Services: SC Associations2018-06-12T23:28:39+00:00

Sutter Creek Services: Associations

Henry Clay Masonic Lodge #95 F&AM
Art Long, 2014 Master
P.O. Box 328
45 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 98585
Henry Clay Masonic Lodge was chartered on November 14, 1855 and has occupied 45 Main St. in Sutter Creek since June 24, 1867. We are part of the world’s 1st and
largest fraternal organization. We are committed to make a difference through community service, volunteerism, and charity.

Native Sons of the Golden West – Amador Parlor 17
56 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
cell 304-5502

This fraternal organization meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. The organization is comprised of members born in the State of California who are dedicated to the preservation of the history of California.

Sutter Creek Lions Club
P.O. Box 71
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. The Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Sutter Creek Community Building 33 Church Street.


Sutter Creek Woman’s Club
Community Center, 33 Church Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Established in 1909, the purpose of the club is to support social, educational, civic, and philanthropic endeavors within Amador County. On September 18, 1909, 14 woman gathered together to form an “Improvement Club” for the town of Sutter Creek. The purpose of the new club was to “improve the cemetery, schoolyard, streets, and to beautify the town in general”. Through the years, the Sutter Creek Woman’s Club purpose has expanded to include social, educational, civic,and philanthropic endeavors within Amador County.

Our monthly meetings include socializing, member-prepared luncheon, and a short program. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. except June, July and August at the Sutter Creek Community Building, 33 Church St.  We  have extended a portion of our membership to include those who do not reside in Sutter Creek.

For more information, please contact our President:  Deedie Calmes.


Rotary Club of Jackson
PO Box 1117
Jackson CA 95642

Rotary Club of Jackson is a long-standing community service organization that provides philanthropic support to a variety of causes.Among organizations and events it sponsors are the Bowl-A-Thon, Mother’s Day Brunch and scholarships for high school students.

For more information, please contact: Art Long, 209-217-6002,


“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.