Chartered in 1971, The Outer Banks Woman’s Club (OBWC) is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs - the largest women’s volunteer organization in the world. 

When the club was chartered, the Outer Banks was still a remote and sparsely-populated area. Members recognized and addressed many issues such as the need for quality school systems, access to hospital care, and the preservation of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Over the years, members have raised $25,000 for the construction of the Dare County Youth Center and over $10,000 for the Roanoke Island NC Aquarium. 

The club’s proud legacy of achievement has been recognized by the Governor of NC, the NC Department of Human Resources, the Dare County Board of Commissioners, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of NC.

Our members are committed to living the volunteer spirit and do so through various fundraising and community service projects.

Money collected through fundraising is used to support community organizations, scholarships, and community service programs.

Our fundraising projects include:

  • Arts and Craft Shows (in May and November)
  • Participation in Belk Days
  • Sale of Club Cookbooks
  • Sale of White House Ornaments
The community service projects and organizations we support include:
  • Angel Gift Program 
  • Alzheimer Cottage at Spring Arbor 
  • Beach Food Pantry 
  • Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina 
  • Caswell Developmental Disabilities Center 
  • Outer Banks Children At Play Museum 
  • Coastal Studies Institute Student Summer Camps 
  • First Flight High School Journalism Students 
  • Food For Thought Student Feeding Program 
  • Julia Haywood Scholarships 
  • Kill Devil Hills Library 
  • NC Lions Visually-Impaired (VIP) Fishing Tournament 
  • NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
  • Operation Smile 
  • Outer Banks Hotline Shelter 
  • Outer Banks International Student Outreach Program
  • Project Linus Quilt 
  • Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship
  • Roanoke Island Woman’s Club Thanksgiving Baskets

We believe that working together we can accomplish great things and make our community, state, and nation
​a better place in which to live.