The Lexington Woman’s Club is a charitable organization which creates and maintains an organized center of thought and action among the members for the promotion of social, educational, and cultural growth, and to promote the betterment of humanity at large.

Requirements to Join



Member Responsibilities



There is an initiation fee of $10.  The dues are $60 for members per annum, payable in May.  Members joining throughout the year will pay pro-rated dues depending upon the month they join.



#1  Community Service: Through LWC’s Children’s Clothing Center, we provide a week’s worth of school clothing to over 900 underprivileged K-5 grade school children in Fayette County each year.  LWC members raise money to purchase school clothing so each child can have new pants/jeans, tops, underwear, coat, hat, gloves, toiletries, and a book.  We also provide gently used clothing in good repair.  The clothing center is set up like a department store.  Members and volunteers help the children pick out what they like so their shopping experience is fun for them. 


LWC funds a full tuition college scholar-ship annually for a Fayette County female student over 25 years of age — a lifeline to women who are struggling to pay increasing college costs while maintaining their families and jobs.  We also fund one smaller college scholarship for a graduating high school senior in Fayette County who has excelled in service to his/her community and school.


And, we actively support programs such as KY Pink Connection (serving breast cancer patients), Shop-and-Share (helping domestic violence victims), KET Telefund, Red Cross, veterans’ services, God’s Pantry, and others.


#2  Friendship:  We truly love our LWC sisterhood and like being together, whether at meetings, planning our annual Bids for Kids fundraiser, working at our Children’s Clothing Center, interviewing scholarship applicants, working on service projects, visiting interesting businesses—or just having lunch.


We offer each other support, encouragement, comfort, and companionship.  These benefits are shared by club women from all walks of life, with varied perspectives and diverse backgrounds.  Whether you’ve lived in the Bluegrass for years or are new to the area, there is no better way to meet new people, enjoy worthwhile activities, and cultivate lifelong friendships than to join Lexington Woman’s Club.

#3 Developing Leadership Skills and Networking:  We encourage new members to take leadership roles.  Serving as an LWC officer, committee chairperson, or member of a special project team builds leadership skills that help you learn how to motivate and    influence other people in a positive way. 

Even if you don’t see yourself becoming the club president one day, you will still have  opportunities to take part in committees and special projects or hold officer positions, if you wish. 


Lexington Woman’s Club members represent a cross section of successful women from the community who come from all walks of life.  Many members are business women who can offer career advice or referrals.  You can also meet our program speakers, many of whom are prominent business owners, community leaders, and educators, at our general and department  meetings. 



Who can join?  Any adult female resident of the greater Lexington area and Fayette County twenty-one years of age or older may apply for membership.  We have members across a wide age range, with even some mother/daughter and sister/sister-in-law members.   We are a fun and friendly group.


Do I have to have a sponsor?  What if I don’t know anyone in the club?  If you don’t know a member, contact us so we can invite you to a meeting, a volunteer session, or a prospective member coffee.  Because we work so closely together on important projects, we like to get to know about potential members’ interests and strengths before submitting their applications to the board for approval.  


What if I work during the day?  Most meetings are held in the morning, but we hold two general and about eight department meetings per year in the evening for those members who prefer evening meetings.  We have many members who hold full- and part-time jobs while still being active in the club.


Where do you meet?  We meet at various locations in Lexington (businesses, country clubs, restaurants, UK, members’ homes, libraries, etc.) depending on the program.  Members do not have to attend all meetings.


How much does it cost?  Annual dues are $60, payable by May 31st, plus a $10 initiation fee.  Members who join during the club year pay pro-rated dues.  Members must also buy or sell one $50 annual fundraiser ticket and make or sell one $50 clothe-a-child donation per year. 


Can I attend a meeting or volunteer with your organization prior to applying for membership?  Yes!  Call us, and we will tell you about upcoming meetings, coffee get-togethers, or volunteer activities to choose from.   


What are the member requirements? 

We do have a lot of fun and enjoy getting together, but we are a service organization and require that our members be able fulfill these responsibilities:


When are your meetings?  We provide a club yearbook with a calendar of all scheduled meetings, programs, and locations, so you’ll have time to plan ahead.   You are not required to attend all meetings.


Who do I contact?  Don’t be shy.  Guests are welcome, and we want to meet you!  Interested women can contact Kate Hook, President 859-391-4747.






















Clothing Center

Clothing Center
Clothing we give
Examples of Clothing Provided to Children