About Us

Looking for a way to connect with some of the most interesting women in Seattle? The Woman’s Century Club is a social club focused on women’s history, the arts, education, and community service. It was founded in 1891 by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, a protégé of Susan B. Anthony. We meet at the lunch hour on the third Friday of most months for a stimulating program, networking, conversation and light refreshments. Our meetings are open to all. We also award a scholarship to a deserving woman student each year.

WCC members are encouraged to get involved with club governance, planning and projects. Here’s a short description of our most active committees:

Board Nominations This committee will handle recruitment of members to run for board positions to assure all Board positions are filled.

Strategic Planning This temporary group/committee will plan a retreat for all members in 2022 to determine future direction of the Club.

Communication This group helps to get the word out to members about upcoming activities and programs, provides marketing to the general public, maintains and updates our website, and makes frequent posts to our Facebook page.

Finance This committee meets approximately two to three times each year to review our investment portfolio. Each year the committee will meet to perform a financial review of the Treasurer’s records from the prior year and will do an inventory of physical materials belonging to the club.

History & Archives This committee collects material about the club’s meetings and activities and prepares an annual package to be submitted to our archive at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division. They put together the annual Year in Review Powerpoint and put together an annual or semi-annual Yearbook. Members may also do research in our archival materials, develop programs on the club’s history and provide items of interest to be posted to social media and the website.

Membership This team leads recruitment and retention of members and makes sure that all members are welcomed and included. The committee maintains the membership lists (one in Word/one in Excel). In addition, the committee advises the board on strategies to provide more value to our members and does the annual membership renewal drive.

Programs/Special Events Planning This committee recruits speakers for our monthly programs and plans special events of interest to our members and prospective members. They will assist the board in planning and implementing the May Breakfast and Fall Reception.

Scholarship This committee publicizes the annual scholarship opportunity in the spring. After reviewing the applications, the group recommends to the board one student in her junior year who exemplifies leadership, dedication to community engagement and academic excellence. They pass their selection on to the Board for formal approval and notify the recipient and the other woman who submitted applications. The scholarship of $2,000 and a complimentary one-year membership to the club are presented at our Fall Reception in October. A formal letter is also sent to the recipient.

House Committee This group sets up and cleans up for in-person meetings. They provide setup of the room, technical support for the speaker, arrange for hybrid meeting technology as needed, and manage food for the attendees.

Committees are selected in January at the Annual Meeting but members can be added at any time. If you would like to get involved, please contact one of the board members and we’ll be happy to help you find a committee that matches your interests and skills!

For More Information:

Presidentpr@womanscenturyclub.org

Scholarship Committee: scholarship@womanscenturyclub.org

History Committee: history@womanscenturyclub.org

Membership: pr@womanscenturyclub.org

 

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Events and Meetings

Dearborn House
1117 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

 

Mailing Address:

Woman’s Century Club
PO Box 20206
Seattle, WA 98102