Chapters

Join one or many of our Chapters! All members are welcome to attend any Chapter meeting, provided space allows. Please contact the appropriate Chapter Chairperson.

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 monthly at 12:00pm on the second Wednesday after the General Meeting.  Dates for 2019-2020 season are: 10/16, 11/13, 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/11, 4/16, and 5/13 (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 2019-2020 season are: 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, 1/13, 2/10, 3/16, 4/20, and 5/18 (see Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Gretchen Gaudelli (Chair), Ida Pecorini (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 2019-2020 season are: 10/16 (Armory Trip), 11/14, 12/12, 1/16, 2/13, 3/12, 4/16, and 5/14 (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 or General Meeting Dates (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Barbara Marsh (Chair), Norine Grodin (Co-Chair), and Marilyn Viggiano (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 10:30am on the first Wednesday after the General Meeting.  Dates for the 2019-2020 season are: 10/9, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/4, 4/8, and 5/6 (see Calendar for more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Barbara Marsh (Chair), Salvatrice (Sally) Musacchia (Co-Chair)


Discover Queens

The Discover Queens Chapter will meet monthly to explore the great borough of Queens.  Most of the meetings will be held outside of the Community House and will visit various cultural performances and historical sites, as well as new venues and experiences.  Guest speakers may occasionally be invited to address the chapter members.  Since the locations are largely offsite, email notices will notify members of the outings when weather permits and opportunities arise.  As a result, no set meeting times or dates can be provided here.  Read more…

Chair:  Christine O’Brien Beydoun (Chair)


Drama/Singers Chapter

The production for 2020 is well underway!

Two April performances will be held:  one on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8 PM and another on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 6 PM.

The Chapter mounts a musical production once a year.  In addition, they occasionally sing at special Club meetings, i.e. Holiday Musical programs.  The group welcomes all members, 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:  Audrey Brown (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 monthly on various evenings (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Maureen Shillet (Chair), Arlene Cohen (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 2019-2020 season will include planned trips, centerpiece arranging, wreath decorating, floral design workshops and an annual floral luncheon (see Calendar for dates and more information). Read more…

Chairs:  Abha Jain (Chair), Mabel Steinberg (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 12:00pm on a Tuesday in December, February and April. Dates for the 2019-2020 season are: 12/10, 3/10, and 5/12 (see Calendar for more dates and more information).   Read more…

Chairs:  Salvatrice (Sally) Musacchia (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 various times on Thursdays.  Dates for the 2019-2020 season are: 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 2/13, 4/23, and 5/14 (see Calendar for dates and more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Jen Meier (Chair), Belma Hammond (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.  Also a “Just For the Fun of It” singalong group will meet at 10:00 am on various Tuesdays.  Dates for the 2019-2020 season are: 10/29, 11/26, 12/17, 1/28, 3/31, and 4/28 (see Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Denise De Maria (Chair), Helen Griffin (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)


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 2019-2020 season are: 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, 1/13, 2/10, 3/16, 4/20, and 5/18 (see Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs:  Ella McMahon (Chair)


What’s Cooking

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 after the General Meeting at 12:30pm.  The dates for the 2019-2020 season are: 10/23, 11/30, 12/18, 1/22, 2/19, 3/18, 4/22 and 5/20 (see Calendar for more information).  Read more…

Chairs: Angela Berardino (Chair), Jeanne Scholtz (Co-Chair)