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The San José Woman's Club has been a formal organization since 1894, when nine women first gathered to discuss forming an alliance. At that time, women across the nation were forming clubs to study and discuss various topics of importance.

Today, SJWC is focused on providing scholarships for local students, funding local and women's charitable organizations, preserving its landmark Clubhouse, and providing a home for like-minded people to gather together to enjoy camaraderie and work on mutual goals. Download the Club backgrounder for more information.

Funds for SJWC's charitable work come from donations, fundraising events, and rental of our historic Clubhouse. Help Preserve SJWC's mission by donating now. Your donation is fully tax deductible.

You can also shop Amazon smile to donate. Click here for information about renting the Clubhouse for your event or meeting.

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Recent News

  • History of Cookbooks, Tuesday, May 9, 2:00 p.m.
    Discover the history of Cookbooks with cookbook historian and author Lori Hughes at our May General Meeting. Bring your own vintage cookbook - Lori will offer free verbal appraisals following her presentation. During the brief General Meeting at 2 p.m., San Jose Woman’s Club Officers and Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year will be elected. Free for Members and Students, $5 General - Pay at the door. RSVP to
  • Hanson's Symphonic Rhapsody Returns to SJWC, Tuesday, May 23, 6:30 p.m.
    Almost one hundred years after American composer Howard Hanson last performed his piano composition, Symphonic Rhapsody, at San Jose Woman's Club on March 6, 1920, the piece will be performed live by Professor Scott Watkins of Jacksonville University. Dr. Watkins is an expert on the music of Hanson and an accomplished American classical pianist who has performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall. He will also present a lecture about the piece, exploring its connection to Hanson's later Symphony No. 2, the "Romantic" and delving into the possibility of a romantic interlude in San Jose inspiring the composition. Free for Members and Students, $5 General - Pay at the door. RSVP to
  • Malcom Jones announced as 2017-2018 SJWC Vocal Scholar
    Congratulations to Malcom Jones, who was awarded SJWC's 2017-2018 Vocal Scholarship on April 10. Seven San Jose State University vocal scholars competed before a panel of judges and a live audience for the the scholarship. Following performances that dazzled the audience with the quality and talent of the students, guests met the performers over cookies and coffee while the judges deliberated. Mr. Jones will perform in concert this fall at the Clubhouse.

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