Changes with Watercraft

Due to liability concerns we no longer allow the use of paddle boats, canoes or kayaks. You can look for area launch sites/rentals through the Lake George Chamber of Commerce.  We will be happy to provide you with information on how to contact them. Please visit us at the Front Desk for more information.

Awards Presented at Luncheon

The 2018 Ladies of the Lake Luncheon was held on June 18th at the Lake George Club in Diamond Point.  Over 160 people attended this event, which is Wiawaka’s major fundraiser.  Due to the generous donations to our silent auction and the attendance of so many Wiawaka raised just over $16,000. The proceeds from the luncheon support the mission and preservation of Wiawaka.  Thank you to all who attended, donated, volunteered and supported us.

fullerawardOne of the highlights of the luncheon is the presentation of two awards, The Mary Fuller Women Helping Women Award and the Spirit of Wiawaka Award.

In keeping with the vision of Mary Fuller, Wiawaka Center for Women, annually recognizes a person or an organization that exemplifies direct service to and impact on local women with the Mary Fuller Women Helping Women Award.  The 2018 recipient Soroptimist of the Adirondacks “Service Committee” personifies Mary Fuller’s vision of women helping women.  Seven years ago members of the “Service Committee” rejuvenated and took over the operation of Victory’s Closet for the Domestic Violence Project of Catholic Charities in Glens Falls.  The eight member “Service Committee” team continues to raise funds and maintain Victory’s Closet which provides domestic violence survivors free clothing, household goods and other personal care items.  They also offer encouragement to women accessing needed items for the journey of starting over. In addition to their work with Victory’s Closet the “Service Committee” works to annually contribute to the CR Wood Cancer Center Lymphedema Project which provides lymphedema sleeves for women with breast cancer who cannot afford them.  

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IMG_3553.JPGThe second award, the Spirit of Wiawaka Award, is given to an individual who not only understands the mission of Wiawaka but shows dedication to support the organization through their service. In commemoration of Joe Wylie’s twenty years of service as Wiawaka’s Caretaker, he was presented with this award.  His daughters, Amanda and Courtney, were present at the luncheon and Amanda shared a heartfelt speech about her Dad’s work at Wiawaka. Joe has gone above and beyond as Caretaker and not only cares for the property and buildings but each guest as well. He is always quick to greet them with a warm smile and kind greeting. He volunteers to offer campfire activities and Saturday cook outs. Joe loves Wiawaka and all that it encompasses and it shows through his daily service.

 

Day Use Opening in May 2019

We plan to be open Tue, Wed, Thr 10am-5pm for day use. You can hike, walk through the gardens, rest at a picnic table or rocker and enjoy the beautiful spring with us. Bring a picnic lunch!
All guests must check in at Fuller House upon arrival and departure. We hope to see you! The office will be open, so reservations for the summer may be made at the desk or by calling 518-668-9690 x 2 during our business hours.
The repairs  to our Dock last year were costly, any assistance would be much appreciated. If you would like to support Wiawaka and assist us with these repair costs for the dock please consider making a donation today.

Our Annual Appeal Begins

As we prepare for the coming 116th season at Wiawaka we have identified five areas that could use support from you, our dedicated Wiawaka donors and friends.  Please consider supporting us this summer in one of the following areas.

Caretaker’s Fund
Help Joe and his team get Wiawaka ready for the season by helping to fund minor renovations and work on the grounds.  ($5,000 goal)

Restoration Fund
We are contracting with the Phinney Group to do a building survey and architectural plan for the renovation of Fuller House and the Cottages including infrastructure updates. ($10,000 goal)

Fuller Sponsorship Fund
Your donation will go towards providing low rates and sponsorships for women who would not otherwise be able to afford a relaxing and enriching experience on Lake George. ($5,000 goal)

Accessibility Fund
Wiawaka is a natural and historic setting and in need of updating to address accessibility for our guests. With the help of the LA Group, Glens Falls Foundation and Lake George Rotary we have plans in place for pathways. Help bring these plans to life by supporting this cause. ($10,000 goal)

Your support is vital! Please assist Wiawaka this spring and contribute today!
Donate Now

Program Guide Released

We have published a 24-page program guide filled with all of our 2018 program and events. An electronic version can be found by clicking here.  As with any published guide the events and programs are subject to change and the most up-to-date schedule is available on the website.

If you would like a hard copy or two that you can share with others please email Meaghan at wiawakadirector@gmail.com or call the office at 518-668-9690.

Happy New Year!

We are excited with anticipation for our 116th season! 2019 will be a year of transition and new beginnings. Our upcoming season at Wiawaka will be filled with great programming and events for all, as well as some updates to our buildings and grounds. Here are some of our plans for this upcoming season:

 

 

  • The design and construction of accessible pathways to our Dock. (Made possible with the help of the Glens Falls Foundation, Lake George Rotary and the LA Group.
  • Partnering with the Phinney Design Group to design the historical renovations to Fuller House, Mayflower and Rose Cottages.
  • The collaboration with Lake George Music Festival for our 4th year.
  • An expanded Georgia O’Keeffe week and additional themed weeks including, writing and gardening.
  • The return of our Women’s Lecture Series with inspirational women presenting.
If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to view our programs and book your stay. We have some very full days already and only expect that to increase.  Remember a 50% deposit is needed to secure your reservation.
There are several reservations in the system without that deposit, so please take care of that soon and us today to pay your deposit. Thank you!

 

I look forward to seeing you over the summer!
Warm Regards,
Executive Director