The Twentieth Century Club (TCC) connects generations of northern Nevada women making a difference in our communities through philanthropy. The TCC produces women’s networking events exploring societal and philanthropic issues.
TCC members share a vision or purpose, but each have a different perspective. Its membership represents a variety of ages and life stories providing for impactful group giving—it is the difference that women make together.
Chartered in 1894, the TCC’s name was chosen to reflect a look to the future and the beginning of a new century. TCC is funded by memberships, sponsorships, and program revenues. It is registered with the Nevada Secretary of State as a domestic non-profit corporation and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)7.
Wild Nevada, that is. Join us December 14, when our featured speaker, Chris Orr, will regale you with tales of “What I Learned from Wild Nevada”, the popular Nevada outdoor travel series co-hosted with Dave Santina, now in it’s sixth year of production.
Chris Orr has been at PBS Reno Public Television for more than 20 years. Orr is the station’s Director of Art and Digital Marketing and the co-host of the travel/adventure series Wild Nevada. She is an alumna of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno with dual degrees in Journalism and English Literature where she now serves as an adjunct faculty member. She also studied Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University.
Holiday/festive attire is encouraged, and we won’t turn you away for wearing your favorite (ugly) Christmas sweater. Our raffle this month features a “Wild Nevada” gift basket, so be sure to buy some raffle tickets either with your lunch reservation or at the meeting.
Thursday, December 14th, 2023
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
11:30 a.m. Check-in
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Program
Lunch $35.00 Per Person
TCC's Holiday Giving Drive:
Domestic Violence Resource Center Holiday Giving Drive
Members were impressed with the success stories of our October presentation on the Domestic Violence Resource Center. The DVRC’s Donation Center provides gently used clothing and all manner of household and personal supplies for residents and clients in need. Members and guests are invited to bring items to the December meeting and they will be delivered to DVRC. All items must be new and in unopened packages.
The fifth edition of Reno's Twentieth Century Club Cook Book compiles recipes from past editions, starting with the 1907 cook book by women whose "modern kitchen" included a coal or wood -burning stove and ice boxes-- a wooden box storing ice for refrigeration. We sifted through hundreds of pages of members' recipes and archives to connect the past with the present. Hidden in the archives were the stories that needed to be retold of the women who founded the Twentieth Century Club in 1894 and whose names adorn many of Reno's public buildings and streets. Their credits include joining in civic movements leading to the establishment of women's voting rights and statewide kindergarten for Nevada's children. The Twentieth Century Club continues its traditions today. This new edition, filled with fascinating local and culinary history is a one-of-a-kind compilation of wisdom and recipes.
The book retails for $21.95 and proceeds support nursing scholarships at TMCC.
The book is available through online orders or at these stores:
Sundance Books and Music Store
121 California Avenue
Levy Mansion (corner of California and Sierra)
The Flag Store
155 Glendale Avenue, #9
(Near Glendale and McCarran )
Nothing to It Culinary Center
225 Crummer Lane
Reno, NV 89502
Copies are also available at TCC's monthly luncheons.
The Twentieth Century Club is proud to be affiliated with these community organizations.
The Club's Legacy Fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada--which provides expert stewardship allowing the TCC to achieve its philanthropic objectives.
Since 1898, the TCC has been addressing Nevada's need for nurses through its scholarship program. Truckee Meadows Community College is the Club's partner in training our next generation of health care professionals.
The TCC has been a Nevada-based corporation since 1907. As a business, it is essential to support the collective voice of business for northern Nevada--the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce.