The Junior Woman's Club of Sparta (JWCS) is a non-profit, civic organization for women committed to promoting volunteerism, improving our community and fostering new friendships. The JWCS was formed in 1966 and is part of The New Jersey State Federation of Woman's Clubs of GWFC-Junior Membership.
The women in the club work on various projects and fundraisers throughout the year with the goal of contributing to the community in a significant way. The JWCS also has many social activities including movie nights, book clubs, Halloween parties for the kids and more.
Some of our favorite projects this past year were the 5 th Grade Spelling Bee; Wish Tree; Make a Difference Day and Tie-A-Ribbon Campaign. During the 2008-09 the JWCS donated over $29,000 to local, national and international charities. Of that money, $8,200 was donated toward the rebuild of Kids Kastle at Station Park. Other local donations were made to the Sparta Library, Sparta DARE Program, Sparta Ambulance, Sparta Parks and Recreation, Sparta Volunteer Fire Department and College Scholarships to local young women. Other organizations that were supported throughout the county include: Birth Haven, DASI, Samaritan Inn, SCARC, Sussex County YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and the Sussex County Red Cross.
There are many departments that make up our club and each performs wonderful acts for the community.
Art: Wish Tree; Jewelry Making Night; Scrapbook Nights
Conservation: Adopt-A-Road; Recycling; Plant swap; Picnic
Education: College Scholarships; Annual Spelling Bee; Books for Babies;
Home Life: Senior Center Visit; Strawberry Picking; Nature Walks
International Affairs: Heifer International; Ladies Night Out
Public Affairs: Make a Difference Day; Overseas Coupon Program; Monthly Safety Reminders
Public Relations: Press Book
Membership: Dinner at LMCC; Cookie Swap; Game Night
Health: Tie-A-Ribbon Campaign; Hikes; 5K Training
Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm (except no meetings in July and August).
To become a member you must:
- Attend 3 general meetings.
- Attend 1 department meeting and participate in a fundraiser or service project.
- Attend a New Member Coffee
- Receipt of dues to club treasurer
For additional information, please visit us at www.jwcsparta.org or call (973) 300-7309.