DJWC Committees

Arts

The Arts committee’s goal is to encourage the participation in and appreciation of the Arts in various forms in our Club and our Community, i.e. books, plays, movies, music, photography, paintings, sculpture, etc. Plans are underway to start a Book Club.

Use this email link, arts@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about their current projects and how you can become involved.

Arts at Endicott

The Arts at Endicott committee is charged with managing the free summer concerts that take place each year at the Endicott Estate. The group meets in January to select the dates and talent for the following summer, and divides responsibilities for fund-raising, publicity, and other logistics. Members take turns attending concerts to manage last-minute details. This is a fun and creative committee, and we welcome new members!

Use this email link, artsatendicott@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about how you can help with concert production or if you have a performer to recommend.

Communications

The Publicity committee collects information about the club happenings and sends press releases and articles to local newspapers. In an effort to reach a broader audience, DJWC now maintains a Facebook page to share information about club events and activities.

Use this email link, communications@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about how you can become involved.

Conservation

The purpose of the Conservation committee is to promote recycling in the home and community. Additionally, to promote the appreciation and preservation of nature and the environment through self-education, involvement and support of activities within our organization and our community.

Current projects include the following: recycling laser and inkjet cartridges, towels and sheets to the Animal Rescue League in Dedham , the member book swap, with leftovers to the Friends of the Dedham Library Book Sale, all occasion card recycling program through St. Jude’s Ranch, unused or leftover yarn to the Dedham Council on Aging, gently used prom gowns for the Fairy Godmother Project, and a spring plant swap.

At the beginning of every October, the Conservation Committee hosts a town-wide children’s halloween costume swap. Members of the community are encouraged to bring a Halloween costume in exchange for a “new to them” costume. Stay tuned for details about the 2012 swap.

Please click dynamic link below to see more information about the cartridge recylcing program. If you are interested in helping our efforts, please let us know. It is easy to sign up your business and Funding Factory will mail you pre-paid collection boxes on our behalf.

Use this email link, conservation@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about thier current projects and how you can become involved.

Craft Fair

The Craft Fair committee works from January to November putting on our biggest fundraiser.  100% participation by Club members is requested the day of the Show.

Use this email link, dedhamcraftfair@gmail.com, to contact committee chairs about how you can assist.

Education

The Education committee works on all levels to help the local, state and international community in any way dealing with education. Our primary emphasis is at the local level with donations of books, items and scholarships, but we have ventured nationally and internationally when there is a need. We support the DEF and DEP as needed along with other volunteer organizations in town.

Use this email link, education@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about thier current projects and how you can become involved.

Friendship Fund

Sends remembrance’s to club members on the occasion of an illness, greeting cards on the illness or death of an immediate family member, the birth of a child or grandchild and discusses supporting a club member and her family when there is an illness in the family i.e. means or travel expenses. Monies for these expenses are donated by club members or raised by participation of members in surveys and are separate from funds raised by the club.

Use this email link, sunfund@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about how you can become involved.

Home Life

This Committee focuses on supporting women, families, the young and the elderly populations in Dedham . We assist the Town’s Youth Commission whenever there is a need for family assistance due to a fire or other traumatic event by donating clothing/food, or with donations to our town’s needy younger children, teenagers and/or the elderly during the holidays. In particular, each year our committee prepares from club donations for Thanksgiving Baskets with all the trimmings to be distributed by the Youth Commission  to needy families in our community. We are also providing assistance to our local “Meals on Wheels” program and have an ongoing collection of toiletries for The Women’s Lunch Place.

Use this email link, homelife@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about thier current projects and how you can become involved.

Hospitality

The Hospitality committee coordinates bakers for the monthly meetings.

Use this email link, hospitality@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about how you can become involved.

International Affairs

The purpose of the International Affairs committee is to allow clubs to reach beyond their own communities through education and global awareness. Things that we’ve done in the past include supporting UNICEF and Heifer International. Our current projects include supporting UNICEF, Heifer International, Emancipation Network, World Food Day and Clowns Without Borders.

Use this email link, international@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about thier current projects and how you can become involved.

Membership

The purpose of the Membership committee is to increase the membership of the club by spreading the word and encouraging all current members to invite friends and neighbors. We distribute a bi-fold informational brochure about the club at many local area events to increase awareness of the club.

Use this email link, membership@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about thier current projects and how you can become involved.

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Committee focuses on community safety and citizenship in action. The Focus on Community Safety Program encourages members to take an active interest in home and vehicle safety, present safety information programs to members and encourage citizen action in regards to safety issues facing their communities.

The Citizenship in Action Program works to educate members and others about the importance of active citizenship. Under this program, clubwomen create nonpartisan voter awareness, hold forums to discuss political issues, and teach the importance of voting and citizenship to young people. The Citizenship Program also embrace causes dedicated to supporting our troops and veterans. Clubwomen prepare care packages for soldiers overseas, hold fundraisers, and volunteer to help injured soldiers transition back to civilian life.

Use this email link,publicaffairs@djwc.org to contact the committee chairs about thier current projects and how you can become involved.

Socials

The Socials committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the yearly social events. These include the Holiday Party in December and the Installation Dinner in April. The committee meets several times in the month before each event and communicates through email during the rest of the year.

Use this email link, socials@djwc.org, to contact the committee chairs about thier current projects and how you can become involved.