Woman’s Club of Aurora

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois

Community Service Chairs

Arts - Marilyn Ingram

Conservation - Carol Anderson

Education - Arlene Flynn

Health/Home Life - Sally Bruce, Chair

                                      Joan Stransky, Vice Chair

International Outreach - Barb Penner

Public Issues - Barb Edwards

Standing Committees

Bylaws - Barb Edmonson

Hospitality - Carol Jobe, Sylvia Riley

Legislation - Marsha Carter

Membership - Cindy Gustafson, Amber Schultz

Newsletter - Martha Bein

Philanthropies - Joanne Perkins

Programs - Cathy Martin

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 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