Wake Forest Woman’s Club

Rooted in service to the community since 1961


The Wake Forest Woman's Club is celebrating 50+ 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, 2016-2018

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.

*More than 25 of our club members gathered (in a monsoon!) on April 24 for a festive Federation Day dinner. We learned about some extraordinary accomplishments of GFWC members in a round-robin reading by club member Kathy Norris. Check it out here.

Just the facts ...

The club holds a general meeting the first Thursday of each month from September through May; between meetings, we are busy with service projects and other activities.
Please download our fact sheet at left for more information or contact Kathy Norris, our membership chairman.
We hope you will "like" our Facebook page.
Consider joining us! - download our membership application. Membership is open to any woman who lives in the vicinity of Wake Forest, N.C.

Digging into history

1972 club Scrapbook: Click image to learn about activities of our club 45 years ago (includes clippings from The Wake Weekly community newspaper).

Calendar Highlights

Coffee social: weekly on Wednesdays at Ollies on South White Street, 10 a.m.
May 20
Rise Against Hunger packing event and food drive. Our International Outreach area will participate.
June 17
Wake Forest Charity Car Show. WFWC supports this event.
June 23-26
GFWC annual convention, Palm Springs, Calif.
July 4
Art in the Park. Our Arts area will participate.
August 5
Purple Heart Foundation Annual Veterans Dinner and Tribute. Our Public Issues area will participate.
...And see the Community Calendar for events around town.