Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

William Butler

Palisades Women’s Club Auxiliary Groups are special interest groups for PWC members developed through shared passions and interests.

The organizing principles include:

  • Participation in group activities requires PWC membership.
  • These groups are self-managed by the participants in the group.
  • Group activities are funded by the members of that group and not by the PWC budget.
  • New groups can be formed as our PW members desire to build and lead activities!

We are seeking an Auxiliary Group Coordinator to help .

Previous Groups include those listed below. New groups will be formed as our membership interests and leaders emerge through the 2021-2022 PWC year.

PWC Cooking Club

Contact Kathleen Juhl

The PWC Cooking Club is a group of ladies who come together to share their love of cooking, eating and food in general. All have a vested interest in cooking and are looking to meet other like-minded people. This club meets once a month in a member’s home. The hostess provides the recipe and all participate in preparing and cooking the food; then all share the food around the kitchen table with appropriate wines. Much good discussion then takes place. Many new friends are being made around those kitchen tables! The current club is at capacity; however, Kathleen will help start a second group if others want to join. If there is more than one group, all will meet for a party once a year. Contact Kathleen Juhl if interested in starting another group of ten members. Due to kitchen size and expense this seems to be a good number for a club.

Book Lovers Club

Contact Pam Puetz

The Book Lovers Club brings together the ladies who share a love of reading. Each member suggests three books to be considered for discussion. The Club then votes on the most popular twelve books to read for the year. Members take turns at both leading book discussions and hosting meetings. They meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Gardening Girls

Contact Mary Lynn Dubler

The Gardening Girls share a passion for plants, flowers, and all things garden related. Participants meet to visit local gardens such as Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Duke Mansion, and Winghaven. They tour each other’s gardens to share tips as well as visit garden centers to learn from the experts. While many of the participants love to dig in the dirt, it’s not a requirement!

Matinee Madams

Contact Kathleen Juhl

Matinee Madams is all about ladies who enjoy movies. They meet once a month, usually at Arsley, to enjoy a movie together. Members select a month, select a movie and notify members of the movie and the time. They meet, view the movie and go for discussion afterwards if time permits..

Sewing Club

Contact Kim Silva

All forms of needle work are represented in the Sewing Club. Currently, they are making tree skirts for the PWC angel trees. The PWC logo will be worked into these skirts.

Day Trippers


Day Trippers is all about a desire to know more about the area in and around the city of Charlotte. Visiting museums and historical places, going on excursions, and attending social events are among the ideas being considered this year.

Couples Pot Luck

Contact Connie Lowry

Couples Potluck meets every other month in a member’s home. All participating will bring a dish and a drink to share. Members will chose a month to host. and send the announcement.

Wine Aficionados

Contact Open

Those who enjoy wine and discovering new wines will enjoy the Wine Aficionados. They meet monthly to sip and variety of wines and a few hors d’oeuvres . Members will chose a month to host in their home.

Couples Dining

Contact Open

The Couples Dining will explore many restaurants in our lovely city. They will meet monthly and a member will select a restaurant and make all arrangements for the dining adventure. A great way to make new friends while enjoying food, wine and discussion. (Kathleen Juhl will head this group until a volunteer emerges.)