About Hilo Woman’s Club

The Hilo Woman’s Club is a community service organization committed to assisting and educating its members in the areas of civic and personal interest.

For Our Community

To promote the educational, social and civic development of its members as well as the community. 

For Hilo

To assist in the betterment of the social and civic conditions of Hilo and vicinity.

Our Events Calendar

See when our upcoming meetings are being held, when our special events are planned & what dates are still available for Clubhouse rentals.  

Our success at the Hilo Woman’s Club comes from working together and reaching out to make a difference by helping others.

Beverly Heikes, Club President

President’s Message

It’s a privilege and a great honor to be President of the Hilo Woman’s Club at such a wonderful time as this. As we celebrated our 90th anniversary I was reminded of our past members and would like to dedicate this anniversary celebration to them. Mahalo for being very instrumental in improving our community and enhancing the lives of others through the various activities here at our club.

The Hilo Woman’s Club is a very unique group of women, representing a wide range of ages, interests and experiences, all dedicated to the success of our club and making our community a better place. In keeping with our purpose “to promote the educational, social and civic development of our members and our community”, these wonderful women with their tremendous diversity and many talents all make an impact here at the club. We are united in our shared commitment to community improvement through our volunteer services. Together, we do so much to bring about positive change while serving our community.

Read Our President’s Complete Message

OUR HISTORY

In the early 1900s, a group of Hilo women formed the Hilo Dramatic Club. Proceeds from amateur theatricals helped to care for the indigents of Hilo. In 1920, the Welfare Bureau and Board of Child Welfare were organized and the members decided to form a modern women’s club with three divisions of interest: outdoor improvement, study of civic problems, and literary/dramatic study. The first meeting was held on January 12, 1921 with 77 women attending. Over the past 90 years, the Hilo Woman’s Club has accomplished the following:

Established the Girls’ Detention Home for dependent girls under court jurisdiction until the Salvation Army placed the Home under its wing.

Created the Hilo playground system by providing a playground director and assisting in the management of Lincoln Park until the county assumed responsibility.

Created the Hilo branch of the Humane Society and paid a caretaker until the County eventually took over several years later.

Sponsored musical artists and concerts from 1924-1954.

Collected trash and planted many trees and flowers in beautification projects through out the years.

Sponsored the collection of funds to develop Liliuokalani Park and donated the Japanese Pagoda.

Greeted troop ships and sent flowers to Hilo soldier’s funerals during WWII. Three members served in the Army WAAC or Navy WAVES.

Sponsored children for YWCA and Girl Scout camperships during the 1950-60s.

Started a scholarship program in 1953 for East Hawaii women. The program has been ongoing since that time and is now open for both men and women.

Assisted the Red Cross in “Operation Stopover” for servicemen on their way to duty in Vietnam.

Adopted support of Destination Hilo and the Aloha Room at the pier to welcome cruise ship visitors.” Opened the Pink Elephant Thrift Shop in May, 1956 and kept it open for 50 years.

Adopted support of Destination Hilo and the Aloha Room at the pier to welcome cruise ship visitors.

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OUR CLUBHOUSE RENTAL

 

Location

Conveniently located … 

Clubhouse

Clubhouse occupancy rate is 125. Rental includes use of seventeen (17) 8’ tables and approximately 130 chairs.

Guest Experience

Features include extensive natural lighting, a dedicated reception area, stage, ceiling fans and restrooms. 

Kitchen Facilities

Rental includes access to and use of a non-certified kitchen with extensive counter top space, an electric ceramic-top stove, refrigerator and sinks.

 

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Some Fun Facts About Us

60

Members Strong 

50

Scholarships Presented

94

Years Serving the Hilo Community

3000

Teddy Bears Donated to Children’s Surgical Center 

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