In August of 1977, a committee from the Seneca Junior Woman's Club met with eight young women from Walhalla to discuss the formation of the Walhalla Junior Woman's Club. When the organizational meeting was held on September 12, 1977, twenty-one women became the Charter Members of the Walhalla Junior Woman's Club. The guiding priciple of the club was active participation in civic improvement. The first fund-raising project was a bake sale that was used to purchase a television for use by the residents of Lakeview Rest Home. Members also "adopted" residents, visited them regularly, taking them on outings and sending them cards and letters on specfial occasions.
Since its inception, the guiding principle of the club has never wavered, with education, the arts, political action, downtown revitalization, women's rights, and child welfare receiving the focus of the attention.
In the summer of 1985, discussion began concerning changing from a Junior Woman's Club to a General Club. The changes were presented at the September meeting, then voted upon and accepted at the October meeting. The first meeting of the Walhalla Women's Club convened on November 14, 1985 and the chapter was officially chartered on March 14, 1978.
The Walhalla Woman's Club Supports:
Save "Old St. John's Meeting House"
DSS Children's Playground
Oconee Heritage center Harvest Moon Gala
Carolina Blood Connection
Greater Walhalla Area Yard of the Month
Kinderhaus at Oktoberfest
American Red Cross
Oconee Friends of the Library
Rosa Clark Clinic
Scholarship for Walhalla High School Seniors
Walhalla East & West Entrance Signs
Downtown Walhalla Clean-up
Hospice of the Foothill Festival Tree
Angels in the Outfield
Education Foundation of Oconee County
American Cancer Society
Walhalla Civic Auditorium