Women’s Westside ImProvement club

WWIC welcomes newcomers!

Tuesday Business Meeting Schedule at 11:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
201 Martine St.
Richmond, CA 94801

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

Garden Group

See the WWIC Minutes in the
Point Richmond History Association’s Newsletter

Welcome New Residents
with funding by the Gateway Foundation
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September 12, 2023 – Welcome Back

  • Hostesses: WWIC Officers
  • Brown bag lunch

October 3, 2023 – Guest Speaker

  • Hostesses: Members
  • Brown bag lunch

November 7, 2023 – Fall Fundraiser/BUNCO

  • Luncheon
  • Hostesses: Members

December 5, 2023 – Holiday Luncheon

  • Advance Reservation required
  • Cost TBA

January, 2024 – No Meeting

February 6, 2024 – Guest Speaker

  • Hostesses: Members
  • Brown bag lunch

March 5, 2024 – Funds Distribution, Nominating Committee

  • Hostesses: Members
  • Brown bag lunch

April 2, 2024 – Guest Speaker, Nominating Committee

  • Hostesses: Members
  • Brown bag lunch

May 7, 2024 – Spring Fundraiser

  • Elections
  • Hostesses: Members
  • Brown bag lunch

June 4, 2024 – Hat Day/Installation

  • Hostesses: WWIC Officers
  • Salad Potluck
  • $5 with a dish/$15 without
  • Nominating Committe

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Janice Playlot at Nicholl & Washington

At National Night Out, 8/1/2023

WWIC Officers

President: Diane Diani
1st VP: Diane Marie
2nd VP Leslie Hicks
Secretary: Kathleen Wimer
Treasurer: Doreen Leighton
TPIT: Jules Klotz


For WWIC membership, mail $20 check to:
Doreen Leighton
236 Castro Street,
Richmond, CA 94801
or bring the $20 to a meeting.

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 Water Fountain

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 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

Download WWIC Membership Application Form >>

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 .

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