History

The Winnetka Club: Our History at a Glance

Since its early beginnings in 1908, The Winnetka Club has been an integral part of the civic and philanthropic life of the community. The Club has a long and honored history as an active supporter of the community. The services and support provided by the Club have changed with the demands of the times – and the Club continues the tradition of “giving back”.

Community service and commitment are the foundation of the Club’s mission. During World War I, service projects in support of civilian efforts were organized and completed. During the years of World War II and beyond, members were instrumental in ensuring home delivery of mail and providing other needed services – as well as organizing the PTA and League of Women Voters in Winnetka.

The Club continues its tradition of service today. Currently, The Winnetka Club awards scholarships annually, from its Kitty Shen scholarship Fund and The Winnetka Club Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to qualifying, graduating senior students living the New Trier Township. The Club also supports other philanthropic endeavors.

Donations have recently been made by The Winnetka Club on behalf of the members to the following:

Angel Fund of New Trier

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA)

Erica’s Lighthouse

The Hadley School for the Blind

Hands of Peace

Lamb’s Farm

North Shore Senior Center

New Trier Education Foundation

New Trier Food Pantry

Regina Dominican High School

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Rotary Club of Winnetka and Northfield

Sacred Heart School

Women’s Exchange

Winnetka Historical Society

Winnetka Youth Organization