The Shakespeare Club Attracts New Members

Husbands of Board Members set the tone for “A Night in Old Spain”.Board Member Phyllis Mueller visits with a tableful of ladies interested in membership and a guest from Uruguay while busy Committee Members in their Espana Ensembles scurry in the background. Sheila Morgan on The Shakespeare Club Terrace. Andrea Beal and Jeffrey Postman Gina Chamberlain and her friend Cara Grand Avenue neighbors attend the Reception.Andrea Korpita inquired about the Club when she read a recent magazine article. Kamala Kirk and Eric Schrager President Janet Beggs gives The Shakespeare Club’s inspiring pearl bracelets to a line of ladies requesting Membership Applications.

By JANET BEGGS | Photography by Kathy Gandara

11:18 am | September 7, 2018

The Shakespeare Club hosted its annual Wine and Cheese Membership Reception recently. The club, celebrating its 130th Anniversary as one of the first women’s clubs in the West, is enjoying a modern day resurgence and vibrancy as it attracts women who find personal satisfaction in the Club’s long legacy of encouraging “the multi-generational wisdom of women” and community involvement. Approximately 50 interested and interesting prospective members enjoyed an “Evening in Old Spain” on the Terrace of the Club’s Italianate Villa clubhouse on Grand Avenue, many of whom the Club has met through its support of other community organizations and activities.

A robust calendar of both daytime and evening activities and philanthropic opportunities serve the members. Inquiries regarding membership or rental of the Villa are always welcomed at

Coming Up

The Club is also looking forward to celebrating its Golden Age Gala on October 13 as well as two events in association with the Pasadena Museum of History – “Too Beautiful for Hollywood” a one-woman show depicting the life of silent screen actress Barbara La Marr (October 19), and “Powerful Women” fascinating stories of important women artists from 1860 – 1960 (November 13). Tickets for these two events are available through the Pasadena Museum of History website .

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