Woman's Club of Douglaston 

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2020 MEETINGS AND MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

We hold our Board Meetings on the first Thursday of the months of September, October, November, December, February, March April  

at 11:00 a.m.

Followed by our General Meeting  at 1:00 pm at 
     The Douglaston Club -600 West Drive, Douglaston 11363

Annual Meeting: First week in May

  2020
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGED TO
         - FEBRUARY 13 -           

 

FEBRUARY 13

Board Meeting/General Meeting 
 

PROGRAM:

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, JAZZ LEGEND, AND QUEENS RESIDENT

Jazz history comes to life in Corona, Queens, where “Satchmo” chose to live with his wife, Lucille, from 1943-1971. Although celebrated and world famous, he lived in a working-class neighborhood, was unpretentious, and enjoyed the company of neighbors—especially the children who lived near him on the block. The house is now a museum owned by the City of New York and run under the auspices of Queens College.....learn more 

 

MARCH 5                

Board Meeting/General Meeting    
 

PROGRAM:              

MARY GORDON, SOLO

Mary Gordon is an acclaimed American writer whose formative roots were spent in Queens. Included in her extensive body of work is the biography of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and Douglaston resident. Her writing style is deeply personal, probing and illuminating. 

Mary is The MacIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College. Best known for her novels, memoirs, and literary criticism, she was named Official State Author of New York. Her other prestigious awards include The Guggenheim Fellowship for the Creative Arts, Lila Wallace Readers’ Digest Writers’ Award, O. Henry Award, Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and she was inducted to New York Writers’ Hall of Fame. ...learn more 

We will collect used shoes for the organization Shoes For All

          

APRIL 2

Board Meeting/General Meeting 

 

PROGRAM:      

UNDERNEATH THE PARAMOUNT HOTEL: The Diamond Horseshoe Story

You will be swept away on a night club adventure while watching a screening of an award-winning documentary about the Diamond Horseshoe which was located in Manhattan’s Paramount Hotel. This 1940’s glittering dinner theater club was the brain-child of Billy Rose, a Broadway producer, lyricist, and of Ziegfeld Follies fame. Gene Kelly and Betty Gable entertained here while the glamorous patrons dined, danced, and drank the evening away. Interviews with surviving leggy showgirls, who were required to be 6 feet tall, are included.  ...learn more

 

MAY 8

ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCH
Plandome Country Club, Manhasset

A sumptuous themed lunch event at the Plandome Country Club is coming up with raffles, vendors, friendship, and fun all included. 
Raffles and donations from members, friends and merchants are welcome. 


 


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