Wake Forest Woman's Club

Wake Forest Woman’s Club
Serving Wake Forest since 1961

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Federation Day April 24, 2024
Spaghetti Supper and One-Act Historical Play
"Libraries: There is a Need Indeed!"

     The Wake Forest Woman’s Club, a 501(c) 3, was established in 1961, with the mission of “The betterment of the community in the fields of social, cultural, civic, and educational life of the individual.”

     The move of Wake Forest College from Wake Forest to Winston Salem in 1956 and the arrival of the Southeastern Theological Seminary spurred the town’s growth and the need for a local library was clear. 

     The first project of the Club was to establish a library for the  growing Wake Forest Community. The Club undertook to fundraise, and with community support, successfully opened the Wake Forest Community Library on November 17, 1961, located at 123 S. White St. as a branch of the Olivia Raney Library in Raleigh. Over the years, the town grew and this first building was outgrown. The Woman’s Club once again responded with fundraising and successfully opened a second building on November 17, 1973, located at 133 S. White St. 

Here are photos from our Federation Day 2024 celebration, which included our own spaghetti supper and a one-act play about the club’s early accomplishments of establishing our local library.  For the play, the action takes us back to December 1973 in the living room of the home of Evelyn Ward, then President of the Wake Forest Woman’s Club. The Town had just honored the Club at the annual Christmas Dinner for their active support of the Wake Forest Community Library. The clubwomen assembled to review and reminisce about their involvement and participation in the project over the year.

We Impact Our Community ...

Community Service Programs

Ornaments at Tree Lighting 2023
Purple Heart Banquet 2023
Door to school library
Donations from Club Members
Pollinator Garden at Tyler Run Park
Members supported local non-profit Hope + Vine
WFWC 60 Year Anniversary Quilt
We sponsor the GFWC Wake Forest H.S. Juniorette Woman's Club. We serve together as part of GFWC-NC, District VI, and GFWC.

Monthly Meetings

We meet the first Thursday of each month between September and May at the Wake Forest Community House located at 133 W. Owen Avenue, Wake Forest. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome!