The Woman's Club of Smithfield, Virginia


ever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.   Indeed,  it’s the only thing that ever has.

  (Margaret Mead)

President                                 Royce Patrick

First Vice President                 Diane Hill

Second Vice President            Gina Waters       

Third Vice President                Mary Fox

Recording Secretary                Debbie Odell

easurer                                Barbara Thomas                          
Corresponding Secretary       Susan McBurney 

The Smithfield Cookbooks

The Woman’s Club of Smithfield has published two regionally acclaimed cookbooks celebrating our unique cuisine and local lore ( The Smithfield Cookbook, which is sold out;  and Continuing Traditions). A must for cookbook collectors, serious cooks, and lovers of Virginia and Southern history. 

Please see our COOKBOOKS page for more information.


is a vital fund raiser for our organization.  Each month features a pen and ink drawing of a local home, scene or architectural feature.  The entire Smithfield community  helps  this annual project with their support and advertising.  It enables us to provide donations to needy organizations and support our scholarship program.

We are in Smithfield, VA
Isle of Wight County

Ham - History
 Hospitality - HeART



       Monthly Meetings

Third Thursdays

Fall Coffee
General Membership Meeting
September 15, 2016
Smithfield Center
10:00 AM

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Keep us, Oh God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.

Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.

May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face without self-pity and without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.

Let us take time for all things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.

Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straightforward, and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize it is the little things in life that create differences,that in the big things in life we are one.

And may we strive to touch and to know the great, common human heart of us all,

And, oh Lord God, let us forget not to be kind!

                                                             Miss Mary Stewart, Colorado