The Fairview Park Women’s Club is a nonprofit organization whose charitable, educational, and philanthropic activities serve Fairview Park and the Greater Cleveland area. Membership is open to all women aged 21 and older.

Our club year runs from September through May (with occasional activities over the summer), and dues are $30 per club year.


Meetings

Please see below for information regarding meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regular membership meetings

Regular membership meetings are typically held the third Monday of the month, September through May, at 7:30 p.m. at Bain Park Cabin, with a few exceptions.

In December we have a holiday party at a member’s home in place of our regular meeting, typically on the second Monday instead of the third.

Our May meeting is our officer installation dinner, which is usually held at a local restaurant.

Occasionally we meet earlier for a potluck or change meeting location due to other activities or scheduling conflicts, or we meet via Zoom, so be sure to check our calendar to confirm meeting date, time, and location.

What happens on meeting night?

We gather together at Bain Park Cabin and enjoy casual fellowship and light refreshments before the meeting begins.

Each month, we bring in items to donate, such as cans of food for the Hunger Center or clothing or toys for charity drives — each month our Helping Hands chair will announce what we will be collecting and for which organization in our newsletter and by email.

We welcome our visitors and get some basic information so we can properly introduce them during the course of the meeting.

The president calls the meeting to order, and the business meeting begins. Officers and chairs give reports, members discuss old and new business, and we go over any announcements and upcoming activities.

When the business part of the meeting is finished, there may be a program or activity. Recent programs have included speakers on local history, flower arranging, and feeding the birds. Activities have included preparing decorations for our wine tasting fundraiser and helping make favors for Meals on Wheels to distribute with their lunches.

At the conclusion of the meeting, members chat as we help the Social Committee clean up.

If this sounds like a group that you might be interested in, we welcome you to join us at a general membership meeting, talk to one of our members, or contact us via email: fairviewparkwc@gmail.com.

Board Meetings

Board meetings take place the Thursday before the general meeting at 7 p.m. The location varies each month.

General members are welcome to attend board meetings; please contact the current president or board member at large for meeting details.


COVID-19 considerations

FPWC is committed to providing a safe environment for our members and guests during our meetings and events. We follow current CDC recommendations regarding gatherings.

Many of our usual events have been postponed, moved online, or canceled during the pandemic. Please be sure to check our calendar for updates on meeting and event cancelations and switches to Zoom. These announcements will be sent to members via email as well.

Properly worn masks are required at our in-person general membership meetings, and we have spread out the seating to allow for social distancing. We’ve suspended serving refreshments at meetings for the duration of the pandemic, but you are welcome to bring your own water or soft drink when we meet in person.