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.
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:
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!