If there is something else you are interested in please contact a member of the board and we will work together to make it happen!
Started in March 2011. ALL levels of players are welcome! Instruction available for a nominal fee. Meets at the clubhouse on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 2-4pm, September - June.
Why Bridge? According to the experts, bridge can be a lifelong pursuit of new challenges, a learning process that never ends. Bridge is exciting, challenging, frustrating but never boring. Bridge stimulates the brain, as you are always strategizing and planning, using logic, math skills and exercising your memory. Playing bridge is said to stimulate both sides of the brain giving the brain a mental workout that adds to your well being. It is said that playing bridge boosts your immune system, the competitiveness of the game keeps you on your toes and a little feisty, ready for the next challenge. Bridge is a social game that involves communication, trust and teamwork. You can develop friendships with fellow bridge players at your local club or anywhere there is a bridge club to attend. Bridge players all speak the same language or conventions, so understanding one another is relatively easy.
Contact Nancy Bjork for details.
A long-standing Club tradition is our Book Group. Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the clubhouse. Books are chosen in advance and two themes are selected each year. Check the online calendar for book selection details. Our Fall season focuses on Korea. We will discuss Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick at 7:30 pm at the clubhouse on September 25. Titles to follow are The Living Reed by Pearl Buck on Oct. 30; two books for Nov. 27, read one or both, Pyongyang by Guy Delisle and The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson; Please Look After Mom by Kyuung-Sook Shin on Dec. 18; The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim on Jan. 29. We also suggest checking Wikipedia for Korean history. Our Spring Season focuses on the Middle East. We will discuss The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad on March 26; De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage on April 23; What went Wrong by Bernard Lewis on May 28 and Baghdad Without a Man by Tony Horowitz on June 25. If you want to attend and are not on the email list, contact Jeanne McDonnell in case any adjustment to time or place has been required.
CINE’ CIRCLE AND THE REEL BUFFS
Founded six years ago, Cine’Circle and the Reel Buffs is open to all Club members who love movies. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages and homemade goodies are enjoyed while we discuss the assigned film. Suggested donation $3.00 per session. Contact Melaine Bales Hennessey for more information.
Another fun and long standing Club activity is our Drop-In Social. Held every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5-7pm at the clubhouse, the Social is open to Club members and their guest. Food, wine, soft drinks and stimulating conversation are all on the menu in this casual and friendly environment. Informal and cozy, the Social is a terrific way to get to know other Club members in an intimate setting. Contact Celiene O’Hara for more information. Wine can be purchased by the glass for $5.00
ELDERCARE SUPPORT GROUP
Eldercare Support Group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. New members are welcome. We share ideas, concerns, triumphs, challenges, friendship and laughter. If you would like, sign-up for our e-mails so you can keep up on lecture meetings and resource materials we send. Contact Cathy Dolton
GREETING AND HOSPITALITY
Contact Sandy Voorhees, Melaine Hennessey, or Jan Heilman for details.
Join us for walks of historic areas or places of historic, cultural or architectural interest. Explore the Bay Area, especially San Francisco. Bring your lunch and water. Wear comfortable shoes. A $5.00 fee covers gas for drivers’ cars. Contact Lolly Osborne for details.
Are you planning a hike, walk, stroll or just looking for some female talk-time? Contact Sarah French for the list of like-minded WC members who would love to join you! The Hiking group, founded three years ago, was a thriving group of fitness minded members. A change in leadership left this group on life support. This is a great way to get to know other Woman's Club members!
The History Group’s main focus is the care and preservation of materials relating to the history of the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto. Our archive is used for educating members and the community about the formation of the Club over a century ago and how the Club has evolved since. We keep alive the memory of women who contributed enormously to the character of our city, Palo Alto. The History Corner in the Club newsletter is written by committee members to provide a broad understanding of changes over time of women’s role in our society. We meet three times a year to organize files, plan the club lunch program for National Women’s History Month in March, and consider additional projects. Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at the clubhouse, either 4pm or 7:30pm. Contact Jeanne McDonnell for details and the meeting schedule.
Meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm at the clubhouse. Formed in 1998, the WCPA Investment Club provides an opportunity to get to know other members and learn about investing and investments. Each member is responsible for tracking designated stocks. Follow the stock market with a shared stake in our investments and grow our friendships. Limited to fifteen members, visitors are welcome. Contact Rosemary Busher, Pat Sanders or Jana Stevens for more information.
KNIT and STITCH GROUP
The knit/stitch group meets on the first and third Fridays of the month from 1-3 pm. We meet at various members homes. Contact Sarah French for meeting locations. Anyone doing knitting, quilting or any type of stitch work is welcome to join us.
The Sunshine Committee sends cards, makes phone calls and visits members who are ill or going through a difficult time. This activity is dependent on members notifying the Sunshine Chair of members who are ill or in need of support. Occasions such as marriages and births have also been observed. Contact Sandy Rickard for details
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Contact Julie Jerome, Marlene Prendergast or Barb Spreng.