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Standing Committees

Conservation & Community Affairs (CCA)

The Conservation and Community Affairs/Program Committee promotes the conservation of our natural surroundings, recycling of numerous household items as well as keeping membership informed about civic affairs while working for the betterment of our community.  This committee is also responsible for securing a location and making all arrangements for the club’s monthly General meetings, presenting stimulating speakers or programs to the membership and coordinating refreshments to be brought to monthly General meetings, when needed.  This committee also plans the May Installation Banquet.

Projects include: PADS fruit delivery, Hope's Front Door School Supply Drive, Adopt A Highway and more.

Education

The Education Committee promotes education and awards scholarships.  The goal of this committee is to keep club members current on community education issues and provide educational services to schools, the library and the children of Downers Grove, as well as educational programs for club members.

Projects include:  Scholarships for District 99 Seniors, Outstanding Teacher Awards and The Junior High Art Contest.

Membership

The Membership Committee monitors all aspects of the general membership.  Committee responsibilities include recruiting new members, hosting new member events, maintaining attendance records, publishing the annual Yearbook and maintaining the Club calendar.  This committee also acquaints new members with our club, its procedures and projects.

Press & Publicity

This committee is responsible for informing the public of the upcoming events and accomplishments of the club through local newspapers, radio and television broadcasts, social media and the club’s website: www.dgjwc.org. .

Philanthropies

The Philanthropies Committee researches and reviews all donation requests submitted by members, committees, and organizations.  When a request is received, the recipient organization or individual is investigated and, if the committee approves it, the request goes before the general membership for discussion and approval.  After final approval, the committee distributes the money to the designated recipients.  This committee is also responsible for the dedication of library books honoring the president as well as each baby born during the club year.

Social

The Social Committee plans and executies events for members of the organization as well as for their families including events like Pizza with Santa, Bunco Night. Summer Playdates, Book Club and more.

Ways and Means (WAM)

The Ways and Means Committee raises money to support the club’s philanthropic endeavors.  Drawing on the support of the entire club, the committee plans and organizes fundraisers as voted on by the active members of club.  This club year, these projects include Football Mania raffle tickets and our Golf Outing.