We bring together women who are interested in building a better community.

The purpose of the Woman’s Club is to bring together women who are interested in building a better community. By joining forces with others, we are able to make improvements within our community that we could not do by ourselves.


The Estes Park Woman’s Club was organized in 1912. The women spent their first year building mountain trails and making scenic areas accessible to hikers and horseback riders. After that first year, the women turned their attention to establishing a meeting place. They decided to build a clubhouse that would also be a library. In 1914, the Woman’s Club was accepted in the Colorado Federation and General Federation of Women’s Clubs. In 1916, the women established their library at the local school. In 1920, the school needed the room to expand so the library was moved to a rented room in a downtown hotel. Then, in 1922, the town donated a lot in Bond Park for the library site and the Woman’s Club was responsible for the building of the Estes Park Public Library. The Woman’s Club and volunteers donated labor and materials and raised money for additional materials needed to build the library. The women established a fund to support the maintenance of the library in 1925. The Estes Valley Library continues to receive the support of the Estes Woman’s Club today!

Community Support

Annual Projects

During the year, the Estes Park Woman’s Club engages in a number of annual projects.


Holiday House Bake Sale

Every year the Elizabeth Guild Thriftshop has a sale to raise money for the local medical center.  The Woman’s Club supports the event by having a bake sale.  Members bake hundreds of delicious items to sale and volunteers host the booth selling the baked goods. This event happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Rocky Mountain Holiday Inn.


Bright Christmas

Every year Woman’s Club joins with the Bright Christmas program to provide  a local family a joyous Christmas.  We collect $300-$500 to purchase gifts for the family.  The women on this project puts hours of time shopping and wrapping the gifts.  All gifts are customized to fit the individual needs and wishes.  The lucky family are extremely grateful and over joyed .


Community Cafe

The Community Cafe is a new project the Club has become involved in to assist the local community in having a free meal and delightful social time.  The Club is given a specific day to go to the Community Church to greet guests, serve the meals, and cleanup for the event.  After the first time of hosting this event, the volunteers unaminously agreed it was a fun night and  wanted to make it an annual project.



Bingo is fun!  This event is a major way for the Club to raise money.  The American Legion Club graciously holds the event at their facility.  A delicious meal is offered at an extremely low price and bingo tickets are sold for bingo.  Prizes are awarded and excitement is had by all.  This event is open to the public for their enjoyment as well.


Little Library in Performance Park

The Woman’s Club joined the Estes Valley Library with the Little Libraries.  A Little Library kit was purchased, put together by a member’s husband, hand painted by two members and stocked with many donated books.  Our dedicated members regularly check the “Little Library” to make sure it has books for all ages to be enjoyed by anyone wanting to read a book.  Please stop by Performance Park and see our Little Library


Pecan Sales

The annual sale of pecans is yet another way for the Club to raise money to give back to the community.  Orders are taken beginning in late October and delivered to customers in November for holiday bakin


Luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the calendar month, unless otherwise notified. Members are notified by email. Members must respond as instructed in the email. Members without email will be called.

Sep. 14. 201611:30 AM$18BBQ Luncheon at Cheley CampTour with Don and/or Alyssa
Oct. 12, 201611:30 AM$18Luncheon at Nicky’sWes Kufield (EP Police Chief) - Safety and Community Police Work
Nov. 9, 201611:30 AM$18Luncheon at the Dunraven InnEmergency Medical Services
Dec. 14, 201611:30 AM$25Luncheon at the Stanley HotelThe Mountainaires
Jan. 11, 201711:30 AM$18Luncheon at TaharraDr. Dumont - Good Health and You
Feb. 8, 201711:30 AM$18Luncheon at Hunter’s Chop HouseDarla Sidles (RMNP Superintendent)
March 8, 201711:30 AM$18Luncheon at YMCACommunity Gardening
April 12, 201711:30 AM$18Luncheon at Twin OwlsMountain Music Makers
May 10, 201711:00 AM$18
Brunch at the Other SideSisters on the Fly - Karla and Gladys Van Drie

Club dues for 2015-2016 are $35.00.
Members joining after February 1, 2016, will pay one-half the annual amount for the remainder of the WC season.

Officers & Committee Heads

President – Pat Pickering
1st Vice President (Membership) – Diane Hackett Carlton, Susan Robertson
2nd Vice President (Programs) – Judy Cunningham, Catherine Moon, Karen Nicholson
Recording Secretary – Nancy Thomas
assistant – Laura Waller
Corresponding Secretary – Mary Kay Phillips
assistant – Judy Fontius
Treasurer – Patti Erbe
assistant – Kathy Speechley
Parliamentarian – Joyce Hamblin
Immediate Past President – Connie Phipps

Hulda Bachman-Neeb, Becky Elrod, Lynn Larkin, Louise Reeves, Nancy Sweet
Publicity – Polly Ingold
Yearbook Editor – Shirley Neely-Turpin, Connie Phipps
Reservation Chair – Chris Childers, Judy Fontius
Name Tag Chair – Pat Blume
Historian/Archives – Shirley Neely-Turpin
Song Leader – Shirley Neely-Turpin, Marian Stencel
Duck Chair – Delphine Casey
Bright Christmas – Diane Palmer
assistant – Libby BryanMcMillion, Sheryl Gardenour
Holiday House Bake Sale – Pam Appel, Carol Smid
Webmaster – Pam Appel
Fund Development & Evaluation Chair – Judy Schaffer