North Shore Junior Women's Club- GFWC


Rummage Sale!

Posted in Uncategorized by North Shore Junior Women's Club on April 18, 2015

Rummage-Sale_logoSave the date for the North Shore Junior Women’s Club Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 30th from 9am to 2pm.  An awesome selection of furniture, books, toys, clothing and treasures can be found.  Visit 7245 N Navajo in Glendale.  See you there!

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Night out!

Posted in Uncategorized by North Shore Junior Women's Club on February 23, 2015

Come, meet our members and have a great night out at the WFB HS production of Footloose.  Thursday, March 5.  Contact Melissa at 915-5483 for more information.  footloose-poster-design

Sell Those City Tins!

Posted in Uncategorized by North Shore Junior Women's Club on November 11, 2014

City Tins are here!  For each $25 tin we sell, $8 goes to our Club.  They make great stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, teacher gifts… you get the idea.  Tins can be picked up from Melissa’s house with full payment:  5922 Berkeley  For more info about the tins and/or to see the list of participating restaurants, visit  www.citytins.com

School Supply Drive

Posted in Uncategorized by karenmathu on August 1, 2014

North Shore Junior Women’s Club is collecting school supplies for the Clarke Street school. We are moved by the recent tragic loss of Sierra Guyton. With this simple supply drive, we want to show our support for the Clarke Street School and the neighboring community as the children start the school year. Donation boxes will be at the Whitefish Bay Farmers Market and the Whitefish Bay Library through August 23rd, 2014 or contact a club member.

Items needed include the following:

Supply box or Pencil Pouch
#2 Pencils
Kid scissors (rounded)
Erasers- both pencil top and rectangular
Glue bottles (4 or 8 oz)- washable
Gluesticks
Crayons- 24 pack
Washable Markers- 8 pack
Colored Pencils- (8-12 pack)
Dry Erase markers- generally 4 pack different colors
12 inch/centimeter ruler
Spiral Notebooks- wide rule
Folders
Pencil Sharpeners with Cap to catch the shavings
Kleenex

 Contact nsjwc@yahoo.com with questions.

 

Donation presented to GOTR

Posted in Uncategorized by karenmathu on May 24, 2012

Congrats to all on our successful fundraiser for Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee! After much effort, we all enjoyed a great evening while we raised $6700 for Girls on the Run. The event called Dance the Night Away included dancing, great food and drink, a cork pull, silent auction and more. Thanks to the many local individuals and businesses that contributed to our efforts and the money will be used by Girls on the Run to purchase equipment for girls who participate in the program.  The program is more than running; it provides girls with guidance on good health and making smart choices.

Special thanks to Big Bay Brewing Company, Radio 88.9, Breadsmith, Brueggers, Divine Consign, Elements Therapeutic Massage, First Stage Children’s Theater, Fitness Together, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, Herb Kohl Charities, Hi Hat restaurant, Hounds Around Town, Innovative Exteriors Landscaping, Just JOY!, Koss Corporation, Lakefront Brewery, Le Club Sports Club, Milwaukee Irish Fest, North Shore Dance Studio, North Star Bistro, Pat McCurdy, Patricia Shoppe, Performance Running Outfitters, Placesetters, Salto Gymnastics & Dance Studio, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Spice House, Sprecher, Starbucks Coffee of Whitefish Bay, Stray Voltage, Susan Fredman Design Group, The Melting Pot, Thief Wine Shop and Bar, Trader Joes, Usingers, Vera Bradley, Winkie’s and all our sponsors and supporters.

event co-chairs Kate and Marilee with Zarine, Tina and Jen from Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Milwaukee

Posted in Uncategorized by karenmathu on February 29, 2012

Yay!! Our club is excited to be raising money for Girls on the Run of Milwaukee. We are planning an event for Saturday night, March 31, 2012 called Dance the Night Away. The evening includes live music, dancing, great food and drink, a cork pull, silent auction and more. Tickets are $40 and are available through any of our members or email us nsjwc@yahoo.com.

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. They combine an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors.

The Milwaukee council has about 10 locations this Spring for young girls. Each location is run by a volunteer head coach and they meet twice a week for about 10-12 weeks. They focus on a series of lessons, and train to run a 5K race. Click here for more info about Girls on the Run of Milwaukee.

We hope you can join us on March 31, 2012. Click here for the invitation to Dance the Night Away.

 

60 pairs and counting….

Posted in Uncategorized by karenmathu on January 24, 2012

Our service collection tonight was socks!! Socks? Why socks?

The GFWC Sock Project helps domestic violence survivors “Step Away From Abuse” by working with domestic violence shelters. We collected over 60 pairs of new socks and will be placing them in clear bags with a personalized message of support and encouragement from our club. It reads: “As you begin your new life and Step Away from Abuse, we hope you will find comfort and warmth as you walk into your newly found freedom.”

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence, and this is one small way our club — along with clubs throughout the U.S. — helps to support these efforts.

If you still want to donate socks, get them to Karen M. by this Thursday. If you want to join in the fun of packaging them, stop by her home Friday morning at 10 a.m.

Posted in Uncategorized by North Shore Junior Women's Club on January 19, 2012
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City Tins Fundraiser

Posted in Uncategorized by karenmathu on November 9, 2011

We are taking orders for 2012 City Tins — these gift tins sell for just $25 and are  filled with $10 coaster gift cards valid toward any purchase of $25 or more at 20 locally owned restaurants! A $200 value! Dine out a couple times, and you have re-couped your cost. These make fun hostess gifts, client appreciation gifts, or a gift to yourself to encourage going out to some of Milwaukee’s great restaurants. New this year is a Madison edition, too!

This is a fundraiser for our club. At the end of each club year, we disburse surplus funds to charity. Last summer, for example, we were able to give $850 to local non-profits including  Dry Hootch, Trees from Home, the Ozaukee Humane Society, St. Ben’s Meal Program, and the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin.

To order, contact any member of our club, or email nsjwc@yahoo.com to order. Last year, these sold out — so order early for holiday giving!

Happy Halloween

Posted in Uncategorized by karenmathu on November 1, 2011

A few of us and our kids assisted with a local pumpkin display — a long-standing tradition in Whitefish Bay organized by the civic foundation. Volunteering is simple: light the pumpkins, assist with carving, and anything else that may be needed. This fun, wholesome and incredibly well-run event relies on people to help each evening. This is one of many local events where you will often see our members lending a hand.

We had kids in tow (altogether I think there were 8 of our kids joining us), including Liz’s who have volunteered at this event for YEARS. They are pros. I wanted to snap a photo of our kids working together, but they were pretty busy running around, enjoying the music, climbing up to light the highest pumpkins, and helping in the carving tent. Fun night had by all!

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