Our community is filled with wonderfully diverse women. The Amherst Woman’s Club (AWC) is bringing those women together to meet and connect with each other.
The Amherst Woman's Club was organized in 1893 and incorporated in 1903 to foster the interests of its members in literary, scientific, musical, historical, and other topics of vital importance; to promote culture and cordial personal relations among women; and to contribute to the welfare of the community. After 128 years of service to the Amherst community, these values continue to be the foundation of our organization. We invite women from our local community to come together to meet and connect with each other and to discover the simple pleasure of connecting with your neighbors, being inspired by a local speaker and enjoying each other’s company to help forge new friendships and a sense of belonging among our spectacular community of women. Membership is open to all women of Amherst and surrounding communities.
The Amherst Woman’s Club is located in the beautiful Hills Memorial Club House in the Emily Dickinson Historic District, just a few steps from Amherst town center. We are listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
THE LATEST UPDATES
In 2022 the Town of Amherst awarded a Community Preservation ACT (CPA) grant to the Amherst Woman's Club of $135,000 for the restoration and preservation of the Hills Memorial Clubhouse.
The restoration of the exterior of the house, which includes a new coat of paint for the whole building will be completed by the end of this summer. We can't wait!
from the President
Welcome to a new fabulous season of the Amherst Woman’s Club. This season we will have our Daytime Speakers Series on Monday afternoons, our Amazing Women’s Speakers Series on the second Thursday evenings, where women share their personal journeys through life. We will also have the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series that raise funds for the grants and scholarships awarded every year, a book group with fascinating books, bridge group with friends, tai chi and more.
We encourage you to connect with new friends, be inspired by our speakers, and enjoy yourself. My favorite quote is A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face by Maya Angelou, which I believe to be true.
To read the full President's Letter Click Here
2023 grants & Scholarships
We are proud to announce this year we have awarded two scholarship and two grants.
The scholarships were awarded to two high school students attending Northeastern University and Suffolk University.
The grants were awarded to Welcome Home Refugee Resettlement program to aide in resettling families
And, Family Outreach of Amherst to support families in our local area with opportunities for camps, trips to outside attractions, visits to museums and cultural events, and fun in the town’s pools. Offering experiences and opportunities that would be otherwise unavailable to some families and keeping kids safe and happy during the school break.