Club Social: Wrapping for a Good Cause

It's that time of year when the Junior Women's Club of Lake Murray gets together to help make Christmas special for one Midlands family. On Tuesday club members gathered to wrap items and, to celebrate in style, also have an ornament exchange.

Happy Holidays to all! 

The Junior Women's Club of Lake Murray is hosting a 'Sip, Shop and Sample the Spirit' event.
Come learn more about this community-driven club and how you too can "Live the Volunteer Spirit!"
When: Monday, September 12th at 6:30PM
Where: Saluda River Club's Chickawa Center

The event is FREE! Bring a friend or just come out to meet new friends in this fun and exciting night!
RSVP to the event on Facebook.
If you have any questions email
Hope to see you there!

Spring Yard Sale

Items will include home decor, furniture, electronics, toys, games, children's clothing, accessories, shoes, housewares, kitchen items, tools, dvds, books, and more!

Come early for the best selection - we will open at 7 am!

We will also have a bake sale to help raise money for Doors To Freedom, a non-profit organization that helps survivors of sex trafficking in South Carolina.

Proceeds from the Spring Yard Sale will benefit the Junior Women's Club of Lake Murray and our ongoing programs and projects to improve the Lake Murray Community.

Thank you for your support!

Zoo Trip

Time to get creative!  The Arts Department hosted the February Volunteer Event for the club. Several JWC of Lake Murray members met children from a local childrens' shelter at the Riverbanks Zoo for an afternoon of fun! Before the event, members of the Arts Department met and put together Art Gift Bags for the children. The bags contained art supplies and toys - fun items for children to use to get creative! The bags were used as parting gifts for the children at the conclusion of the zoo trip. 

We had a fun time and enjoyed meeting all 14 children! Feeding the llamas and goats was a new experience for some, but everyone enjoyed it!

It's always great spending time with these children and hearing about their dreams and goals for the future. One girl we met is graduating from high school this year and said her goal is to become a social worker in order to help others in her same situation.  Another girl said she wants to work in criminial justice to help prevent tragedies similar to those she had in her family. These children are working hard toward their futures and it's wonderful to be able to spend time with them and cheer them on!

A Day at the State House

FAST FACT: The copper dome of the State House is equal to up to 8 million pennies.

As Citizenship advocates, we think it is important to create opportunities to expose our fellow clubwomen to a further insight into how our government operates; starting with what is happening right here in our own state, right here in our own town. That’s why the Public Issues Committee sponsored the January Volunteer event and with a tour of the State House!

A few members of the Junior Women’s Club got the unique opportunity to tour, not just the State House, but also both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s office area. The legislature was in session so members experienced a small portion of how the legislative process works for South Carolinians.

The most important take-away…
Know your Senator and Representative. Below is a list with links.


John L. Scott, Jr. [D]- District 19 - Richland County
John E. Courson [R]- District 20 - Lexington & Richland Counties
Darrell Jackson [D]- District 21 - Richland County
Joel Lourie [D]- District 22 - Kershaw & Richland Counties
Katrina Frye Shealy [R]- District 23 - Lexington County
Shane Massey [R]- District 25 - Aiken, Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick & Saluda Counties
Nikki G. Setzler [D]- District 26 - Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington & Saluda Counties


Rick Quinn [R]- District 69 - Lexington County
Joseph H. "Joe" Neal [D]-District 70 - Richland & Sumter Counties
Nathan Ballentine [R]- District 71 - Lexington & Richland Counties
James E. Smith, Jr. [D]- District 72 - Richland County
Christopher R. "Chris" Hart [D]- District 73 - Richland County
J. Todd Rutherford [D]- District 74 - Richland County
Kirkman Finlay, III [R]- District 75 - Richland County
Leon Howard [D]- District 76 - Richland County
Joseph A. "Joe" McEachern [D]- District 77 - Richland County
Beth E. Bernstein [D]- District 78 - Richland County
Mia S. McLeod [D]- District 79 - Richland County
Jimmy C. Bales [D]- District 80 - Kershaw & Richland Counties
Chip Huggins [R]- District 85 - Lexington County
Todd K. Atwater [R]- District 87 - Lexington County
McLain R. "Mac" Toole [R]- District 88 - Lexington County
Kenneth A. "Kenny" Bingham [R]- District 89 - Lexington County
L. Kit Spires [R]- District 96 - Lexington County