May 20, 2022, 12 – 1:30 PM, May Breakfast Meeting at the Dearborn House

For our May meeting we will be in-person at the historic Dearborn House, which is also the headquarters of Historic Seattle. Street address: 1117, Minor Avenue (corner of Minor and Seneca in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood). We look forward to gathering there again.

Our traditional “May Breakfast” (held at the lunch hour) will feature a festive meeting with food, the White Rose Ceremony welcoming new members and Installation of Officer’s for the 2022-2024 term.

Guest speaker Kji Kelly, the Executive Director of Historic Seattle, will be giving us an overview of their organization, what they’ve been doing to thrive the last two years, and projects they have in the works.

This meeting is only for members and their guests. The Evite will come out in early May. Parking is very limited and, on the street, so carpooling or public transit is encouraged!


June 17, 2022, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Join us via Zoom for our June Program Meeting featuring UW Professor, Josephine Ensign, DrPH

University of Washington School of Nursing Associate Associate Professor Josephine Ensign is pictured at Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Seattle. (PHOTO by Stephen Brashear)

Speaking on: Catching Homelessness: tracing the links between public health and homelessness through Seattle’s history.

UW professor Josephine Ensign will offer us a glimpse into her extensive research on the historic interconnections between public health and homelessness and a preview of her current book project focusing on potential solutions to these challenging issues in the Greater Seattle area. Come with all of your questions as there will be ample time for Q&A and discussion of these issues.

About the speaker: Josephine Ensign, DrPH, MPH, ARNP, is a professor in the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing at the University of Washington. Her books include Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City, Catching Homelessness and, Soul Stories: Voices from the Margins. More about Dr. Ensign at:

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Save these dates and watch for updates soon:

July and August – No regular meetings but we plan to have fun activities during the summer months

September 16 – Friday program meeting

October 21 – Annual “Fall Reception” meeting

November 18 – Friday program meeting

December – No regular meeting but watch for social events and annual charity fund drive info


Watch for evites with details about each meeting and activity. Interested in membership or want to learn more? Visit our membership page or contact our board members with questions:

2022 Past program highlights:
  • Special Event Art Tour and Tea at the Rainier Club
  • Krystyna U. Wolniakowski, Executive Director of the Columbia River Gorge Commission

  • “Finding Joy and Purpose When Your World is a Zoo,” Sheri Horiszny, COO of Woodland Park Zoo. 

  • “Women of the Irish Rising: A Peoples History,” Michael Hogan, PhD, Emeritus Humanities Chair, The American School Foundation of Guadalajara, Mexico.   


During 2021 the club hosted a number of online program meetings on our usual meeting day: the third Friday of each month in addition to some special events.  Among the programs we presented were:
  • “Seattle: The City Beautiful Movement,” with local historian and author Lawrence Kreisman.

  • “Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women: Washington State’s Efforts to End this Tragic Epidemic,” a panel discussion featuring Earth-Feather Sovereign, tribal activist and founder of MMIWW; Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, a state legislator from central Washington and a sponsor of legislation on this issue; and Dawn Pullin, one of two tribal liaison officers with the Washington State Patrol.

  • “From Concords to Cabernet: Washington’s Route to World-Class Wines,” featuring wine podcaster and Central Washington University faculty member Marji Morgan.

  • ” Washington Remembers: From Marcus Whitman to Billy Frank, Jr. – Stories of Washington Statues and Memorials,” a presentation by local historian and author Judy Bentley.

  • “Diving into the Seattle Public Schools Archives,” with Meaghan Kahlo, MA, District Archivist and Lead Content Analyst, Seattle Public Schools.

  • Guided Ecotour led by a Duwamish Tribe Docent, a walking tour of X̌əʔapus Village Park and Shoreline Habitat.

  • WCC 130th Anniversary Celebration  With a Walking Tour of Volunteer Park and Visit to Lakeview Cemetery and Festive Picnic.

  • Private Tour of the Kubota Garden with docents from the Kubota Garden Foundation.

  •  “Orcas and Chinook Salmon: Twin monarchs of the Pacific Northwest and their struggle to survive,” with Seattle Times Reporter Lynda Mapes.

  • Fall Reception 2021 Scholarship Winner Presentation, New Member White Rose Ceremony and Club History Presentation by Cheri Sayer..

  • “Will the 2020’s Roar like the 1920’s?” with Dr. William Woodward award-winning professor of American and Pacific Northwest history at Seattle Pacific University.

  • Members Special Event We viewed the exhibit of photographer Imogen Cunningham’s work at the Seattle Art Museum and met up for refreshments afterwards.

Check our Facebook page for more information about our upcoming events, as well as photos from past events.

All are welcome to attend club gatherings. 

The Woman’s Century Club welcomes new members; dues are $50 per year or $25 if joining after July 1.

Please click here for a Membership Application