Lakeside Women’s Club

The Lakeside Women’s Club has been an integral and vital part of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience since 1928.

MEMBERSHIP: All are welcome to join the Lakeside Women’s Club (LWC), regardless of gender, whether living in or visiting Lakeside. Annual membership dues are $20 and can be paid at Green Gables (161 Walnut Ave.). Their mission is to enhance the Lakeside experience for women through fellowship, outreach and education.

PROGRAMMING & ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: The LWC hosts several book discussions, programs, book reviews and events throughout the summer. Read the weekly Lakesider newspaper in the summer for the most up-to-date information. All programs are held at Green Gables, unless otherwise noted.

All Lakeside Chautauqua guests and residents are welcome to borrow books from the LWC Library at Green Gables or purchase pre-owned books at the Used Book Sale. The library is open Monday-Friday 1-3 p.m. during the summer. The LWC also has a thrift shop at Green Gables called ‘The Corner Cupboard.’ Purchases are made through the honor system. Free Wi-Fi is available at Green Gables.

RESERVE A ROOM: The Lakeside Women’s Club rents rooms to adult women in the historic Green Gables Cottage, built in 1883. Rooms with two twin beds are available for $80 per night and one room with a single bed is available for $60 per night. Call the hostess Tayna Frost at 419-798-4734 for reservations.

Weekly Summer Schedule

 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Bunch Book Discussion or 1:30 p.m. After Lunch Bunch Book Discussion (alternating Mondays)
– 10 a.m. “Women Reading through the Bible” Bible Study
– 3-5 p.m. Mahjong
– 7:30 p.m. Porch Stories (select Monday evenings)

 – 1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women’s Club Program

 – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Bridge
– 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Mahjong

 – 9:30-11 a.m. Mahjong
– 1:30-3:30 p.m. Bridge

 – 1:30 p.m. Book Review at Green Gables
– 3-5 p.m. Mahjong

2023 Special Events

– July 27 Tour of Cottages

Monday Book Discussions

The After Lunch Book Discussions and Breakfast Bunch Book Discussions meet every other Monday afternoon starting June 12-Aug. 28. The After Lunch group meets at 1:30 p.m. and Breakfast Bunch starts at 8:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to have read the book in advance.

  • June 12: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles; Rachel Murphy, discussion leader – 1:30 p.m.
  • June 19: TBD – 8:30 a.m.
  • June 26: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee; Ginny Metz, discussion leader – 1:30 p.m.
  • July 10: Horse by Geraldine Brooks; Nancy Jacobs, discussion leader – 1:30 p.m.
  • July 17: TBD – 8:30 a.m.
  • July 24: A Widow’s Story by Joyce Carol Cates; Rosemary Mazurek, discussion leader – 1:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 1: TBA – 8:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 7: The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel; Judy Sudomir, discussion leader – 1:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 14: TBD – 8:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 21: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng; Char Wilkerson, discussion leader – 1:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 28: TBD – 8:30 a.m.



Barbara Browning, President 
Lakeside Women’s Club