Woman’s Club of Aurora

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois

Community Service Chairs

The Arts - Marilynn Ingram

Conservation - Carolyn Atkin

Education - Arlene Flynn

Home Life - Berdelle Hoth

International Outreach - Barb Penner

Public Issues - Barb Edwards

Standing Committees

Bylaws - Martha Bein

Finance - Marsha Carter

Hospitality - Sylvia Riley, Carol Jobe

Legislation - Mary White

Membership - Judy Danielak, Amber Schultz

Newsletter - Martha Bein

Philanthropies - Rosemary Hauser

Programs - Cindy Gustafson

Publicity - Cathy Martin

Historian - Cindy Gustafson

Telephone/Luncheons - Roberta Camp

Yearbook - Sylvia Riley


Second Tuesday of the Month

 September through May

12 Noon

Belle Salle Banquets

1920 E. New York St.

Aurora, IL 60502

Our club will celebrate its 125th year of existence in 2016.  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.

For more information about the Womans' Club of Aurora, or to join this wonderful group, please contact Judy Pessetti



The Woman's Club of Aurora joined the Junior Woman's Club of Oswego for one of our Make-a-Difference Day projects.  On October 26, 2013, 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.

President - Judy Pessetti judypessetti@gmail.com (630) 484-5885

2nd Vice-President Judy Danielak judydanielak@comcast.net (630) 892-8393

1st Vice-President Cathy Martin catherine241@gmail.com (630) 303-2221

Secretary Dawn Magaña DBSM@comcast.net  (630) 585-1137

Treasurer Marsha Carter  marshacarter@hotmail.com  (847) 224-0308

Our Fundraisers for 2016-2017

We are already looking forward to our Spring Fundraiser "Fashion & Song Through the Ages" with singer Babette Dean!  It will be held at the Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 E. New York St., Aurora, IL 60502 on March 25th.  Social hour begins at 11:00 am.  Join us for an elegant Luncheon, entertainment, Silent Auction, and more...

"April Showers bring May Flowers" along with our Flower Sale which will be held on Saturday, May 6th, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Aurora.  Bloom where you are planted!