Potter Place: A right to a place to come.
A right to meaningful relationships.
A right to meaningful work. A right to a place to return.
In choosing our name it was our desire to select one with both local and historical significance. As a clubhouse, we were impressed by the many contributions of Charles Webster Potter (1878-1947) to the Waltham Community.
As a member of the Waltham Board of Alderman, Mr. Potter held a commanding position in virtually all community affairs for over thirty years. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce as President, Waltham's National Councilor representative for 15 years, and served on the Board of Directors for forty years.
Charles W. Potter was a forerunner in the social service field. He created The Waltham Community Fund a full decade before Boston established the metropolitan fundraising federation, which supported local service agencies.
We feel that the accomplishments of Charles Webster Potter represent what our clubhouse continually strives toward; excellence in both social service and the business community.