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Our History

On Saturday, September 21, 1901, eleven ladies met at the home of Mrs. Clewe to consider the organization of a women's club.  Its purpose would be to improve all sanitary conditions, parks, streets, and to promote the social and literary interests of the community. 


Key Milestones:

1901: Organization formed

1901: Initiated Plaza Improvements with the installation of trees, walkways, and a fountain in subsequent years

1903: Established and staffed the first library in Sonoma

1903: Began Mission San Francisco de Solano restoration

1909: Placed El Camino Real bell in front of the Mission

1911: Initiated Carnegie Library Grant Application

1916: Constructed clubhouse (Designed by Brainerd Jones)

1920: Recovered and returned the original Mission bell

1949: Incorporated as a non-profit organization

1949-50:  Clubhouse occupied by Sonoma Grammar School

2015:  Clubhouse placed in the National Register of Historic Places.

2016 Established Sonoma Valley Woman's Club Foundation       

As an organization the Sonoma Valley Woman's Club continues its emphasis on philanthropy and other support for the Sonoma Valley community. Through its fundraising efforts it helps local charities and our youth.

The Sonoma Valley Woman's Club remains a vital institution in Sonoma and the clubhouse provides a venue for many community events and, of course, is the meeting place for our esteemed members. 


Our Mission

The mission of the Sonoma Valley Woman's Club Foundation is to provide charitable assistance for preserving and maintaining the clubhouse and grounds of the Sonoma Valley Woman's Club and to provide charitable assistance to the Sonoma Valley community and beyond.


As our mission includes to provide charitable assistance to the Sonoma Valley community and beyond?and even though the Foundation's main focus is the preservation of the Sonoma Valley Woman's Club building, donations toward our other projects or unrestricted donations are always welcome.


Our Ladies of the Board

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Amy Gallagher

Vice President of Programs


Theresa Pardini

Vice President of Membership


Barbara Brereton



Michele Gendall

Building and Grounds


Debbie Farag



Jody Leeds