Organized in 1907, our club immediately became a vital part of he community. The original club house, built in 1909, was the focal point of events as the city developed, and we continue to be involved and supportive of many activities in the area.
Much of our effort is dedicated to raising funds for our selected philanthropies in Sierra Madre and neighboring cities and communities.
1907 - SMWC was organized
1909 – became member of California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC)
1913 – Designated as member club in Los Angeles County Area C, San Gabriel Valley District #20
SMWC is housed in a beautiful craftsman style home that was built in 1914 by Mr. and Mrs. Newman Essick. The house is listed in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Guide to Architecture in Southern California.
In the early 1970’s, in a state of neglect, the house was threatened with demolition. Purchased by the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, Essick House was restored through a community volunteer effort and furnished with items from the club’s original house. Since it’s restoration, Essick House has been faithfully maintained by the Woman’s Club as a community meting place and club headquarters. The Wistaria Thrift Shop is housed in the former garage and workshop.
Co-Presidents – Beverly Clifton
Second Co-Vice Presidents —
Mary Carney & Barbara Reagan
Membership — Barbara Lampman
Recording Secretary – Carol Handley
Communication Secretary – Melissa Stute
Treasurer – Eva Poet
Financial Secretary –Candice Taylor
Auditor – Syivia Harlan
Parliamentarian — (open)
Board of Directors
Karlene Englert —House
Elma Flores — Program
Carol Handley —Philanthropy
Public Relations —Mary Carney
Newsletter Editor —Janette Ledea
Each year the members work together to raise funds to provide support Scholarships and Charities.
1) Seven $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who have been accepted into college, as well as a deserving student from Journey House in Pasadena
2) Small grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations located in Sierra Madre and the Pasadena/Foothill area
Dixie Coutant, Active
Items collected for the Domestic Violence Drive in October
Celebrating 110 Years Through Dedication to Service!
"The purpose for which this organization has been founded is to promote charitable, civic, social activities and educational advancement."
SMWC holds meetings September through May. Our monthly calendar includes these regularly scheduled meetings:
Business Meeting and Teas
2nd Wednesday of the month at 1PM
Blue & Gold Tea Tea
September 19th 1PM
1st Wednesdays at 10:00am
CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
OFFICERS & MEMBERS
SMWC maintains a busy schedule each year, hosting and participating
in a number of Community Events and Club Fundraisers.
The Wistaria Thrift Shop is open to the public September through early June
Planning a special event?
Check out the Essick House Rental page
“Joining Together to Build Our Club for the Future”
Sierra Madre Woman’s Club - The Essick House, 550 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91204
Phone: (626) 355-4379 Membership: (626) 355-3928 Wistaria Shop: (626) 355-7739
A volunteer organization founded in 1907, Sierra Madre Woman’s Club is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the California Federation of Women’s Clubs