The Woman's Club of Upper Montclair

Women working together for a better community

About Us

The Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair brings women together for educational opportunities, to consider and support public and social welfare and to promote general educational and charitable activities for the benefit of all members of our community.


From its beginning in 1900, the Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair has promoted service to Montclair and its neighboring communities.  It began with a small group of neighbors who called themselves the Thursday Club and met weekly to discuss questions of common interest and to work on project to benefit the community. 

The Club today continues this tradition. It was incorporated in 1920 and is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. It supports a wide range of worthwhile projects initiated by the State Federation, including Autism Awareness, Operation Smile, Canine Companions for Independence, preservation initiatives and many others.



The Club is committed to supporting projects that serve the needs of our community.  Raising funds to advance these projects is an important part of our mission.  The Holly Berry Gift and Craft Fair is held every November at the clubhouse as a major fundraiser and a very special event to open the holiday season. 
Other efforts throughout the year support the service mission, collecting food for the Human Needs Food Pantry, for example, or putting together packages to be sent to members of the armed forces abroad.


Club meetings are often the opportunity for educational exploration through guest speakers or special performances.  There might be a presentation about the Tunnel to Tower Foundation or a report on a public issues advocacy effort by the state organization of Women’s Clubs.
The Club includes departments focusing on the creative or performing arts, music and travel.  Club members have embarked on a host of virtual journeys, including to Vietnam and Machu Picchu.

The Club brings together women with shared interests.  Opportunities are virtually unlimited for volunteering your time and talents.  The Club meets monthly along with luncheons and other events throughout the year.
A Needlework Group meets regularly at members’ homes and Monday afternoons is a time for bridge or other games in the clubhouse.  You might find the club chorus rehearsing for a holiday performance or the book group in heated discussion about the monthly selection.

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