Since 1915 ...your citizen gathering place for social, recreational and cultural activities.
Welcome to Your Community Center!
The dundee woman's Club has a long and robust history of community service and growth
The Club was founded in 1913 by the women in the community to provide a social, cultural and civic outlet. Funds for the building were gathered by these determined women to provide a Community Hall for Dundee and the surrounding communities.
The the center is frequented by groups such as the Boys/Girl Scouts, musical and theater groups, fund raising groups, civic meeting and a community library in cooperation with the mobile book program. Presently a Community Clothes Closet is open to everyone.
Looking for the perfect venue for your next Meeting, Conference, Presentation or Celebration? Imagine holding your event in a National Historic Landmark? The over 100 year old American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman buiding of the Historic Dundee Community Center, will not only make your event a success, but memorable.
COMMUNITY CLOTHES CLOSET
Community Clothes Closet is one of our hugely successful community service projects. All items new or gently used clothing, shoes, and backpacks at $1 per item and are available to all. When donations are high, three large closets hold DWC storage materials and extra clothing.
Does your group need a place to meet? Is your house too small for that special party? Can’t find a location for your wedding reception? Looking for some fresh inspiration at a new meeting or presentation location? Well, we have the perfect place for you!
History of the Dundee Woman's Club
Club Woman’s Collect
Keep us O God from pettiness, let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face-to-face without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always be generous.
Let us take time for all things;
Make us grow calm, serene and gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straight forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize that it is the little things that create differences,
That in the big things in life, we are as one.
And may we strive to touch and know the great common woman’s heart of us all, and, O Lord, Let us not forget to be kind.
~ Mary Stewart, 1904
The Historic Dundee Community Center was built from 1914 to 1915 and in 1986, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structure was financed by a group of Dundee women who determined that the community needed a gathering place for its citizens for social, recreational and cultural activities.
Money was raised from the community, and within two years the center was built. Dedication took place on July 28, 1915. The land for the building was donated by the Bland and Joanna Herring family who lived next door. Portland architect Byron J. Moore, a cousin of the Herrings, was hired to design the building.
- New Exterior Doors for Kitchen & History Room
- Window Repairs; Restrooms Refurbished
- Building Exterior and Interior Painting
- Upstairs Remodel - Paint, Carpet, Repairs
- IN PROGRESS: East Wall Foundation
- Roof Seismic and Structural Upgrades, and reroofing
- Newberg Community Foundation – 3 awards
- Yamhill County Cultural Coalition – 2 awards
- Robert Pamplin Foundation
- Oregon Community Foundation; Helen A. Austin Pioneer Fund
- Preserving Oregon; Oregon Parks & Recreation
- Swindell’s Foundation
- National Trustfor Historic Preservation
- Collins Foundation
- Meyer Memorial Trust
Total of $240,000 from donations by more than 400 Individuals and Businesses: profit from 13 sponsored community events; multiple awards from the City of Dundee and Dundee Civic Association.
Community Center Restoration Project
08, the Dundee Woman’s Club embarked on a major restoration of the community building. Kraft Custom Construction and Anderson/Shirley architects of Salem, who are experienced in building restoration, are guiding the overall work to be done. It is estimated that the project will cost $800,000 and take place over the next 7 years. Financing will occur through individual contributions, ongoing DWC fund-raising events, contributions by businesses and community groups as well as grants. In 2011, the planning phase was completed with the $60,000 raised. The actual restoration will begin later in 2011 with the restoration to be completed by 2015, the building's 100th anniversary of serving the community.
Donations are tax-deductible. The DWC is a 501c3 non-profit tax exempt organization. A number of area residents, DWC members, and descendents of DWC members have chosen to send in contributions for an inscribed paving stone in our Founding Families Courtyard for a minimum of $50.00. A number of other naming and memorial contribution opportunities are also available. Call 503-970-1239 for more information or go to www.dundeecommunitycenter.org. Contributions can be sent directly to: Dundee Woman's Club, PO Box 231, Dundee, Oregon 97115.