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Minerva Club of Santa Maria

Est. 1894


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 

Worth Above Beauty

Club flower: Alyssum

Wisdom and Love

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.

Club Officers 2021-2022


Co-Vice Presidents:

Recording Secretary:

Corresponding Secretary:

Membership Secretary:



Carol Clewell

Cynthia Thacker

Kim Jeffers

Lisa Wesner

Kay Marcum

Robin Hanshaw

Dottie Lyons

Barbara Steveson

Christel Kurth

Board of Directors

Carol Anders

Ethel Donati

Judy Frost

Norma Lenihan

Linda McCollister

Mary Nanning

Judy Van Sant