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A Message from the APW – 2021

Currently due to the Pandemic we understand the challenges that everyone is facing. What is most important to us is our members, family and friends are safe and healthy. We never anticipated APW’s 2020/21 year would involve such reimagining, but we have pretty great framework in place for a season of unknown and making it work. All things considered, we are working hard to have an active membersship in the best and safest way possible. There will be different ways to still connect online or offline and we have a great opportunity to still keep ourselves busy as a group.  ZOOM will help facilitate the face time we so miss and love. So we still want to encourage all ladies eligible to JOIN US , even though this year looks a little different.


The Association of Petroleum Women (APW) is an autonomous, not-for-profit, organization.

Our purpose is to promote social contact and friendship among our members, to raise funds for local charities, and to provide activities, information and moral support to our members. The Association of Petroleum Wives started in 1948 and is celebrating over 70 years of fundraising and helping oil wives become active members of the community.

Membership is open to women residing in the Bakersfield, CA area that are in the petroleum industry, or whose husbands are in, or retired from the petroleum industry.

Families in the oil industry are often relocated and the ladies of APW are here to help them adjust to Bakersfield and get to know all the great things this town has to offer!

If interested in joining or finding out a little more about us , please contact us!