The Woman's Club of Downey was established in 1898 by a group of local woman who called themselves "The Friday Afternoon Club". Seven charter members met in homes every Friday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. The motive set forth in the by-laws was to "promote the social moral, and intellectual interest of the community and to establish a public library." 


  •  1900 we became federated and affiliated with the California Federation of Women's Clubs. 

  •  1901 the Library started in the MacKellar home and was moved to a new clubhouse which was built at the cost of $1752.00.

  •  1912 the meeting day was changed to Wednesday, and has remained our monthly meeting ever since.

  •  1926 the Library had out grown its quarters and moved to a building on Downey Avenue.  The Woman's Club donated their large collection of books. 

  • 1958 New Clubhouse Completed at present location

  • 1968 Membership reached 500, and prospective members placed on a waiting list.


Today the Woman's Club of Downey is a thriving, energetic club that continues to promote the interests of the community. We are over 70 Members strong with a board of directors that is dedicated to the single purpose of promoting the public good while maintaining our Woman's Club into the next century.




Founded in 1898
Federated 1900
Incorporated 1909



our HISTORY

OUR MOTTO: "THE NOBLEST MOTIVE IS THE PUBLIC GOOD"


Members in Good Standing

Downey Chamber of Commerce

Downey Coordinating Council

Downey Rosefloat Association