Club Activities 2019-2020

The Junior Women's Club of Lake Murray kicked off the club year with our annual Membership Event! We welcomed guests and returning members to come hear all about the programs and activities planned for the coming year! At the event, we collected gently used shoes for Soles4Souls. 

In September, the JWC of Lake Murray helped sponsor the annual Dam Swim for Drew!
Members assisted in packing the swim bags and the club donated funds to sponsor this great cause.

At the end of September, the club worked alongside the Lake Murray Irmo-Woman's Club at the annual Irmo Okra Strut. We helped cook and sell the famous fried okra! It was such a great event and we loved working with our club sisters!

In October, we heard from a local medical oncologist, Dr. Coker, about cancer prevention. 
We also collected care items for patients at SC Oncology Associates. 

Across the county, GFWC Juniors participate in Children's Advocacy Week every October. 
This year, we held a Bunco Night fundraiser. Proceeds benefitted a local children's shelter, Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter. 

In November, Brooks Herring was our guest speaker. He spoke to the club about the benefits and the necessity of the Fisher House for our veterans. He also told us about the local USC Veterans Day 5k! 

Later in the month, several club members participated in Leeza Care Connection's annual fundraiser, Dare to Care. We also visited Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter on 3 different occasions to spend time with the children. 

Merry Christmas! In December, the club supported the preservation and maintenance of the historical GFWC-SC Club Headquarters in Columbia, the Sims-Stackhouse Mansion. The club donated a "Merry Fitness" themed stocking for the silent auction. Several members were in attendance too!
The club also adopted a family from Prisma Health Children's Hospital and donated funds for a Thanksgiving dinner and gifts from their Christmas Wishlist.

Happy New Year!

In January, the club welcomed representatives from Harvest Hope Food Bank. We learned all about this wonderful place and donated items to their food bank. 
The club also participated in Habitat for Humanity Build Days on 2 different occasions. Members worked alongside each other and the homeowner to help build a new home! It was a great, hands-on project that has become an annual tradition in our club. 

In February, the club welcomed two officers from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department to speak to about personal and online safety and awareness. Several club members also attended the Lake Murray Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in South Carolina and volunteered at a local Night to Shine event! We also held a great fundraiser at a local yoga studio to raise funds for cancer patients at SC Oncology Associations foundation, SCOA Cares. What a month!

In March, the monthly club meeting was focused on learning about the vital role of a child life specialist and how we can support their efforts at Prisma Children's Hospital. Several members also took a tour of Harvest Hope Food Bank and the club made a financial donation to help with their programs. 

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