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


Any woman may become a member of the LWC upon payment of $15 annual dues. Any man may become an associate member upon payment of annual dues. Associate members are not entitled to vote but, like members, are entitled to attend all programs. Guests who are not members are always welcome.

Programming & Additional Opportunities

The LWC hosts several book discussions, programs, book reviews and events for women, men and girls throughout the summer. Read the weekly 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 Annual Book Sale. The LWC also has a thrift shop at Green Gables called 'The Corner Cupboard.' Purchases are made through the honor system. Wi-Fi is also available at Green Gables.

Several children’s activities take place at Green Gables during the season. Check the Lakesider newspaper to see if pre-registration is required. On Wednesdays and Thursdays anyone is invited to Green Gables to knit, play Mah Jongg or join in a Bridge game.


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