About The Women’s Club of Coconut Creek

The Women’s Club of Coconut Creek History


In 1970, 45 women met to form a social group known as the
Women’s Civic Club of Coconut Creek. From the first year
the Club made a determined effort to provide benefits to
their community.  Their primary objective became “The
betterment of the City of Coconut Creek”.  Their secondary
objective is “Other projects as approved by the membership.
” Over the years the name changed to
The Women’s Club of Coconut Creek.  It is the oldest civic
organization in the city.The first president, Polly Key,
organized the club into conducting the city’s first bake sale
and rummage sale to help fund a donation for the building
blocks for the hoped for Community Center building.  The
original building was completed in 1973.In 2006 the city
dedicated the newly renovated and renamed Rowe Center.
The center is a tribute to Jack Rowe, who served as mayor
and councilman of Coconut Creek, and Ethel Rowe, the City’s
first recreation professional and one of the founders
of the Women’s Club in 1972, with president Hazel Worsham
at the helm, the club started its scholarship fund.  That first
year they awarded Allan Metzger, a city resident, $300 towards
his college tuition.  Over the 40 plus year history of the club,
the members, families and co-sponsor City of Coconut Creek
raised funds that enabled the club to present scholarships
totaling over $200,000 to more than 300 students from
Coconut Creek, including adults. The very first adult that
received a scholarship from the club was Patti Miller in 1992.
Patti was a member and was therefore eligible to apply for a
scholarship to enable her to study for her mortgage broker
license.In addition to the scholarships, the club has provided
funds for youth activities, such as Police Explorers, Flag Football,
and Softball League.The club raises funds through their Annual
Fair, Festival of Lights and Garage Sale.  In addition they have
a Santa’s Brunch for Coconut Creek children.  The members
also volunteer for City of Coconut Creek events such as the
annual Butterfly Festival.  In addition the club members still
like to have social events, such as going to plays, dinners and
evening get-togethers. As soon as the construction of the New
Firehouse is complete and The Rowe Center has a remodeling
update The Women’s Club will be proud to move their meeting
back to The Rowe Center.

The club year coincides with the school year – September – June.

Please refer to the calendar for the time and place of the

meetings and events.