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 2018-2019

                 Co-Presidents:         Linda McCollister 

                                                    Mary Nanning

                 Vice President:         Dottie Lyons

       Recording Secretary:         Ann Walsh

Corresponding Secretary:        Robin Hanshaw

    Membership Secretary:        Dottie Lyons

                          Treasure:          Heidi Cole

               Parliamentarian:         Carol Clewell 

Board of Directors

Sherrill Curry

Elizabeth Jones

Delores Luis

Pernelle McCalip

Linda Stornetta

Cynthia Thacker

Donna Viadella

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.