The Lemont Junior Woman’s Club is kicking off the new year – and newly elected club president Jill McAndrews is acknowledging and honoring the club’s history while looking toward the future through the theme, “Grounded, Growing, Giving.”
Established in 1993 by 50 charter members, the LJWC began by dedicating itself to establishing a permanent site for its Safety Village programs. Today, the building at 55 Stephen St. hosts a variety of local groups, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, sports clubs and more.
In 1998, the club began sponsoring the Lemont Juniorettes, a service group for young women ages 12 through 18. The group reflects the service and community-centered values of the LJWC and teaches the importance of citizenship and responsibility to its community.
Over the last 20 years, the LJWC has provided service to many other local organizations, including the PTO, mother’s groups, booster organizations and educational foundations. The women of the LJWC have established a reputation for being women of their word who get the job done.
The club will continue to support local food pantries, senior meal programs and education efforts in the community. Members also look forward to continuing their signature safety programming, including Safety Village camps for young children, Fighting Chance for middle schoolers, and Campus Fighting Chance for college-bound students.
The LJWC works closely with village and township representatives to discover new ways to support its community – and plans to celebrate its history inviting current and former members to celebrate at a gala later this year. A Halloween fundraising event is also planned for the fall.
The LJWC meets the first Wednesday of the month September through May at Safety Village. For complete information about meetings and events, visit www.lemontjuniorwomansclub.org and view the calendar.
Editor’s note: The information above is from a press release issued by the Lemont Junior Woman’s Club.
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