LIFE HAS CHANGED

our mission remains

We Value our Events, Meetings and Members . . .

Meetings in our building are not possible following health guidelines, but that does not stop powerful women from safely gathering to plan and achieve our goals.  

Summer, 2020

What happens when one of the NWC favorite events . . .one that we have held for 60 years needs to be cancelled due to a pandemic?  NWC does not pout about our Fine Art & Artesan Fair, we innstitute a "Spread Cheer . . . Chalk the Walk!" program. See our Instagram posts at the bottom of our home page to see some amazing chalk artist's work.

At our July meeting, members enjoyed

  • learning how to create refreshing Sangria from Nancy and Mary

  • were encouraged by Kim to continue exercising

  • found out about the importance of documenting our COVID-19 thoughts from Melody

In August, members continuted "masking-up" and social distancing while we

  • listened to Senior VP of Operations and COO of Rush-Copley Hospital (and NWC member), Mary Shilkaitis tell us about how the hospital and their staff coped with COVID-19.

  • got upper body exercise with "Kick'n It with Kim"

Some members enjoyed themselves in the city as they learned about the architecture of Chicago!

  • September 4th outing, planned by the Program Committee (Thanks to Sue Hanegraaf for making the arrangements for us!)

September 16th Business Meeting

  • Social distancing and masking up continue!

  • Sue explains the results of a membership survey to determine the comfort level of meeting in person vs electronically

  • Karin explains the revised budget. Members approved our "Pandemic" version

  • Donna talks about October 21 members only "Witches Night Out" plans

  • Crafty Ladies showcase their Christmas stocking project for Operation Support Our Troops

"Community Kindness" project benefits  Midwest Shelter for Homeless Vets (MSHV) 

  • Two committees teamed up with members and our community for an impressive collection of goods and cash.

  • $6,500 of Inkind donations and another $550 was added in cash and gift cards for a total of $7,050 in contributions to MSHV.

  • Thank you Ways & Means and Public Issues for this incentive!

Who doesn't love Skeletons?

NWC members Ann, Sandy, Geri, and Jennifer recently showed the club's support to our sisters at Naperville Junior Woman's Club by decorating the clubhouse front door. Contest fees are donated to Safety Town.

Of course, a Halloween theme was chosen.  We are missing Witches Night Out this year, but certainly hope to be back on Wednesday, October 6, 2021!  We hope to see all our Witchy friends then as we once again raise funds for those needing help and all our philanthropies.

Check out this NCTV17 video that spotlights NJWC's project: 

https://www.nctv17.com/news/naperville-junior-womans-club-hosting-door-decorating-contest/

Witches Time Out!

So . . . This Covid-19 simply can't get NWC members down with the cancellation of Witches Night Out. We changed it up to a members only Witches Time Out in Central Park. Members enjoyed each other's company in a masked, socially distanced event. Activities of the sunny, fall day included the Witch Dance (of course!), a Mask Contest, two fantastic Ghost Stories, and a Live Auction.

Special guest Contest judges were Stephanie and Tim from Positively Naperville.  Check out their story!

https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/10/21/so-what-were-all-those-witches-brewing-up-in-central-park/116618

Witches Time In!

Members and their friends enjoyed time with Pinot's Palette either socially distanced in their studio or virtually as they painted the Hallow-Queen!  We found some amazing artists in our group!

Thanks to Pinot's Palette and Pam for sponsoring the event and donating to Naperville Woman's Club.

Fall/Winter is here . . . November was the first Zoom Business Meeting.  

Naperville Woman's Club ~ 14 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL  60540  ~ 1 (630) 420-9680  ~  www.napervillewomansclub.org

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