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Elm Grove Woman’s Club, inc.

Serving the Community Since 1939

About us

The Elm Grove Woman's Club has been a vital resource for our local communities since 1939. Our members include mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, wives, professionals, retirees, and friends who support each other and the communities they live in. Together, we make a difference and have fun. We invite you to join us!

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Our mission

Commitment. Community. Collaboration.

Our mission is to maintain the vitality of the Elm Grove Woman's Club by providing value and vision to our current and future members; to advocate for and make meaningful contributions to our community through benevolent, educational, literary, civic, and charitable pursuits; to increase the welfare and prosperity of the greater community in partnership with other organizations. 

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volunteer 
opportunities

Elm Grove Woman's Club, Inc. has a long history of community building, education, and philanthropy.  As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization our mission is to to expand our charitable giving.

Historically we have raised donations for (Waukesha Womens Center, Elm Grove Public Library, Kathy’s House, Repairers of the Breach, Waukesha Food Pantry, Safe Babies/Healthy Families, Meta House, Waukesha Literary Council), and provided additional support through various drives (food, diapers, books, mittens, etc.), and volunteered with the community and partner organizations to support their efforts. Examples include hot meal programs for women's shelters and volunteer staffing support at a local vaccination clinic during the pandemic. We have provided funds to hundreds of students through our Annual Art Scholarship Competition.  These are just a few examples of the work we’ve done in the past. We will continue these efforts to expand the financial giving impact to our partner organizations.

Stay tuned!

It is our intent to expand fundraising activities to grow proceeds and distribute more donations to charitable causes. Join us in our efforts!  

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Our history

In 1939, a group of 90 young women began sharing their cultural, social, civic and philanthropic ideas, along with a strong desire to serve the needy, support our community and foster new friendships. What began as a Mother’s Club at Leland School soon became the Elm Grove Woman’s Club.

 

In the beginning, monthly meetings were held in local schools, and even local taverns! Their major activity was making beanbags for sick children at the Children’s Hospital and during World War II, bandage rolling and other civilian wartime efforts filled their time. Our chorus helped to create a lighter mood, and in 1943, the first “Village of Elm Grove Directory” was printed and distributed to the community as a public service.

 

By 1954, membership had grown and a larger meeting place was needed. A dream was finally realized when a twelve-year-old colonial Lutheran Church on Plank Road was for sale. Fundraising activities were created to raise money for the purchase, such as dances, luncheons, style shows, and rummage sales - many of which we continue to do today.

 

The clubhouse was offered for rent to private parties, and the proceeds from our fundraising helped fund the ballroom addition, which debuted in 1959. The fixture was paid in full that evening, and since then, this Holiday Gala has become the fundraising social event of the year. 

 

Since the beginning, the Elm Grove Woman’s Club has grown and flourished. Our organization has provided funding and durable goods for local educational institutions, hospitals, charitable organizations, community-based activities, and the volunteer services of our village government.

 

Today the dream lives on. The clubhouse, with its distinctive exterior and elegant interior, sits contentedly on Watertown Plank Road. Our club welcomes women from all communities and has evolved to reflect the women of today. The organization's membership of over 190 reflects a diversity of talents, outlooks, and interests while remaining true to its original mission and values. The spirit, energy, and generosity of those original 90 young women still prevail.

Upcoming Events

  • AN IRISH CELEBRATION with Paddygrass and Trinity Irish Dancers
    AN IRISH CELEBRATION with Paddygrass and Trinity Irish Dancers
    Fri, Mar 15
    Elm Grove Woman's Club
    Mar 15, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI
    Mar 15, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI
    A part of the Elm Grove Woman's Club MUSIC IN THE GROVE series, enjoy this family friendly evening featuring live Celtic music, and Irish dancing. Fish Fry, Corned Beef, and other Irish food and beverages available for purchase at the event.
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  • Nora Collins
    Nora Collins
    Thu, Apr 18
    Elm Grove Woman's Club
    Apr 18, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI
    Apr 18, 2024, 6:00 PM
    Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI
    A part of the Elm Grove Woman's Club MUSIC IN THE GROVE series, enjoy a casual evening featuring live music, with food and beverages available for purchase, close to home!
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  • Dairyland's Finest String Band
    Dairyland's Finest String Band
    Thu, Jan 25
    Elm Grove Woman's Club
    Jan 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI
    Jan 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI
    A part of the Elm Grove Woman's Club MUSIC IN THE GROVE series, enjoy a casual evening featuring live Bluegrass music, welcome cocktail and tastings provided by Great Lakes Distillery, food, and cash bar close to home!
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I cannot say enough positive things about my experience working with the Elm Grove Woman's Club. The venue is beautiful. Classic and elegant, simple and refined. They were a delight to work with. Very communicative and accommodating. Our guests were incredibly charmed by our venue. 

SUSANNAH F.

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