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 Celebrates 95 years!

The Venice Nokomis Woman’s Club celebrated their 95th Anniversary on Saturday, March 20 in honor of 95 years of service  to Venice by handing out bakery cookies, with 95 on them, to honor their foundress, Louella Albee, who held the first club  meeting on March 20, 1926. It was appropriate …

March 2021 Meeting

Tricia Cook spoke about Backpack Angels at the March membership meeting. Bonnie Burkhalter brought these compactly packed plastic bags to use for the sleeping mat project. Way to go Bonnie! Guest speaker, Janet Knudsen, demonstrates creating loops out of plastic bags to create “plarn” for crocheting sleeping mats for the …

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.