Everything Art Section*
The Everything Art Section offers pop up art lessons in our clubhouse studio to expose members to a variety of media. Art History presentations are very popular with the Section, followed by tours of local galleries to experience the featured art in person. As Covid restrictions lift, weekly Art Lessons will again be offered in our art studio.
The Bridge Section schedules regular opportunities for members to play bridge at our clubhouse. TGIF bridge members play twice a month during the day. The Evening Section provides an additional opportunity by sponsoring bridge lessons for beginners.
The Community Services Committee initiates activities to help various supporting organizations within the community. Proceeds from fundraisers are used for cash contributions to local non-profits. In addition, the committee conducts clothing, food, and toy drives and works with local shelters to provide supplies for families in crisis or transition. The monthly meetings are open to all club members and all club members are encouraged to participate in the drives.
The Night Owls provides a number of meetings, activities and events for those members who have limited opportunities to attend during the day. Meetings are typically the third Thursday of each month and often include a hands-on project for the monthly Community Services Committee collection, social time, and event planning. Other activities include book discussions, happy hours, and beginning bridge classes. All of the WCCC daytime programs are typically available through Zoom, making it easy for our Night Owls to fully participate.
The French Section holds French lessons focusing on conversation and grammar review on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month—all levels welcome! The classes are a great opportunity to have fun while improving your speaking and comprehension. The classes are taught by a fluent French speaker who lived in France for many years; they include discussions of current affairs, translation of short articles, and talks about French culture.
Friday Night Potluck*
Members and spouses/guests meet for a potluck dinner the third Friday of each month, October through June. The evening includes a happy hour and dinner--with a generous portion of conversation--and, for those who choose, card-playing and games after dinner. This relaxing and enjoyable evening is the perfect way to get to know other club members!
From a honey tasting to the exciting tale of Tulip Mania, our Garden Section explores all aspects of horticultural life. Visits to local gardens and the design and planting of a pollinator garden at the Club are some of the highlights for the Garden Section in recent years.
Heritage Preservation Section *
The Heritage Preservation Section, in cooperation with the Art Section, plans monthly activities including speakers or visits to historically significant sites. Recent activities have included Glenstone and a tour of Dumbarton Oaks. Day trips to some of our many local historic sites often include lunch at a convenient restaurant.
International Affairs Section
The International Affairs Section gathers the second Monday of most months. Over a brown bag lunch members expand their knowledge of world affairs by discussing a chapter from the Great Decisions study guide, produced by the Foreign Policy Association. Once a year the section hosts a luncheon with a speaker to raise funds for one or more international charities with a focus on women, children, and education.
The Literature Section is a friendly and dynamic group that loves to read and discuss books. We meet on the fourth Monday of every month from September through April and sponsor a fundraising luncheon featuring a literary speaker. All members are welcome—in addition to wonderful books and discussions, we serve outstanding snacks at each meeting!
The Music Section presents live performances and lecture programs on a variety of music at elevon on the fourth Tuesday of most months. They also present two free Friday Morning Music Club concerts with receptions each year; those concerts are open to the public as a community service. Section fundraising activities provide scholarships for music students.
After our members rallied to wash, cut, sew and sell almost 10,000 fabric masks, our members discovered a shared love of all things related to textiles. The Threads Section meets once a month to learn a new skill, create a project, or simply share the love of creating beautiful objects with textiles and creativity.
*Some meetings or events sponsored by the starred sections involve a small additional fee.
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