Nisswa Women's Club
103 Years of Community Service
To serve the Brainerd Lakes Area with charitable donations.
To assist local high school seniors and non-traditional women students
at Central Lakes College with scholarships.
To encourage the participation of members in club activities, projects and events.
To promote fellowship and support for the members.
Established in 1920 as "The Nisswa Sewing Club" and also known as "The Nisswa Busy Bees," the organization began with fourteen members. Sewing quilts and layettes and selling them to raise funds for the needy were the original activities for the club. Contributions from the Club were given to various charities and a girls club was sponsored.
In 1935 the club's name was changed to "The Nisswa Women's Club" and continued with the primary purpose of service to the community.
Since 1961, the Nisswa Women's Club has been awarding scholarships to Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes area students.
Forget each kindness that I do
As soon as I have done it.
Forget the praise that falls to me
The moment I have won it.
Forget the slander that I hear
Before I can repeat it.
Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer,
Wherever I may meet it.