The Lakeside Women’s Club (LWC) has been an integral and vital part of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience since 1928.


Any woman (or man) living in or visiting Lakeside may become a member of the LWC upon payment of $20 annual dues. The mission of the Lakeside Women’s Club is to enhance the Lakeside experience for women through fellowship, outreach and education.

Programming & Additional Opportunities

The LWC hosts several book discussions, programs, book reviews and events for women (and men) throughout the summer. Read the weekly summer Lakesider newspaper for the most up-to-date information. All programs are held at Green Gables (located at 161 Walnut Ave.), unless otherwise noted.

All Lakeside Chautauqua guests and residents are welcome to borrow books from the LWC Library at Green Gables or purchase pre-owned books at the Used Book Sale. The LWC also has a thrift shop at Green Gables called 'The Corner Cupboard.' Purchases are made through the honor system. Free Wi-Fi is also available at Green Gables.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays anyone is invited to Green Gables to play Mah Jongg or join in a Bridge game.

The Lakeside Women’s Club rents rooms to adult women for $80 a night at our historic Green Gables Cottage, built in 1883. A resident hostess lives on site throughout the summer.


Barbara Browning
Lakeside Women's Club President
(817) 891-5621