Yorktown Woman's Club
Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth and count as gain each day that fortune may grant. - Horace
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Who We Are

​​​Join us as we support our Community!   Check our Membership page on this website.

​Yorktown Woman's Club was founded in 1948 with about 50 charter members. It joined the national General Federation of Woman's Clubs in September of 1948 and is a member of the Virginia Federation and the Tidewater District.  We are located in the Historic Colonial Triangle of Virginia. We are dedicated to service to our community.  We support many charitable efforts and we provide many Volunteer hours to our community.  Our meetings are on the third Monday of the month. See our membership page to inquire about joining our ranks.  On October 19, each year, we celebrate Yorktown Day in our usual fashion. We feed the crowds that attend the festivities. This is the major fund raising event for our chapter. Brunswick stew, Ham biscuits and pies galore are on the menu! YUM! 
We serve lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM​

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​Guest Specially requested Yorktown Day Recipes

Japanese Fruit Pie
2 unbaked pie shells
2 cups sugar
1 stick of butter
6 eggs
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. vinegar
1 cup coconut
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream the butter and sugar; Add eggs and beat well. Add salt, vanilla and coconut. Mix and add raisins and nuts. Mix well, add vinegar last.
Pour mixture into unbaked shells and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

Sugar Cookies
¼ c unsalted butter
​¼ c shortening
1 ½ tsp. grated orange peel
​1 c sugar
1 egg
​1 ​tsp. vanilla extract
2 c sifted all purpose flour
​3 T. milk
¼ tsp. salt
​1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Cream the butter, shortening and sugar. Add the orange peel and vanilla extract. Add the egg and milk. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar and add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Roll into 2-inch balls. Arrange the balls 1 ½ in apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten gently with a small glass. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes until very light golden brown. Note: Double this recipe and roll into balls 2” in diameter or more. Flatten and sprinkle with sugar bake about 12 minutes makes 22 cookies 4-5 “

Gingerbread Cookies

​1 cup sugar
​2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
​1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
​1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 c margarine, melted
​½ c evaporated milk
1 c unsulfured molasses
​¾ tsp vanilla extract (opt.)
¾ tsp lemon extract (opt.)
4 c stone-ground or unbleached flour, unsifted
Combine the sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Add the melted margarine, evaporated milk and molasses. Ad extracts if desired. Add the flour 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. The dough should be stiff enough to handle without sticking to fingers. Add up to an additional ½ cup of flour to prevent sticking. When dough is smooth, roll it out ¼ in. thick on a floured surface and cut it into cookies. Bake on floured or greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 10-12 min. Cookies are done when they spring back when touched.

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The object of the Yorktown Woman's Club is to promote social, economic, intellectual and spiritual growth among the women of Yorktown, thereby adding to the cultural and civic welfare development of the community.
Contact Us!
Our Mailing Address is:

Yorktown Woman's Club
P.O. Box 404
Yorktown, VA 23690

Membership information can be obtained by completing our on-line form on the Membership Page.

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We are a sisterhood of Club members.  Here, we celebrate our elegant chocolate Social at the Historic Hornsby House.  Open the link below for information on  this year's Event on February 28, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
​Sweet, Savory and Wine Social
We are Winners.  Above, YWC wins the Yorktown Virginia Symphony Picnic Contest at The Symphony Under the Stars - Theme "Life's a Beach"
We are Volunteers.  Above, in Quito, Ecuador.  Members of the Yorktown Woman's Club pose with Edna, who we help obtain life saving medicines through the staff at "Refugio de Los Suenos"