Woman’s Club of Aurora

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois

Our Fundraisers for 2013-2014:  

Wednesday, October 23 at 12:30 p.m.  - Salad Luncheon/Game Day at Prisco Community Center, corner of Lake Street and Illinois Ave.

Saturday, March 22 at 12:00 - Fashion Show at Fox Valley Country Club, 2500 N. Route 25 in North Aurora

Saturday, May 3 9:00 a.m. -noon  Annual Flower Sale at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Edgelawn and Galena Blvd.

Friday, June 6 at 1:30 p.m.  -  3B (Bingo, Bunco, Bridge) Snacks and Games at Prisco Community Center, corner of Lake Street and Illinois Avenue.

Community Service Chairs

Arts  - Marilyn Ingram

Conservation - Elizabeth Metzger

Education - Arlene Flynn

Health/Home Life - Joan Stransky

International Outreach -  Barb Edmonson

Public Issues - Barb Penner

Standing Committees

Bylaws - Mary Barbee

Hospitality/Sunshine - Carol Jobe and Venice Reid

Legislation -Dorothy Sullivan

Membership - Barb Edwards and Amber Schultz

Newsletter - Martha Bein

Philanthropies -  Bonnie Schoeppel

Programs - Judy Pessetti and Jeanne Galor

Telephone/Luncheons - Cindy Gustafson

Yearbook - Sylvia Riley


Second Tuesday of the Month

 September through May

12 Noon

Fox Valley Country Club,

2500 North Route 25

North Aurora

Our club celebrated its 120th year of existence in 2011.  We were founded in 1891, following original meetings of women from several neighboring towns and communities during 1890.   We received our official charter from the state of Illinois on October 5, 1894.   Among the many accomplishments of the Woman’s Club of Aurora was the founding of the first kindergartens in the city, and the awarding of hundreds of scholarships to students, including journalism, nursing, and the arts.   

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois

General Federation of Women’s Clubs


The Woman's Club of Aurora is a volunteer organization that offers a diverse membership and a wide range of programs for community service, while providing members with opportunities for education, personal development and social interaction.   Our purpose is to promote education at all levels, support participation in the arts, preserve natural resources, stress good citizenship and leadership development, and serve the needs of our community.  Included in our support of area youth is the annual awarding of student scholarships.   The Club has presented major contributions to the Aurora Historical Society, Healthy Families-Aurora Site, Mutual Ground, and Wayside Cross as well as fulfilling a varied philanthropic budget.   We invite all women who reside in Aurora and surrounding communities who wish to participate in the activities of the club to join us in these endeavors.


President – Rosemary Hauser rhauser1048@yahoo.com 630-896-1914

1st Vice-President – Sylvia Riley 53 Fallcreek Circle,  Montgomery IL  60538 SRiley630@aol.com

2nd Vice-President – Barb Edwards  1901 Sheffer Road, Aurora, IL  60504 ehoward928@aol.com

Secretary –  Berdelle Hoth  449 W. Downer Place, Apt. 208  Aurora, IL  60506 bhoth1@att.net

Treasurer – Joanne Perkins,   1060 Adobe Drive,  Aurora, IL  60506 jgperkins521@gmail.com

For more information about the Womans' Club of Aurora, or to join this wonderful group, please contact Rosemary Hauser, President at rhauser1048@yahoo.com  ( 630-896-1914)

We are proud to announce that our October fundraiser last year was a great success, netting over $1200 towards our scholarship fund

The Woman's Club of Aurora joined the Junior Woman's Club of Oswego for our Make-a Difference Day project this year.  On October 26, the two clubs combined our efforts to refurbish the largest bedroom at Mutual Ground, our local shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  The members cleaned and painted the room and supplied new mattresses, mattress protectors, blankets, pillows, linens and comforters, as well as new crib linens and a large floor rug.  Our hope was to truly make a difference in the lives of those victims who turned to the shelter for help.