United in Service to Our Community Since 1910

The Woman's Club of Albany is one of the oldest not-for-profit community organizations in the Capital Region. We donate to local organizations serving the needs of women and children, volunteer for a wide range of projects, and offer opportunities for new social, professional and community connections.

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Four WCA Board Directors Elected

(Pictured at ;eft  are Monica Trabold (top step), Pattie Beeler, Janet Nardolillo and Susan Gould Fogerite. Annual meeting shown at right.)

The Woman's Club began its new fiscal year on July 1 with four new Board directors, elected by the membership at the June 27 annual meeting. 

Pattie Beeler and Monica Trabold, who were serving on the Board, were elected to another two-year term. Susan Gould Fogerite and Janet Nardolillo are new Board members and also will serve two-year terms.

Continuing tp serve on the Board are Paula Hennessy, Sara Hotopp, Marilyn Hunter, Deborah Kaminski, Patti Kopach and Martha McCormick. Two other board members, Adrienne Bonilla and Susan Finn, are completing their terms and did not seek re-election. We thank them for their countless hours of dedicated service on the Board and in leading committees. 

'The Best View on Madison Avenue'

Red, White and You! 

 2sDay -- July 12-- 6:30 p.m.

It may be a little past the official holiday but it's right on time for a night on the porch.

Wear your best red, white and/or blue and enjoy music by GEO and Josh. 

Please bring a nip or a nosh to share -- and bring a friend. It's always fun on 'the best view on Madison Avenue.'

Save the Date -- and Volunteer to Help

Garage Sale Is Sept. 9-10

The Garage Sale is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10. Last year's sale was a mighty success, thanks to your donations and to our wonderful volunteers. This is a major fundraiser for the WCA and we will be looking again to our members for assistance.

If you are interested in joining the planning committee, or volunteering in any way, come to our meeting on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on July 11. Contact event Co-chairs Paula Hennessy or Susan Gould Fogerite susto get involved!

And it's not too early to start checking your attic, basement and closets for items to donate. Gather up gently used household goods and linens, small appliances, decorative and holiday items, purses, jewelry, toys, games, and books -- and join in the fun! We'll also have our bake sale !  

Fulfilling Our Mission of Community Service

Thank you, WCA bakers!

We provided 400 desserts for FOCUS Churches Annual Fundraising Barbecue.

At April Member Monday, members generously donated food to stock the pantry at the South End Children's Cafe.

Members and guests made nearly 70 cards for chronically ill children.

Coronavirus Update

The Woman's Club of Albany remains open for meetings and rentals. The Board of Directors voted that the WCA will no longer require masks or proof of full vaccination for anyone entering the building, effective Feb. 23, 2022. The Board will continue to revisit this policy monthly. Prospective renters should contact the Club at with any questions. 

Rent Our Historic House

WCA Wins State Grant for Repair Work

Capping four years of diligent and very hard work by a band of dedicated members, the Woman’s Club of Albany has received a $148,500 state grant to help pay for long-awaited exterior repairs to our home.

The grant was awarded through the state’s Regional Economic Development Councils.

This is the third grant the WCA has received in recent months to help realize our goal of repairing the main entrance & front porch, stabilizing the side entrance, resolving water infiltration & installing a ramp to make the building handicap accessible. As we celebrate 100 years of home ownership, it is gratifying to know we can fulfill our mission as stewards of this beautiful house.


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