Minerva Club of Santa Maria

Est. 1894

Minerva Club



The Minerva Club is one of the oldest, continuously operating women's clubs in California. It was founded on October 5, 1894 by 25 pioneer women. In 1928, Julia Morgan (the architect of Hearst Castle) designed our clubhouse which was built on the corner of Boone and Lincoln. In 1984, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2007, the city of Santa Maria recognized it as a National Landmark.

Today, the Club holds two general meetings a month along with other events for our members. We continue to work for the community - an effort started in 1894 - by holding fundraisers for local charities and each year we award scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Some events are open to the public.

Club Motto: "Higher Knowledge and Better Morals"

Club Colors: Purple and Gold          Club Flower: Alyssum
Worth Above Beauty                           Wisdom and Love

Club Officers 2021-2022

                   Co-Presidents:       Carol Clewell

                                                    Cynthia Thacker  

          Co-Vice Presidents:        Kim Jeffers

                                                    Lisa Wesner

       Recording Secretary:        Kay Marcum

Corresponding Secretary:       Robin Hanshaw

    Membership Secretary:        Dottie Lyons

                          Treasurer:        Barbara Steveson

               Parliamentarian:        Christel Kurth  

Board of Directors

Carol Anders

Ethel Donati

Judy Frost

Norma Lenihan

Linda McCollister

Mary Nanning

Judy Van Sant

Minerva Club

127 W. Boone St.

Santa Maria, CA  93458

P.O. Box 881

Santa Maria, CA  93456-0881


Rental Information

The Clubhouse is available to rent.

CLICK on Rental Information at top of page for details.

Contact Heidi Cole at (805) 878-3812

for reserving and scheduling.