Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is looking for New Members

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) is actively seeking new members. RJWC is a volunteer service organization which has been a part of the Rochester community for 60 years.

RJWC is committed to supporting numerous area charities and non-profit organizations through hands-on volunteering as well as fund-raising. Since its inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has more than 1 million hours of community service and raised more than $910,000 to support the local community.

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is a fun loving group of women who have one common goal — “Serving their community.” Great friendships have been built while accomplishing this goal. Although they work hard, they also find time to have fun.

Installation Dinner in June at Meadow Brook Hall of members, Debbie Glennan, Karen Geibel, Linda Dill, Deb Mohre, Donna Affeldt and Jaki Holzer

Installation Dinner in June at Meadow Brook Hall of members, Debbie Glennan, Karen Geibel, Linda Dill, Deb Mohre, Donna Affeldt and Jaki Holzer

They welcome new members all year long. New member meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. beginning with September 8. And, General Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of every month (Sept – May) at the Rochester Community House at 816 Ludlow and their membership requirements are simple; including attending 4 of 8 meetings a year, support the major fundraisers, participate in club volunteer events … and to have fun.

Membership requirements are $150 per year which includes Membership Dues, a lobster from the Lobster Boil fundraiser as well as a ticket to the “Haute to Trot” Kentucky Derby event, both club requirements. There is also an optional $7.30 a year for “Pennies a Day” which goes to support Guiding Harbor, a private, non-profit organization founded by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Michigan (GFWC-MI), that provides child caring and child placement services for abused and neglected children.

Members of RJWC have helped found many institutions in the Rochester community; Rochester Community House, Crittenton Hospital, Rochester Hills Public Library, Rochester YMCA, Older Persons Commission (OPC) and the League of Women Voters all were started with the support of club members.

The group also provides hands on support to the Avon Players, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm including the annual Stonewall Pumpkin Festival, the Older Persons Commission, and Dinosaur Hill Nature Center. They also provide two scholarships annually through the Greater Rochester Community Foundation.

In addition, past fundraisers have benefited Avon Players, Band of Angels, Blessings in a Backpack, Crittenton Hospital Foundation, Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Meadow Brook Center for Learning Differences, Meadow Brook Hall, Meadow Brook Hall Garden Club, Older Persons Commission (OPC), Paint a Miracle, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rainbow Connection, Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Rochester Area Recreational Authority (RARA) Rochester Community House, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, Rochester Hills Public Library, Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO), South Oakland Shelter, Vista Maria and many other worthy organizations.

Proceeds from the club’s upcoming fundraising events will go to benefit Neighborhood House, Dutton Farm and Paint a Miracle.

The club holds two or three major fundraisers a year to raise funds for the chosen recipients. This year, the events are the annual “Lobster Boil” which will be held September 24th as well as two other events. “Spring Highlights” Luncheon and Shopping Boutique in March and the “Haute to Trot” Kentucky Derby event planned for May. More information, as well as tickets, for these events can be found as it becomes available at www.rjwc.org.

If you are interested in learning more information about the club, please Carol Anne at 248-417-7685 or ketelsen@oakland.edu. You can also visit their website at www.rjwc.org or follow them on Facebook at “Rochester Junior Woman’s Club.

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