United in Service to Our Community Since 1910

Many Great Reasons to Join

► Enjoy our introductory membership rate of $50* to first time members and our annual New Member Breakfast in January.

► Take part in numerous volunteer and fundraising activities that support our local communities and organizations focusing on the well-being and cultural enrichment of women and children.

    ►  Attend educational and cultural programs, and activities sponsored or supported by the WCA.

    ► Enjoy discounted Student rate of $25*.

     Rent the beautiful, historic Club at discounted rates for members.  

    ► Spend time in the distinctive setting of our historic home and become involved in securing its place in Albany's future.

    ► Attend our popular monthly events at the Club and meet other like-minded women.

    Enhance your leadership and people skills by helping plan events and projects, by serving on or chairing a committee, or by becoming a board member or officer.

      and...Members are entitled to the following benefits

      • Directory of Members. Forgot the last name of the member you wanted to contact? Wonder who else lives near you for a car pool? Want to see who else shares your hobbies and interests?  Search the Directory for your answers. (Members may not use email, phone number or address information of other members for solicitation of business or sales. Please review the description and rules.)

      • WCA Members private group on Facebook.  Join the members-only group to start or continue a conversation among members. 

      • Book Club. Meets every other month on 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. to discuss books by women authors, chosen by the group. 

      • Family Picnic at Lawson Lake in the fall. Members and their families enjoy hiking, sitting by the outdoor campfire, playing board games by the indoor fireplace, eating potluck salads and desserts as well as picnic foods provided by the club. 

      • Rentals of Club discounted for Club members. 

      • New Member welcome events
      • Reduced admission for various events throughout the year. 
      • Priority registration for WCA sponsored events, trips, tours, theater, etc. in the community. 
      • Members Only Catered Events such as Cabin Fever Day and Annual Meeting. Members are entitled to vote on official business of the club including elections to the board. 
      • Member Mondays. Generally the 4th Monday of most months, 6:00 p.m. happy half hour, 6:30 p.m. potluck supper, 7:00 p.m. program with activity or speaker. Often includes collections of items for our community service partners.
      • Tuesdays on the porch or in the parlor. Informal gatherings featuring “a nip or a nosh” brought by members, and sometimes live music.

      A new member TESTIMONIAL -

      "When was the last time you did something that truly filled your heart and replenished your soul?

      Last night at the Woman’s Club of Albany, we created cards to brighten the days of sick children. The cards will be sent to the​ Albany Ronald McDonald House and a national organization called CARDZ for KIDZ. It was such a wonderful way to be creative, connect with other women and hopefully spark joy for the children.

      This community of women has been so warm and welcoming to me. I am grateful to be a member and to be able to participate in events like this that fill my heart.  If any of my Capital Region friends would be interested in coming to our next event, reach out! I’d love to introduce your to this amazing community!"

      - Christine Souza – March 29, 2022

      How to Become a Member

      1) Complete the online form to pay online* or by check.

      2) All major credit cards are accepted or mail your check payable to "WCA" to 725 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.  Membership is active upon completion of payment.

      3) We offer an introductory membership rate of $50* to new members. 

      *Effective March 1, 2024, membership dues paid online will include a convenience fee to cover the cost to the club

      If paying by card: $52 for the first year, then $93 annual dues. Student rate $26 annual dues. 

      * Download printable membership form

      First time members enter WCANEW in the discount code box at the bottom of the next page.

        Student members enter STUDENT in the discount code box at the bottom of the next page. 


      The Woman's Club of Albany

      725 Madison Avenue • Albany • New York • 12208


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