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.

We're Proud of our New Porch!

House remains open for rentals and activities

The first phase of the south porch restoration project is nearing completion. Formally known as Project 1 (funded with a Dormitory Authority of NYS grant and WCA matching funds), the work includes removal and replacement of failing foundations, rebuilding the front stairs and south porch wall and installation of the new porch deck.

While this first project reaches completion, we're preparing to go out to bid on Project 2, with the hope of its completion this year. 

Project 2 (funded through a state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation grant and WCA matching funds) will complete the exterior porch walls to be constructed around the new concrete accessibility ramp and prepare for all railings and lighting. Because the cost of materials has skyrocketed since the project was conceived, some final work may be limited in scope until additional funds are raised. 

The house remains open for rentals and club activities. 

Come Back to the House for Member Monday

Raffle tickets will be sold for the Basket of Cheer and the winning ticket will be pulled at this June Meeting. Remember to bring some cash to buy tickets and you may be the winner!

Member Monday -- June 28

 Last Member Monday Before Summer

Time to Vote for New Board Members 

 The Board will provide a catered meal of sandwiches, wraps and salads for the members at this meeting. Because we will be ordering the food, reservations are required. 

Please REGISTER HERE (by JUNE 23) if you would like to dine with us. 

Arrive at 6 p.m. Happy Half-Hour and Vote

6:30 p.m. Catered meal 

7 p.m. Results of Election, Announcements, meet the new Board 

PLEASE plan on stopping by to VOTE, even if you can't stay and enjoy the meal and announcements. Or you can vote by proxy. Check your email for the special election notice with all the details sent on June 10. 

 New Year New You

Sponsored by our Programs Committee

(Pine Hollow Arboretum photo)

Pine Hollow Arboretum

Saturday, June 26 -- 10 a.m. -- Slingerlands

Celebrate POLLINATOR WEEK with the BPALS (Bee Pollinators Association of Albany Law School.) Taste honey and check out the bee habitat.

This 22-acre nature preserve, located right off New Scotland Road, provides opportunities to identify trees and natural vegetation on lovely trails with ponds and beauty all around.  

Hike or take the nature bus through this awesome preserve. Bring a friend and experience a botanical wonderland!

Parking is limited and car pooling is suggested.

Register HERE

(Historic Cherry Hill photo)

The History of Cherry Hill

Wednesday, June 30 -- 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

This historic 18th Century manor house on South Pearl Street in Albany was built by Philip van Rensselaer for his bride Maria Sanders, granddaughter of Peter Schuyler. Van Rensselaer descendants lived there for almost two centuries. 

Like the WCA building, this house holds vast a history. Most recently, Cherry Hill has completed an extensive restoration and furniture reinstallation. Director Deborah Emmons-Andarawis will discuss the history of the house and the recent improvements.

Register HERE by June 28th and the ZOOM link will be sent via email.

Two in-person tours of the house will take place in July. Stay tuned for more information. 

Fulfilling Our Mission of Community Service

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

WCA members donated craft supplies to Girls Inc. for their summer camp program.

Our Community Service Committee served ice cream (generously donated by Stewarts) to moms and children at St. Paul's Center in Rensselaer.

Hardworking WCA volunteers joined the Washington Park Conservancy for a Spring clean up.

Coronavirus Update

The Woman's Club of Albany remains open for meetings and rentals. We adhere to current New York State and CDC Covid-19 guidelinesProspective renters should contact the Club at with any questions.

Rent Our Historic House

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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