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Women's Cultural Alliance (WCA)

    The Women’s Cultural Alliance (WCA) is an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Collier County.
    The WCA provides the opportunity to meet others who share similar interests in a wide variety of social programs.
    Membership in the WCA also makes each woman an official member of the Federation.
    We always welcome new members and hope you will join us...soon! 

    If you have questions about WCA,
    please contact President Elaine Soffer at
    215.820.6697 or
    esoffer0921@comcast.net.

    Number of WCA Members

    1,000!

    WCA Board 2011-2013

    President: Elaine Soffer
    Secretary: Marilyn Litz
    Treasurer: Barbara Suden
     
    Directors:
    Membership: Linda Simon
    Special Events: Mary O'Haver
    Program: Elaine Soffer
    Event Coordinator: Maureen Schaab
    Arts Coordinator: Dee Bittman
    Communications: Nancy Kahn
    Publicity: Susan Pittelman
    Technology Coordinator: Jane Podber

    Nominating Committee: Andrea Pandazi
    Site Coordinator: Arlene Sobol

    Testimonials

    WCA means welcoming, camaraderie, affiliation, happiness and excitement in paradise. I look forward to each day in Naples because of WCA, because I know I have a place and women who care. I can't wait to go online and see what WCA emails will appear that give me an opportunity to attend events that enrich my life. My adrenalin is flowing high when Thursday arrives and the list of activities is sent my way! WCA is an organization where you want to give back because there is so much given to you. WCA is in my everyday vocabulary. I am always telling someone how spectacular WCA is for women living in Naples.
    – Dr. Hollis Chalem
     
    WCA membership has enriched my life in so many different ways. I’m constantly learning new things from the classes, lectures and film groups; exploring new places on day trips and, best of all, meeting so many great ladies in the process. WCA is a wonderful part of my life!
    – Nanci Lochner

    So many of us call Southwest Florida a “Paradise,” but that is mainly a reference to our fabulous weather, clean air, and lovely scenery. What completes the picture for me is WCA, an organization which offers a wide variety of cultural events that stimulate our minds to continue to grow and thrive in this idyllic physical environment.
    – Denise Blank

    WCA – a treasure ! You can find intellectual stimulation, social events and a multitude of programs for every interest. It's a real find for all!
    – Mae Riefberg

    WCA means being able to get together with interesting and intelligent women who still want to learn about the world around them and are excited by literature, art, music and the theater. In Southwest Florida it is easy to meet people who are involved in recreational pursuits which many of us enjoy, but thus far, I have found WCA to be the best venue for meeting women whose interests extend even further to challenging subjects. It has been great fun!
    – Karen Slater, MD

    2013-2014 Program Guide

    The 44-page 2013-2014
    Program Guide
    is available online in two formats:

    View the Program Guide 
    in "issuu" format
     

    To view the WCA 2013-2014 Program Guide in an interactive online format, click the image below.

      View the Program Guide 
      in PDF format

      To view the WCA 2013-2014 Program Guide in
      PDF format, click the image below.

      Membership Benefits

      Admission to ALL Programs
      Card Groups
      Speaker Series
      Day Trips
      Branch Meetings (Summer Satellite Programs "Up North")
      Summer Program in Naples

      WCA eNewsletter list

      Please keep me updated via email on the latest events and schedule changes.
      For a sample of our weekly eNewsletter,
      click the graphic below.

      Enter your E-mail Address:


      New Programs This Season

      IT’S TEA TIME

      RAKU

      LIFE COACHING WITH HORSES

      BOTANICAL GARDEN TOUR

      BATIK

      CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

      FIGURE DRAWING

      TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

      ELDER ABUSE PANEL

      BOOK NOOK

      YOGA

      ROBB & STUCKY SEMINAR

      BIRD WATCHING

      DINNER PARTIES

      ART EXPERIENCES

      CAFÉ IVRIT for HEBREW SPEAKERS

      WCA NAVY

      BIKING

      TECHNICAL CLASSES

      WOMEN OF ISLAM BOOK GROUP

      DUPLICATE BRIDGE GROUP

      GALLERY AND HOUSE TOURS

      Monthly Article in Federation Star

      See our article in every issue of the Federation Star.

      WCA Membership Form

      To become a member:
      1. click on the Membership Form at the bottom of this page (a PDF will open)
      2. print the PDF document of the form
      3. complete and mail the form 
      or contact Membership Chair
      Linda Simon at
      lgsimon2947@yahoo.com
      .

      You will also find a form in every issue of the Federation Star.