Woman's Club


In addition to raising money for donations to local fire departments, an indigent care medical clinic, and many other local non-profit organizations, the Oriental Woman's Club sponsors a number of service and special interest activities.   Activities are managed by the department and committee chairs of the club.


The Oriental Woman’s Club will host a golf tournament on August 30th at the Minnesott Golf & Country Club.  The tournament will use a Super Ball format. There will be men’s, women’s and mixed teams competing for awards and cash prizes including $10,000 for a Hole-in-One on the 5th hole. Individuals not registered as a foursome will be placed in a foursome for play. The tournament fee is $60 per individual and includes green fee, golf cart and lunch. Sign-in begins at 8 am with a shot gun start at 9 am. A continental breakfast will be available during this period. There will be a 50/50 raffle, auction and many awards and cash prizes.

Click here for a brochure with additional information and a registration form.  Information on places to stay and things to do in Oriental can be found at and .

To Become a Sponsor: Contact Sally Belangia, PO Box 95, Oriental, NC 28571, 252-249-1252, .

  • Gold--$250 (golf cart sign & sponsor sign)
  • Silver--$100 (sponsor sign)

To Volunteer to Help : (OWC members; others welcome)-Contact Sally Belangia, PO Box 95, Oriental, NC 28571, 252-249-1252,

The Oriental Woman's Club is celebrating 100 years of community service, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization within the meaning of the US Internal Revenue Code. As such, donations are tax deductible.

Ongoing activities of the Club include the following.  Click here for contact information about each activity.

Community Service

Adopt-A-Highway The club maintains a 2-mile stretch of NC Highway 55 through Oriental. 

Arts Festivals OWC sponsors local and statewide competitions for clubwomen and students in arts, crafts, drama, literature, music, needlework, photography, and public speaking. 

American Cancer Society  OWC's Relay for Life team raises money for cancer research, education, advocacy, and service as part of the spring county-wide fundraiser.

Caswell Center  This is an outreach project for the Center, located near Kinston, which serves the state's mentally challenged citizens.   

Oriental Cemetary  The care of Silverbrook Road cemetery is the is the longest on-going community service project of the OWC.  It began as a special project in October 1922, and is now supported by family lot owner payments.

Scholarships  The Inez S. Hargrove and Frank and Violet Cathers Scholarships are awarded to a Pamlico County student each year.  In addition, the club sponsors a student in the competition for the statewide Sally Southall Cotten scholarship and the Mary K. Whitener Piano Scholarship.

Yoga  Free classes are held September - May on Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 at the clubhouse

Special Interest Groups

The Ladies of the Neuse (LON) are members of OWC whose home and career responsibilities keep them from taking an active part in the Club's daytime activities.  The group meets at 7pm on the third Tuesday.  

The Garden Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the clubhouse or other locations. A newsletter is published September through May.

The Bridge group includes members at all levels of expertise and meets to share knowledge of the game through play and discussion.

The WOOCHANG group (Women of Oriental Crafts, Handwork, And Needlework) sponsors craft and related workshops for the OWC.




Women together... making a difference

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