Woman’s Club of Aurora

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois

Our Fundraisers for 2014-2016:  

WEDNESDAY, October 29 at 12:30 p.m. - Salad Luncheon/Game Day at Prisco Community Center, corner of Lake Street and Illinois Avenue in Aurora.

Saturday, March 21 at 12:00 noon - Fashion Show at Fox Valley Country Club, 2500 N. Route 25 in North Aurora.

Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 - noon - Annual Flower Sale at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Edgelawn and Galena Blvd.

Community Service Chairs

Arts - Marilyn Ingram

Conservation - Carol Anderson

Education - Arlene Flynn

Health/Home Life - Joan Stransky, chair

                                Sally Bruce, vice-chair

International Outreach - Barb Penner

Public Issues - Barb Edwards

Standing Committees

Bylaws - Bonnie Schoeppel

Hospitality - Carol Jobe, Sylvia Riley

Legislation - Marsha Carter

Membership - Cindy Gustafson, Amber Schultz

Newsletter - Martha Bein

Philanthropies - Joanne Perkins

Programs - Kathleen Sampson

Publicity / Historian - Berdelle Hoth

Telephone/Luncheons - Judy Danielak

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.

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)

The Woman's Club of Aurora joined the Junior Woman's Club of Oswego for our Make-a Difference Day project last year.  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 - Rosemary Hauser     rhauser1048@yahoo.com    630-896-1914

2nd Vice-President - Cindy Gustafson    cmggrn@aol.com             630-892-8672

1st Vice-President - Judy Pessetti      judypessetti@gmail.com       630-484-5885

Secretary - Kendra Nohl                 kendranohl@att.net          630-859-3983

Treasurer - Sharron Bennett       sbennett07@comcast.net     630-820-0536