​​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


                                Mission Statement:

"The purpose for which this organization has been founded is to promote charitable, civic, social activities and educational advancement."

Meeting Schedule:

SMWC holds meetings September through May.  Our monthly calendar includes these regularly scheduled meetings:

         ​                Board Meetings

           1st Wednesdays at 10:00am

               Business Meeting and Teas       
          2nd Wednesday of the month at 1PM

Evening Session on 3rd Wednesday at 6:30PM

Sierra madre woman's club

President Emeritus
​Dixie Coutant, Active

Life Members
Phyllis Chapman
Dixie Coutant
Karlene Englert
Elma Flores
Elizabeth Levie
Alma Mays
Betty Mackie
Marilyn McKernan
Anne Montgomery
Elizabeth Levie

Celebrating 112 Years Through Dedication to Service!

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

See Wistaria page



Planning a special event?Check out the Essick HouseRental 

Club History
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

Essick House
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.


           2019-2020 Club Officers

President – Carol Handley 

1st Vice-President – Janette Ledea                Second Vice- President —Barbara Reagan

Membership — Mary Carney
Recording Secretary – Veronica Vasquez
Communication Secretary – 
Treasurer – Eva Poet
Financial Secretary –Candice Taylor
Auditor – Mary Schaffer

Parliamentarian — Beverly Clifton

Board of Directors
Karlene Englert —House

Janette Ledea — Evening Session Program
Connie Alexander—Philanthropy
Mary Carney—Public Relations

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