Womens Westside Improvement ClubWomens Westside Improvement Club

WWIC welcomes newcomers!

WWIC meets on Tuesdays, 11:30 AM -1:30 PM, from September through June, in Friendship Hall at the First United Methodist Church located on the corner of  Martina and West Richmond Streets in Point Richmond.

RSVP to reserve a space: Diane Diani, President (510) 685-3762

Lunch 11:30 & Meeting 12:00

See the WWIC Minutes in This Point In Time Newsletter
of the Point Richmond History Association >>

Welcome New Residents
with funding by the Gateway Foundation
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The Women’s Westside Improvement Club will be meeting this coming Tuesday, October 2 at 11:30, First Methodist Church. We will be having our first fundraiser of the year serving a soup, salad and dessert luncheon for $15.

Our guest speakers from Richmond Promise Ed, Jessie Stewart and Grace Peter, will speak on how their organization helps Richmond students further their education and on to college. Guest are always welcomed and can call me for reservations.

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Janice Playlot
Janice Playlot at Nicholl & Washington




Next scheduled meeting; October 2, 2018

WWIC Officers
President: Diane Diani
1st VP: Kathleen Wimer
2nd VP Fran Smith
Secretary: Margaret Jordan/Gail Eierweiss
Treasurer: Marion Kent
TPIT: Carla Bowman


About the Womens Westside
Improvement Club

The Womens Westside Improvement Club (WWIC) was established in 1908 by a group of enterprising women from the West Side of Richmond who wanted to beautify the Point Richmond area and improve the quality of life for local citizens.

With one of the oldest continually active women’s clubs in the State of California, the West Side of Richmond continues to benefit from the club’s first three projects, which date from its early meetings in1908.

Over many decades the club has sustained its signature programs, while responding to changes in local community needs.

Projects: Past and Present

  • Indian statue water fountain, which provided water for horses as well as people
  • Community reading room that evolved into the West Side Branch of the Richmond Public Library
  • Janice playground, Nichol Avenue at Washington Avenue, funded with dances, whist tournaments and tag sales
  • Award winning Point Richmond Street Directory and Map, with native plant garden
  • Support for Point Richmond History Association, Washington Elementary, The Arts of Point Richmond and 100 years of projects that have improved quality of life for the community
  • A Watershed Approach to California Landscapes: Bringing home the benefits of habitat-based, water-sponging, pollution-fighting, carbon-sequestering gardens ... See the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden newsletter >>
Indian Statue
Indian Statue Water Fountain
Hat Day
Hat Day, June 2016 - On Hat Day, everyone tells a yarn about the hat they're wearing--could be true or a wild fabrication--they have to reveal which it is at the end of the story. These ladies can make up pretty amazing stories, but many have actual experiences that are stranger than fiction.

Currently WWIC:

  • Collaborates with civic and business organizations on community projects

  • Provides leadership and volunteer support for citizens to participate in Point Richmond improvement

  • Supports activities at local Washington Elementary School
WWIC Plaque
WWIC Plaque in Indian Statue Park
WWIC Map next to the Fire Station
If you have questions or would like to attend our meetings, please call our President, Diane Diani at (510) 685-3762 .