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.

Check Presented to Tidewell Honors

At the March 14, 2019 general meeting of the Venice Nokomis Woman’s Club (VNWC), Lise Mills, Director of Fundraising (VNWC) presented the ceremonial check to Tidewell Honors Program, the recipient of their Nov, 2018 Breakfast Fundraiser held at Paradise Grill, Nokomis in the amount of $5,881.11.


Venice Nokomis Woman’s Club Christmas Gala Luncheon
“Elephant Gift Exchange” Thursday, December 13th, 2018 11:30am – 2:30pm at the Venice Community Center

Veterans Serving Veterans

The Venice-Nokomis Woman’s Club hosted a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser to support the Tidewell Honors Program.
Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Paradise Grill.

Women Build 2018

VNWC participated once again in Habitat for Humanity Women Build in October. About Habitat for Humanity Women Build Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Though our neighborhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are also the …

VNWC Acknowledged for New Venice Library Support

Venice-Nokomis Woman’s Club attended a wonderful recognition ceremony on August 27, 2018 at the Sarasota County Commission meeting in Venice. We are proud to be a part of making the new William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library an amazing new place in our community! 

2018 Family Fun Day at Venice Art Center

Family Fun Day held at the Venice Art Center Saturday, July 28, 2018. All of the children and volunteers had fun!!! About Venice Art Center Mission: To provide cultural resources to the community and to encourage the knowledge and appreciation of Visual Art in all its forms. In 1956, the …

Christmas in July

VNWC supported Venice Mainstreet by riding the trolley during Christmas in July. Our volunteers along with Santa (Rick Belisle and Jimmy Wolfe) talked with riders, provided information and water and helped spread the holiday spirit.

Highlights of 2017-2018

Learn about our activities and accomplishments in 2017 and so far in 2018. Topics include recognitions, general organizational improvements, community outreach, and fundraising achievements.

VNWC Museum Exhibit

“Venice-Nokomis Woman’s Club – 90 years of serving the Community” is a temporary exhibit at the Venice Museum & Archives. On March 15th, VMA offered a reception for VNWC. Members who attended enjoyed the great hospitality and informative exhibit, which features the creation and maintenance of the first area library in …

New Members Welcomed

Meet our new members welcomed in May. Pictured left to right: Maureen Luiszer, Janice D’Amico, Simona Pollak, Janis Wethly, Jill Hockney and Kathy Stankard

Bingo for Family Promise

VNWC held a bingo fundraiser to benefit Family Promise resulting in a donation of over $6,500. With 250 people attending, it proved to be fun and a great success. We also had 30+ volunteers which made it so successful. Special thanks go to Karen Troyan who did the centerpieces, decorations …


“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