United in Service to Our Community Since 1910

The Woman's Club of Albany is one of the oldest not-for-profit community organizations in the Capital Region.  We donate to local organizations serving the needs of women and children, volunteer for a wide range of projects, and offer opportunities for new social, professional and community connections.

WCA donated more than 150 bras to the Greater Capital Region YWCA BRAVA program.

WCA donated proceeds from a staged reading of "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer" to Equinox, Inc. Domestic Violence Services.

Both the WCA and the community benefit from our annual garage sale, staffed by our member-volunteers. 

Hardworking WCA volunteers joined the Washington Park Conservancy for a clean up along Madison Avenue. 

Members of the WCA recently enjoyed two yoga inspired hikes at Capital Hills Golf Course in Albany. 

We were inspired to breath, stretch, listen and move mindfully in nature. 

Thanks to WCA member Genii R., for this peaceful and energetic activity, at a time when it is so difficult to gather together. 

Remember to take care of yourself!


Good Books Raises $600 for Library

Despite the challenges of 2020, the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza and the WCA were determined to continue their partnership with the “Good Books for Good Works” program. Together, we did it! 

Lorraine Weiss and Paula Rosenberg, project coordinators, are pleased to report that, thanks to shoppers and a generous donation, the project raised $600 for new books for the library at Pinewood Intermediate School in the Mohonansen School District, Schenectady County. The school serves more than 600 students in grades 3-5. 

School Librarian Sarah Kransler was not only thrilled to participate in the program, but also delighted at the outcome. “Oh my goodness, that is so exciting!  We are so appreciative of your group's generosity and thoughtfulness and are grateful for your and the Woman's Club work to make this happen. We plan on making selections that honor the Woman's Club mission … . ”

As with other small retailers, the Book House staff had to go to great lengths to remain open and provide a safe environment for customers. The fact that they managed to do so and sponsor several community-focused charity projects is remarkable. Book House owner Susan Novotny stated, “Book House and Market Block Books are always glad to work in concert with WCA to get more books into the hands of local children, especially now!”

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s event.  Here is the list of Book House staff book suggestions is.

2020 Recommendations.docx

Coronavirus Update

The Woman's Club of Albany remains open for meetings and rentals with Covid restrictions in place. Prospective renters should contact the Club at with any questions.

All members/visitors are required to wear face masks. There is a limited supply of masks available at the house, should a member/visitor forget to bring one.  Hand sanitizer is available. The Club is routinely cleaned twice a month. 

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WCA Wins State Grant for Repair Work

Capping four years of diligent and very hard work by a band of dedicated members, the Woman’s Club of Albany has received a $148,500 state grant to help pay for long-awaited exterior repairs to our home.

The grant was awarded through the state’s Regional Economic Development Councils.

This is the third grant the WCA has received in recent months to help realize our goal of repairing the main entrance & front porch, stabilizing the side entrance, resolving water infiltration & installing a ramp to make the building handicap accessible. As we celebrate 100 years of home ownership, it is gratifying to know we can fulfill our mission as stewards of this beautiful house.


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725 Madison Avenue • Albany • New York • 12208

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