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Front view of building's architecture.
The San Josť Woman's Club has been a formal organization since 1894, when nine women first gathered to discuss forming an alliance. At that time, women across the nation were forming clubs to study and discuss various topics of importance.

Today, SJWC is focused on providing scholarships for local students, funding local and women's charitable organizations, preserving its landmark Clubhouse, and providing a home for like-minded people to gather together to enjoy camaraderie and work on mutual goals.

Come make history with us! Find out about our upcoming events.

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Recent News

2105 LUNAFEST: San Jose
Friday, February 20, 6-9 p.m.

Clubmember Lani Luthard hosted the first San Jose LUNAFEST in her home and with its growth moved it to the Clubhouse in 2010. This year the SJWC Be a Dear Section is hosting in honor of Lani and the event benefits the Breast Cancer Fund, Pathways Hospice and Health, and the San Jose Woman's Club Charitable Giving Fund. Get full event details and buy tickets now.

2015 Opera with the Stars Luncheon
Thursday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
This gala event benefits the San Jose Woman's Club Scholarship Program. Enjoy an elegant luncheon menu and live performances by exceptional Resident Artists from Opera San Jose, enhanced by the acoustics of our beautiful, landmark Clubhouse. Included this year will be a touching memorial to Irene Dalis, founder of Opera San Jose, who recently passed away. Get full event details and buy tickets now.

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Pass this on to your friends and family: Donate to San Jose Woman's Club each time you shop at Amazon at no additional cost to you. Simply go to, search for The San Jose Woman’s Club, and select it as your charity to receive donations. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SJWC. You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. All account settings are also the same. Just remember to shop at!

SJWC Welcomes Be a Dear
San Jose Woman’s Club is proud to announce a new Section: Be a Dear and Donate a Brassiere. Help support women in transition and have fun at the same time. Look for the Be a Dear Collection Box the next time you visit the Clubhouse. For more information, email

SJWC bulletin, The Poppy, and print Newsletter Available Online
Read all about SJWC in our mostly monthly email bulletin, The Poppy, or our periodic print Newsletter.

Online Donation Form now Online
Help Preserve SJWC's mission by donating online.

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In past decades, the building was available only by the referral of a club member, but today the doors are open to the general public with advance reservation. Rental Information

Vintage photo of a senior prom. (Bev Blockie)

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