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2024 TOUR OF HOMES & GARDENS

2024 TOUR OF HOMES & GARDENS

The annual Duluth Woman’s Club Tour of Homes and Gardens will be on Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Fun Food Trucks will be available between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.


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Meet the Vendors

Meet the Vendors

Meet some of the DWC Fall Bazaar vendors! Tap on the photo to see more of the artists’ work.

2023-24 Programs

2023-24 Programs

Programs and lunch are held on most Fridays at noon at the Duluth Womans Club from September through May. Below is a list of the programs. If you would like to print this or view as a pdf, click here.


September 29: Poetry readings by Rebecca Foust from her newest book, Only

Only scales the cliff-face of adulthood, that paradoxical ascent in which the longer we live the less we know of life, in which we find that each of us is only ourselves and yet delicately interconnected with everyone, everything else. Join us to hear Rebecca’s poetry tell what it means to be human in a world that sometimes feels as if it is approaching apocalypse.


October 6: Fall Fiscal Meeting


October 13: Miller Dwan Hope X

Hope X is a multi-phase approach to solving mental health crises in our region. Zak Williams, son of comedian Robin Williams, became a mental health advocate after his father’s suicide, and is partnering with Miller Dwan on Phase 1 of the campaign. Phase 1 is designed to create and implement a mental health intervention to serve people in our community.


October 20: Duluth’s Famous Myths 

Explore the Zenith City’s famous fibs and fantastic fictions with Duluth expert and author Tony Dierckins.


October 27: Luncheon and Retail Therapy by Cabi

Shop the fall fashion collection by Cabi. Clothing samples will be displayed on the porch and are available for trying on to determine your size. Our Cabi representative, Julie Dowd, will be available to help you put the perfect outfit together. Part of the sales are donated to the DWC. Shop quality clothing and help raise funds for the DWC budget. 


November 3: No luncheon or program. Set up for the November 4 Fall Bazaar


November 10: Woman’s Heart Issues as told and experienced by our very own, Elaine Hansen

Hear Elaine’s story of no identifiable problem to major surgery and carrying nitro in less than 3 weeks. A conversation every woman should hear to protect her health.


November 17: History of our DWC Home

Our home on Superior Street has been iconically associated with the Duluth Woman’s Club, but it hasn’t always been our home or looked as it does today. One of our long-time members will reminisce about the history and stories that have long been associated with our house. Happy 100th Birthday, DWC!


December 1: Christmas and holiday Music by Vocalist Geoff Ammerman and Pianist Judy Arnold

Victorian-era carols will be performed by two talented musicians. Come and prepare for the holiday season when Geoff and Judy entertain us with their music.  


December 8 or December 9: Holiday Tea (Friday luncheon and program or Saturday special event)

Everyone loves a holiday tea! Wear your best dress and come and enjoy tea served in the DWC’s best china. 


December 15: Holiday Music Sung by Vicki Fingalson

Soprano Vicki Fingalson, is a professor of voice and director of the opera at UW-Superior and performs with Lyric Opera of the North (LOON). Join us as she serenades us with classic carols, including a sing-a-long featuring the audience members of the Duluth Woman’s Club.


January 5: Kim Schlicting on Living Simply

Kim will discuss living your best life by jettisoning the clutter. She gives you her best ideas for discovering what’s holding you back and then moving forward to a more simple, enjoyable life.

Fall Bazaar: November 4

Fall Bazaar: November 4

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4 for the 2023 Fall Bazaar. Join us from 9 am to 3 pm at the Duluth Womans Club at 2400 E. Superior St. Tap on the photo for more details. See you soon!

Highlights from Tour of Homes & Gardens

Highlights from Tour of Homes & Gardens

Thank you for making the 2023 DWC Tour of Homes & Gardens such a fabulous success! Click on the link for a look at this year’s tour and how to visit our many sponsors. Enjoy!

Week of January 23-27, 2023


Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the gifts for Jeri and Gary.
Through your generosity, Jeri and Gary
 received a very substantial gift
from our members.


Programs

Friday, February 3

Tony Dierckins
Local Author

Tony Dierckins will discuss
his newest book,
Duluth’s Grand Old Architecture
1870-1940

He will bring copies of his books
to sell and autograph. 

Lunch begins at noon followed by the program
at 1:00 pm

Please make your reservations to Jeri at
218-724-3168/info@duluthwomansclub.com
by noon on Wednesday, February 1

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Friday, February 17

Singer Jeff Ammerman
accompanied by pianist Judy Arnold

Jeff will entertain us
with his repertoire of show tunes
Lunch begins at noon followed by the program at 1:00 pm

Please make your reservations to Jeri at
218-724-3168/info@duluthwomansclub.com
by noon on Wednesday, February 15

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Dr. Natalie Chin’s PowerPoint presentation
on Climate Change 
will be posted to the members’-only section
on our website: duluthwomansclub.com

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Please remember to wear your name tags
so our guests can get to know you.

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Programs will be held twice a month,
on the first and third Fridays of each month,
except in September because of the Labor Day Holiday
or if our speaker is not able to make it on a pre-scheduled Friday.


Community Outreach

Join us on Friday, Mar 17 for a
Bingo fundraiser for the
Ronald McDonald House

Play bingo, win prizes and support the the Ronald McDonald House

Lunch begins at noon followed by bingo
at 1:00 pm

Please make your reservations to Jeri at
218-724-3168/info@duluthwomansclub.com
by noon on Wednesday, March 15 


Membership

Welcome to our returning members

Christine Cortuvo
218-269-7834/ christina.cortuvo@gmail.com
and 
Martha Firling
218-341-1569/mfirling@gmail.com

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We do have a presence on Facebook, with a growing number of followers.
Please follow us and share the postings;
a fun, easy way to keep current on club activities and promote our club!


Photography Club
No photo walk this week


Tuesday
Bridge and Canasta
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Lunch at 12 noon


Wednesday
Mah Jongg

1:30-3:30 pm


In Sympathy

We mourn the loss
of former member Jean Laundergan

Her children sent a note to let us know
how much their mother enjoyed
being a part of the DWC community.


One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

Covid Vaccination required to enter club, masks encouraged.


Pam Williams


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Week of January 16-20, 2023

Programs Friday, January 20 Dr Natalie ChinSea Grant Advisory ServicesUniversity of Wisconsin Superior Dr Chin will discuss how climate changeeffects the Great Lakes,especially Lake Superior,and what we personally can doto combat climate change. Lunch begins at noon followed by the program at 1:00 pm Please 

Week of January 9-13, 2023

Programs Friday, January 20 Dr Natalie ChinSea Grant Advisory ServicesUniversity of Wisconsin Superior Dr Chin will discuss how climate changeeffects the Great Lakes,especially Lake Superior,and what we personally can doto combat climate change. Lunch begins at noon followed by the program at 1:00 pm Please 

Week of December 28, 2022-January 6, 2023


The Club is closed Dec 20-Jan 1, 2023


Winter Notice and Safety Reminder

  • Please use the outside handrails when you are entering the building from Superior Street.
  • Please use the handrails when you are going up and down the interior stairs.
  • DWC follows the Duluth Public Schools emergency closing policy. When Duluth Public Schools are closed, DWC activities are canceled.

Watch This Space

Interesting programs and fun activities are planned for winter and spring!
Information about events will be announced
in the DWC Sunday newsletters.


Friday, January 6

Rachel Wagner
Green New Deal Housing

Discover how Green New Deal Housing brings an integrated approach to community development and
workforce training, to lead the transition
to zero-carbon buildings and
reduce the persistent racial and
economic disparities in our community.

Lunch begins at noon followed by the program at 1:00 pm

Please make your reservations to Jeri at
218-724-3168/info@duluthwomansclub.com
by noon on Wednesday, January 4

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Friday, January 20

Dr Natalie Chin
Sea Grant Advisory Services
University of Wisconsin Superior

Dr Chin will discuss how climate change
effects the Great Lakes,
especially Lake Superior,
and what we personally can do
to combat climate change.

Lunch begins at noon followed by the program at 1:00 pm

Please make your reservations to Jeri at
218-724-3168/info@duluthwomansclub.com
by noon on Wednesday, January 18


Programs will be held twice a month,
on the first and third Fridays of each month,
except in September because of the Labor Day Holiday
or if our speaker is not able to make it on a pre-scheduled Friday.


Community Outreach

Stay Tuned

Bingo fundraiser for the
Ronald McDonald House


Photography Club

No photo walk this week


Tuesday
Bridge and Canasta
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Lunch at 12 noon
No bridge and canasta on Dec 20 or 27
Bridge and canasta resume Jan 3


Wednesday
Mah Jongg

1:30-3:30 pm
No Mah Jongg on Dec 21 or 28
Mah Jongg resumes Jan 4


Parking Reminder

Parking is allowed in the bus turnaround
(to the west of the club)
until 4:00 pm week days.


What a desolate place would be a world without a flower. Clara Lucas Balfour

Covid Vaccination required to enter club, masks encouraged.


Pam Williams


      Follow us on Facebook and www.duluthwomansclub.com

Week of December 19-28, 2022

The Club is closed Dec 20-Jan 1, 2023 Winter Notice and Safety Reminder Please use the outside handrails when you are entering the building from Superior Street. Please use the handrails when you are going up and down the interior stairs. DWC follows the Duluth Public Schools emergency closing