Application for Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club Membership

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Established in 1944, the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club is a non-profit organization of committed volunteers dedicated to giving back to our community. We support community groups through direct service, raise money for scholarships, and fund organizations and programs that provide education, enrichment and essential services to our local population. Through our work together, we form enduring relationships with each other and with those we serve.

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Membership Requirements

Membership in the WHJWC consists of a five-year term in which each year Members are required to fulfill the following membership responsibilities: Club Service Activities
  • Attend monthly General Business meetings September through May
  • Serve on a committee, attend committee meetings and fulfill committee responsibilities
  • Participate in “SOS” activities to help another member when needed (e.g., Meal Train during a family illness)
  • Pay annual membership dues as set by the Board ($200 plus a one-time new member fee of $25)
Community Service Each Member serves on one Direct Service Projects (DSP) by attending meetings and working assigned shifts. Each DSP requires a minimum of 10-12 hours of service per year including orientation meetings. Current projects include:
  • DSP Children - This committee will undertake projects and/or organize programs to benefit children and their families at the following organizations: The Walker School, The Second Step. All events take place Thursday evenings after 4pm .
  • DSP Food Pantry -The members of this committee work at the Wellesley Food Pantry. This DSP also organizes various food drives during the Club year. WFP shifts take place on Monday mornings from 9am to 11am.
  • DSP Family Promise Metrowest (FPMW) -This DSP involves ‘manning’ the MFP office at their day center in Natick. Each volunteer spends 2 hours in orientation at the beginning of the year (at MFP) followed by 3 (3 hour) shifts. These shifts are all on the weekends .
  • DSP Senior Activities - This committee will undertake projects and/or organize programs with the following elderly organizations: Wellesley Council on Aging (iPad game program) and the Sisters of Charity Nursing Home. All shifts take place on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 11:30am . Holiday programs at Sisters of Charity usually take place on Wednesday afternoons.
  • DSP Kids on the Block - Members on this committee perform puppet shows to Kindergarteners at Wellesley’s elementary schools as part of their “Count me in” curriculum. The themed skits help children understand developmental differences such as cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. All performances take place on Friday mornings .
  • DSP A Better Chance (ABC) -Juniors provide driving services to five academically talented high school aged girls who live at the ABC House in Wellesley. Shifts take place every evening of the week and weekend days with a Saturday/ Sunday enrichment program shift required once a year. Children are encouraged to attend with you.
Fundraisers Participate in the following Club-wide fundraisers:
  • Marketplace – Work one shift on the night before or day of Marketplace (November)
  • Kitchen and Home Tour – Work one shift day of event (May)
  • Wonder Run – Work one shift day of event (May)
In addition to our service and fundraising activities, our friendships are enhanced by several social functions held each year, such as our Fall Social, Yankee Swap, and numerous informal get-togethers. Attendance at social events is not required but enthusiastically encouraged!

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