Recent News

Recent News

Chautauqua Women’s Club125th Anniversary Valentine Appeal

We thank all the members and friends who supported the work of the Chautauqua Women’s Club by donating to the 125th  Anniversary Valentine Appeal.  The gifts will help us continue our mission to enrich the lives of our members and the Chautauqua community by providing a venue and opportunities…

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Scholarship News

The CWC is proud to announce that over $80,000 was provided to Chautauqua Institution for scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts programs for the 2017 season. The scholarship funding is a combination of donations from generous private donors, basket contributions…

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2014 Opportunity Raffle Winners Announced!

The Opportunity Raffle Drawings were picked on August 18, 2014. The lucky winners are:                                                                                        …

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Room Rentals for 2018

Couples are welcome! Elegant, modern double occupancy bedrooms with private baths, individual AC/heat, walk up to second or third floor, shared second-floor kitchenette has dinette table with lake view, refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, dishware and flatware. …

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Italy Tour Raises More Than $6000 for CWC

In September of 2013, CWC members joined Clementi Travel Services for a spectacular 8 night tour of Italy. Women’s Club members and their friends enjoyed Italy, participating in two days of Culinary Lessons. During the tour, a silent auction was held to benefit the CWC in Sperlonga, Italy. Items…

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House News

Lisa Barone Wallace continues as House Administrator for CWC.  This position, created in 2014, oversees House rentals and coordinates the varied activities that take place at our clubhouse.  During the 2014 season, with increased rental activity and House use, the CWC Board of Directors saw…

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CWC Archives Work

At the end of the 2014 season, the CWC Archives, which had been stored in the attic of our House, moved to the Oliver Archives Center.  During our 125th Anniversary year the importance of preserving our history prompted this decision. The process of sorting and cataloging has been underway and…

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The Flea Boutique

An integral part of the CWC budget, in 2016 we sold $18,000 worth of goods at our Flea Boutique, located under the Colonnade Building.  Be sure and visit our household area and clothing areas for basic needs and that one of a kind treasure. Purchase household goods and decorative accessories, antiques,…

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CWC Basement is Improved!

Have you ever ventured to the basement in the House?  Do you recognize this new space?  In 2014, the CWC Board of Directors voted to improve access to the basement and over the winter months months Mayshark Builders completed the task.  The "head banging" beam has been relocated,…

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Barabara Vackar Lecture Series

Our Contemporary Issues Forums on Saturday, at 3:00 PM in the Hall of Philosophy, are scheduled with outstanding speakers and diverse topics. One of the forums will be our forth year of the Barbara Vackar Lecture Series. In 2016, Mary Mapes spoke: Who Has the Privilege of Power Now? The lecture series…

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A Plea for the Flea (Boutique, that is!)

The Flea Boutique is such an integral part of the fundraising efforts of the CWC and each year we have been able to count on the Flea Boutique ito provide us with a consistent stream of income.  Our proposed budget for 2015 is $12,000 in Flea Boutique Revenue. PLEASE DONATE TO THE FLEA BOUTIQUE…

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Valentine Appeal Thank you!

Thank you to all who donated to Valentine Fund appeal in 2017. As of this writing, we have received over $11,000. Donations are still being accepted. Donors will be recognized in the CWC Yearbook. Thank you for your support!   

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OPEN POSITIONS FOR 2016 SEASON

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Tag Line and Elevator Speech

During the 2015 season, the CWC Board of Directors adopted these two talking points. Our tagline describes our organization; The Chautauqua Women’s Club: friends, programs, scholarships. The elevator speech summarizes our organization; The CWC provides fellowship, programs and scholarship, and…

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NOTL Was Fun For All, Week 10, 2015

Thank you to Ann Fletcher for arranging and leading a wonderful trip to Niagara on the Lake to end the 2015 season.  A delightful mix of parties, theatre, wine tasting and delicious restaurants made a perfect trip enjoyed by all. The CWC proceeds added over $19,000 to the bottom line!

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Just Charge It!

The CWC will be implementing the use of “charging” for payments.  At this time the use of credit cards will be restricted to special events but may change in the future.  The Flea Boutique will remain on a cash basis.  House rentals may be charged. 

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CWC President

We are proud to announce the hiring of Elizabeth Sullivan as our President.  To learn more about Elizabeth, please go to About Us on the website.

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