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Welcome to the NFWC

In August of 1966, the Nottingham Forest Garden Club was organized by a group of like-minded neighborhood ladies who wanted camaraderie and bonded over their shared love of gardening. In 1970, it was expanded to include a variety of other topics of interest and renamed to what we know today as the Nottingham Forest Women’s Club. 

Today, we offer monthly meetings with a variety of topics -- from women's health and local history to hands-on art and philanthropy.  Our interest groups include book clubs (day and night) pickleball, needlepoint, gardening, games and more. Other activities include fabulous field trips, philanthropy opportunities and our annual Home & Garden Tour.


Philanthropy Opportunities:  Support the Library and the Stock the Lounge!

Thornwood Elementary Book and Coffee Drives

This sweet SBISD elementary school receives very little parental support and we have two opportunities to show them some love this month!  

First, let’s stock the Teacher’s Lounge with coffee pods, tea, condiments and individually wrapped snacks and bars. Starting 9/15 through Friday 9/24, I will have a bin on my front porch (510 Clear Spring Dr) for donations. I will deliver to the school on Monday, 9/27. Don’t have time to shop? Just text me at 832-434-3916 for my Venmo information to make a monetary donation.

Our second opportunity is to support the teachers through the school Book Fair which runs 9/15-9/22. Teachers will have baskets of “Wish List” books they would love to receive for their classroom. I can organize a group shopping night at their Open House to purchase Wish List Books, plus we can shop for ourselves. The Open House is Thursday, September 16th from 5:30 to 7pm – text me if you are interested in going. 

I can also accept monetary donations to purchase books. Purchasing books for teachers is a win-win! Teachers get books for their classrooms and the library receives a percentage of all sales to purchase books! 

Thank you, generous ladies, for your support of TWE!!!

~ Debbie Sohmer, Philanthropy Chair

Sign up for 2021-22 Book Tribe Now!

Hi friends and book lovers!

We have another great year of reads, hand-curated for you and ordered by Blue Willow Bookshop. They should be ready to distribute at the first meeting of the new NFWC season! 

To sign up (and make life easy), please do two things for me:

1. First, EMAIL ME a short essay explaining all the reasons you feel book tribe enhances the quality of your life. Or, and though not as fun, you can just email me and ask me to add you to the list.  Click here to email Raquel.

2. Then, click on the "Pay Now" button to pay. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the first meeting!



2021-22 Book Tribe Selections

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

All In by Billie Jean King

Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

One Two Three by Laurie Frankle

Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Falling by TJ Newman

Susan, Linda, Nina & Coki  by Lisa Napoli

Three Ways To Join NFWC & Pay Your Annual Dues

1.  CLICK:  Click the Pay Now Button ($1.50 service fee from PayPal will be added to your total), 

2.  MAIL:  Send your $30 check made out to “NFWC” to our treasurer:  Patricia Redman, 13615 Still Bay Court, Houston, TX 77077, or

3.  BRING: Bring your check to the first meeting, September 28.

Please put your email address on the, "memo" line when paying by check and you'll receive a receipt confirmation.  For more information please contact Jennifer Balevic, Membership Chair.

2021-2022 Officers

President: Darlynn Lydick
VP Programs: Marta Henderson, Shelia Jones, Amy Watkins
VP Membership: Jennifer Balevic
Secretary: Susan Thomas
Treasurer: Patricia Redman
Field Trips: Alison White, Ellen Popejoy
Hospitality: Helen Pearce, Jill Lewis
Home Tour: Bridget Williams, Debra Jones
Newsletter: Diane Fishman
NFC Liaison: Michele Higgins
Parliamentarian: Traci Mundwiller
Philanthropy: Debbie Sohmer
Table Decorations: Chris Grow
Thought for the Day: Dunovan Thomas
Website: Janice Schwartz