What is Hinsdale Junior Women’s Club?
Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club (HJWC) was founded in 1949. HJWC members are local leaders of volunteer and philanthropic service and have earned tremendous recognition from the GFWC and IFWC throughout the years. In 2006, HJWC was the recipient of numerous awards at the GFWC Convention, and our organization is continuously recognized for outstanding children’s programs, leadership, membership and fundraising.
What are membership requirements?
Each member is required to do 3 hours of service. Our philanthropy committee, does an amazing job of identifying and coordinating opportunities throughout the year, so it is easy to find one that fits your schedule!
We ask that new members attend 50 percent of our general meetings (once a month, generally the second Tuesday) and 50 % of committee meetings (about 8 total).
How often does HJWC meet?
Our general meetings are once a month (September thru May) and our committees meet independent of the general meeting. Committee co-chairs do their best to identify times when the majority of the committee can meet.
What does HJWC raise money for?
HJWC was founded in 1949 with the mission to enrich our community, the lives of our members and their families. A Spring Fashion Show and Tea the first year raised $800 to purchase an obstetrical table for the Hinsdale Hospital. In 2018-2019, we launched our new Grant Fundraising model to help fund tangible items with a lasting impact for deserving organizations. Since then, we have raised $1.4 million dollars for non-profit organizations in Chicagoland and the Western Suburbs.
Each year we provide an average of 20 grants valued between $1-$50,000 to 501 (c)(3) organizations serving women and children. Grant money is awarded to organizations who have needs for items and projects that can be used for many years to come. Vans, playgrounds, building maintenance needs, and equipment are just a small example of the items we give.
How does HJWC raise money?
The club primarily raises money through our benefit, which happens between February and April each year. Our benefit team works to secure underwriting sponsors, auction items and ticket sales, all funds raised go directly to funding our grants. While benefit is a fun evening, the impact of that night is felt for years be deserving organizations.
What does my membership fee include?
For new members it includes, initiation fee, club fee and one (1) benefit ticket. Returning members it includes club fee and one (1) benefit ticket.
Member Calendar 2023-2024 (* indicates event date is not confirmed)
Social Kick-Off Party- Tropical Twilight 8/19/23 7-11pm Hinsdale Golf Club
Fine Arts- Fine Art of Andy Warhol- 8/24/23 6-9pm
New Member Sign Up Deadline- 9/5/23
New Member Orientation- 9/7/23 7-9pm
Returning Member and Associate Sign up Deadline- 9/10/23
General Meeting- 9/12/23
6:30-7 New Member Champagne Toast
Education- Fashion Show- 9/14/23- 11am-1pm
Fine Arts- Fine Art of Karaoke- 9/15/23
Family Affairs- Tailgate Party- 9/29 4-6pm
General Meeting- Benefit REVEAL-10/3/23
New Member Couples Night- 10/6/23 7-11pm
Hinsdale Wine Walk Meet Up-10/12/23
Fire Station Open House- 10/14/23 11am-2pm
Fine Arts- Fine Arts at Expressions Gallery- 10/18/23
Social- Halloween Couples Party- 10/28/23
General Meeting- 11/7/23
Outreach- Gifts of the Season- 12/9/23
Health- Jingle Dash 5k- 12/10 8-11am
Family Affairs- Pictures with Santa- *12/16/2023
General Meeting- New Member Initiation- 1/9/24
General Meeting - Executive Board Announcement- 2/6/247-
7:30-9- MeetingThe Community House
Family Affair's Family Dance- *2/3 or 2/10
General Meeting - Bring a Friend & Grant Presentations- 3/5/24
7:30-9- MeetingLocation TBD
General Meeting- 4/9/24
Benefit- Annual Gala- 4/20/23
Voting Night- *5/7/24
Annual General Meeting- It's a Wrap- *5/21/24
Summer Soiree Fundraiser- 75th Anniversary- *6/8/24 7-11pm