Philanthropy. Social. Hands-on. 

Celebrating 20 years of charitable giving and volunteering in Elmhurst!

Costumes & Cocktails was a success! Thanks for all those that joined us - check out pictures from this year's event in our gallery.

Next up - EJWC will be participating in Yard Clean Up Days through the Dupage Senior Citizens Council! Yard Clean Up Days provides a rewarding opportunity for families, friends, and groups to enjoy time outdoors together in a common effort to help older adults in our community. This is a family friendly activity for all ages so significant others, children, and others are welcome! 

Sign-up for either Saturday Nov 11th or Sunday Nov 19th 

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About EJWC
Each member serves on one of three standing committees or serves as an executive board officer. Our committees generally meet once a month during September through May, and otherwise as needed. Committee members decide as a group when they will meet. The following provides a brief description of each committee, including information about past projects.

President: Karen Arenz 
Vice President: Karen Levin
Treasurer: Erika Dobrotka
Recording Secretary: Debbie Hayes 
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Carlson Bis 

The Community Service Committee focuses on organizing service projects and events that benefit the Elmhurst Community, as well the surrounding communities. Some of the projects that we have supported in the past are: Adopt-A-Family (providing holiday gifts), the Elmhurst Park District “Adopt a Park” program, the “ABC’s of Babysitting” Class which we offer to Elmhurst teens, food drives for local food pantries, Humanitarian Service Project’s “Children’s Birthday Project”, Lombard Junior Women’s Club’s TLC Camp for young cancer patients, and Special Treats for Meals on Wheels.
Community Service Co-Chairs: Katie Snyder and Sarah Porterfield

Ways and Means raises money to support the Club's philanthropic endeavors. Our large events have predetermined beneficiaries, but we also do smaller events to support our other projects. In the past our major events have been the Elmhurst Kitchen Expedition, a one day house walk and Tickled Pink, a boutique vendor fair and with activities for “young girls.” 
Ways and Means Co-Chairs: Becky Kostelny and Michelle Polach 

The Membership committee works to maintain and grow EJWC membership. They are responsible for planning supplements to our monthly meetings, new member education, social events for our members as well as member’s spouses, and our yearly Kick Off Event in September. Some of the events that our members have been offered in the past are Dinner with Spouses, book club, movie club, and couples evenings out.
Membership Co-Chairs: Michelle Crowley, Dana Epstein, and Lindsey Hoffman

EJWC families helping seniors in Elmhurst through the Dupage Senior Council fall leaves pickup.

EJWC members walk together during the No Frills Run 2016.

Euchre night - EJWC members get together for a fun night of cards.