1912

Altrurian Literary Club began as a woman's social club that soon evolved into an organization dedicated to improving the community through volunteer work and projects.

Altrurian means "Sacrifice of self in the interest of others."


1916-1917

WCI established the first circulation library in Indio.

The Club changed it's name to The Woman's Club of Indio (WCI) and became a member of the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC).


1923

WCI clubhouse was completed on the corner of Miles Avenue and King Street.  The building still stands today and is being used as a church.


1924

The California Highway Commission adopted the safety measure of painting a centerline on state highways as proposed by WCI members lead by local physician, Dr. June McCarroll.


1930

WCI successfully lobbied for and supported the creation of the Gnat Abatement District, enhancing the environmental health of the region.


1940

The WCI clubhouse was used as a U.S.O. Club for soldiers stationed in nearby military bases during WWII.


WCI established a High School Scholarship Program to assist qualifying Indio Students.  The program now includes Indio High School, Shadow Hills High School and Amistad High School.


2000

WCI adopts the Coachella Valley History Museum (CVHM) as a permanent project to preserve the history of the Coachella Valley and the Woman's Club.


2007

WCI established the Empowering Women through Education Scholarship for adult women and adopted the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission (CVRM).  We assist CVRM with serving meals and food donations for the food pantry.


2010

WCI assisted in establishing and mentoring the GFWC-Desert Valley Woman's Club (DVWC), chartered in September 2010.


2011

WCI Centennial Exhibition opens it's doors October 1st at the Coachella Valley History Museum which ran through June 2012.


2012

WCI celebrated 100 years of continued service to Indio and the Coachella Valley.

Over 100 Years

of

Service

Oldest service club in the coachella valley.
Beginning a new century of service.

100 years...

Making a difference over 

Past Events Gallery

WCI circa 1925

Woman's Club of Indio

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P.O. Box 1503 | Indio | CA 92202