Chapters

Join one or many of our Chapters! Each member can join any of our Chapter gatherings. Click on the individual Chapters listed below to get a general description of their activities and interests, in addition to the Chapter Chairs to contact if interested.


 

Art Chapter

The Art Chapter offers its members opportunities to appreciate and enhance their knowledge of the beauty and worth of art in its various forms.  Museum trips, lectures, films are scheduled for the absorption of the creative process.  The Art Chapter meets at 12:00pm on the second Wednesday after the General Meeting.  Dates for 2017-2018 season are: 10/11, 11/15, 12/13, 1/17, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, and 5/16 (check Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Pat Quinn (Chair), Gail Goglia (Co-Chair)


 

Bridge Chapter

The Bridge Chapter meets once a month. We enjoy a light lunch prepared by different groups and then play bridge, Scrabble, or other games. We also have weekly supervised bridge play with a teacher from the Honors Bridge Club, as well as a class for beginners. During the rest of the month, Chapter members meet at different homes to play.  The Bridge Chapter meets the third Monday of every month (check holiday schedule) at 12:00pm in Smith Hall.  Dates for the 2017-2018 season are: 10/16, 11/20, 12/11, 1/22, 2/12, 3/19, 4/16, and 5/21 (see Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Irene Nash (Chair), Gretchen Gaudelli (Co-Chair)


 

Community Affairs Chapter

The Community Affairs Chapter meets once a month to discuss subjects of interest or concern that impact our members and their community. In our effort to promote civic betterment, our members attend local Community Board meetings, communicate concerns to local representatives, act as advocates for our members on issues that will affect our neighborhoods, and provide our members with updated information about available community services.  This Chapter meets at 10am on the second Thursday after the General Meeting. Dates for the 2017-2018 season are: 10/19 (trip), 11/16, 12/14, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12, and 5/17 (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Diane Elkan (Chair), Barbara Neale (Co-Chair) 


 

Crafts and Creativity Chapter

A Circle of Women: No matter the level of talent, there is an atmosphere supportive of creative expression via artisanal materials and techniques. From the time-honored yarn and knitting needles and crochet hooks to bead work for jewelry and decoration to paint, silk, and wood, members share ideas, work, and the joy of project completion. Meets weekly every Monday at 10:00am except for Holidays that land on a Monday (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Marilyn Viggiano (Chair), Deanna Lancer (Co-Chair) and Barbara Marsh (Co-Chair)


 

Current Readings Chapter

The Current Readings Chapter reads seven books during the course of the year. The Chairperson ultimately selects the books, but all members are invited to make suggestions. We meet and have very lively discussions.  See the full Book List for the season on our page.  Meets at 11:30am on the first Wednesday after the General Meeting.  Dates for the 2017-2018 season are: 10/4, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/7, 4/11, and 5/9 (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Barbara Marsh (Chair), Regina Eggers (Co-Chair)


 

Digital Chapter

Meeting at 4:00pm at The Community House or 7:00pm at The West Side Tennis Club, the chapter’s goal is to familiarize members with new electronic devices, digital communications and social media.  Sessions focus on both Mac and PC platforms and include demonstrations geared to beginners.  Members are encouraged to request topics for sessions.  Last year our sessions included sharing digital photography and video, couponing and introductions to Facebook, Pinterest and other social platforms. Dates for the 2017-2018 season are: 10/18 at 7 pm at the WSTC, 11/15 at 4 pm at the CH, 1/17 at 4 pm at the CH, 2/21 at 4 pm at the CH, 4/18 at 7  pm at the WSTC, and 5/16 at 7 pm at the WSTC (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Catherine Barton (Chair), Christine O’Brien Beydoun (Co-Chair), and Ellen Meier (Co-Chair)


 

Drama/Singers Chapter

The production for 2018 is well underway!

Two April performances will be held:  one on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8 PM and another on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 6 PM.

The Chapter mounts a musical production once a year.  In addition, they sing at special Club meetings, i.e. Holiday Musical programs.  The group welcomes all comers, especially those who enjoy performing (no audition) and those who prefer to work behind the scenes on such projects as lighting, sound and publicity.  Rehearsals are held at various times from January through April (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Christine Evangelista (Chair), Randy St. Germain (Co-Chair)


 

Evening Chapter

The Evening Chapter aims to mirror some of the events that are held during the day by other Chapters.  The intent is to provide a venue for women who work outside the home to attend functions after work hours and meet other Club members.  Events vary and include social, cultural, and dining experiences. Members are encouraged to recommend events and topics to the Chapter Chairpersons.  Meetings are held at 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from October through May (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Arlene Cohen (Co-Chair), Jamie Ehrenthal (Co-Chair), Laura Gallagher (Co-Chair), and Maureen Shillet (Co-Chair)


 

Garden Chapter

The Garden Chapter aims to enhance the knowledge of flowers, their care and maintenance, within a friendly social setting for its members.  Meetings for the 2017-2018 season are: October 4 (Chihuly Intro/Karen VanWestering), October 11 (trip to NYBG), November 22 (Thanksgiving Centerpieces), December 7 (Holiday Wreath/Centerpiece), January 25 (Workshop TBC), February 13 (Love Me Arrangement), and May 3 (Kokedama Workshop)(see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Preeti Garg (Chair), Abah Jain (Co-Chair), Angela Martin (Co-Chair)


 

International Dining 

The International Dining Chapter explores the diverse culture of Queens through luncheons, presentations and trips.  All are welcome to experience and celebrate the flavors, sights and sounds that surround us!  Meets at 12:00 pm on Tuesdays in November, December, February and April (see Calendar for more dates and more information).   Read more…

Chairs:  Salvatrice (Sally) Musacchia (Chair), Lynn Cambria Amato (Co-Chair), and Donna Melli-Stryczek (Co-Chair)


 

Mom’s Time Out

The Mom’s Time Out Chapter provides a social network for members with school-age children.  Moms will have a “time out” to talk about themselves, their interests and their children in order to forge new friendships within the Women’s Club.  Meets at 11:30 am.  (see Calendar for dates and more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Jen Meier (Chair), Belma Hammond (Co-Chair), Heather Romano (Co-Chair)


 

Music

The Music Chapter’s mission is to provide a discussion forum on musical news and events of interest, with a particular focus on enjoying local performances.  Several classical or Broadway musical-type productions are selected to attend during the year, and a musical program is chosen and booked for a General Meeting.  A monthly list of area musical events is compiled and posted on the Website for the benefit of all members (Click here to see Fall-Winter 2017 List).  Here’s a special list of performances for the Holiday season.  Meets at 11:30 am on the second Thursday in October, November, December, February and April.  Dates for the 2017-2018 season are: 10/12, 11/18 (Theatre Event), 12/20 (Joint meeting with What’s Cooking Chapter), 2/8, and 4/12 (see Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Denise De Maria (Chair), Angela Berardino (Co-Chair)


 

Spanish Language and Culture

The Spanish Chapter is about learning not only the language but many other aspects of the culture of Spain, in particular its history and its relationship to Latin America.  We explore the food and wine by dining at local restaurants and attending any relevant exhibitions at museums.  Meets weekly every Tuesday at 10:00am (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chair:  Adaleza Michelena (Chair)


 

Talking Pictures

During the course of the year, members go to see various selected movies at local theaters.  When we meet, we discuss and critique them.  Meets at 12:15 pm the first Wednesday after the General Meeting.  The dates for the 2017-2018 season are: 10/4, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/7, 4/11, and 5/9 (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chair:  Barbara Marsh (Chair), Regina Eggers (Co-Chair)


 

Writers’  Chapter

Members read and review their stories, poetry, etc.  Most of our readings inspire in-depth conversations on the topic at hand.  All members are encouraged to bring something to read at each meeting.  One reason the group remains small is that we want to ensure that everyone has time to read her work—be it a chapter from a book in progress, a poem, or an essay. And we do keep it lively!  Meets monthly at 12:00pm on the third Monday. The dates for the 2017-2018 season are: 10/16, 11/20, 12/11, 1/22, 2/12, 3/19, 4/16, and 5/21 (see Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Louise Naples (Chair), Ella McMahon (Co-Chair)


 

What’s Cooking

Check out our newest Chapter, which just began in the fall of the 2014-2015 season!  This Chapter is open to anyone who enjoys cooking and wants to share that passion with others.  Each meeting highlights a specific type of food, such as Crock Pot recipes, soups, summer salads, breads, etc.  Members (three or four) bring samples for tasting.  We hope to come away with new ideas, recipes, and shortcuts which will make our cooking more enjoyable.  Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month, 12:30.  The dates for the 2017-2018 season are: 10/25, 12/20, 1/24, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, and 5/23 (see Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs: Harolyn Nikol (Chair), Sally Musacchia (Co-Chair)