What's Happening

The Orinda Woman's Club is active all year round, raising and distributing funds to support charitable organizations in our immediate community, the region, and the world.  We would like to share with you how we are making a difference and invite you to contact us at orindawomansclubinfo@gmail.com to learn more about who we are and what we do. 

OWC Woman’s Club Awards Scholarships

posted Aug 3, 2017, 3:14 PM by Suzanne Murillo

The Orinda Woman’s Club awarded $1,000 education scholarships to Miramonte graduates Julia Bowers and Daria Torba. 

Eight students from the Independent Living Skills Program for Contra Costa County were also awarded $1,000 education scholarships on June 15 at the club’s recognition dinner.

Photos of the Miramonte graduates can be seen on page 16 of the August 2017 Orinda News.
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Tickets Now Available - 2017 Festival of Trees

posted Jun 1, 2017, 7:25 AM by Suzanne Murillo   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 7:39 AM ]

The Orinda Woman's Club is hosting the 31st annual Festival of Trees on Thursday, November 16th at the San Ramon Marriott.  Reservations for this event are being accepted now through November 2nd.  Tickets are $90 per person and include a delightful salad lunch and dessert, a fabulous Fashion Show presented by Helen Lyall Clothes for Women, wonderful raffle prizes, and exciting Silent Auction items.  

You may purchase tickets on-line by credit card at:
If you prefer to pay by check, please open and print the Evite attached below and follow the instructions.

The beneficiaries for this year's fund-raising event are:

Pillars of Hope: - The vision at Pillars of Hope is to offer a safe, healing environment to survivors of human trafficking. They offer a residential restorative care program focusing on life skills, therapy, and job re-entry programs. The program enables them to become productive members of society and fulfill their purpose in life.

 Berkeley Hope Scholars - Berkeley Hope Scholars (BHS) is the academic retention program at UC Berkeley that provides support and resources to incoming freshman, transfer and continuing students who are current/former foster youth or orphaned. BHS provides each scholar with comprehensive services to ensure graduation from the University. Through individualized referrals to campus and community service partners, BHS supports each student in reaching educational, personal and career goals.

 OWC Community Service Committee - Funds are donated to nonprofit groups locally and internationally and education grants are awarded to improve the lives of women and families and those aging out of the foster care system.


The OWC Hosts its 30th Festival of Trees

posted Aug 30, 2016, 9:39 AM by Suzanne Murillo

The Orinda Woman's Club will host its 30th Festival of Trees on Thursday, November 17th at the San Ramon Marriott.  All are invited to attend this fabulously fun event with a scrumptious luncheon and always amazing Fashion Show presented by Helen Lyle Clothes for Women, Napa, California.  Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Dan Ashley, Co-Anchor of Channel 7 News.  The event starts at 10:30 AM - come early to buy raffle tickets for wonderful Baskets, Trees, and Wreaths plus enter a drawing for some fabulous trips and place your bids for Silent Auction items.

You can buy tickets on-line by visiting:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-orinda-womans-club-festival-of-trees-tickets-24845751311

If you prefer to buy tickets by check, please see the invitation attached below.  See you at the Festival of Trees on November 17th!

Orinda Woman's Club at 4th of July Celebration

posted Jul 11, 2016, 6:48 PM by Suzanne Murillo   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 6:49 PM ]

Members of the Orinda Woman's Club once again provided information about the activities and contributions of the organization and answered questions about club membership.   A perfect day, great pancake breakfast, and fun parade was enjoyed by all!

OWC Presents Awards to Festival of Trees Beneficiaries

posted Mar 12, 2016, 1:19 PM by Suzanne Murillo

On February 9, 2016, the Orinda Woman's Club presented awards to SEEDS Restorative Justice and White Pony Express, the beneficiaries of funds raised during the Festival of Trees on November 20, 2015.

For the full story, please follow this link to the March 2016 edition of The Orinda News (page 15).

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OWC Members Donate Gifts to Foster Children

posted Dec 7, 2015, 9:20 AM by Suzanne Murillo   [ updated Dec 7, 2015, 9:23 AM ]

Members of the Orinda Woman's Club donated gifts to VESTIA (Volunteer & Emergency Services In Action) as part of their Angel Tree Program for Foster Children in Contra Costa County.  Wrapped gifts were delivered on December 3rd to the Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez by member Suzanne Murillo.
  

2015 Festival of Trees in The Orinda News

posted Oct 12, 2015, 11:05 AM by Suzanne Murillo


29th Annual Festival of Trees - November 20, 2015

posted Sep 17, 2015, 11:50 AM by Suzanne Murillo

The Orinda Woman's Club (OWC) 29th Annual Festival of Trees Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show will take place November 20, 10:30 a.m. at the San Ramon Marriot Hotel, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon. Helen Lyall’s beautiful clothes will be featured and Dan Ashley, the coanchor of Channel 7 News, will once again be the Master of Ceremonies. The festive day includes a raffle of wreaths, trees, and bountiful gift baskets plus a raffle for a trip to Club Tahoe at Incline Village or to Poipu Kai Beach Resort. There will be a silent auction for a one week stay at Sea Garden Inn Mazatlan, Mexico. The proceeds benefit White Pony Express, which strives to help hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County; Seeds Restorative Justice in Schools; and OWC's Community Service Committee. Reservations are $90 per person. For more information, call Janet Nelson at 925-451-0559. 

Orinda Woman's Club Presents Awards

posted Mar 5, 2015, 6:44 PM by Suzanne Murillo

On February 10th, 2015, the Orinda Woman's Club presented monetary awards to two major beneficiaries: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Holden High School in Orinda.  For the full story, follow the link to page 14 of the March issue of The Orinda News.

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Members of CASA attend Festival of Trees

posted Mar 5, 2015, 6:37 PM by Suzanne Murillo   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 6:38 PM ]

Members of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) attended the Orinda Woman's Club Festival of Trees on November 20th, 2014.  They were a major beneficiary of this fund-raising event.  For the full story, follow the link below and see page 13 of the March edition of The Orinda News.   

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