About Us

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The GFWC IL Junior Organization is a proud member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. With over 50 active Junior Clubs across Illinois honoring the motto of “Unity in Diversity,” we come together as unique individuals dedicated to community improvement by activities, projects, or fundraising projects that our clubs perform. Our mission is to enhance the lives of others through volunteer service.

Junior Pledge

I pledge my loyalty, to the Junior Club Women,
by doing better than ever before, the work I have to do,
by being prompt, honest, courteous, by living each day                                                              trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.

The Club Collect

Keep us, Oh God, from pettiness;
let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face,
without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgement and always generous.
Let us take time for all Things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straight forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little Things that create differences,
that in the big Things of life we are at one.
And may we strive to Touch and to Know
the great, common human heart of us all.
And, oh Lord God,
let us forget not to be Kind.

-Mary Stewart