The Orangevale Woman's Club was organized in 1913. During the early years the women persued their goals of economy in the home. In 1919 the Club joined the General Federation of Women's Clubs and selected their motto "Service Unlimited". Club continues today to bring women together where they can use their energies and abilities to benefit themselves and their community by promoting civic, cultural, educations and social welfare.
The Club has supported projects in the following departments: ARTS-Student/adult art, poetry & short story contest. CONSERVATION - Recycling cans, eye glasses, stamps, reforestation of the El Dorado & Tahoe Natioal Forests with over hundereds of Penny Pines Plantations purchased. HOME LIFE- Supporting our Seniors, Canine Conpanions for Independence, March of Dimes, Food Closet & Folsom Project for Visually Inmpaired. BLIC AFFAIRS- Supporting our Veterans, Youth, Women escaping a violent enviroment (WEAVE). EDUCATION: Providing scholarships to seniors at our local high school, suporting the HOBY (Hugh Obrien Leadership camp) and volunteering in our local schools.
We are a member of the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Women's Council
Keep us, oh God from Pettiness: Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done wiht faultfindings andnleave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each othe face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgement and always generous.
Let us take time for all things: Make us to grow calm, serene and gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straight-forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little thins that creat differences - That in the big things of life we are at one.
And may we strive to touch and to know the great, common human heart of us all.
And, oh Lord God, let us forget not to be kind!
Written by Mary Stewart in 1904.The Club is recited at every meeting and a reminder of daily life.