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History

Recorded history of the clubhouse property goes back to 1868 when it was part of acreage deeded to a family of early settlers who held title to it until 1901. The well inside the circular drive supplied their drinking water. The present clubhouse was built in the early 1930’s as a private country home and has since been added to and renovated many times. The City of Richardson acquired the clubhouse and grounds, along with property purchased for the Sherrill Park Golf Course, in 1969. In September that year, the City of Richardson dedicated the spacious country home to the women of Richardson, with the Richardson Woman’s Club named as agents for much of the furnishing, care, and upkeep of the building as well as the maximum utilization of the building by Richardson civic and cultural groups. In 1987, Founders Hall was built on the property, paid for largely by profits from selling The Texas Experience Cookbook published for the first time in 1982. A beautiful Arbor structure was built in 2005 with matching funds from the Richardson Woman’s Club and the City of Richardson. The gazebo at the back of the property is also a lovely setting for weddings.

The Richardson Woman’s Club was organized September 14, 1955 and incorporated on May 15, 1962. It’s 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, the Richardson Woman’s Club Charitable Foundation, was incorporated on May 27, 1983. Through the work of Richardson Woman’s Club members, many community grants and scholarships have been awarded through this Foundation.

From a small group of 22 women organized in 1955 by Ike Glosser, Richardson Woman’s Club has grown to over 300 women involved in supporting their community and providing many happy memories for its membership.

Purpose

The purpose of the Richardson Woman’s Club is to promote the individual skills, interests and activities of its members through civic, social, cultural and philanthropic activities.

Membership

The membership consists of 250 Active members along with its Associate and Honorary members. New members received each year are recommended by its Membership Committee and approved by its Executive Board. Women who believe in the purpose of the Club and are service oriented are invited to call our contact information number to seek further information regarding acquiring membership.

Social & Educational Opportunities

On first Thursdays of each month, September through May, there is a General Meeting. At this meeting, business is conducted prior to the enjoyment of a catered luncheon and a program of interest. Throughout the month, there are 29 Divisions that meet to conduct a variety of activities such as playing Bridge, golfing, gardening, dancing, learning about arts and antiques, visiting gardens and museums in the local area, having Teas and luncheons around and about the metroplex, or sharing a dinner with couples or fellow members. There is always an event at which to socialize with fellow members.

Fundraising Events

Although traditionally the Tour of Homes has been the Club’s major fundraiser, in 2012 they decided to make some changes. They will be hosting a Bridal Open House in the Fall, and a Christmas Tea and Bazaar in December. Additionally, there is a Bridge Festival, which is hosted on the fourth Friday in March. During April, they conduct a Spring Event which varies from year to year. The RWC Annual Golf Tournament is usually in April or May.