About Us!

Meet our Board of Directors and Learn About What We Do

Meet Our Board of Directors

We work everyday to build lasting friendships and a better  community for all.

Amelia Nieves


Donna Allosada

3rd Vice President

Denise Rowan

Recording Secretary

Carol Conway

1st Vice President

Maureen Macomber

Co-Corresponding Secretary

Jackie Lopez


V. Lee Hansen


Nancy Fay

2nd Vice President

Lura Staffanson

Co-Corresponding Secretary

Sally Kabbara

Financial Secretary

How it All Started

The Woman’s Improvement Club of Corona (WICC) was organized in 1899 with approximately 20 members. Today, we boast 86 members and we are growing! Our Club became federated with the California Federation of Women’s Clubs and the De Anza District in 1904 and the General Federation in 1912. Our Clubhouse was built in 1913 and we are proudly listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For over a century, the Woman’s Improvement Club of Corona has been an established and vital part of our community.  Some of our accomplishments include establishing:

  • The City Park on Sixth Street
  • The First Girl Scout Troup
  • The Settlement House
  • The Red Cross
  • The Sanitation Department
  • The Grand Boulevard Pepper Trees
  • The First Lending Library
  • The Corona Humane Society

We are affiliated with the De Anza District Women’s Clubs as well as with the California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) and General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an International organization of women’s clubs.  WICC’s mission is to serve our local communities while continuing to build upon the foundation set by the women before us.  Although our prime purpose is service to the community, forming friendships is an integral and important aspect of this club.

For more than a century, the Woman’s Improvement Club of Corona has encouraged women to improve their skills, expand their rights, and apply their abilities to help solve society’s challenges and problems.  Under the Federation motto, “Unity in Diversity” we have built an outstanding record of accomplishments. This includes but not limited to, promoting education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities, advocating for issues of concern to women, children and families and supporting participation in the arts.

Our History in Pictures