Stevens Point JWC
The purpose of a junior club in a community is to bring together young women in an organization where they can use their energies and abilities to benefit themselves and their community by promoting its civic, cultural, education, and social welfare. Any woman who is interested in the objective of this organization shall be eligible for membership.
Making A Difference
Since its founding in 1939, the Stevens point junior have contributed much in community service. In 1944, the Red Cross Mobile blood unit was brought to Stevens point for the first time through efforts of the juniors. The Portage county daycare center for mentally challenged children was initiated and promoted by our club through fundraising and purchasing of their bus. The city band shell was constructed through a community fund drive coordinated by our club. Our Junior club has been involved in many other prominent community projects such as Lori Ann’s house from victims of domestic abuse, First home for teenage mothers, Jaws of Life, Video Voice, YMCA, Achievement Center and thee Humane society, just to name a few
Our greatest and longest running Community Improvement Project was Kiddie Kollege. Between 1964 and 2005, the club owned and operated this preschool.
Funding for these community projects is made possible through our highly successful annual fundraiser, Tinsel Trail Arts and Craft Show, which is held annually on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.