Members in Good Standing

Downey Chamber of Commerce

Downey Coordinating Council

Downey Rosefloat Association


our HISTORY


Founded in 1898
Federated 1900
Incorporated 1909



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

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.