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





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.



(and a Bonus First Monday in November Walk!)



MONDAY, October 3rd. 9:30 a.m. WALKTime to View the Salmon Returning. We will meet in front of the issaquah Library (10 SE Sunset Way, Issaquah), and then walk to the Community Center and on the Rainier Trail to 2nd Avenue, and then back to visit the Salmon Hatchery. Salmon Days will have just ended, so we are hoping to be there at peak time to see the salmon returning home. After our time exploring the hatchery, we can have coffee at Fifty5 Sunset, the new coffee shop right next door.


MONDAY, October 10th. 9:30 a.m. WALK! Walk in East Bellevue. We will meet outside the Starbucks at 3181 156th Avenue SE, Bellevue. The group will then walk through a nearby business park lined with colorful trees to the wooded path in the Spiritridge neighborhood and back for coffee at Starbucks. This is an easy walk of about 2 miles unless the group decides to add a little more distance, in which case we can add the trail to Robinswood Park to stretch the walk to 3.5 or 4 miles.


MONDAY, October 17th. 9:30 a.m. WALK!  Fall Colors at Coulon Park. We will return to Coulon Park in Renton to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and the walk along Lake Washington. We will meet by the tennis courts in the park, and the walk will be along paved, level paths with a total distance of 3 to 4 miles.


MONDAY, October 24th. 9:30 a.m. WALK/EASY HIKEEvans Creek Preserve. We will meet at Evans Creek Preserve (4001 224th Avenue NE, Redmond). This is a fairly easy hike with only slight elevation. The gorup will do a loop around the wooded, dirt paths, which will include navigation of some hills, rocks, and roots and provide a few scenic viewpoints. This walk/easy hike will be approximately 3 miles.



MONDAY, October 31st. 9:30 a.m. WALKIssaquah Highlands Parks & Ponds Walk with Coffee at Marion's Home. We will meet at Marion's home (see directory for her address), just off Park Drive. We will walk through parks and ponds around the Highlands neighborhoods, approximately 2 miles. We will climb one hill near the largst pond where there is a nice view of distant mountains and the surrounding neighborhood. On our return, you are invited to Marion's condo for some coffee, munchies, and conversation. This is Halloween, so there might be some goblins about. Parking can be found on 14th Avenue, 15th Avenue, Park Drive, Huckleberry Circle, Iris Street, or Jade Street.


If you can't walk with us, please come for coffee anyway. We should be back to Marion's between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. (our best guess).


MONDAY, November 7th. 9:30 a.m. WALK! Sammamish Landing to Marymoor Park. We will meet in the Sammamish Landing parking lot (4607 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Sammamish). After we are all gathered, we will cross the street and head north on the trail toward Marymoor Park where we can walk to the lake and hopefully see some birds and perhaps other wildlife. The walk is 3 to 4 miles on level paved and bark pathlways along the lake and through the park. People are always welcome to shorten the walk if they want to head back before we get to the park.


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




Date: Tuesday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Susan Harter's home

Lead: Annette Aries at

Book: The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett


And for those who want to plan ahead, the book for November will be The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Marion Boike will be hosting.






Whidbey Island Art Excursion:

You're Invited!


On Wednesday, October 26th, the Art Adventurers will meet at the Issaquah Post Office parking lot to carpool to the Mukilteo Ferry. The cost for the ferry round-trip ride is approximately $25 for each vehicle and senior driver, and about $3 each for senior passengers. When arriving on Whidbey, we will drive to Coupeville and walk through the Price Sculpture Forest (see website at There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated. Then we will drive into the Coupeville waterfront where there are several art galleries to browse. Afterward, we can meet at the Front Street Grill ( for lunch. Then it is back into cars for a drive back to Clinton, a ferry ride back to Mukilteo, and a drive home to Issaquah. As you can see, this is a fun-packed, full-day's adventure.


If you are interested in joining, please contact Marion Boike ( Marion is happy to drive, and if we have more than one carload interested, she hopes someone else will offer to drive as well.




Date/Time: Thursday, October 13 at 12 noon

Location: Lake Wilderness Arboretum

Lead: Sandy Cobel at


The Lake Wilderness Arboretum is located in Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley. Admission to the arboretum is free and there is plenty of parking. There are five different gardens to enjoy--an azalea garden, a rock garden, a woodland garden, the legacy garden, and a perennial garden. There is also a Tribal Life Trail with an ethnobotanical garden.


The Lake Wilderness is less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Issaquah. The address is 12520 SE 248th Street, Maple Valley. Enter the arboretum from SE 248th Street. Proceed to the right on Gaffney Road to the main parking area (on the left side of Gaffney Road). We will meet in the parking lot at 12 noon.




Date/Time: Thursday, October 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom

Co-Leads: Kay Broman at and Liz Cooper at


In keeping with the football theme of our October meeting, the Gourmet Club will be sharing recipes, stories, and entertaining ideas for tailgating and other sports-related gatherings and parties. For those who are not particularly into sports, picnic fare will work into our theme. An email will be sent with the Zoom link to all individuals on the Gourmet Club mailing list prior to the meeting. To be added to the list contact Liz or Kay.




Date/Time: Wednesday, October 12, at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Coho Cafe, 6130 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway, SE, Issaquah

Lead: Bobbie Izuo at


Marion Boike will be hosting in Bobbie's absence. All are welcome! The more the merrier!




Date: Thursday, October  27, at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Big Fish Grill, 984 NE Park Drive in the Issaquah Highlands

Organizer: Camille Kelling at


We had a lovely time with great conversation and delicious food at Enzo's for our September Lunch Bunch. So let's go fishing for more of the same at Big Fish Grill in the Issaquah Highlands for our October 27th gathering. All are welcome!




October Meetings


Dates/Times: Friday, October 14, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 28, 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


Mahjongg 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!




Date/Time: Tuesday, October 4, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom

Lead: Barb Bruemmer at


The Watercolor Group is enjoying working together using Zoom (we don't have to cart things around). Our next session will be Tuesday, October 4th, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. It will be a continuation of our individual projects.


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




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