Junior Woman’s Club prepares for quarter auction, meeting

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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:38 pm

Grab your friends and loose change for an evening of fun and to support community projects sponsored by the Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club.

The GFWC Illinois Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman's Club will be holding their Annual Fall Quarter Auction on Thursday October 19 at the Flame in Metamora. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Paddles are $1.00 each. All auctions are one to four quarters! Food and beverages are available for purchase from the Flame Restaurant. For more information contact Michelle Bohm at 309-634-5651.

The GFWC Illinois Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club will meet on Monday, October 23, at the Germantown Hills Fire Department. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. The evening is to give women of the community an opportunity to meet club members and to find out more about the club. Snacks and beverages will be served. Casual dress is requested.

The GFWC Illinois Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club is an organization for all women 18 years of age or older. The club is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to improve social, moral, and educational conditions in our community and state, to encourage personal growth, and to foster lasting friendships. There is a place for you in the club, whether you are a working woman, housewife, married or single. The club is a good introduction to the community, an excellent place to meet women with values like your own, a source of friendship, and a channel through which one can serve others.

Just a few of their local contributions include the Avenue of Flags, Breakfast with Santa, the Creation of the Kid’s Corner at the local libraries, the Emergency 116 Ambulance fund, the child abduction prevention program “Child Lures”, Heart House, local recycling program “Recycle It!”, “Climbing New Heights by Improving Playground Sites” at J.R. White Memorial Park, developing the Newcomer Packets, and “Focus on the Kids” which advocates for children of all ages, encourage community involvement, and enhance programs, activities, and services encompassing the MTHS district.

They achieve these goals in collaboration with the General Federation of Women’s Club. GFWC is one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer community service organizations, was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Washington, DC. GFWC has more than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and over a dozen countries.

For more information about the club, please contact Rebecca Johnson, membership chairman, at 618-401-8380, or Cathy Gregait, president at 367-9394 or check out their Facebook page.

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