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.

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.


Myrna Goldbaum, Kathy Couture, Margie Buffa Simcox, Pattie Creech, Carol Karakashian installed as new members on January 9, 2020.


At the Friday December 20, 2019 Venice Symphony Holiday Pops Concert collecting hygiene products on behalf of Backpack Angels.

Pictured from Left to Right:  Sharyn Lonsdale, Director of Marketing Venice Symphony and VNWC member; Bonnie Burkhalter, VNWC and Tricia Cook, VNWC.

October 2019 Meeting

New members were inducted this October. Ann Hall, head librarian and the youth librarian at the Venice Library, introduced us to the Creation Stations and how they would be used. VNWC helped fund these and were thrilled with the multiple uses for children and adults alike. 

September 2019 Meeting

The Venice Nokomis Woman’s Club held their September meeting. We welcomed five new members to the club. Our first program of the year was Sandy Davisson of the Venice Theatre. Sandy leads the Education & Outreach Department. The Venice Theatre Education Department was chosen as our Community Partner for the …

Family Fun Day 2019 at Venice Art Center

Ladies from the Venice Nokomis Woman’s Club volunteered at the Venice Art Center Family Fun Day. They encouraged budding young artists to decorate stones with artwork or inspirational words. Everyone had fun. About Venice Art Center Mission: To provide cultural resources to the community and to encourage the knowledge and …


“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