About Us

The Lake City Woman's Club is focused on improving our community through a variety of different avenues.

The Woman’s Club of Lake City has valiant past history in our community, state and nation.

Did you know that a Sewing Club provided the inspiration for the forming of the Literary Club – namely, “The Current Topics Club” which subsequently became the Lake City Woman’s Club on September 15, 1905?

 

Full History

Community Service Program Areas

Five special focus areas and a signature program helps Clubs address the current and upcoming needs of its communities.

Signature Program: Awareness and Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence

The goal is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of violence against women in communities across the nation—and the globe. Areas of focus include Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse, Teen Dating, Campus Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse, Violence Against Native American Women, Military Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking.

Arts and Culture

Encourages members to promote and support art and cultural programs in our clubs and communities, and to expand understanding on every level, from local and regional to national and international. Our goal is to create projects that include crafts, dance, drama, food, music and other manifestations of art and culture that develop skills, awareness and appreciation. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make the world a more beautiful, thoughtful and caring place.

Civic Engagement and Outreach

Reminds members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally and globally. It highlights and encourages citizenship; crime prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness; the needy, hungry, and homeless; and our military personnel and veterans.

Education and Libraries

We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities. They also promote libraries, literacy and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.

Environment

Encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature. Environmental degradation is cumulative and many scientists warn that we are at a tipping point. There is no time like the present to act.

Health and Wellness

The human body, mind and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well-being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention and physical and emotional care. This aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.

Board of Directors 2020/2021

President

Carol Feagle

First Vice President

Stephanie Bennett

Second Vice President

Kay Poltorak

Treasurer

Jill Hunter

Secretary

Gina Busscher

Immediate Past President

Jan Smithey