Women's Club of Hollister

Women's Club of Hollister Women's Club of Hollister Women's Club of Hollister

P.O. Box 818

Hollister, CA 95024



We are a member of the Loma Prieta District - Area A California Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs.  

 -one of the largest and oldest international women's organizations founded in 1890. 

Jill Martin, President

Your 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Suzie Stalder, Martha Blaser,  Beryl Kurgan,  Kathy Kessler, Cyndy Decker, Barb Lampman, Renee Raitz


Suzanne Stalder - a member of the Women's Club since 2013 and a Board member since 2016, Suzie has proven to be a leader among her peers.  Suzie chaired the Laundry to Literacy program for three years. Under her direction, we have grown the number of books donated to WCH for outreach to the community. Suzie lead the way with coordination of a luncheon hosting the Board from GFWC Loma Prieta District A. We look forward to her leadership and guidance in the next year.


First Vice President - Cyndy Decker joined WCH in 2016 and is a welcome addition to the Board. Cyndy served on Comfort & Care Bundles and Flamingo Flocking committees.

Second Vice President -  Martha Blaser joined WCH in 2011 and has served in different capacities on the Board since 2016. Martha served on the Comfort and Care Bundles, Fashion Show Committee, Scholarship Committee, Small Steps, Trim-a-Tree, and Yearbook Committee. As our Second VP, Martha welcomes members and visitors to the monthly luncheons, and sends cards to members celebrating a birthday, get well, or sympathy.  

Third Vice President - Kathy Kessler joined the Board in 2016 as a co-vice president and served two years as First VP. This is her second year as Third VP.  A member since 2013, Kathy has served or chaired on the following committees: Comfort and Care Bundles, Fashion Show, Flamingo Flocking, Historical, Laundry to Literacy, Scholarship, Trim-a-Tree, Wreaths Across America, and Yearbook. Kathy also contributes to the Newsletter and manages the club's website and social media. In 2018, Kathy joined the Community Foundations' Women's Advisory Council and assisted in the INSPIRE Event.  


Barb Lampman joined WCH in 2018. Barb did not hesitate to jump in with both feet and volunteered as the Board's Secretary.  She helped with Flamingo Flocking, Laundry to Literacy, and served as Chair for the Membership Committee. Recently, Barb was co-chair for Beauty is a Strong Woman Fashion Show. The fashion show was a sell-out with over 170 guests and models. We welcome Barb's leadership and friendship. 


Renee Raitz joined WCH in 2015 and stepped in as Parliamentarian for the Board in 2017. Renee was co-chair for Beauty is a Strong Woman Fashion Show, which enjoyed great success with over 170 people and models in attendance. She has served on various committees, including  Comfort & Care Bundles, Historical Scrapbook, and Laundry to Literacy. 


Beryl Kurgan joined WCH in 2011 and has served on the Board as Treasurer since  2017.  Beryl served on the committee for the 2018 Beauty is a Strong Woman Fashion Show and was a model during the show. She oversees registration at all WCH meetings and luncheons and serves as the club's bookkeeper.  

The Club has three Trustees, with a combined 21- years of experience as President. Each one brings a unique talent to the Board and in serving our Club. They are:

Jill Martin - 2016 - 2019
Laura Lee - 2014-2016
Jeanne Liem - 2006-2008, 2010-2014


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