Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club celebrates 110 years
The historic, 110-year-old Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club recently inducted its new board of directors including: President Dorothy Lund, First Vice President Yvonne Bowers; Second Vice President Kay Loutzenheiser; Secretary Jo Miller; Treasurer Mandy Weil; Parliamentarian Aileen Brown; and Auditor Eleanor Berto.
For 110 years, the SVWC’s mission has been the same as it was when the club was established in September 1901: to work toward community improvement and perform social services. The club was created September 21, 1901, by 11 women who immediately began working to improve the Plaza and the City of Sonoma. “They were intrepid and forward-thinking women who fought for what they believed in,” said a SVWC spokesperson.
The SVWC raises money to help the youth of Sonoma Valley through scholarships and books for school libraries. The club also donates to the YWCA Women’s Shelter, FISH, Meals on Wheels, and Pets Lifeline, and others. The next fundraiser is its Third annual Holiday Boutique on November 5 and 6.
Membership is open to the women of the Sonoma Valley. Regular meetings are scheduled on the third Friday of each month September to June. For more information about the Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, call membership chairman, Kay Loutzenheiser, 938-8313 (leave a message) or contact her at email@example.com.