President's Newsletter

Welcome to the Bedford Women's Club 116th year of friendship and community service. What began in 1905 as the Bedford Child Study Group has evolved over these many years into this group of women you've joined. Our BWC Board and Committees worked over the summer to organize numerous activities, programs and fundraising events for this upcoming year. 

A pair of majestic marble lions has proudly stood at the entrance of the New York Public Library since the building's dedication in 1911. During the Great Depression, Mayor LaGuardia dubbed them Patience and Fortitude, after the qualities he felt Americans needed to get through those dark days. We've had similar uncertain, scary times during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patience - calm and steadfast despite adversity, and Fortitude - strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or trouble with courage are certainly two traits that bring us to our 2021-2022 season.

With the advent of the COVID-19 vaccinations in NH, we anticipated a more normal calendar of luncheons, programs, interest group gatherings and fundraising events. However, things have become more uncertain again. We will, of course, stay informed about the state of the virus in New Hampshire and complete our plans accordingly. It is our intention, with regard to vaccination and mask requirementsto follow the guidelines of the facilities where we meet. Meetings or events in private homes will follow the requirements of the host. 

Please use this website as a guide to the meetings and activities offered. Our club provides an opportunityto expand your circle of friends! By joining a new interest group (or forming a new one), volunteering your time with a committee or fundraiser, you are opening yourself up to new friends and a fuller experience with the Bedford Women's Club.

We encourage you to reach out to new members! It's been a while since we've gathered in person, and we'll all be looking for a warm welcome as we meet again. Our activities are always more fun when we have lots of people enjoying them. Don't hesitate to jump right in!

Here's to a wonderful 2021-2022 year with friends old and new.


Gen Miller and Kathleen McMillan