OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS
The public is welcome to attend these Naples Woman’s Club events during the year. Click on any of the events below to learn more and register as a guest.
Kitchen Tour 2020 WAS Wednesday, January 15th--
A Big Success. Thank you everyone
DINING FOR Philanthropy
March 4, 2020
6 pm-9 pm, Various Locations
The 11th Annual Dining for Philanthropy was on March 4, 2020. 10+ fabulous dinners were created by generous hosts. Some were small, intimate dinners, others were larger dinners offering unique menus and entertainment. Funds will be used to support grants to critical social service agencies and the NWC Scholarship program.
Thank you so much to our sponsors:
Roberta & Wally Barr
Lilly Pulitzer at Waterside Shops
Ken & Nancy Quinter
Lisa & Dennis Wheeler
Cathy & Charlie Shriver
John R. Wood-Jim Scartz
Suzanne & Clark King
Louise & Jim Wilmot
Cindy & Ed. Stegemann
Something to be Thrilled About
December 4, 2020
2 pm-5 pm
We are thrilled to announce three wonderful writers who will join us for the 13th of March as our speakers for a Thriller of an Author Talk:
St. Martin's press and best selling authors Greer Hendricks and Sara Pekkanen. (authors of the instant, New York Times bestselling The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl). They'll be on tour then, for their new one (YOU ARE NOT ALONE; March 3), The two write their thrillers together, and will talk about this interesting approach to collaborative writing. The Wife Between Us is a book club favorite.
Local author Diane Ketcham, former NYT columnist and rave review author of mysteries. Ketcham is a novelist and former columnist for The New York Times. Her novel, The Vanishing A-list was the winner of two national mystery/suspense awards. Her next novel Naples: Paradise Can Be Deadly also received enthusiastic reviews.
Unlike other book talks in a room of 500+ people, we invite you to our intimate and creative surroundings for a special afternoon hearing from our authors as they share and bring forth a real sense of their written realities and process!
October 24, 2020 9 am-3 pm
January 30, 2021 9 am-3 pm
For years, the Naples Woman’s Club has held a Flea Market at the Clubhouse and parking lot. NWC members along with community members have donated countless objects of clothing, housewares, electronics, toys, and much more. All items are sold to support the charitable activities of the club. Items that remain are donated to the Shelter for Abused Women and Children’s Options Thrift Store. Attendance is free.
Non-profit organizations are offered the opportunity to have tables in the parking lot for a small fee. For inquiries, contact Nancy Herbert, Chair at email@example.com
Due to the restrictions of the Pandemic, the Education and Libraries Committee held its first virtual scholarship reception via Zoom on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Committee Members and donors participated by introducing each scholarship recipient. The recipients then shared their high school, future education plans, and potential career plans. We were all extremely happy we could honor our scholarship recipients during this most challenging of times. This year, we will hold another virtual scholarship reception unless circumstances change, and we are able to safely hold our normal in-person scholarship reception, which includes families and guests as well as Committee members, donors and scholarship recipients.
The Holiday Artisan Marketplace
November 18 & 19, 2020
10 am-4 pm
The Naples Woman’s Club will present the seventh annual Artisan Marketplace featuring talented artisans and their wares for sale. Included will be pottery, paintings, textiles, jewelry, clothing and accessories, and more! Enjoy shopping for donated items. One man’s treasurer is another man’s heart. The event will be held at the Clubhouse at 570 Park Street. Admission is free. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Naples Woman’s Club Arts College Scholarship Fund. Admission is free and open to the public.
Empowering Women Luncheon
January 22, 2021 11:00-1:30
Windstar on Naples Bay Country Club
Over 10 years ago the Empowering Women's Committee started with a gift of $500 in memory of Dora Valentine, a long time member and supporter of mature women who needed financial assistance in furthering their education. The initiative has grown and now the Club has funded several scholarships for mature women through donations and by hosting a very special luncheon at Windstar Country Club. Speakers include the scholarships recipients. Members of the public are invited to join us, and the net proceeds will benefit the mature women scholarship program.
Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, 2021
A new series of events called A Culinary Adventure That Gives Back will replace the Kitchen Tour in 2021 due to the Pandemic. Join us for one or all of three exciting small table luncheons presented by 16 of Naples best restaurants and chefs. Each luncheon, with no more than 16 guests, will feature a three-course meal, wine and special interaction and presentations by the chef, creating a memorable experience for the guests. Guests will find out where they are going with a personal invitation from the chef for an adventure that promises to fun!
This program was developed as a way of giving back to both the many restaurants who make Naples very special and with grants to four agencies that are addressing food insecurity that many Collier County residents are experiencing: Meals of Hope, Meals on Wheels, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, and the Jean Sullivan Resource Center (supplemental food for kids on the weekends).
Tickets go on sale November 1 online on our website. Opportunities for sponsorship for this event are still available; contact Lisa Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Shop and Share
Shopping is fun for all. Invite your friends for these special shopping opportunities to support Naples Woman’s Club fundraising efforts. As we raise funds with a % of sales to the NWC, we support our local businesses. Victoria Ricciuti, Chair.
October 22, 9-3 pm BSWANKY Luxury Design House, NCOLOR Boutique, 4760 Tamiami Trail N, 34103. Gretchen@bswanky.com Patricia Watts, Coordinator
December 2-5, (Wednesday-Saturday) 10-5 pm, Holiday Shopping/Fashion Days with Refreshments at Patchington in Venetian Village’
February 3-6, (Wednesday-Saturday)10-5 pm, Girls Day Out w/Wardrobe Consultations and Refreshments at Patchington in Venetian Village
February 26, (Friday) 11-5 pm, Lilly Pulitzer Shopping Day at Waterside Shops
March 5 & 6th, (Fri. & Sat.) 11-5 pm, 120% Lino at Waterside Shops, Shop and Share Days featuring linen fashions for men and women
Dining For Philanthropy SPONSORS
We are so grateful for the generous dinner hosts, and these individual and corporate sponsors.
Kathy is a proud alumna of The Ohio State University College of Nursing where she received a B.S. in Nursing and M.S.in Nursing. She is a Past President of the OSU College of Nursing Alumni Society and received their Distinguished Alumni Award twice. She also served...