The Art Section sponsors art classes in our clubhouse studio. Its members also team with the Heritage Preservation Section to host speakers and to sponsor local trips to venues such as galleries and historic houses. Each year the Art Section also sponsors a non-juried art show, a community service effort to promote local artists and raise scholarship funds.
The Bridge Section schedules regular opportunities for members to play bridge at our clubhouse. Marathon Bridge players meet monthly; TGIF bridge members play twice a month. The Bridge Section holds three luncheons a year as part of their fundraising efforts. 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 Evening Section 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 Tuesday 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 and beginning bridge classes.
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!
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 a speaker on gemstones, a trip to Glenstone Gallery, a tour of Dumbarton Oaks, and a luncheon featuring a florist demonstrating flower arranging. Day trips 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. They meet on the fourth Monday of every month from September through April. The section also sponsors a number of fundraising events throughout the year, including a used book sale and a luncheon featuring a speaker. All members are welcome—in addition to wonderful books and discussions, they serve outstanding snacks at each meeting!
Montgomery County Thrift Shop
As a member of the Montgomery County District Federation of Woman's Clubs (MCDFWC), WCCC provides volunteer staffing for the Montgomery County Thrift Shop in Bethesda. In return, MCDFWC receives a share of the profits of the Thrift Shop; those proceeds are allocated to community service projects and initiatives.
The Music Section presents live performances and lecture programs on a variety of music at noon 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.
*Some meetings or events sponsored by the starred sections involve a small additional fee.