Purchase Your Witches Ball Tickets!

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Join us as we partner with Witches Night Out to bring you an additional night to celebrate the Halloween Season! Joliet Junior Woman’s Club has been in the Joliet community for almost 60 years giving back to the women and children in our area. This year we unveil our inaugural Witches Ball!

Follow us on Facebook as this event becomes the biggest Halloween Costume party Joliet has ever seen!

This event is a fun costume party for both men and women, and all halloween costumes are welcome (not just witches).

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Ticket Information:

Tickets are $45

Includes heavy appetizers, one drink ticket (cash bar available), and a live band, “The Walk-ins”

*No refunds or exchanges on purchased tickets.

Announcing JJWC’s Candyland Fun Fair at Kidz Fest!


JJWC is excited to be part of the 12th Annual Kidz Fest taking place this August. The excitement will be happening all day long for families and kids to enjoy for free. Visit JJWC’s Candyland booth for lots of fun, games, candy, and prizes!

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

116 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois 60432

*All activities and prizes at the JJWC Candyland booth are free while supplies last.*

Joliet Juniors Donate to Help Community

Reciprocity Dinner

The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club distributed over $17,000 to help others in the Joliet area community this year.  Funds were raised at the Club’s fall fundraiser, “Cuisine in the Corn for a Cause,” which was organized by immediate Past President, Lauren McFarland.  The Joliet Juniors Philanthropy Committee, led by chairwomen Connie Head and Sara Gilbert, reviewed applications from local organizations and made recommendations based on all requests received. The donations will aid local not-for-profit organizations helping women and children in the local community. Easter Seals, the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic, and Joliet Area Hospice were top recipients along with those pictured below. Funds are distributed annually and local organizations are encouraged to apply each year.


JJWC Wins Awards at GFWC International Convention

The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club received awards at the General Federation of Memphis convention logoWomen’s Club Annual Convention in Memphis, Tennessee this June. JJWC is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international organization that promotes volunteerism and community service.

JJWC was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award for Creativity in Women’s LEADSHistory and Resource Center for creating a “GFWC Victorian Elegance” table at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Tablescapes Event in Joliet. This project was coordinated by Historian Chairwoman, Amy Vicioso, along with members from the Plainfield, Elgin, Lombard, and Princeton Junior Woman’s Clubs. Ms. Vicioso was also recognized as the GFWC-Illinois LEADS Representative at the Convention. The LEADS program identifies GFWC members who have the “potential and the desire to assume leadership positions in GFWC beyond their club.” Ms. Vicioso also currently serves as the GFWC-Illinois District 11 Director of Junior Clubs.

JJWC also received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Creativity in Fundraising and FundraisingDevelopment for “Howl at the Moon: Cuisine in the Corn for a Cause,” which took place in September. The fundraiser was led by Fundraising Chairwoman, Lauren McFarland. The event raised over $17,000 with funds donated to local charities supporting women and children.

Karyn McCarthyJJWC member Karyn McCarthy was honored as Outstanding Director of Junior Clubs (Category 1) for her leadership as GFWC-Illinois Director of Junior Clubs. Long-time member and GFWC International Secretary, Deb Deb StrahanoskiStrahanoski, played an active role in convention business.



Many congratulations to those receiving special recognition and to all of our club members for efforts to help others!



JJWC Celebrates Club Year at Annual Dinner

Board InductionJoliet Junior Woman’s Club members will celebrate the accomplishments of the club year at their annual Reciprocity and Past Presidents Dinner. The banquet will take place at the Joliet Area Historical Museum, which is located at 204 N. Ottawa Street in Joliet. Members will honor the club’s past presidents, Juniorette of the Year, as well as Philanthropy and Scholarship recipients. This year’s dinner is hosted by former president, Amy Vicioso, who also serves as the club’s Historian.

6:00 p.m. Cocktails & museum open to members and guests

6:30 p.m. Welcome

7:00 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. Meeting and installation of new officers

Tickets are $27 payable to the Joliet Junior Woman’s Club. Reservations can also be made online using Paypal. A $2 service charge will be added to online purchases.

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Non-profit Organizations Invited to Submit Funding Proposal and Service Project Requests

For more than 50 years, members of the Joliet Junior Woman’s Club have donated countless hours assisting women and children in need through service projects and fundraising efforts. Local non-profit agencies play an important role in helping us  achieve our mission.

The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club is pleased to offer local non-profit organizations the opportunity to submit both funding proposals and service project requests for 2015.

For request forms and additional information, please visit our Donations page.