Portland Woman’s Club

Unity in Diversity

Est. in 1895

 
 




Collecting Donations for Candlelighter’s for Children with Cancer!


Join us for our December 8, 2017 meeting (see Events for details) to gather our donations for Candlelighter’s for Children with Cancer! This includes our Snowman Soup project from November’s meeting along with member donations of toys, gift cards (for teens), and other items from their wishlist.  Email us if you’d like to help or would like more information. Contact us!


Trace Rew, President


Welcome New Membership Year


Hello Portland Woman’s Club Members!!!


As the 2017-2018 PWC year is fast approaching, I would like to welcome you all and hope as your President, that I can fulfill these responsibilities with honor, dignity, and integrity. This position will be like “unchartered waters” for me, but would truly appreciate PWC members to be engaged and unified through this journey with me.


I look forward to our monthly meetings together and the adventures that await us all. Hope to see you all on Friday at The Village Inn, 1621 NE 10th Ave, Portland, OR at 11:30 am.


Have a “grateful” day.


Trace Rew

(Honored to be)

President, PWC


Welcome to the Portland Woman’s Club!

We celebrate 122 years of continuous service to women, families, and the community in 2017!


Interested in

Community Service?

Friendships?

Taking on new Leadership Roles to enhance your resume?

Come to a meeting and see what we’re all about!


The Portland Woman's Club was founded by prominent Portland society women in 1895. At that time, women were generally restricted to traditional roles in the home. Their views were disregarded and their rights were limited.The goal of the Woman's Club was to better educate women, increase their rights and opportunities, and to make a difference in their communities. These goals can be seen in club efforts toward winning the vote for women (achieved in Oregon in 1912), supporting the creation of free libraries, city wide trash collection, food inspections in the markets, the preservation of trees and the establishment of public parks, and improving working conditions for women. Those interested in learning more about the historic role of the Portland Woman's Club will find additional information at the Oregon Historical Society.


Today, the Portland Woman's Club continues to work to improve women's lives and opportunities, and to make Portland a better place to live. As always, education is a major focus of the club. Each year, the club awards scholarships to women to continue their education through Mt. Hood Community College who administers our scholarship program. The club also hosts a fine arts contest where four fine arts scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors pursuing a college education.  Current service projects include partnering with Rose Haven, a Day Shelter for homeless women and children, for guest birthday parties and a Giving Fair, Click for Babies purple hat campaign for the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome, donations and events for Candlelighters for Children with Cancer, and Building Blocks 4 Kids.


Have you found a piece of our history? Old lamps? Pictures? Sewing machines? Scrapbook? Let us know by send us an email with pictures! We love to see items from our past. Here’s a few that have surfaced recently and these women were kind enough to let us know. We appreciate it! Portland Woman’s Club’s Antiques


An amazing group of friends. Come join us and start having fun while participating in community service!


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