Woman's Club


New!!  The Fall Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 7th from 9-2 at the Oriental Woman's Club on Gilgo Drive
Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Free Yoga class every Monday and Wednesday, September-May, 8:30am at the Clubhouse

Welcome to the website of the Oriental Woman's Club (OWC) located in Oriental, North Carolina. OWC, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization federated in 1916, is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of NC ( and the International GFWC (

The purpose of Club work is to respond to the needs of people through community service and to offer opportunities for growth and development to members. Priorities have always been youth and education, health and welfare, community improvement, and beautification. These priorities are addressed directly through such activities as scholarship programs, road cleanups, arts festivals, domestic violence awareness, and assistance to those in need at home and abroad; and indirectly by raising funds for and awareness of other organizations in the local and global community. Community service teaches compassion, kindness, understanding, appreciation, and gratitude.

General meetings - open to the public - are held the first Tuesday of most months at 1:00 PM at the OWC Clubhouse, 1007 Gilgo Road, Oriental. The Club also has two divisions: Garden Club and an evening group: Ladies of the Neuse (LON). A bridge group meets weekly and a crafts/handiwork group meets monthly.

For 125 years GFWC and its member Clubs have been "Living the Volunteer Spirit" providing friendships, fellowship, fun, education, service opportunities, personal growth, leadership skills, and endless local and world-wide improvements. Clubs are unified yet diversified in what they do. OWC members are clearly "Women Together Making A Difference" striving to be an asset to their community and working for its betterment in every way.

Carol McAdoo, 2015 OWC President

Women together... making a difference

PO Box 515, 1007 Gilgo Road, Oriental, NC 28571    

2015 Events

20 Garden Club at clubhouse 9:00 am
20 LON 6:30 pm
22-25 Arts Festival, clubhouse
27 Arts Festival reception 12-3, clubhouse 
27 EC Meeting at clubhouse 10:00 am

3 General Meeting: Arts Celebration 1pm
17 Garden Club trip to Spice Bouquet
17 LON 6:30 pm
24 EC Meeting at clubhouse 10:00 am

14 Chowder Cookoff 11-2, Oriental Marina 
Garden Club trip Raleigh Museum
24 LON 6:30 om
24 Garden Club yard cleanup
31 EC Meeting at clubhouse 10am

7 General Meeting: Federation Day 1pm
21 Garden Club trip to Rainbow Ridge
21 LON 6:30 pm
28 EC Meeting clubhouse 10am

2 Garden Club plant exchange, Farmer's Market
19 Garden Club trip to Swansboro
19 LON 6:30pm
26 EC Meeting clubhouse 10am

2  Scholarship pot luck lunch 11:30
16 Garden Club TBA
16 LON 6:30

29 Golf Tournament 8am

1 General meeting: Education 1pm
15 Garden club program 9am
15 LON 6:30
29 EC Meeting clubhouse 10am 

3 Garden Club plant exchange, Farmer's Market 
6 General meeting: Home Life
20 Garden Club trip to Terra Ceia
20 LON 630
27 EC Meeting clubhouse 10am

3 General Meeting:  Arts
17 Garden Club Christmas Ornament workshop
24 EC Meeting clubhouse 10am

1 OWC Christmas scholarship luncheon
8 Garden Club Luncheon, Morgans, 11:30am

    2015 Officers

    President: Carol McAdoo 
    Secretary:  Suzanne Jantzen 
    Treasurer:  Theda Butkus
    President Elect:  Fay Bond
    Editor:  Susan Rohrman 

    Member, General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina