2017 Club Calendar

WUC May Breakfast 2013

Interested members of the public are welcome to attend our upcoming events.

The following events will take place at

Dearborn House, 1117 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA

unless otherwise noted.

 

Friday, June 16,  2017
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Monthly program. All are welcome!

Join us for our monthly meeting with a guest speaker sponsored by Humanties Washington. Mayumi Tsutakawa will present the program entitled The Pine and the Cherry:  Japanese Americans in Washington.  The presentation will focus on how our state’s Japanese Americans faced the injustice of internment during WWII, and how families who lost everything rebuilt their lives.  We will be serving “lite bites” rather than lunch for this event.

 Mayumi Tsutakawa

In the lead-up to World War II, Japantown in Seattle featured grocery stores, cafes, and native-language services, as well as labor and music clubs. Trading companies imported Japanese goods, and restaurants served the familiar sukiyaki, tofu, and miso soup. In Eastern Washington, Japanese farmers prospered.
Then came Executive Order 9066. Those born in Japan, as well as their American-citizen offspring, were sent to concentration camps in windswept deserts without due process. Throughout the West Coast, 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes. Most Seattle Japanese spent the war years at Camp Minidoka in Idaho, and when they returned, most had lost everything and could not find jobs.
How did they face this injustice and rebuild their lives? How does a lively immigrant community face racist or religious hatred? The 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 is in 2017, and Mayumi Tsutakawa, whose father was renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa, will reveal her family’s 100-year history against the backdrop of this dramatic American story.

 
 

Special Event

Friday, June 23 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where:  Harvard Exit Theatre/Woman’s Century Club Building

807 East Roy Street Seattle, WA 98102

Join us for a tour of the renovation of the former Woman’s Century Club Building/ Harvard Exit Theatre.  Scott Shapiro will lead us on a tour of the redesigned interior.  The tour will start at 11 am so please arrive a little ahead of time.

Please RSVP to 253-391-0099 or pr@womanscenturyclub.org.

 
 

Special Event

Sunday, June 25 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Where:  Cascadia Art Museum  190 Sunset Avenue Edmonds, WA 98020

Join us for a guided tour by David Martin, Curator of the current exhibit at Cascadia Art Museum “Botanical Exuberance:  Trees and Flowers in Northwest Art.”   The tour will start at 1:00 pm so arrive about 15 minutes early so we can handle admission.    WCC members will have free admission (WCC will pay entrance fees).    Non-members and guests are invited to join us also.  Museum admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors. There is free parking at the Museum. 

Please RSVP to 253-391-0099 or pr@womanscenturyclub.org                                                                           

 
 

Club does not meet in July and August.

 

Friday, September 15,  2017
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Monthly program. All are welcome!

 

Friday, October 20,  2017
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Fall Reception
Monthly program. All are welcome!

 

Friday, November 17,  2017
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Monthly program. All are welcome!

 

Friday, December 15,  2017
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Monthly program. All are welcome!

 

 

All are welcome to attend club gatherings. To RSVP, email pr@womanscenturyclub.org.

The Woman’s Century Club welcomes new members; one-time initiation fee of $25; dues are $50/year.

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