The Woman's Club of Downey was established in 1898 by a group of local woman who called themselves "The Friday Afternoon Club". Seven charter members met in homes every Friday. The motive set forth in the by-laws was to "promote the social, moral, and intellectual interest of the community and to establish a public library."
And our founders did exactly that, they started the first public library right out of a members home. And the rest is history......the history of Downey and those very club woman with a passion to impact their community for the greater good.
Today the Woman's Club of Downey is a thriving, energetic club that continues to promote the interests of the community. Our members and Board of Directors are dedicated members of the community. Many of our members serve on multiple boards, that's how we stay connected.
Established in 1898
Federated in 1900
Incorporated in 1909
Affiliated with the "GFWC" (National) General Federation of Woman's Clubs, and the "CFWC" (State) California Federation of Woman's Clubs. We belong to the San Gabriel Valley District.
We operate the Woman's Club of Downey with an elected Board of Directors using our Bylaws and Standing Rules, while adhering to Robert's Rules of Order.
President - Cindy Kovach (pictured)
1st Vice President/Dean - Cheryll Olson
2nd Vice President - Fundraising - Irene Boyce
3rd Vice President -Membership - Barbara Keenoy
Treasurer - Cynthia Deack
Recording Secretary - Janice Peterson
Financial Secretary - Laura Morones
Corresponding Secretary - Linda Gomez
Rental Director - Marie Bernal
Parliamentarian - Shirlee MacDowell
Contact for more information: Linda Dong,