There is no requirement to join a club, but it is an excellent opportunity to meet some wonderful friends.
The Book Club is a popular interest group that meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. There are two meetings most of the months from August through May. This is to accommodate the large number of women in our group who love to read. Members may choose to attend the morning discussion at 10:30 am at the JGCC Clubhouse or the evening session at a member's home.
We do not meet in November, but we do hold an early December meeting that is a multi-book discussion and holiday event all rolled into one. In December, we only have an evening meeting and enjoy appetizers, wine and dessert potluck as well as a “Literary Potluck", where members share a favorite book with the rest of the group. These book recommendations are later compiled into a list that is sent to all members. That evening we also collect new books as part of the Women’s Network Toy & Book Drive for Wolfson's Children Hospital.
The May meeting is also an evening only event and no book is discussed. It serves as a wrap up for our year and gives our members another opportunity to socialize with each other. Prior to that meeting, we take nominations for the next season’s books to be read and vote online to determine the next year’s reading list. The results of the vote are announced at that meeting and posted in the Women's Network newsletter.
This year's reading list and meeting dates are posted below. If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact Teresa or Kathleen.
August 24th - West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
September 28th - The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
October 26th - The Verifiers by Jane Pek
December - Holiday Potluck (Date TBD)
January 25th - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
February 22nd - The Maid by Nita Prose
March 22nd - Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
April 26th - The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
May 24th - End of Season Potluck
Summer - Chasing History by Carl Bernstein (Date TBD)
The Couples Brides Club plays on the first Saturday of each month, September through May, in the banquet room at our club. We have dinner at the club at 5:00 pm with play beginning at 6:00 pm. Coffee and snacks are served throughout the evening play.
The game played is "party bridge," with prizes going to the top three scores for the evening. If you are interested in learning more about the Couples Bridge Club, please contact Betty Lou. We are always happy to have new couples join our group.
Betty Lou Washington
The Culinary Pleasures Club is a great way to meet neighbors and friends, new and familiar, while enjoying interesting foods and beverages. You don’t have to be a chef to participate either!
Each month members are assigned to one of several hosts who select the menu and distribute the recipes for the evening. Each guest will prepare one of the items from the menu and bring the beverage of their choice.
Additionally, three to four times a year, we have larger group parties for which each person or couple attending just brings an appetizer or a dessert along with their favorite beverage.
We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month from September through May.
The Just for Fun Club will be called the "Occasional Fun Club" for the 2022-23 season.
This will not be a traditional club but an invite to the entire membership for some interesting activities.
We are considering two activities: a wine tasting at the Club and a trip to Night of Lights at the Jacksonville Zoo. We are still working out the details.
As always, suggestions and help are welcome. I have received several suggestions and one offer to help. Thanks for reaching out!
If you have questions, please get in touch with MaryAnn Healey.
Our group is for those who want to sample the cuisine of established and new restaurants in the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra area, while socializing with women from the community.
We email an Evite to all luncheon club members. There are typically 10 to 20 attendees each month. We order off the regular menu and receive individual checks, which greatly simplifies the whole process.
It’s a wonderful way to explore the local dining scene while sharing lunch with friends, old and new. Hope you can join us.
Enjoy a monthly movie with this group of Network members - from romance to comedy and drama. We vary the days of the week and times so whether you drive carpool, play tennis, or attend a regular exercise class, there will be Reel Club movie that works for you.
There's a casual lunch before or after the movie, too, for catching up with friends and making new ones. Last minute changes in your schedule? No worries. This is the easiest, most flexible club - no hosting, no reservations. Just big screen fun with friends.
Chairwoman - TBD
The TGIF Club gathers once a month at a member's home to socialize and reconnect. This is a great way to visit and mingle with spouses, longtime friends, and neighbors. It is also fun to meet new members and introduce them to one another.
Guests are asked to bring an appetizer, dessert, or salad to share as well as your own glass and a favorite beverage.
You are welcome to attend this event as a guest, too! Please contact Lorraine or Joan to find out when the next TGIF event is scheduled.
As a member of the Women's Network, you are essentially a member of the Caring Committee. We need our members to be the eyes and ears of this committee. If you know of a WN member going through a difficult time, please reach out to Diana.
Maybe it's the birth of a child, surgery, the loss of a family member, or some other struggle. Whether it's a card, flowers, or meal preparation, we are here to support our neighbors.
It is a pleasure to welcome new residents to our community. We want to be sure every neighborhood newcomer is aware of the exciting possibilities as a Women's Network member. If you are interested in volunteering to assemble and deliver welcome gifts, please contact Laurie.