Wake Forest Woman’s Club

Rooted in service to the community since 1961


The Wake Forest Woman's Club is celebrating 56 years of service to the Wake Forest community. Founded and chartered in 1961, the all-volunteer nonprofit organization is dedicated to the betterment of the community by enhancing the social, cultural, civic and educational life of its residents. We welcome you to review the information presented, encourage you to seek us out, and hope that you will join us as we continue our journey in service to others.

Salina Gary | Club President, 2016-2017

Club honors origins

We are guided by the clubwomen who went before us. Our club logo, at left, is one example: Our members voted on Dec. 1, 2011, to adopt a club logo that is based on the cover of the 1961 Scrapbook, a volume that was completed at the end of the club's first year. On Dec. 1, 1961 - exactly 50 years earlier - the club had received its certification as a member organization of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. A graphic shows the structure of the GFWC and how our club fits into it. The club is in District VI of the GFWC of North Carolina.


Digging club history

1968-69 club scrapbook: Click image to view a year of our history in the community. (Includes clippings from The Wake Weekly)

Calendar Highlights

Coffee social: weekly on Wednesdays at Ollies on South White Street, 10 a.m.
December 1:
Club Christmas Party, Community House, 6:30 p.m.
December 2:
Lighting of Wake Forest, Centennial Plaza, 5:30 p.m. Our Arts area will provide children’s activities.
December 3:
Historic Home Tour, 1-7 p.m., downtown, club fundraiser.
December 5:
Community Christmas Dinner, Forks Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
December 10:
Dignitary Lunch, Senior Center. Our Public Issues area will serve lunch to officials prior to the town's Christmas parade.
December 11:
Walk Wake Forest Trails, Smith Creek Soccer Center, 1 p.m. Our Conservation area will participate.
January 5:
General Club Meeting, Wake Forest Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 6:30 p.m.
January 19:
22nd Wake Forest MLK Celebration, Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 6-8 p.m.
January 21:
ESO Book Club discussion, "Natchez Burning."
...And see the Community Calendar for events around town.