Category Archives: Community Development

Next Meeting: September 24th from 7-9 pm at the Endicott Estate

All are welcome!

Next meeting Tuesday, May, 28th at 7:00 at the Endicott Estate

2019 Candidates’ Debate Night, Thursday April 4, 7:00 at Riverdale Elementary School

Please join us on Thursday April 4th at 7 pm at the Riverdale School to learn more about candidates up for town election.  We are  have ended our collection of candidate questions.  At the debate, we will be accepting questions from the audience.

Races that will debate are:
• Select Board (Board of Selectmen)
• Board Of Health
• Park and Rec
• 5 year Housing
Please submit your questions by March 25th, 2019.

Hope to see you there!

Next Meeting January 22nd 2019

Our speaker will be Carol Yunes from DOVE (DOmestic Violence Ended)

Monthly meetings at the Endicott Estate at 7 pm.

Fundraiser & Breakfast with Santa Raffle

On December 9th, DJWC  had a successful fundraiser at Breakfast with Santa at the Dedham Community House.  With the generosity of the families attending, we were able to raise $64. This money will be sent to Heifer International’s-Tanzania School Milk Project and the UN sponsored, Shot@Life.  Thank you to all those who helped.

The accompanying Breakfast with Santa raffle that raised the funds provided first, second and third place prizes.  Participants guessed the number of crackers in a jar.  There were 205 animal crackers.  First prize, donated by Massachusetts State Representative and Dedham resident, Paul McMurtry, was two tickets to the Dedham Theater.  David Liffers guessed the number 204 and won first prize. Second prize, a holiday decoration, went to Hunter Greeley who guessed the number 208. Third prize was a three-way tie with all the winners guessing the number 200.  Holiday decorations went to Margarita Ramirez, Betsy Messina, and Peter Cardino. The decorations were donated to the DJWC by a Dedham resident and supporter. Happy holidays to all our supporters!
Congratulations to all the winners!  We appreciate the support of our efforts.  Happy Holidays!!

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast with Santa Flyer2018Ho! Ho! Ho! Calling all good boys and girls…

Hurry, hurry, hurry and make your reservations for Breakfast with Santa prepared by DJWC holiday elves at the Dedham Community House Sunday, December 9th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Heifer International Fundraiser Raffle

The International Committee thanks all who supported Heifer Project fundraiser at the DJWC Craft Fair in fall 2018. We are especially grateful to the Dedham merchants who provided the prizes for the first and second place winners’ baskets: Caffé Tremezzo, El Centro, Blue Bunny, and the Dedham Square Coffeehouse.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Heifer International baskets. The correct number of animal crackers in the container was 478.  First prize went to Cathy Rich of Dedham who guessed the number 472.   Second prize went to Mary Sheehy of West Roxbury who guessed the number 489.

We greatly appreciate all those that participated and supported Heifer International’s Tanzania School Milk Project.  As a result of  the community’s generosity $203 will be sent to Heifer International.

Craft Fair November 17th

Dedham Junior Women’s Club 37th Annual Craft Fair

Saturday, November 17th, 2018  9am-3pm
Dedham Middle School

The Dedham Junior Women’s Club Craft Fair is our most important fundraiser of the year. A great deal of effort goes into selecting high quality crafters and creating a fun shopping experience for the many patrons who look forward to this event each year. All funds raised at this event are donated back to the community.

The Craft Fair is a juried show with over 100 spaces filled by more than 80 artisans with lovely handcrafted items including jewelry, clothing, crafts, home decor, dried flowers, children’s items, food and more. Lunch and snacks are also available for purchase at the Cafe, and the Crafter’s Raffle is a very popular event. Admission is $5.00.

Book Collection Yields Hundreds of Books

As a result of our club’s efforts focused around the Boston Book Festival, Dedham Junior Women’s Club has collected 462 books to be recirculated in the community.

Boston Book Festival DJWC Raffle Winners

On October 13th DJWC participated in the Boston Book Festival as an exhibitor supporting family literacy.   An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café paid our participation fee. At the end of the Boston Book Festival the winners of the DJWC raffles were selected. An impartial exhibitor from another booth drew the names of the raffle winners.

The winners are:

  • 1st prize: Tour of Jeff Kinney’s studio – Colin Finkel
  • 2nd prize: Set of Ten Diaries of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney—Renee Loeckler


The five winners of a copy of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown are:

  • Eli Bartholomew
  • Anjuman Chowdhury
  • Helen Liu
  • Jenevieve Maerker
  • Oliver Szervan

Congratulations to all the winners!