Woman's Club


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.

Debbie Montgomery 2017 OWC President


Women together... making a difference

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

2017 Events

3 OWC General Meeting 1pm
15  Arts Festival reception 12-3, clubhouse
17 Garden Club at clubhouse 9:30 am
17 LON 6:30 pm 
31 EC Meeting at clubhouse 10:00 am

4 GFWC-NC District 8 Arts Festival – Selma
7 OWC Orientation 1:30-3:30
21 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM 9am, clubhouse to carpool
25 Garden Club Camillia Show in Wilmington
28 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM

7  OWC General Meeting, 1pm, white elephant sale
11 OWC Chowder Cook-off – Oriental Marina
21 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
27 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM
30 GC trip to Art in Bloom, Raleigh. Details TBA

4 OWC General Meeting, 1 PM  - Program: Federation Day
7 New Bern Garden Tour, details, TBA
18 Garden Club meeting 9am
18 LON Meeting, 6:30 PM
25 OWC EC Meeting, 10 AM


2017 Officers
President: Debbie Montgomery 
Secretary:   Suzanne Jantzen, Anne Parker
Treasurer:  Theda Butkus
President Elect: 
Newsletter Editor:  Jean Chastang 

Member, General Federation of Women's Clubs