The Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club devised a clever way to announce its plan to renovate its clubhouse, an aging but vital facility in the community.
The women sponsored a float in the Fourth of July parade that was a replica of the group’s clubhouse, with members riding on it while wearing yellow construction hardhats.
“We’re not asking for money right now,” said PPWC President Kristin Sibson. “We’re seeking individuals or businesses that would like to take part in the preservation of this treasured community asset and who might be able to provide renderings, possible designs and help in planning.”
Sibson said resources are sought in the areas of architectural design, commercial kitchens and construction and commercial contractors.
The building, located the corner of Haverford Avenue and Antioch Street, was originally built in 1951 and has not been upgraded since 1965. The space contains an entryway, a large meeting room with a stage, a commercial-sized kitchen—and a beautiful view of the Santa Monica Mountains.
The 150 club members would like to bring the building up-to-date in order to continue to provide a cornerstone for community gatherings. In addition to serving as a meeting place for PPWC events, the clubhouse is also a site for political speakers, book talks, Alcohol Anonymous meetings, bridge parties, fashion shows, teen dances, and bar and bat mitzvahs.
The Woman’s Club, founded in 1925, is a nonprofit organization that brings together socially-minded women in friendship to serve others and community through philanthropic endeavors. Over the years, the club has raised millions of dollars (mostly through its annual home tour) that the membership donates back to dozens of nonprofits in the community.
To participate in the bid proposal process, offer pro-bono services or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org r cor contact Sibson at (310) 699-5142.
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