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

Mah jongg Group

Walking/Hiking Group

Watercolor Group





To All Monday Hikers & Walkers!


Co-Leads: Marion Boike ( and Mary Nassif (


Weekly walks/hikes begin at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and are "weather permitting." The Walking/Hiking Group is pleased to announce a new opportunity: We are beginning 4:30 p.m. walks or hikes on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. These are meant to accommodate the daytime work schedules of some of our members, and all are welcome to take advantage of these new times for recreation and friendship.



(and a Bonus First Monday in March Walk!)


MONDAY, February 6th, 9:30 a.m. HIKE! Meet at Pickering Barn and walk to Lake Sammamish State Park. This is a level walk from the barn to park on sidewalks and dirt paths, where we can walk along the water on the beaches. There are picnic tables and restrooms available for a stop along the way. Then we will return to the barn. [1730 10th Avenue NW, Issaquah] (about 4 miles).


MONDAY, February 9th, 4:30 p.m. HIKE! We can meet outside Caffe Ladro [1200 10th AVenue NE, Issaquah Highlands] where there is ample parking. We will walk along concrete and blacktop sidewalks, along the lake in the Sunset Walk community with lighted path, and uphill all the way to the Blakely Hall area. We will circle the Village Green park and proceed down the sidewalk along Park Drive, descending back to Cffe Ladro at 10th Avenue. The whole walk will cover approximately 3 miles, with about 200 feet elevation gain.


MONDAY, February 13th, 9:30 a.m. HIKE! Tradition Plateau: We will offer a new hike for our group, although many of the women have done this local lovely before. We will park on 2nd Avenue in Issaquah. Then our paths take us on a moderate slope up to Tradition Lake, approximately 300 foot gain. This should get our motors going! As we have observed when we've passed this parking lot on past walks, it is often quite full. You might want to carpool or plan to park along the avenue in that case. [Parking lot, The Rainier Trail, Issaquah].


MONDAY, February 20th, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Meet at Eastgate Cypress Coffee, and walk to Robinswood Park. We will walk on sidewalks and park trails (3 miles). Coffee afterward at a new coffeeshop for us! [3080 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue].


THURSDAY, February 23rd, 4:30 p.m. WALK! We will meet at Klahanie Park [25000 SE Klahanie Blvd., Sammamish] at 4:30 and then take a walk through Klahanie on lighted streets, approximately 3 miles. We can look forward to longer days starting in March with more sunlight for our evening walks.


MONDAY, February 27th, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Coulon Park, Renton, We will meet near the tennis courts. The park is off Lake Washington Boulevard near the Southport Drive exit off the I-405 freeway. If you're familiar iwth either The Landing center or the Boeing facility in Renton, the park is a little north of those spots. [1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton]. We will walk park paths along Lake Washington (3 to 4 miles).





MONDAY, March 6th. 9:30 a.m. WALKKlahanie Starbucks to Yellow Lake and back. This is a fairly open, paved or hard-surface trail under the powerlines and then through the woods. We will meet in the parking lot in front of Starbucks at the Klahanie Shopping Center. [4570 Klahanie Drive SE]. That makes a perfect spot for an apres walk cup of Joe for any who want to stay and chat (3 miles level). Coffee afterward.


Let Mary ( or Marion ( know if you plan to join us on any of these walks. Guests are always welcome.? ?) )? ? ???????????




Date/Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.

Hostess: Lis Wicks

Lead: Annette Aries at

Books: The Perfect Librarian by Marie Benedict







Mark Your Calendars!


Kathleen Hanlon and Julie Dreher have organized an excursion to the Frye Art Museum at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3rd, to see the new exhibit called "The Third, Meaning." The Frye Art Museum is located at 704 Terry Avenue in Seattle, and admission is free.


"The Third, Meaning" stages much-loved works from the museum's collection in groupings of three, aiming to set up small conversations about form, context, history, mythology, and whatever else we come up with. And our favorite part? There are no wrong answers. Come join the conversation!


Julie has offered to drive carpool, probably leaving Issaquah at 1:00 p.m. Contact either of us (Kathleen -; Julie - to sign up. We will also have a sign-up sheet at the February 7 business meeting.




Date/Time: ON HOLD

Lead: Sandy Cobel at


The Garden Group is currently "on hold" until gardening weather returns to the Pacific Northwest. That said, Garden Group members are encouraged to attend the ever-popular Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. Tickets are available online (, and the Festival will run from February 15th to the 19th this year.




Date/Time: Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom

Co-Leads: Kay Broman at and Liz Cooper at

Presenters: eve Martinez-Petrut and Kathy Drasbek

Topic: France





Date/Time: Wednesday, February 8, at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Enzo's Bistro & Bar, 120 NW Gilman Boulevard, Issaquah

Lead: Bobbie Izuo at


Please join us! The more the merrier!







Date/Time: Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Bukhara Bar & Grill, 131 Front Street, Issaquah

Organizer: Camille Kelling at


We will be gathering for Lunch Bunch at 11:30 a.m. on February 23rd at the Bukhara Bar & Grill on Front Street. There will be a sign-up sheet at the February business meeting. Take a peek at their menu beforehand ( to explore all the tasty options available.




Dates/Times: Friday, February 10, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, February 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Third-floor community lounge, 3941 226th Place SE, Issaquah (in Providence Point)

Lead: Diane Edwards at


Mah jongg is an interesting and challenging tile game of luck and skill traditionally played with four people. If you'd like to learn, we can teach you. Please contact Diane with any questions. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun!




February Meetings:


Date/Time: Tuesday, February 7, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 21, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom

Topic: Open paint session

Lead: Barb Bruemmer at


Our watercolor/painting group will have an open session working on our individual projects, sharing painting tips, and encouraging and supporting our fellow artists.


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




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