WOMEN DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT THROUGH VOLUNTEER SERVICE!
The Century Club was established in 1895 by a woman of vision named Mercy Annie Allen Trapnell. It was a time when women had not been received into full intellectual equality with men. Ms. Trapnell, knowing there were other women who shared her interest in books and study, invited twenty five friends to become the charter members of the Shakespeare-Browning class. These twenty five friends invited four friends each. When they met in one place there were a hundred women searching for culture, self-improvement and knowledge. They called themselves "The Century Club." In the beginning membership was limited to 100, but by 1908 the membership increased to 250 women. In January of 1934, after meeting in various locations in Amsterdam, the club house was formally opened. Over the years it has held concerts, theater productions, blood drives, health fairs, wedding receptions, and many community events. From the very beginning, the Century Club has been an active, significant part of the community as well as a vital influence in the lives of many. The Century Club is a part of a larger organization from which it gets its structure and direction. The General Federation of Women's Clubs is an impressive worldwide organization. Visit their website at www.gfwc.org.
We are Women from all walks of life, races and cultures, who come together to make our community and world a better place to live. We sponsor annual scholarships, support the arts, and participate in community projects that promote friendships and understanding within the community.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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130 Guy Park ave, Amsterdam NY 12010
The club house is open based on event or by appointment. Monthly meetings are open to the public the second Tuesday of the month, September through June. Meetings begin at 6pm.