BURLINGTON JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB
Thank you for visiting our site! The Burlington Junior Woman's Club is a community service organization based in Alamance County, North Carolina. We are part of several larger organizations, including the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The women in our club work together to support various local, national, and international endeavors.
For the 2020 - 2021 club year, our theme is "We Came. We Saw. We Serve(d)." Our focus areas for the year include:
Supporting vulnerable communities and populations, particularly women, children, and the elderly.
Supporting communities experiencing food insecurity.
Supporting community health, which includes raising awareness about issues pertaining to social justice, mental health, and voting.
Our club meets the first Wednesday of every month (excluding July) at the John Robert Kernodle Senior Activities Center on Mebane Street in Burlington. The meetings begin promptly at 6:30 P.M..
The Burlington Junior Woman's Club can be reached directly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Project Shoes Request/Referral Form is available here.
The Burlington Junior Woman's Club was organized on October 3, 1956 with 30 charter members. Community service has continued to be BJWC's main interest and projects adopted over the years reflect the needs of the community and society. GFWC BJWC is a member in Good Standing of the GFWC-NC and has received statewide recognition for participating in several Federation projects. The club qualified as an Honor Club in 1958 and has maintained that status throughout the years.
BJWC's First Project: The first project adopted by the club was to carry lunches from a city school to the Grace School for the Trainable Child located in a local church. The project continued through 1962 when the special school was moved to Glencoe School.
2016-2018: For the last two years, the Club has focused on empowering and making financial contributions to local organizations. The Club has assisted with beginning multiple new initiatives throughout Alamance County including the Healthy Alamance Senior Discount Program at the North Park Farmer’s Market, the Woman2Woman Project, the Little Free Library program, and by participating in the first annual Burnett’s Chapel Community Day. At each of our monthly meetings, we have at least one local organization speak to us regarding our theme for the month and we typically provide donations to that organization at that time. Recent contributions have been to Allied Churches of Alamance County, Our Sister’s House, and the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell. The theme for the 2017-2018 Club year is “Be A Seed for Change.” With this theme in mind, our club continues to search for ways in which we can affect change and impact lives throughout Alamance County and the state of North Carolina.
2018 – 2019: The theme for the 2018 – 2019 club year was “Bloom Where You are Planted,” which embodied the club’s plan to focus our efforts on local initiatives and endeavors to improve and better support the Alamance County community. Club members chose to focus on three areas of local need: Food Security, Education, and Healthy Families. Our activities centered around these three areas of need and bringing state and national endeavors to fruition locally. Members worked together to donate supplies to the students and Classroom Teachers at Graham Middle School, to donate supplies for children and advocates at CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response and Resource Center as part of Advocates for Children Week, to coordinate a women’s food drive for the Southern Alamance Family Empowerment food ministry, to host multiple Project Shoes fundraisers, to provide Christmas gifts to adults under guardianship in Alamance County, to provide Christmas gifts for young adults that are still in Foster Care in Alamance County, to collect coats and other necessities as part of our Coats4Kids Campaign, to participate in the second annual Woman2Woman Project, and to host our eighth annual TATA Trot. In addition to our community work, the Burlington Juniors had the opportunity to work closely with various community leaders to raise awareness about many different community projects and to induct five new club members.
2019 - 2020: The theme for the 2019 - 2020 club year was “Joyfully Serving Our Community” , a reminder of the spirit with which we undertake every community service activity. Members worked together and with the community in a variety of ways, including monthly dinner service at Allied Churches, donating supplies to Family Abuse Services' Our Sister's House, Alamance Baby Closet, Christmas gifts to adults under guardianship in Alamance County, and feminine hygiene products to Graham Middle School as part of our 3rd Annual Woman2Woman Project. Clubwomen also participated in the Little Black Dress Initiative along with Mebane Woman's Club to support CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response and Resource Center, donated funds for a tree to be planted at the Arboretum in Willowbrook Park, maintained a Little Free Library, and awarded the Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship to two graduating seniors from Alamance County. Just as we were in final preparation for our 9th annual TATA Trot, COVID-19 caused us to postpone the fundraiser event until 2021. Even in the face of a pandemic, the club continued to serve the community by donating to Southern Alamance Family Empowerment food bank and Allied Churches, and welcomed a new member who was able to complete her new member project virtually.
The Burlington Junior Woman's Club meets the first Wednesday of every month (excluding July) at the John Robert Kernodle Senior Activities Center on Mebane Street in Burlington. The meetings begin promptly at 6:30 pm. If you would like someone to contact you about becoming a member, please email us at email@example.com and/or submit a Provisional Membership Application here.