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 Staunton Augusta Junior Women's Club
Women Working Together To Strengthen Our Community

2018 In Review

 

2018 was another very busy year for the SAJWC's 15 members. 

We completed over 40 projects, and hosted four successful fundraisers, donating more than $7,000 and volunteering over 1,000 hours. 

SAJWC continued their twenty three year history of annual ornament sales with net proceeds being donated in the form of two scholarships to local high school girls that are looking to further their education. The design was Taylor and Boody's Opus 34 Organ which is located at Trinity Church in Staunton, VA.  We supported organizations such as our local Valley Mission, The MaDee Project, Prevent Child Abuse America and St. Jude's Children's Hospital research. The project the club was most proud of was our "Let our Love Keep You Warm" tree at the local park for the "Celebration of Holiday Lights". Club Members donated hats, scarves, gloves, and coats that were bagged and hung on the tree for people to take as needed during the entire month of December. This was the third year of our  "Tree of Warmth" donations and we look forward to this becoming an SAJWC tradition. 

SAJWC also hosted a cook-out for members and their families, held a membership drive, and held several silent auctions.  Members also participated in our quarterly trash pick-ups in coordination with "Adopt a Highway" on Statler Blvd in Staunton. 

 

The Club is very proud to have four members who are very active on the District and State Levels of GFWC Virginia. One is the current Shenandoah District Director of Junior Clubs, one is the current Shenandoah District Treasurer, another is the GFWC Virginia Junior Courtesy Chair, and the fourth member is the GFWC Virginia Assistant Director of Junior Clubs. 

We have truly enjoyed being involved in our community and are looking forward to another successful year "Living the Volunteer Spirit"!

SAJWC and The Valley Mission!!!

The Staunton Augusta Junior Women's Club showed their support for the Martin Luther King Day of Service by making it a two-day event. We spent our two days cleaning, organizing and revamping the kitchen at our local shelter, The Valley Mission, and what an incredible experience this was!

As we couldn't do it alone, we had help from some of the Mission staff and residents, as well as club members families and friends. We spent just over $2,000 in supplies and in-kind donations from members.

We want to thank everyone who participated and were willing to give their time to clean and organize!

                                     SAJWC Member Spotlight

 

   We have a fabulous group of ladies that bring to the table wonderful ideas about how to continue to make this club and our community great

This area will showcase a member of our club so you will better get to know each of us! 

Melanie Brown

Melanie has been a member of SAJWC for just over a year. She is a teacher in the Augusta County school system and dearly loves what she does.

Melanie and her husband Brian have two beautiful daughters, Lexi & Avery, who follow the foot steps of their awesome parents in helping out their community whenever they can.

 

 GFWC...IT'S A VOLUNTEER THING!