The Dicken's Carolers in the Metke Family Room

The Dicken's Carolers in the Metke Family Room

Lake Oswego, December 8th. The Lake Oswego Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour featured five beautiful homes decorated for the holidays. Special entertainment was provided by Michael Allen Harrison, Soul’d Out, The LO Windjammers, Dickens Carolers and many more. Lake Oswego Women’s Club is an all volunteer philanthropy organization for women of all ages who are bound by a common mission to support their community. Kim Nelson, LOWC Vice President pointed out the details in the Marriott Dining Room.

Rhonda Webber-HHT Chair and Jeri Parrott-LOWC Member- in the Koshuba's amazing master closet

Rhonda Webber-HHT Chair and Jeri Parrott-LOWC Member- in the Koshuba's amazing master closet

Laura Angel- LOWC HHT Committee member in the Koshuba's Kitchen

Laura Angel- LOWC HHT Committee member in the Koshuba's Kitchen

Wilsonville High School singing group "Soul'd Out" in the Koshuba's living room

Wilsonville High School singing group "Soul'd Out" in the Koshuba's living room

From the Lake Oswego Women’s Club:

The Lake Oswego Women’s Club was started by a small, social group of local women with the desire to help others.  Initially, these women sponsored bake sales and “Santa Visits” to raise money for charity.  In 1974, they formed “Lake Oswego Junior Women’s Club” under the charter of the Federated Club of Women’s Volunteer Organizations. In 2011, our name was changed to Lake Oswego Women’s Club.

Today, the mission statement of LOWC is “To bring closer the women of Lake Oswego and to promote through their common interests the civic, cultural, educational, and social welfare of the community.”  Over the years, our focus has shifted from bake sales and “santa visits” to larger events which allow us to raise funds to donate to Portland-area nonprofit organizations. ALL of our funds go to local non-profits, the majority of which support needy women and children

We have two major events which serve as our main source of funding – The LOWC Holiday Home Tour and The Lake Oswego Lake Run. All of the funds we raise from these events or other donations are given local charities or other philanthropic needs in our area. All Lake Oswego Women’s Club member social events are paid for internally.  Therefore, if you’re a member and you want to attend our holiday party, then you’ll need to buy a ticket for the event. The ticket price covers the cost of the venue, as well as food and beverages.

We need active volunteers to manage our events. Our club can have up to 125 active & provisional (first year) members, and women of all ages who live in Lake Oswego or neighboring communities are encouraged to contact Macey Lempert at [email protected] to learn more about membership.  We typically meet once per month, and our meetings are open to those interested in learning more about our organization.

Projects supported by the club include:

  • Children’s Center (our #1 funded charity) – child abuse assessment center
  • Dinner & a Movie – provides mentoring and counseling for homeless youth
  • Abby’s Closet – provides free formal gowns to low income women for prom or
    other special events
  • Albertina Kerr – supports those with mental health & developmental
    disabilities
  • Bradley Angle House – domestic violence shelter
  • Human Solutions – helps low-income and homeless families rebuild their lives
    and gain self-sufficiency
  • William Temple House – provides counseling, social services and pastoral
    care for low-income individuals & families
  • Lake Oswego Parks & Rec – kids scholarship fund for parks &
    recreation classes

 

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