Founded in 1893, The Woman's Club of Houston encourages women to work together to support education and the Houston community, with a focus on women and children, while valuing the long history and traditions of the Club. We accomplish this through philanthropy, community involvement, scholarships, and active membership.
Founded the first public kindergarten in Houston Helped establish Houston Public Library Support the Houston Public Library’s Books Alive! event Help support programs at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Established a $50,000 scholarship endowment at UHD Established an endowment at the University of Houston, Main Campus Provide scholarships to students studying Urban Education at UHD
Our 18th Annual Fundraiser Market and Luncheon was held on December 13th, 2019 at the Houston Racquet Club. See below for pictures and a movie of this event. For more information about future events, please see ourCalendar of Events.
18th Annual Fundraiser Market and Luncheon
Special General Assembly on August 28th, 2019
Sally Swanson passed the baton to our new president, Veronica LeBlanc
Books Alive! Celebration - May 18, 2019
Books Alive Art Judging - May 3, 2019
April General Assembly - Scholarship Luncheon at UHD
Dr. Leigh Van Horn, Dr. Diane Miller, Angela Doucette, Reen Catanzaro, Ginger Driver, Christine Kelsoe, Margo Cunningham, Maggie, Sally Swanson and WCH check for $50,000
Below is a video from our General Assembly of Dr. Diane Miller and Dr. Leigh Van Horn speaking about UHD Public Service and a speech from our scholarship recipient, Sara Garcia
March General Assembly - Bob Ethington on Uptown Park and the new Galleria area at Masraff's
............................................Back row: Bob Ethington, Cindy Eatherton, Beverly Bruce, Sandra Pybus and Reen Catanzaro.................................................
Front row: Kaylee Garvin, Margo Cunningham, Melissa Arnold, Natalya Velasco, and Jacqueline Yee
February General Assembly - Valentine / Mardi Gras Social at Seasons 52
January General Assembly - Historic Tour of Downtown Houston on Mister McKinney's open air bus
Wow! Was THAT fun! We saw beautiful downtown Houston in the open air bus that allowed everyone to see ALL of the historic buildings, bottom to top, while enjoying a sip of wine. Then we headed into Kim Son for a delicious Asian lunch.
Annual Fundraiser - December 6, 2018
At our annual fundraiser, we celebrated 125 years of service to the Houston community, honoring past presidents of our club. All proceeds will go to the Houston Area Women's center. Click the video below to see a recap of this fun event.
November General Assembly Wreath Making at Michael's
Author Nathan Hale speaks about his historical graphic novels. Watch him draw!
Books Alive! 2018 Judging
Reen Catanzaro, Margo Cunningham, and guest Cindy Eatherton judged artwork for HPL's Books Alive! celebration
HPL's Beyond the Page
Guest Cindy Eatherton, Ginger Driver, Reen Catanzaro, Elizabeth Blair, Betsy Garlinger and Sybil Roos attended HPL's Beyond the Page luncheon
March General Assembly at Houston Area Women's Shelter
Aly Jacobs speaks 33% of women experience domestic and/or sexual violence
Brandy Gandara, President Ginger Driver and our next President, Sally Swanson
Betsy Garlinger and Sybil Roos
Margo Cunningham and Angela Doucette
New member Aliza Fan Dutt with President Ginger Driver
Elizabeth Blair and Carol Vartian
Lois Junker and Christine Kelsoe
February General Assembly Scholarship Meeting at the Julia Ideson Library
Dr. Rhea Lawson commends us on 125 years of service Diane Miller introduces our three scholarship recipients: Sara Garcia Veronica Martinez Van Longoria Closing remarks by VP Philanthropy, Shelly deZevallos
Beverly Bruce, Angela Doucette, Betsy Garlinger and Sybil Roos
Christine Kelsoe, Brandy Gandara and Sandra Pybus
Dawn Rodriguez and Shelly deZevallos
Reen Catanzaro and guest Joy Saxton
Diane Miller, Dr. Rhea Lawson, and scholarship Sara Garcia and Van Longoria
Shaneq Aranda and Aliza Dutt
Guest Avis McCray and Sarah Suarez
Elizabeth Blair and scholarship recipient Veronica Martinez
Lois Junker and Barbara Chase
January General Assembly Meeting at Ciao Bello
Dr. Mahyar Badrei, of MIZU Integrative Medicine Clinic + Float Center, spoke to us about stress relief activities that allow our brains to relax, which can lead to better overall health and a reduction in preventable diseases.
Sybil Roos and Betsy Garlinger
Angela Doucette, Barbara Chase and Lois Junker
Carol Vartian, Margo Cunningham and Darlene Clark
Sarah Suarez and Sally Swanson
Reen Catanzaro and Shelly deZevallos
Katy Driver and Janis Nooteboom
Dottie Shewmake and Elizabeth Blair
Lois Junker, Ginger Driver, Dawn Rodriguez, and Kathy Stockton
Christine Kelsoe, Deb Costello and Maria Cantu
Margo Cunningham and guest, Hannah Badrei
Reen Catanzaro and Ginger Driver
Float Center with
Hannah Badrei and Angel Atherley
HPL Candy Cane Cinema
Christine Kelsoe and Brandy Gandara had a wonderful experience volunteering on December 3, 2017! The event was a success, I think we gave gifts to around 25 or so children. The library was so appreciative of our efforts (wrapping, donations, and handing out gifts)!
It was so special seeing the looks on the kids’ faces when they saw Santa and got a present. They have many leftover gifts and we were told they will be sent to other library locations for similar Santa engagements. Below is the thank-you letter from Houston Public Library: "On behalf of Houston Public Library, I thank the Woman’s Club of Houston for donating, wrapping and handing out gifts for Houston Public Library’s Candy Cane Cinema Celebration! Your time, talent and ready smiles contributed to making it a fun family event. The Yard House coupons were a welcome bonus. The remaining gifts will be given to children at upcoming Santa visits at neighborhood library locations. The Woman’s Club of Houston is a great community partner. Thank you for all of your support!"
November General Assembly at Painting With a Twist
Toy Drive for Elementary aged Boys and Girls
October General Assembly at Cadillac Bar
Small Steps Donations
Margo Cunningham and Lois Junker
Sarah Suarez, Brandy Gandara, and guest, Leila Zermeno