Membership

Overview

Welcome to the Acton Woman's Club website. Members from the Acton Woman's Club encourage and welcome guests from Acton and the surrounding communities at the Club House meetings. Guests are treated to lunch and the special Program. Please check the dates and times of the meetings. Guests may attend two meetings prior to joining the Club. Kindly telephone the Membership Chair to let her know you will be attending.

Any woman living or working in Acton, who is interested in the purpose of this club, shall be eligible for membership. About 20% of the active members come from the surrounding towns. The purpose of the club is to preserve the historic antique house for the town of Acton and to promote benevolent and civic activities of the members. The Club is non-political and non-partisan.

Active members serve on one luncheon committee and one standing committee yearly, and support the fund raising activities of the club.

All members are entitled to join the many interest groups of the club and are eligible to rent the Club House at a reduced rate.

The Annual dues for all members is $40.00 and is due in the spring of the year. New members joining after January 1st pay $20.00 for the remainder of the year.

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Meetings

The Acton Woman's Club has seven General Meetings at the Club House on the second Wednesday of September, October, November, January, February, March and April.

Each meeting consists of:

A Luncheon
11:30 AM
Business Meeting
12:30 PM
Special Program
1:15 PM
food from the luncheon

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The Annual Meeting

There is an Annual Meeting on the third Wednesday in May at a special location - a local Country Club or other special location. At this meeting there is a monthly meeting before lunch and an Annual Meeting after lunch. The new slate of officers are introduced and the previous board and new board are recognized. Each member is required to pay for their own lunch at this meeting.

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Board Meetings

There are nine Board Meetings for the Executive Officers and Board members to attend at 10:30 AM on the fourth Wednesday of the following months: August, September, October, November (decorate clubhouse for the holidays), January, February, March, April, and May.

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Program

There is a special program contracted by the Vice President or Co-Vice Presidents of Program for the seven meetings at the Club House. Members look forward to the rich, entertaining and educational programs. Many members bring guests. Over the years the programs have included: famous authors, chefs, entertainers, actors and actresses, dramatists, story tellers, historians, dancers, philosophers, instrumentalists and many other special things.

The program is approximately one hour long. Members enjoy participating in questions after the program.

Please see the yearly program for 2016-2017.(pdf)

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Calendar

2016 - 2017

Please note that all Wednesday meetings start with Lunch at 11:30 a.m., The AWC Business Meeting at 12:30 p.m. and the Program at 1:15 p.m.

September 14, 2016
How we Listen: Classical Wednesday with Ari and Gwen
Presenters: Violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck and Cellist Gwen Knosnick
We will join these two vibrant young musicians as they share insights into how they listen to and study music, and what specifically delights them about a composer's voice. This program is designed to give audience members new tools with which to listen to and appreciate music. At this performance the musicians will share their recordings, antidotes, specific listening ideas, Q & A time and intermitted live performances. This promises to be a very interesting and delightful afternoon.
Lunch 11:30a.m. Meeting 12:30p.m. Program 1:15p.m.
October 12, 2016
First Ladies: Part II- presented by Patricia Perry.
Although its the President of the United States who runs for office, his wife also becomes a very public figure, often to her dismay. This show looks at the private details of our very public First Ladies from Ida McKinley to Michelle Obama.
Lunch 11:30a.m. Meeting 12:30p.m. Program 1:15p.m.
October 15th, 2016
Pie Sale 8 a.m.
All members are expected to participate. This is our major fundraiser for the year and we appreciate your baking two(2) or more pies. If you are not able to do so, a $25.00 donation is accepted.
Chairpersons: Jean Bachman, Carolyn Hoff
November 9, 2016
* Note Program Time Change
A Very Dangerous Woman: Anne Hutchinson presented by Dr. Gary Hylander.
Arriving in Boston from England in September, 1634, Anne Hutchinson along with her husband and eleven children settled into their new life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Deeply religious and a skilled midwife Anne was embraced by the Puritan community. Soon however, she began to hold religious meetings in her home and to question the Biblical authority of the minister's sermon. How did the Boston clergymen along with Governor John Winthrop react to this "Very Dangerous Woman"? We anxiously await the answer.
Lunch 11:00a.m. Program 12 Noon Meeting 1:15p.m.
December 8, 2016
Cookie Fest- 1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Chairperson: Judy Werner
Members will pack holiday cookies for local community organizations. Enjoy coffee, tea and the ABRHS Choral Group who will perform for us under the direction of Jennifer Moss.
December 14, 2016
Holiday Luncheon - Members will enjoy a sit down holiday luncheon at Wedgewood Pines Country Club in Stow, MA.
You will choose from 3 entrees: Baked Salmon, Chicken Picatta or Portobello Mushroom. At our October and November meetings reservations will be secured with a check for $28.00 made out to the AWC. More information will be available then.
January 11, 2017
* Note the change of location.
Cooking Hints - presented by Joe and John Loblundo of Twin Seafood's of Concord and Acton.
The brothers will once again perform a cooking demonstration at Acton's TV cable station located at 16a Craig Road, Acton. Their delicious selections will be served to all the members.
Lunch & Program 11:30a.m. Meeting 1:30p.m.
February 8, 2017
Annie Get Your Gun -Presented by Actress and vocalist Andrea Lyman.
Andrea will include stories about this show along with songs and a bit of costume changes. We enthusiastically look forward to the return of Andrea and she promises to encourage her audience to join her in song.
Lunch 11:30a.m. Meeting 12:30p.m. Program 1:15p.m.
March 8, 2017
World Religions -Presented by Dr. Larry Lowenthal.
Larry Lowenthal's presentation will focus on the primary faith groups in the world : Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and will include other religions as well. Larry holds a Ph.D. from New York University.
Lunch 11:30a.m. Meeting 12:30p.m. Program 1:15p.m.
April 12, 2017
Special Events #2- Meet Your Acton Community Leaders.
We are pleased to announce the following guests have agreed to take part in a brief symposium. They are: Heather York, Director of Nursing Services, Cathy Fochtman, Director of Recreation, Erin Bettez, Director of Community Education and Marcia Rich, Director of Memorial Library. Each guest speaker will give a 10 minute presentation relating to their current position. This will be followed by a question and answer period.
Lunch 11:30a.m. Meeting 12:30p.m. Program 1:15p.m.
May 17, 2017
Annual Luncheon & Installation of Officers.
We will announce the venue in January. Rervations will be made with the Hospitality Committe at the March and April meetings.

Members receive copies of the yearly calendar in the Annual Book and in the late summer letter from the President.

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