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.

We also have three fundraising events a year: the Scholarship Spaghetti Feed, the Crab Feed, and our newest; the USO Dance.

The Scholarship Spaghetti Feed creates a fund for 3 college scholarships for 3 Petaluma girls. The all you can eat Crab Feed, is to raise funds to keep our historic building in tip top shape. The USO Dance was created in 2007 for further funding our building restoration fund. All three of these events sell out fast. Buy your tickets as soon as they go on sale. We post the dates on this website well before each event. The Crab Feed is in early February, the Spaghetti Feed is in early October, and the USO Dance in early November. Make sure you check the website for updates.

Object of this organization is:

  • To unite the influence and enterprise of the women of the organization
  • To promote educational, moral, civic and charitable activities
  • To endeavor to carry out its program
  • To preserve and protect our historic clubhouse as a center for social and intellectual advancement

And Now . . .
In 1995, exactly one hundred years after the Petaluma Woman’s Club was founded, Connie Mahoney, a long-time member and past president, was responsible for creating the Dinner Group. This Group, formed mainly for professional women or stay-at-home moms, gave them an opportunity to socialize and make new friends in the community. Over the years, PWC has evolved into a social club with women of all ages and backgrounds that strives to make its programs interesting, exciting and fun. The Lunch Events meet from September through June, and the Dinner Club Events meet year round. Active members are expected to participate on two event committees and support one fundraiser per year. Many of our members choose to be more involved. We would love to have you as one of our new members!

Please download your membership application here


Petaluma’s Best Little Crab Feed!

february 9, 2018

Tickets are Sold Out!
Members, family and friends are all welcome
6 to 10PM

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.
6pm to 10pm

Sold out again!
Get yours early next year.
Thanks and appreciation to all who are helping support our clubhouse!

Our next Fundraiser Events will be the Spaghetti Feed in October and the USO Dance in November. Check back for those dates. All of our events sell out!
We thank you for all of your support to keep our building in good repair and to help 3 Petaluma graduating senior girls with a scholarship! We love our town…

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 Events

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 Events

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…