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. For now, however, these groups either are meeting virtually via Zoom or are still in the process of determining just how they will proceed in this new normal. These groups include: 

Book Club

Mystery Book Club
Lunch Bunch

Walking/Hiking Group

IWC Happy Hour

Art Instruction Group

Virtual Art Tour Group

IWC Garden Group





Next Book Club Meeting


Date/Time: Tuesday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom

Lead: Annette Aries


Note: We will be discussing our interesting reads over the summer and picking books for our future sessions. We hope you can join us. We should be hearing about a lot of excellent books. If you are interested in attending and did not receive the email with the Zoom access information, please contact Annette at





Plans are pending, but we need your input. Were you a member of the Mystery Book Club in the past and wish it would continue? Are you interested in participating in a new Mystery Book Club? If the answer is "yes" either of these questions and you would like to be a part of making it happen, please contact Barb ( or Marion ( Thank you!






Lunch Bunch has always been one of our most popular activities. But in our new normal, we need to get creative. So we're asking for volunteers to explore our options. If you'd like to help, please contact Marion ( or Barb (





To All Monday Hikers & Walkers!


We will continue to meet Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and have selected walks and hikes that allow for good social distancing. We will keep our groups to 5 members and will break into two groups when necessary. Members who plan to attend should contact Marion Boike (793-989-1335) or Mary Nassif (425-830-3448).





  • MONDAY, October 26th, 9:30 a.m. WALK! A new walk added this fall from the Eastgate Starbucks on 156th in Bellevue (3181 156th Ave. SE, Bellevue 98007) to Robinswood Park. Some paved paths as well as dirt paths through the woods, 2.5 to 3 miles with no real elevation. Again, we will hope for accommodating weather to enjoy coffee outside.




  • MONDAY, November 2nd, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Snoqualmie Trail from Alice Lake Trailhead to the lookout over the valley to Snoqualmie Falls. A little over 3.5 miles round trip on a flat paved path.
  • MONDAY, November 9th, 9:30 a.m. HIKE! More Challenging! Lakemont Park to Lewis Creek Park (5170 Villge Park Drive, Bellevue 98059, from I-90 up Lakemont Blvd). We'll take the Lakemont Trail from Lakemont Park to Lewis Creek Park, then head back to Lakemont Park via Lakemont Blvd. Parks and woody ravine. Paved paths and dirt trails. Approximately 5 miles.
  • MONDAY, November 16th, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Rainier Loop through Issaquah from the Community Center along Rainier Avenue, and then back to make the loop, approximately 4 miles. Paved sidewalks and some trails (but with very little elevation), and lots to see along the way.
  • MONDAY, November 23rd, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Klahanie Park to Beaver Lake. Level walking along sidewalks and woodland trails, with beautiful Beaver Lake at the midpoint.
  • MONDAY, November 30th, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Sammamish Landing, 4607 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE. You will need to cross East Lake Sammamish Pkwy at the crosswalk from the parking lot to the trail to meet up. Level, paved pathway along the lake, approximately 5 miles (2.5 miles each way); you can turn around to make the walk shorter if you wish.


Detailed weekly directions and any change in plans will be sent to all members who have signed up for the Walking/Hiking Group. So don't forget to let Mary (425-830-3448) or Marion (703-989-1335) know if you plan to attend.




Date: Wednesday, November 11

Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual gathering via Zoom

Lead: Barb Bruemmer


If you would like to join, please contact Barb at She will send you the Zoom information.





Date: Tuesday, November 3

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual gathering via Zoom

Lead: Barb Bruemmer


What a great new group! In our first meeting, we explored interests and picked a subject to get us painting. This time we will work on a floral piece to practice paint and water control, and we will discuss paint characteristics and color theory. If you are new to the group, Barb can send you the list of supplies and suggestions that we reviewed on October 6th. All levels of experience are welcome. This is a great place to try out a new art form or do your own painting while sharing ideas with others. The next meeting is on Tuesday, November 3rd, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please contact Barb for the Zoom information.




Date: Tuesday, October 20

Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual gathering via Zoom

Focus: Art Institute of Chicago collection;

Lead: Barb Bruemmer


This will be the first meeting of this new group. The plan is to discuss how we would like to engage in this topic. There are lots of possibilities, such as discussing an artist, an art movement, a specific museum collection, or other suggestions. This first session will focus on the art collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. There are many well-known pieces in their collection (e.g., American Gothic, Nighthawks). All are welcome to join and discuss your interests. If you would like to participate, please contact Barb at She will send you the Zoom information.




Date: Thursday, October 22

Time: 12 noon until we've had our fill

Location: Flower World, 9322 196th Street SE, Snohomish 98296

Lead: Sandy Cobel



Our first IWC Garden Group event will be on Thursday, October 22nd. We will meet in the parking lot of Flower World at 12 noon. Flower World is a year-round garden center on 15 acres. The address is 9322 196th Street SE, Snohomish. Three of the acres are covered, so the visit can still go forward in case we get an inclement day. We will fallow all Washington State COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing and mask wearing. Unfortunately, we are not able to carpool because of the pandemic. All members are welcome to join us and you don't need to RSVP. Just show up at 12 noon and look for Sandy, holding up a blue umbrella. For directions to Flower World, check out or contact Sandy Cobel at



(Listed in order of # of survey responses by members. Name of group lead is in italics.)



Happy Hour (18) - Barb Bruemmer

Physical Strength & Stretching (12)

Virtual Art Tours (12) - Barb Bruemmer

Gourmet Club (12)

Gardening (10) - Sandy Cobel

Art Instruction - Watercolor (7) - Barb Bruemmer

Needle Arts (Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving) (6)

Wine Club (6)

Regional History (5)

Games (Chess, Other) (5)

Music Appreciation (5)

Finance (3)

Geneaology (3)

Science Topics (3)

Nonfiction Book Club (3)

TV Series (1)



If you would like to add another interest group, become an activity leader, or join a currently listed activity, please contact Bobbie Izuo ( or Sharon Miller ( Or if there is already a leader, you may contact them directly.


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








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