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A Message from the APW – 2022/2023

Welcome Back!! It’s been a rollercoaster of a few years and we have successfully gotten back into the swing of things, safely of course! The fundamental truth that became apparent as we tried to “get back to it” during the lingering COVID-19 pandemic is that we are social creatures who crave interaction.

We miss people!

Despite the quick pivot to successfully transitioning virtually, we have been working to get back in the saddle and get back to what we love and miss the most. Getting together! There are some in-person events that simply cannot be replaced.

We want to recognize that the Association of Petroleum Woman understood the challenge that most of us faced and we tried to get back into the swing of things. What is most important to us is our members, family and friends are safe and healthy. We will also be sure to recognize any state guidelines and recommendations should anything change in the future BUT for now… we can’t wait to see you!


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!