The Junior Woman's Club of Chevy Chase is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization
located in Chevy Chase, Maryland -- a suburb of Washington, DC.
We are dedicated both to supporting the community and to having fun. !
A Hot Winter's Night of Comedy Fundraiser -Tickets on Sale Now!!
Tickets will be available at the door. Online sales have ended.
A Hot Winter's Night of Comedy was a smash hit last winter, with a SOLD OUT show on a snowy night! This year brings you a lineup of Talent you can't find together on any stage, anywhere! Featuring award winning performers: Stand Up with credits from South Africa to DC and NPR's Snap Judgement. True Stories by SpeakeasyDC favorites, as heard on The Moth, Storycorp and the National Storytellers Slam.Improv from actors trained by the best in the business. Amazing Magic and as a Super Cool Bonus... African Drumming!
Where else would you get all this in one show? In one night?!!
FABULOUS TALENT LINE UP:
Stephanie Garibaldi is the warm, funny and wonderfully engaging MC extraordinaire at Speakeasy DC’s Monthly shows and will be our MC for the evening! www.speakeasydc.org
Kristen Arant and Michael 'Kweku' Owusu will totally blow you away with their amazing African drumming to open the night Wow!
Kevin Boggs created his hitsolo show & Afterwards – for the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival. A compelling, endearing and funny performer, email@example.com.
Melissa Leebaert’s voiceovers can be heard on PBS,Discovery, NatGeo, the Obama Campaign… She also does Improv, tells stories, and coaches… as well as producing tonight’s show, www.melissavoice.com.
Luke MacCloskey and Christina Myers perform their signature style comedy shows that spin fun from life's odd and uncomfortable moments. Very Nichols and May. www.MacCloskeyandMyers.com www.cobblestoneplayers.com
David Moreyperforms his cutting edge magic for some of the world's greatest, including the Official Inaugural Ball for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. He’s mesmerizing! www.davidmorey.com/imagination/magic.html
Vijai Nathanis was recently featured on NPR”s Snap Judgement International Comedy phenomenon Russell Peters calls her “One of the top two South Asian comics in the world to watch”, www.vijaicomedy.com/contact.about.
Anne B. Thomas is the 2013 National Storytelling Festival Slam Champion and has been featured on NPR’s, The Moth, Storycorps, Her Sold Out woman show, No More Helen Keller Jokes, was a hit last Fall. firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Baker Whitty comes from a long line of Southern Crackers who enjoy telling stories. Her debut was at SpeakeasyDC’s January show. Martha now finds applause quite addictive! Big applause for all Martha’s help pulling tonight’s show together. email@example.com
The Junior Woman's Club of Chevy Chase
In addition to supporting organizations such as Operation Smile and Chevy Chase Firehouse, the JWCCC focuses on supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life of women and children.
As such, each year we adopt two Community Partners, putting our resources to work in a way that will make the most impact. Our current Community Partners are the National Center For Children and Families (NCCF) and A Wider Circle (Silver Spring, MD).
We also have an October Book and Bake sale to benefit the Chevy Chase Fire Department, collect school supplies for the Montgomery County needy students, support needy fmilies with gifts at Christmastime, and give baby supplies to the Sasha Bruce Network ( DC), and collect summer clothing to send to Sierra Leone.
We have conducted fund raising events such as Casino Night, MidWinter Tea Party, Comedy Night, Swing Dance, Barn Dance, and Wine Tasting. With our wonderful and dedicated member volunteers, we have raised thousands of dollars for our charities.
Our monthly meetings are on a Wednesday evening, September through May, and each meeting has a topic and refreshments. We also do many co-events with the Women's Club of Chevy Chase.
In addition to the charitable causes, we enjoy socializing at our monthly book club, Girls Night Out outings, and welcome all members to speak up about their persoanl pet projects.
Club funds are not used for these events, and we are careful to keep our operating costs low,
so that we will have more for our charities.
If you'd like to contact Membership for more information, please email Caren at Danies@Verizon.net
Annual JWCCC Holiday Party, Caroling and Gift Drive 2013
Our annual Holiday Party, Caroling and Gift Drive was held on December 11th. Our annual service project, the Holiday Gift Drive, collects gifts for families experiencing great hardship during the Holiday season. This year we partnered with A Wider Circle and the Montgomery County Child Welfare Agency, sponsoring 50 families. THANK YOU to all the members who helped make this possible!
Hearts and Homes for Youth - JWCCC November Club Meeting
At our November club meeting we had a guest speaker from Hearts and Homes for Youth. Hearts and Homes specializes in helping troubled children and youth, who are abused, neglected or runaways, become independent, productive adults. Our members also did a service project of winter fleece scarves for the children currently in Hearts and Homes residential programs.
Hearts and Homes is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD, but they are moving to 3919 National Dr, Burtonsville after Dec 23, 2013. They have 136 beds serving 450 kids a year. They help youth as an alternative to Youth Detention. The kids are with them for 60 days. They have 7 group homes with 8 kids per group home. The ages range from 13-21 with most youth from 13- 16 years of age. They also serve Young Mothers with children. They have a current mother/baby program in Baltimore.
Their Success Rate is hard to measure because of limited feedback. 90% of all donations go to helping services and only 10% goes to administrative services.
Clothes at Shelters, Socks/Underwear/Toothbrushes/ Shampoo, Diapers, Baby Books, Board Games/Cards, Make Up, Prom Dresses, Nice Button Down Shirts.
Hands On Opportunities Include:
- Tutoring "So What Else" – All volunteers must be fingerprinted and go through a screening process.
- Organizing Kick Ball and Grilling Opportunities
AND They Have a Thrift Store!
If you would like to learn more about them, please go to their website at: www.heartsandhomes.org.
JWCCC October Meeting: A Wider Circle
Annual Firehouse Bake/DVD/Book Sale - October 12, 2013
Annual Salad Supper Dinner, September 18, 2013 - Welcome New Members!
PIE IN THE SKY
Recipes For Gatherings
Collected From The Restaurants, Shops, Luminaries, and Kitchens of Chevy Chase and Bethesda Maryland