THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF ALBANY
United in Service to Our Community Since 1910
Contact committee chair Janet Nardolillo for information about this committee or to join.
Contact Marilyn Hunter for information or to join this committee.
Wednesday morning flow yoga with Cheryl
Cheryl incorporates music (crystal bowls, harmonium, flute) into her classes where individuals practice safely at their own level. Please bring a yoga mat and use the side door entrance. This class is by donation.
Contact Cheryl for more information.
Keep Calm and October On 2sDay the 4th
2sDay in the Parlor -- Smiles Start at 6:30 p.m.
It's sweater-weather and time to bring 2sDay into the Parlor.
Last year we didn't have the new furnace yet and the year before that . . . well, we didn't have anything or anywhere we could share.
This year, if it's the first Tuesday of the month, we're back in the parlor! Thank goodness.
Take a break from "Club-stuff" and get to know each other on a strictly social level. As always, a nip or a nosh to share, please.
Orange is the new black and mum's the word. Stop by for two minutes or two hours.
It's all good. See you there.
Help Bike Rider Make History of Her Own
WCA a stop on her 300-mile journey
Join us as we greet Charlotte Powell, a ninth grader at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School in South Hadley, MA, who is making a 300-mile bike ride from Massachusetts to Seneca Falls, N.Y. to promote the importance of voting in elections.
She is starting her ride on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and will be stopping at the WCA in mid-afternoon on Friday, Oct. 7, to share her message. (We'll provide a more precise arrival time as her ride progresses on Friday.)
Charlotte’s goals in making this trip are also to make people aware of the sacrifices made by women in the Suffrage Movement in the early 1900s and to register 100 new voters.
According to her mother, Charlotte was inspired by the Women’s Suffrage Movement in 2019 when she learned about the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. She combined her love of historical costuming to outfit her entire Girl Scout troop in period costumes and organized a 1919-style "Votes For Women" rally on Election Day in 2020.
Charlotte was discouraged to learn about the lack of voter turnout, particularly among women, and decided to come up with a way to inspire voting. She also wanted to get healthier and try to accomplish a difficult challenge. The 300-mile bike ride is her way to do all this.
For safety purposes, her father will ride with Charlotte and her mom will drive alongside to help with equipment and voter registration and other events.
Charlotte plans to reach the National Women’s History Museum in Seneca Falls during the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 10.
Thursday. Oct. 13 -- 6:30 p.m.
This month's featured project is Girls Leading Change, a program of the Organization for Youth Empowerment in Honduras.
This project gives adolescent girls and young women the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and tools to lead lead healthy, lives and advocate for sexual and comprehensive reproductive health education in their schools and communities.
If you plan to attend or to learn more, please contact Rosemary Revoir.
The Development Committee is pleased to announce an upcoming fundraising event.
A Fall Fashion Show by Maria de Socorro Fashions
Original designs from New York City, creative restyled fashions and refreshments!
$20 registration - payable online on the WCA website
For questions, please contact Maria Cardes. mariadesocorro.com
Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk
Sunday, Oct. 16 -- 9:30 a.m. -- meet at the WCA and march to Washington Park
WCA members ,families and friends will join hundreds of others in our community to support and celebrate women who have had or are fighting breast cancer.
Wear your best pink !
FAMILY AND FRIENDS INVITED TO JOIN THE WCA TEAM!!
Individual contributions/checks to American Cancer Society will be accepted at the WCA Member Monday or that day! Help us meet our goal of $100
Food and Fun in the park!
Stop by at our Open House after the Making Strides Walk. Take a tour of our historic home and find out more about the Woman's Club - one of Albany's oldest non-profit organizations.
Home Away From Home
Every third Wednesday of the month -- 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Our monthly Members’ Nights Out have seen board games, conversation, sharing a skill and more. These popular evenings are hosted by the Board in an effort to make the house more available to members. You can do whatever you want. But – we’re suggesting some activities as a twist.
This month, board member Janet Nardolillo will provide fruit, cookies, and decaf coffee/ tea to go with your brown bag supper. She will invite you to explore our house with a “scavenger hunt,” checking out nooks and crannies, drawers and cupboards, big things and small.
Note: No Home Away from Home in December, July or August
Contact Linda Fasano or Florence Abrams for information about this committee.
See You at Member Monday -- Oct. 24
The Woman's Club is pleased to host a guest speaker from The International Center of the Capital Region this month. The center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, that has been welcoming and assisting international newcomers throughout New York’s Capital Region since 1956. Its mission is to connect the Capital Region to the world through citizen ambassadors.
The center participates in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. It also promotes the Capital Region's diverse people, rich history, and unique assets.ecent visitors include educators from Poland, doctors from Ukraine, filmmakers from Senegal, and judges from Pakistan.
The center is also working on expanding programming for youth as well as engaging the diverse cultural groups of the Capital Region.
Monday Nov 8th- Movie at the Spectrum -
Time and movie to be determined
Contact Pattie Beeler or Martha McCormack for information about this committee or to join.
Meeting will be held via ZOOM.
The book selection for November is:
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Kimmerer
Here are two summaries about the book.
“Robin Wall Kimmerer’s non-fiction book gives us a unique view on how to care for Mother Nature. As a Native American and environmental biologist, she brings a unique perspective on how to face our environmental challenges.”
“Braiding Sweetgrass was written by Robin Wall Kimmerer. It is a book that explores the connection between living things and human efforts to cultivate a more sustainable world through the lens of indigenous traditions. The author reflects on how modern botany can be explained through these cultures.”
For information about the Member Only Book Club - or to join -- contact Diana Pane
Enjoy Members' Night Out at the house. Play a game, do a craft or talk with friends.
Good Books for Good Works
Thursday, Nov. 17 -- The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
Watch for more details about our annual event to learn what's new in the book world, enjoy some shopping and help a local public school library. Co-partnered with The Book House.
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