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, November 13 at 11:30, First Methodist Church.

Our guest speakers are Franza Griffin and Kathaleen Newsom of Griffin Fiduciary Services.

Guest are always welcomed and can call me for reservations.


Garden Group
Garden Group

Note: To see larger photos,
click on any of the images.

Janice Playlot
Janice Playlot at Nicholl & Washington

NOVEMBER 13 - Speaker
Hostesses: Members
Brown bag lunch
DECEMBER 4 - Holiday Luncheon
Advance Reservation required
Cost TBA

JANUARY 2019 —No meeting

FEBRUARY 5 - Speaker Dee Pearson,
Mentoring Coach
Hostesses: Members
Brown bag lunch

MARCH 5 - Funds Distribution
Hostesses: Members
Brown bag lunch
APRIL 2 - Nominations/Speaker Nancy Noble, Calligraphy
Hostesses: Members
Brown bag lunch
MAY 7 - Bunco/Spring Fundraiser
Prepaid Event $15
Hostesses: Members
Brown bag lunch
JUNE 4 - Hat Day/Elections/Installation
Hostesses: WWIC Officers
Salad Potluck
$5 with a dish/$15 with out

 

 

Sat, Oct 27, 4:30 to 6:30 PM: Haunted History Hike. Come join us for a 2-mile hike through historic downtown Point Richmond, past the Fairy Houses of Washington Avenue, up to the homes of current and former WWIC members, then to a few of the Haunted Houses of Point Richmond. Learn some local history, get some exercise and hear some spooky Ghost Stories. We will end the hike at the Hotel Mac with a special Halloween Cocktail, plus a theatrical retelling of the Tale of the Bathing Lady, the Hotel Mac's very own Ghost!

This is a fundraiser for the Womens Westside Improvement Club, so a donation of $10.00 each is requested. The WWIC, one of the oldest Women's clubs in California, disburses the money it raises each year to worthy charities in Richmond. Details >>

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.

WWIC Plaque
WWIC Plaque in Indian Statue Park

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 Map
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 .