Woman's Club


October 29 - Spooktacular Halloween Party, 7-9 OWC Clubhouse.  Advance tickets only $20, First Citizens, Nautical Wheelers, or Provision Company
November 12 - Fine Craft Show, 9-3 at the OWC Clubhouse
Free Yoga class every Monday and Wednesday, September-May, 8:30am at the Clubhouse



Welcome to the website of the Oriental Woman's Club (OWC) located in Oriental, North Carolina. OWC, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization federated in 1916, is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of NC ( and the International GFWC (

The purpose of Club work is to respond to the needs of people through community service and to offer opportunities for growth and development to members. Priorities have always been youth and education, health and welfare, community improvement, and beautification. These priorities are addressed directly through such activities as scholarship programs, road cleanups, arts festivals, domestic violence awareness, and assistance to those in need at home and abroad; and indirectly by raising funds for and awareness of other organizations in the local and global community. Community service teaches compassion, kindness, understanding, appreciation, and gratitude.

General meetings - open to the public - are held the first Tuesday of most months at 1:00 PM at the OWC Clubhouse, 1007 Gilgo Road, Oriental. The Club also has two divisions: Garden Club and an evening group: Ladies of the Neuse (LON). A bridge group meets weekly and a crafts/handiwork group meets monthly.

For 125 years GFWC and its member Clubs have been "Living the Volunteer Spirit" providing friendships, fellowship, fun, education, service opportunities, personal growth, leadership skills, and endless local and world-wide improvements. Clubs are unified yet diversified in what they do. OWC members are clearly "Women Together Making A Difference" striving to be an asset to their community and working for its betterment in every way.

Carol McAdoo and Faye Bond 2016 OWC Co-Presidents

Women together... making a difference

PO Box 515, 1007 Gilgo Road, Oriental, NC 28571    

2016 Events

19 Garden Club at clubhouse 9:30 am
19 LON 6:30 pm
17 Arts Festival reception 12-3, clubhouse 
27 EC Meeting at clubhouse 10:00 am

2 OWC Orientation  
6 GFWC-NC District 8 Arts Festival – Clayton
16 Garden Club Meeting, 9 AM – Climate Situation
16 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
23 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM
26 Harbor Sounds Concert & Ice Cream Social, 7-9 PM

1 OWC General Meeting, 1 PM -  Program:  Conservation
5 GFWC-NC Arts Festival - Campbell Univ, Buies Creek
12 OWC Chowder Cook-off – Oriental Marina
15 Garden Club Meeting, 9 AM
15 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
29 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM

5 OWC General Meeting, 1 PM  - Program: Federation Day
19 Garden Club Meeting, 9 AM
19 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
26 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM
28-30 GFWC-NC Convention - Doubletree Hotel, Atlantic Beach

6 Education Fundraiser
  - Italian Dinner and Wine Tasting, 6 PM
7 Garden Club Plant Sale at Farmer’s Market
17 Garden Club Meeting, Trip to Swansboro Garden Centers,  
17 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
31  OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM

7 OWC Pot Luncheon, 11:30 AM - Program: Education Awards
21 Garden Club Trip TBA  
21 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
26-29 GFWC Convention – Baltimore, MD

1-2 Croaker Festival

27 Golf Tournament
30 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM  - Appoint Nominating Committee

6 OWC General Meeting, 1 PM  - Program: Education, straw ballot
20 Garden Club Meeting, 9 AM
20 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
27 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM

4 OWC General Meeting, 1 PM  - Program: Home Life
18 Garden Club Meeting, 9 AM
18 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
25 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM
27 Spooktacular Halloween Party 7-9 Clubhouse

1 OWC Annual Meeting, 1 PM – Program: Arts
5 OWC Fine Arts & Crafts Show
5 Garden Club, Ornament Workshop, 9 AM
15 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
29 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM

1 OWC Christmas scholarship luncheon
8 Garden Club Luncheon, Morgans, 11:30am

2015 Officers
Co-President: Carol McAdoo & Fay Bond 
Secretary:   Suzanne Jantzen
Treasurer:  Theda Butkus
President Elect: 
Editor:  Jean Chastang 

Member, General Federation of Women's Clubs