THE CARRIZOZO WOMAN’S CLUB
For information on the Club and its activities, contact President Melody Gaines
The Carrizozo Woman’s Club, founded in 1920, is a community service organization open to all women who enjoy volunteering their time for worthy causes. Woman’s Club meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. from September through May. All women are welcome to attend!
The Woman’s Club building is an outstanding example of Pueblo Revival Architecture built of adobe. The ceiling in the unique round room, which is completely free standing, contains viga logs in an intricate wagon wheel pattern. Built in 1929 by the WPA, the building is one of the showplaces in Carrizozo and is included on the State and Federal Registers of historic buildings.
The Club sponsors special Community Improvement Projects, some of which take several years of effort to complete. In 1980, Casa Manana, the low income senior citizens apartments across the street from the Woman’s Club, was finished. The complex was one of five nationally recognized projects. In 2005, the Happy World Playground Project in Spencer Park was begun; Phase I was installed in 2007.
Other functions the Woman’s Club sponsors include the
Valentine’s Day Bake
Casa Manana APARTMENTS
To check on availability or for more information,
575-648-2514 or TTY/TDD 1-800-659-3331.
Casa Manana is a low income senior citizens apartment complex owned and operated by the Carrizozo Woman’s Club. Sponsored by the USDA’s Rural Development Program, the units offer rent assistance for elderly disabled or age 62 or older.
There are eight single story, one-bedroom apartments with a laundry facility (two washers and two dryers) and a storage room. Situated in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, the Post Office, senior citizens center, restaurants, art galleries and a delightful old time ice cream parlor/gift shop are all within walking distance.