About WCO

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Abigail Stuart founded the Woman's Club of Olympia to improve the lives of women and to serve the community in 1883, six years before Washington became a State (history). We are a Non-Profit, Nondenominational, Nonpartisan Volunteer Service Organization. The Woman's Clubhouse was built in 1908 and later named for Abigail Stuart. (clubhouse history) Woman's Clubs are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

We have worked with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (Washington DC) since 1890 on:

    • Conservation movement for first forest preserve

    • National model for juvenile courts

    • Pure Food and Drug Act

    • Eight Hour Work Week/Child Labor Laws

    • Equal Rights for Women

    • Equal Pay for Equal Work

    • Alcohol/Drug Abuse Education for Women and Youth

    • Youth Suicide Prevention

Our Community Projects

Art/Photography Contest

Preservation of WCO Archives

Contributions to Local Charities

Scholarships for High School Students

Baby Layette Program

Preservation of the Abigail Stuart House

Homeless Backpacks

A Collect for Club Women

written by Mary Stewart in 1904

Keep us, O God from pettiness;

Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed

Let us be done with fault-finding,

And leave off self-seeking.

May we put away all pretense and meet

Each other face to face without self-pity

And without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgment and

Always generous.

Let us take time for all things;

Make us grow calm, serene, gentle.

Teach us to put into action our better impulses, Straight forward and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize it is the

Little things that create differences;

That in the big things of life

We are at one.

And may we strive to touch and to know

That great common human heart of us all,

And O Lord God, let us forget not to be kind.