The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is gearing up to celebrate generations of members who have worked together to make a meaningful difference to the community. Here’s how the volunteer organization is going to celebrate 75 years of service:
February exhibit, Wellesley Free Library
An exhibit at the Wellesley Free Library will explore the history of the club and how it got going in 1944 as a spin-off of the Wellesley Hills Women’s Club for “business girls, a few college girls, and some young married girls with young children.”
From that beginning, the WHJWC has addressed issues such as mental health, hunger, access to education, bullying, poverty and domestic violence. Today, the club volunteers for and funds organizations that make a positive impact in the community, and raises scholarship money to make college dreams possible.
February 6: Reception at Wellesley Free Library
The WHJWC will hold a reception to celebrate the history exhibit on February 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. All past and present Juniors are invited to the reception, which is open to the public.
March 1: 75th Anniversary Gala
There will be a 75th Anniversary Gala at the Wellesley Country Club on March 1, 2019, 7pm – 11pm, for all past and present members of WHJWC. The gala will allow generations of Juniors to celebrate their shared history and raise money to ensure the club’s grants and scholarships continue to contribute to the community. The event is black-tie optional and will feature food stations, open bar, an auction, and dancing. All current and past members of WHJWC are invited with a guest.
Donate auction items:
Any Junior looking for more information or to donate auction items can email [email protected] or visit the website. “As a member of Juniors, you know that a group of women working together can do incredible things. And when you work side-by-side, lasting friendships are often created that strengthen our members’ lives and the community as a whole. We can’t wait to celebrate that with both the exhibit and the gala,” said Torrey DiPietro, current president of WHJWC.
ABOUT THE WELLESLEY HILLS JUNIOR WOMEN’S CLUB
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, now in its 75th year, is a group of women who work side-by-side to make a meaningful difference in our community by raising money and giving time to help those in need.
We create dynamic fundraising events that celebrate our community and tap into the generosity of those around us. With the money raised, we give scholarships to deserving high school students and we fund programs that make a positive impact in the community, such as an anti-bullying campaign for middle school students. We also volunteer with organizations that are
making a real difference, giving our time to help children with special needs, the elderly and families in crisis.
The work that we do helps address some of the biggest challenges facing our society: mental health, hunger, access to education, poverty and domestic violence. And along the way, lasting friendships are created while we work side-by-side. In a world where problems are complex and the news is often bad, we’re making a measurable difference where we can — right here at home.
The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club would like to thank this year’s corporate sponsors Brendon Properties, Needham Bank and The Teri Adler Group at Pinnacle Residential Properties, as well as our community partner Roche Bros.