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GFWC - Beloit Junior Woman's Club

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers 

What is the age limit to be a member?
All adults are welcomed.

How can I become a member?
Attend a meeting, fill out a membership form,  pay dues, & orientation.

What is the membership fee?
Membership for initial year is $25.  After that annual regular membership fee is $35.

When do I pay the fee?
Pay when you join and at the first fall meeting of each year after.

When are meetings held?
On the 2nd Thursday of the Month at 7pm from the months of September thru April.

Where are the meetings held?
The meetings are usually held at the Survive Alive House, 911 Newark Rd, Beloit.  

Am I obligated to attend all meetings?
No!  Members attend as they can.

What am I obligated to do?
We request that our members help at our annual art and craft show called Wonderfest, which is being held on 2nd Sunday of November.  There are many capacities in which you can help and this is our only Fundraiser to raise thousands of dollars, which we donate to the community.  We bake and frost 1000 cookies to sell at Wonderfest.  The Cookie proceeds go directly to Caritas for Thanksgiving and is usually $1000.  We encourage members to sign up and help “hostess” one meeting during the year by bringing a soda or a snack.  We also sponsor a meal once a month at the Sparrow Nest, which is a local homeless shelter.

What does GFWC stand for?
GFWC stands for General Federation of Women’s Clubs.  It is the largest women’s community service organization in the world!  GFWC has a membership of over 100,000 members in clubs in every state and over a dozen countries.  The women of GFWC have addressed the needs of their communities, worked to promote education, healthy lifestyles, advocating for issues of concern to women and children and preserving our natural resources.

How do I fit into BJWC?

  1. Participate in club committees & projects as you are able and compatible with your interests.
  2. Attend monthly meeting as you can and donate your time for major club projects (Sparrow’s Nest, Meals on Wheels, etc) and fundraisers such as Wonderfest.
  3. Fulfill social obligations (Hostess once per year)

How will being a member benefit me?

  1. You will be part of community service programs and project ideas
  2. You will have resources to implement programs and projects in Beloit and surrounding areas and have a chance to make a significant difference.
  3. You will gain leadership skills through your participation in projects and programs
  4. You will have the opportunity to form some wonderful friendships, have the opportunity to join in fun, social events and trips, learn about various topics of concern through the educational and informative programs, and help the community in various ways offered by the club.

How do I get in contact with the organization?
Best way to contact us is through our email at  Our mailing address is P.O.Box 1144, Beloit, WI 53511. We do not have a phone number.