What could the vision of eight bridge-playing women have told them in 1946, as they formed their ideas for a new women's civic group in Akron? Had they known what services would be provided to the Akron area community over the last 65+ years by JWCC, they could not have provided a better foundation for the group. Within the first year, the eight founders, Reita Huffman, Jeanne Keller, Harriet Maloy, Carolyn Martens, Dorothy Parker, Jane Ransweiler and Bernice Turnbaugh, and 32 charter members, furnished a room at the Kate Waller Home for juvenile girls. With profits from a rummage sale, they hosted a tea for prosepctive members, completing the first year of JWCC with approximately 70 members.
Over the past 65+ years, the club has responded to many calls for help. The Akron community has certainly felt the effects of JWCC efforts. To list all of the challenges that JWCC has tackled is too numerous. However, listed below are organizations to which major contributions have been made:
Akron Canton Regional Food Bank
Akron Children's Hospital
American Cancer Society
Battered Women's Shelter
Hospice Care Center
Interval Brotherhood Home
Ronald McDonald House of Akron
Ronald McDonald Charity Golf Classic
JWCC Scholarship Fund
Summit County Children's Services
Victims Assistance Program
Junior Women's Civic Club serves the needs of the community by supporting the areas of Art, Civic, Education and Health.
Junior Women's Civic Club is a 501(c)3 organization.
President: Karen Lahovich
1st VP/President Elect: Amanda Bernier
2nd VP: Sherrie Petrochuk
Treasurer: Patty Buschko
Recording Secretary: Jenny Young
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Lack Cornacchione
Trustees: Linda Yohman, Carolyn Marquette & Stephanie Shoman
Thanks to the 2021-2022 Board for a great year!!!