This page was updated Dec. 2023.
First thing to know is that the Wellesley Club and the Wellesley Country Club are two entirely different things.
The Wellesley Country Club: think tennis, golf, pool, socializing.
The Wellesley Club: think civics.
The Wellesley Club does have socializing in common with the Country Club, and sometimes holds events there, but there’s no sporty aspect involved. The Wellesley Club’s stated goals are “to promote literary and social culture among its members, and especially to consider and discuss questions relating to the welfare of the Town of Wellesley.” The Club does this at up to eight dinner meetings per year.
To that end, perhaps the most important Wellesley Club meeting of the year is Town Affairs Night. We were invited to attend as guests at the 2023 Night, during which elected town officials shared updates on a slate of hot issues in town, all of which The Swellesley Report has covered at some point, from the stormwater enterprise fund to school building projects to a proposed equity audit and the latest plans to develop housing.
Fun facts about the Wellesley Club
- Membership is limited to 300 members and a wait list of 100. Members may invite guests to the meetings.
- The process for membership in the Wellesley Club is by nomination from an existing Wellesley Club member.
- Heads of three colleges located in Wellesley (Babson, MassBay, and Wellesley College) can be members if they’d like.
Meetings on the schedule for 2024
Monday, March 18, 2024
Location: Wellesley Country Club
Speaker: Town Affairs Night