Minerva Club


The Minerva Club

The Minerva Club is one of the oldest, continuously operating women's clubs in California. It was founded on October 5, 1894 by 25 pioneer women. In 1928, Julia Morgan (the architect of Hearst Castle) designed our clubhouse which was built on the corner of Boone and Lincoln. In 1984, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2007, the city of Santa Maria recognized it as a National Landmark.

Today, the Club holds two general meetings a month along with other events for our members. We continue to work for the community - an effort started in 1894 - by holding fundraisers for local charities and each year we award scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Some events are open to the public.


 NOTE:  Bridge and Games, held the second Tuesday of each month, is now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Coffee and dessert are served and the cost for non-members is $6.00 


MOTTO:  Higher Knowledge and Better Morals  COLORS:  Purple and Gold   FLOWER:  Sweet Alyssum



 Minerva Club 2014 - 2015 


President  Kathy Brown

Vice President  Angie Engelbrecht

Recording Secretary  Dorothy Elerding

Corresponding Secretary  Minnie Anderson

Treasurer Anna Mininger

Membership Dottie Lyons 

Parliamentarian Sara Malmen


 Lucille Burrow

Sylvia Connors

Dorothy Elerding

Lori Goss

Mary Jane Ikola

Debby Sagisi

Joey Wilson 

Minerva Club

127 W. Boone St.

Santa Maria, CA 93458

P.O. Box 881
Santa Maria, CA 93456

[email protected]

Rental Information

The Clubhouse is available to rent. Please click on Rental Information at the top of the page for details.

Contact Ed White at (805) 478-0239 for reserving and scheduling.