The GFWC Woman’s Club of Spokane Works to strengthen our community, preserve our historic clubhouse, and enhance the lives of others through volunteer service, friendship, and leadership development.
The Woman’s Club has served the Spokane community for over 100 years. Our Club is affiliated with General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), and is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We welcome adults of all ages, ethnicity, and backgrounds. More info: gfwc.org.
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: An ACTIVE member attends meetings on a regular basis and is willing to serve on committees. An ACTIVE member is a registered member of GFWC, and has voting privileges in the club.
SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP: “Our Friends of” category SUPPORTING members are notified of all club activities and may participate in any meetings or events of interest. SUPPORTING members do not have voting privileges in club matters. All of these annual dues are kept locally.
Send dues and form to:
WOMAN’S CLUB c/o Membership
1428 W 9th Ave, Spokane WA 99204
Facebook: Spokane Woman’s Club
SUNDAY AUGUST 24 1:30PM 9TH and WALNUT
Alright Everyone, Here is the Summer event we’ve all (even if unknowingly) been waiting for! The first half hour will consist of a Meet & Greet and tours of this beautiful building. Here we will be allowed to use, teach and attend all kinds of community enrichment classes and gatherings (from Stargazing to Salsa Dancing to Science Fairs to Craft Parties to Support Groups to events for parents with events for children in a neighboring room…and seminars!…the opportunities are endless) . Imagine the value of such a place especially in the colder months! We want to hear YOUR ideas and see, if we were to provide these low cost and sometimes free and sometimes profitable classes, if anyone would attend. It’s all up to YOU. Whatever dreams you’ve been having: come see this building; learn a tad about the history of the place, and be a part of (even if in silence–there will be a drop box for ideas) the discussion about things about to be happening in the realm of FUN COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT EVENTS! Let’s have fun and get stuff done!!! There will be light refreshments. Invite/bring your friends!!!!
Ashley Laitinen, is the Woman’s Club Chair of Enrichment Committee and has volunteered much of her summer to help make this exciting thing happen.
If you live on the Lower South Hill in Spokane you need to know:
May 8 is the final Stakeholder meeting
And now it’s time for one final conversation about our draft of the South Hill Coalition Connectivity and Livability Strategic Plan.
May 8 Open House at Corbin Art Center (507 W. 7th Ave): in the Edwidge Woldson/Pioneer Park.
- 5:30 – 6:00pm Open House
- 6:00 – 7:00pm Community Dialogue and Feedback Session
- 7:00 – 7:30pm Feedback via Comment Cards
http://www.southhillcoalition.org/ All sorts of information about the future plans for the south hill neighborhoods of Spokane [Cliff Cannon, Comstock, Licoln Heights, Manito/Cannon Hill and Rockwood]
In 2013, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Spokane gave $22530.00 in reduced rate rentals to local non-profits and community minded organizations working in areas that coordinated with GFWC Community Service Projects and Signature projects, and assorted religious organizations needing a facility for regular services or large special occasion celebrations. Another $850 of club member in-kind and cash donations were provided to various local causes from Ronald McDonald House to Hope House. The club also spent $24000.00 maintaining our historic clubhouse so the public can continue to have access to this 100 year old building for all sorts of community needs from Wednesday night contra dance to family weddings. We are proud of our continuous service to Spokane since 1907.
3nd Annual Pie & Whiskey Reading
Monarchs, take note: “Let them imbibe pie and whiskey” doesn’t quite have that history-books ring to it, but it’s effective.
The masses have spoken, and the Pie and Whiskey Reading is back for 2014. Before you decide if you’ll be in attendance, ask yourself the following: Do I enjoy free pie? Do I enjoy free whiskey? Do I enjoy world-class fiction, nonfiction, and poetry?
Hosted by Sam Ligon, fiction writer and associate professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University, and Kate Lebo, Seattle-based poet and renowned pie baker, the event will feature twelve festival authors reading flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and poetry inspired by the following quotes:
“Whiskey is all right in its place– but its place is hell.” — Billy Sunday
“After Mother died, her red dress continued baking pies.” — from The Book of Frank, by C.A. Conrad
This year’s readers include: Anthony Doerr, Adrianne Harun, Jonathan Johnson, Kate Lebo, Sam Ligon, Kate Reed, Nicole Sheets, Sharma Shields, Alexandra Teague, Jess Walter and Maya Zeller.
This event is 21 and over only.
Time: Doors open at 8:15 p.m.
Venue: Woman’s Club, 1428 W 9th. (This venue is not easily ADA-accessible. Please contact us ahead of time if you’d like to attend so we can make the proper arrangements. 509.359.6977 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost: Free admission will include complimentary pie and one beverage. Limited additional beverages will be for sale.
Special thanks to Dry Fly Distillery for supporting this event.
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