The Holly Club of Wrentham was organized in 1898. The club was named when a group of women, seeking to begin a women's club, met in December and noticed the bowl of holly on the table. The decision was made to take the name The Holly Club.
This club is dedicated to social services, civic activities and a broader fellowship among women. Affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts, and the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the Holly Club is open to all women regardless of race, color or creed.
In broadening our membership base, we become aware of other groups, other needs, other ways in which we can become involved and make a difference in the world, sometimes in small ways, sometimes in larger ways.
Any woman interested in the objectives and work of the club is invited to attend a meeting and/or become a member. Please contact our Membership Chairperson, Shila Duffy at (978) 815-2437.
The Holly Club Supports the Following
Some of the area programs that the Holly Club supports or recently supported include:
- College Scholarships for Wrentham High School Students
- Wrentham Food Pantry - Holiday Gifts, Monthly Food Donations
- Valentine Bouquets to Residents of Wrentham Nursing Homes
- Donations to Veterans
- Baking cookies for Wrentham Senior Center Meal Program
- New Hope Shelter and its Programs
- KP Senior All Night Party
- Dare Program
- Wrentham Elementary Schools - Camp Bournedale Scholarship, Automated External Defibrillators AED, Arbor Day Tree Project
- Camperships for Various Wrentham Youth Activities
- Fiske Library Summer Reading Program
- Wrentham Public Health Nurses Fund
- Donations Toward Cancer Research
- Club’s 100thAnniversary Project: Restoration of Town Gazebo
Meetings are monthly from October through May on the first Tuesday, unless otherwise noted. Along with club business discussion, we have special interest programs each month such as health, financial, gardening, craft night and cooking demonstrations. Refreshments are provided by the monthly refreshment committee.
2016-2017 Club Calendar
NOVEMBER 1, 2016 @ 7:00 PM – Fiske Library
Michelle Palladini Detective & Certified Sexual Assault Investigator “Women’s Self Defense Program R.A.D.”
DECEMBER 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Christmas Gathering at Proctor Mansion Inn
JANUARY 3, 2017 @ 6:30 PM – Fiske Library
Winter Festival Soup and Salad
Paper Bag Auction
JANUARY 21, 2017 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
SNOWFLAKE GALA at James Breakfast & More - Click here to View the Snowflake Gala Flyer
FEBRUARY 7, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Fiske Library “Community Organizations in Your Neighborhood” - Public Invited
Meet & Learn about non-profit organizations in our community. Senior Project for Valentines Day
MARCH 7, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – Fiske Library
Ren Antonowicz Fashion Era presentation “Cocktail Culture: The Mad Men Era”
APRIL 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Holly Club Hustle 5K
Race begins at The Tavern at Wrentham. Registration begins at 8:30 AM
APRIL 4, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – Fiske Library
Gayle Suzanne Life Coach, Author, Motivational Speaker Change and Energy Leadership “Change Moves us Forward”
MAY 2, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Venue to be Announced ANNUAL MEETING
The Holly Club has two Town afghans for sale. Our Historic Afghan is green and cream colored and includes the Town Seal in the center surrounded by various historic properties in Wrentham. Cost $50.00.
Our colorful Tapestry Afghan has the Town Gazebo in the center surrounded by scenic drawings of Lake Pearl and Sheldonville, along with a few different historical properties and monuments in Wrentham. Cost $50.00.
Eight years ago the club began selling a series of ornaments depicting various Wrentham landmarks. They make a wonderful remembrance set or are great as individual ornaments.
We offer the following:
- The Town Gazebo
- Old Fiske Library, dated 2007
- Proctor Mansion, dated 2008
- Cook's Hall, dated 2009
- The Big Apple
- Lake Pearl
- 1910 depiction of Wrentham Center
- Welcome to Wrentham Sign
- King Philip Pride
New Prints Available
Afghans, ornaments and prints will also be available each Saturday morning from Thanksgiving through December 21st at the post office.