Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each Month (unless noted).
Board Meetings begin at 10 a.m. and are open to all members.
Registration/Social Time/Luncheon/Speaker run from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Cost is $25 Invite a friend!
2/8/2023: Dianna Stampfler, freelance writer and author of Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouse, shared stories about women who worked as government employees managing lighthouses around the state from the 1870s through the 1950s.
1/11/2023: Steven Brisson, director of Mackinac State Historical Parks, explained how summer cottages became popular in America starting in
the 1850s, noting Newport, Rhode Island set the standard for the entire country.
12/14/2022: Representatives from the 10 organizations which received grants from Women’s Club spoke about how they planned to spend the funds. Members also enjoyed the Penny Social.
Harbor Springs Historical Society Curator Beth Wemigwase explained the roots of prohibition in
the U.S.,including the history of how some key bootleggers operated in the Harbor Springs area.
10/12/2022: JB Bartlett gave a history of Nubs Nob.
9/19/2022: Earl Young presented a program on
the mushroom houses in Charlevoix, which he built and designed to utilize the slope of the land.
8/11/2022: Guest Speaker Jane Garver presented a very enlightening program about women’s clubs in the Petoskey area over the last hundred years plus at Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club.
7/13/2022: Meeting at Pond Hill Farm, members heard about Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity projects from Development Officer Miranda Fisher; a key one being Foundations for Our Future, a plan to have 43 homes ready by 2025.
6/8/2022: An afternoon tea was held at the
lovely home of Annette Malkus, which offered a beautiful backdrop of Little Traverse Bay from the deck of the Malkus' unique home.
5/11/2022: Journalist Mary Jane Doerr spoke about the key women who have participated in the Bay View Chautauqua.
4/13/2022: Beth Wemigwase, Program Directory for the Harbor Springs Historical Society, talked about the early history of the city.
3/09/2022: Carrie Klingelsmith, Executive Director of Manna Food Project, spoke about the Backpack Program and then some members toured the Manna Facility.
2/09/2022: NCMC President Dr. David Finley spoke about new programs at the school, and accepted a $7,000 check to be used for student scholarships.
12/08/2021: A jewelry gift exchange, and auctioning of lovely gift baskets at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club.
11/10/2021: Jannia Taylor, presented “Those Magical Dames”- a review of the leading women magicians over the past 100 years.
10/20/2021: David Kaplan, a long-time Titanic Historical Society member, shared Midnight Heroes, about 8 young musicians.
9/15/2021: Jimmy Spenser, owner of Pond Hill Farm, talked about this 230 acre site, and what it offers to the public .
8/11/2021: Dana Andrews, owner of Sturgeon River Pottery, shared how his parents started this company.
7/14/2021: A Julienne Tomatoes box lunch was enjoyed at East Park in Petoskey; the program featured at Willson's Nursery.
5/12/2021: American Spoon Brand Manager Jenna Zerbo gave a history of the company.
4/14/2021: Patrick Saylor, City Park Grill shared the history of this restaurant.
3/10/2021: Carrie Farley, gave a tour of the two Cutlers' stores in Petoskey.
2/10/2021: Katie Boeckl, Between the Covers Bookstore in Harbor Springs offered 13 mini book reviews
1/12/2021: Dave Meyer gave a brief history of the Ace Meyer Hardware stores; also how the pandemic affected the business.
12/9/20: Jennifer Shorter, owner of Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts, a virtual tour of her store, offering holiday gift ideas.
9/21/20: Lauretta Reiss, owner of Small Batch at the Cupola in Harbor Springs talked about how she began her business.
8/12/20: Bill Mansfield, history of Lavender Hill Farm
3/11/20: Kim Wrobleski (author), The Highest Hurdle: An ALS Journey of Faith, Laughter, Love and Friendship. Vernales
2/12/20: Vicki Hobey, Infinite Variety; How a Birthday Wish became the Greatest Quilt Exhibit Produced. Terrace Inn
1/8/20: Chris Struble, Ghosts of Petoskey. City Park Grill
12/11/19: Phil McLellan, Pianist, book exchange, Nutcracker collection display. Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club
11/13/19: Jill Lynn, Homeward Bound in Antarctica. Bay View Inn
10/9/19: Bruce Lynn, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Somerset Pointe, Boyne City
9/18/19: Jan Smith, Petoskey Hotel History. Rose Room
8/14/19: Craig Mitchell Smith Glass. Nubs Nob
6/12/19: Singing Nuns, Sisters Act out. Nubs Nob
5/8/19: David Finley, NCMC President.
4/10/19: State Tropper Cory Hebner. Local Drugs & Trafficking. Terrace Inn
3/13/19: Jennifer Doumanian. McLaren Hospital Addition. Great Lakes Center for the Arts
2/13/19: Cancelled due to bad weather
1/9/19: Susie Johnson - The Young Americans. Boyne Highlands