In 1914, the large building that houses the SMB Woman's Club was created in the hopes of giving local women a home away from home to gather and chat. The same is true today, but the group has taken on a multitude of extra functions after over 105 years as a club. Working with a number of charitable organizations such as the Salvation Army, Heal the Bay, the Rape Treatment Center and the Santa Monica Firefighters' Association, the club organizes events like bake sales and benefit parties to raise funds. Additionally, members enjoy bridge games, luncheons and the like. There is also an arts department that puts on plays and organizes art galleries. Although membership has decreased from its high of 700 members during the 1950s, club leaders don't mind; this is almost exclusively due to the rise of women in the workplace. The 250-capacity ballroom is available for rental.