
Join us at the historic Petaluma Women’s Club at 518 B Street in Petaluma, CA
Tickets: $50 each, on sale now
Hep Cats, Slick Chicks, and GIs, don your vintage togs and get ready to swing, sway and boogie to the big band sounds of the 1940s!
During WWII 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.
Clueless on the dance floor? Swing dance teacher Bill Gabbert, will show you how it’s done.
Also on the program are: The Stevens Sisters Act who will croon some close harmonies, LynAnn King singing songs from the Golden Era and the Liberty School singers who will open the show with Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
Simple foods will harken back to the wartime atmosphere.
Enjoy an Aviator Cocktail in the Officers’ Lounge.
Not in a cocktail mood? Beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages are served canteen style!
Raffle Prize Tickets: $20 each or 6 for $100
Purchase at the event or in advance from a PWC Member
Hold on to your hats, caps and kerchiefs for the drawing of unique prizes that include:
- 2 memberships 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 (see photo below)
- 2 tickets 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
All proceeds go to the PWC Restoration Fund to maintain the historic clubhouse.
As it has for over 100 years, the club continues with event rentals, membership events and community activities. The PWC is a 501 C4 Non-Profit Social Club
Tickets to the USO Dance are $50 each, and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets
annual crab feed and raffle fundraiser
Petaluma’s Best Little Crab Feed is Coming next year!
Tickets go on sale January 1, 2018
Members, family and friends are all welcome.
The Best Little Crab Feed in Petaluma is happening again. What a deal it is. For $50 you can eat and drink all evening long and help keep one of Petaluma’s beloved historic buildings in good repair! Tell your friends and family, because this event sells out fast.
Enjoy all you can eat, local 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.
Co-Chairs: Louise Benanti and Julie Mastrup