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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. Download the Club backgrounder for more information.

Funds for SJWC's charitable work come from donations, fundraising events, and rental of our historic Clubhouse. Help Preserve SJWC's mission by donating now. Your donation is fully tax deductible.

You can also shop Amazon smile to donate. Click here for information about renting the Clubhouse for your event or meeting.

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Recent News

10th Annual SJWC Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 20, 2:00 p.m.
Free and Open to All - No RSVP needed

  • 2:00 p.m. - Doors open; Enjoy a "decorate it yourself" cupcake bar and ice cream sundaes featuring Treat and Wonder Ice Creams while listening to the Sail Away Ladies. See the latest Clubhouse improvements. Our special guests: Donors to the Kitchen Floor Project.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 100th Birthday celebration for Club member and native San Josean Betty Ann Chandler. She danced on the stage of the Clubhouse at its dedication, has been a Club member since 1940, and is one of five generations of women in her family to belong to the Club.
  • 3:15 p.m.- Presentation by local author Krista Van Laan about the Clubhouse's architects Wolfe and Higgins. Krista has recently written "Wolfe & Higgins: Master Architects of the Spanish Revival." The book features the San Jose Woman's Club and the homes of Clubmembers Rose Crimi and Maxine Lubow along with many other architectural jewels by this famed team. Following Krista's presentation, she will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase at the event. Any many of the buildings in the book will be featured on a tour presented by Preservation Action Council of San Jose on Saturday, August 26.

Join SJWC in the Silicon Valley Pride Parade!
Sunday, August 27, Assemble: 9:30 a.m. Parade: 10:00 a.m.

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We're supporting equality and marching in the Silicon Valley Pride Parade on Sunday August 27. The parade is less than 1/2 mile. If you donít want to participate in the parade, come out and root us on! Gather at the corner of San Fernando and Market Streets to meet up with other members and SJWC supporters. After the parade, stay for the afternoon festival, which includes two stages of live music, food and drinks, a family garden area, vendors and live entertainers. Tickets for the afternoon festival, which runs from noon to 6 p.m. are $5 cash, $6 credit, available at the gate.

eBay and SJWC Team Up for Summer Computer Camp

In July, eBay and SJWC teamed up for the second eBay Computer Camp at San Jose Woman's Club. More than 70 children attended the free, one-week camp, including Horace Mann students and eBay employees' children. Many of the same Horace Mann students who attended the first camp this spring were in attendance. Students used Python and Scratch programing languages to create interactive videos and games, enjoyed daily breakfast and lunch at the Clubhouse, and daily craft activities. Many thanks to eBay Women in Technology, who provided mentors, computer equipment, and breakfast and lunch. Special thanks to National Charity League - Willow Rose Chapter and Notre Dame High School for providing volunteers.

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