Welcome to Joliet Junior
Woman’s Club

The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club (JJWC) is a not-for-profit organization serving Joliet and the surrounding communities. Our group meets monthly to plan a variety of service and fundraising projects throughout the year. Our community volunteer work is focused in the following areas: Fine Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, Public Issues and International Outreach, Health, Publicity, and Hospitality.

Members are a diverse group of women of different ages and backgrounds who all share an interest in helping others while having fun.

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Our Mission

To be a visible, viable, involved organization serving the diverse needs of the Joliet community, while creating a nurturing environment in which members can develop their potential.

General Federation of Woman’s Clubs

The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club is a member of The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, which was established in 1890. It is an organization with international affiliation dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

Our History

The Joliet Junior Woman’s Club began in 1958. We are proud of our tradition of serving the Joliet and surrounding community.

Learn more about GFWC’s rich history by visiting GFWC here or learn more about GFWC-Illinois here.

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News & Announcements

Annual GFWC Illinois Convention Awards

Annual GFWC Illinois Convention Awards

JJWC was honored to receive several Awards of Excellence at the annual GFWC Illinois convention, honoring our service projects throughout 2018! To learn more about our award-winning projects, click here. Advocates for Children Domestic Violence...

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2019

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2019

Saturday April 27th 10am - 1pm Joliet Public Library 3395 Black Rd in Joliet The Annual Men's March to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Calling all men (women too) all ages, especially local police departments, fire departments, teams,...

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News & Announcements

Annual GFWC Illinois Convention Awards

Annual GFWC Illinois Convention Awards

JJWC was honored to receive several Awards of Excellence at the annual GFWC Illinois convention, honoring our service projects throughout 2018! To learn more about our award-winning projects, click here. Advocates for Children Domestic Violence...

read more
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2019

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2019

Saturday April 27th 10am - 1pm Joliet Public Library 3395 Black Rd in Joliet The Annual Men's March to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Calling all men (women too) all ages, especially local police departments, fire departments, teams,...

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Membership Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Stephanie Lewickas

Member Spotlight: Stephanie Lewickas

My sister, Katie Gulas was a member and she introduced me to the club. I went to the JJWC Witches Ball the year before and thought it seemed like a fun way to get involved and give back. I love planning our fundraisers! I’m very excited to get to be a part of planning...

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Member Spotlight: Becky Swarthout

Member Spotlight: Becky Swarthout

Shelly Gora, another member I want to work in the community and give back. I’m brand new but I’m looking forward to working in the Masquerade Ball. I’m sure I will! I’m married and a mom of 3 boys. I have a 6 year old son Jacob - junior in high school, 8 year old...

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Member Spotlight: Amy Byrne

Member Spotlight: Amy Byrne

At the GFWC IL Summer Seminar in Joliet in 2018. I was so impressed by the activities that Katrina Nolan accepted certificates for that the JJWC had done in the preceding year. It sounded like JJWC was a group of women who had fun while serving the community. As a new...

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