About Us

 

Petaluma Woman’s Club
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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.   Our 1913 craftsman style building at 518 B Street was designed by prominent architect Brainerd Jones (who is credited with designing many significant buildings in Petaluma) and is landmarked as a Heritage Home.

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.

The Petaluma Woman’s Club can boast of countless events that have dominated its spacious interiors as a major event space 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 for a luncheon or dinner event.  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.

The women have been meeting for luncheons since the club’s inception in 1895.  Then in 1995, exactly one hundred years after the Petaluma Woman’s Club was founded, Connie Mahoney, a long-time member and past president, decided a Dinner Event was needed. This event, formed mainly for professional women, gave an opportunity to socialize and make new friends in the community – after the work day was completed.  Now, we have the lunch and dinner events most months; the Lunch Events are held from September through June, and the Dinner Events are held year round.  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.  Active members are expected to participate on two event committees and support one fundraiser per year – which is a great way to get to know other members!  Many of our members choose to be more involved.

We would love to have you as one of our new members!

Object of our 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 as a center for social and intellectual advancement
  • To preserve and protect our historic clubhouse

We also have fundraising events:

the Crab Feed,

the Scholarship Spaghetti Feed,

the USO Dance

the newest; Sips & Bites.

The all you can eat Crab Feed is held to raise funds to keep our historic building in tip top shape.  The Scholarship Spaghetti Feed creates a fund for three college scholarships for three Petaluma girls.  The USO Dance was created in 2017 for further funding our building restoration fund, and we are proud to announce our newest; Sips & Bites.  All of these events sell out fast. Buy your tickets as soon as they go on sale. We’ll post the dates on this website well before each event. The Crab Feed is in early February, the Spaghetti Feed is in early October, the biennial USO Dance is in early November, and Sips & Bites is in early April.  Make sure you check the website for updates.  Click here for more information.