Issaquah Women's Club
Issaquah Women's Club

Groups and Activities



In addition to our monthly meetings, our members also get together in smaller groups to share some of their mutual special interests in greater depth.  These groups include: 

Book Club

Excursion Group

Garden Group

Gourmet Club

Happy Hour

Lunch Bunch

Mahjongg Group

Walking/Hiking Group

Watercolor Group





Lead: Annette Aries at


There are no plans to meet over the summer. Book Club will start up again in September. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 26th.






This new group will kick off sometime in September. Stay tuned for details.











June Outing


Date: Saturday, June 18

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Avenue SE, Auburn

Lead: Sandy Cobel at


Alice Miller, history lover and collector of historical clothing and artifacts, will be speaking on women in the American workplace from a historical perspective. From an 1890s schoolteacher to a WWII Rose the Riveter to women of modern days, Alice will tell the stories of these women who helped to shape the U.S. workplace. A portion of Alice's collection of historical outfits will be on display.


After the program, we will take a tour of the beautiful botanical garden, featuring Schaefer Pond Garden Pavilion, the Heritage Flower Garden, the Carimas Long Borders, and much more.




June Meeting


Date: Thursday, June 16

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Location: Liz Cooper's home (see IWC directory for her address)

Co-Leads: Kay Broman at and Liz Cooper at


Because the plans for the May meeting of the Gourmet Club had to be canceled, the June meeting will mark our first in-person get-together since the group was created. Huzzah! We will gather at Liz Cooper's home for a potluck lunch--delicious goodies and lots of lively conversation and laughs. An email will be sent to the Gourmet group with details later.




Lead: Barb Bruemmer at


There are no plans to meet over the summer. Happy Hour will resume in September. The first gathering will be on Wednesday, September 14th.








June Lunch Bunch


Date: Thursday, June 23

Time: 11:30 PM

Location: Tutta Bella, 715 NW Gilman Boulevard, Isssaquah

Organizer: Camille Kelling


Our June Lunch Bunch gathering will be at Tutta Bella, 715 NW Gilman Boulevard in Issaquah. They have comfortable indoor or outdoor seating available and a wonderful Neapolitan menu. This is a perennial favorite of our club members for both luncheons and happy hours. Camille Kelling will host. Please sign up at the June 2nd meeting on the clipboard or call her (see the directory for her phone number) to save your seat. Buon appetito!





June Meetings


Dates & Times: Friday, June 10, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Third-floor community lounge of Diane Edwards's building

Co-Leads: Diane Edwards at and Marion Boike at


Mahjongg is an interesting and challenging tile game of luck and skill traditionally played with four people. We will continue our usual schedule through the summer months on the second and fourth Fridays. If you'd like to learn, we can teach you. Please contact Diane with your questions. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.




To All Monday Hikers & Walkers!


Co-Leads: Marion Boike ( and Mary Nassif (


Members are welcome to join us for informal walks on Monday mornings during the summer. Our walks will not be formally posted, so please email Mary and Marion if you are interested in participating and we will notify you of the walking route each week.


All walks and hikes are at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. All are weather permitting, so be sure to contact one of the leads if you plan to join the walk. Then you can be contacted if weather necessitates a change.




MONDAY, June 20th. HIKE! Snoqualmie Point Park. This is a new outing for our group. (Dog friends introduced us to this meadow--we sometimes bring our dogs and throw frisbees or balls for them to chase.) The meadow forms a beautiful outdoor amphitheater--we might raise our voices in, "The hills are alive . . . With the sound of music!" There are wonderful overlook shelters with maps to identify the peaks you are seeing. We will enjoy these amenities as we walk to the Rattlesnake Trail through the forest.


"Expect fewer hikers on this approach, and enjoy fantastic views out over the Snoqualmie Valley, Mount Si, Mount Tenerife, North Bend, and more. Hike to one of the pleasant viewpoints along the way, to Rattlesnake Mountain, or do a traverse all the way to Rattlesnake Lake, clocking in at 10.2 miles. The views are some of the best in the Cascade foothills and the trails can be hiked year-round, though it can be snowy in Winter. The trail follows I-90 fairly closely, but there are times you don't remember it's just out of sight. Still, the reality of being in a managed forest does appear as some sections wend through clearcuts. Fortunately, the forest canopy gets more mature toward the higher points, and there is a delightful progression of ecosystems along the way." [37580 Winery Road, Snoqualmie]


MONDAY, June 27th. WALK! Snoqualmie Trail--Crossing the Trestle. This is an old favorite and an easy beginning for any new members. The Snoqualmie Valley Trail from Tokul East [4333 356th Drive SE, Fall City] is a lovely flat walk on a wide gravel path that allows a look back into the history of the old railroad line, and we get to cross the original trestle. We usually turn around at the underpass, making this a 5-mile walk. Of course, you could choose to turn around earlier to shorten your walk. Here is a link to some interesting facts about the trestle and the history of the trail:





June Meeting


Date: Tuesday, June 7

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Location: In person, weather permitting (location TBD), or via Zoom

Lead: Barb Bruemmer at

Topic: Open painting





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Issaquah Women's Club
PO Box 615
Issaquah, WA  98027




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