Founded in 1926, we are one of the oldest non-profit civic organizations in the State of Florida.


The Venice-Nokomis Woman’s Club, one of the oldest not-for-profit civic organizations in the State of Florida, was founded in 1926 by Louella Albee. An early initative was to establish a public library for residents of Venice, Nokomis, Osprey and Englewood.

January Field Trip to Venice Audubon Rookery

On January 14, we visited the Venice Audubon Rookery. Thanks to Jack for a great tour!   The Venice Area Audubon Rookery, internationally known to bird photographers, is freely open to all visitors from dawn to dusk every day of the year.  The Rookery island’s deep lake is small enough so …

2020 Member Holiday Photo

VNWC Members pose in front of the Christmas palm after the December 2020 meeting.

Kneeling (left to right): Gayle Famy, Kathy Emann, Margie Simcox, Kathy Moller, Liz Mazzu
Standing (left to right): Bernie Novicki, Joan Brinton, Bonnie Burkhalter, Vicki Hazle, Pat Church, Myrna Goldbaum, Sharyn Lonsdale, Verna Silk, Joani Leeds,
Tish Scott- Murphy, Aimee Holmes, Lorrain Finizio, Carol Potter, Laura Hester, Maryanne Suprenant. (Not in the photo are Ellie Vick, Tricia Cook and Lisa Ketner.)

Salvation Army Angel Tree 2020

Members of the Venice-Nolomis Woman’s Club  volunteered for the Salvation Army Angel Tree     Recognizing that every child deserves to feel the joy of Christmas, The Salvation Army Angel Tree program provides new clothing and toys to more than one-million children and families in need each year.   Once a child …

December Meeting Highlights

 Liz Mazzu, VNWC President, (left) presents a prize for a trivia game to Gayle Famy at the December 10, 2020 meeting at Blalock Park. 

 The Blalock Park Tree Decorating Committee: (left to right)  Ellie Vick, Lisa Ketner, Vicki Hazel, and Lorraine Finizio.

VNWC in the news September 2020

Legacy of a Century: Woman’s Club gives to theater and more By KIM COOL Venice Gondolier | Our Town Editor | September  2020 When Louella Albee founded the Venice Nokomis Woman’s Club back in 1926, she did more than create a luncheon club. Gathering together women who cared about the …

March 2020 Meeting

Venice Nokomis Woman’s Club inducted two new members this month. We received the wrap-up report on our “Dance for the Arts” event and the recent event at Fox Lea Farm. Our program speaker was from the Venice Art Center who filled us in on all the fabulous classes they have for children.


“These panels are from the Venice Museum & Archives’ exhibit entitled the Venice-Nokomis Woman’s Club: Over 90 Years Serving the Community that ran from March to July 2018.”  LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MUSEUM