Jessie I. Spafford, one of the founding member of Rockford Woman’s Club, was a dedicated, driven, astute and intelligent woman who served as the club’s sixth and longest-serving president; Spafford presided for 43 years. She was a Phi Beta Kappa Vassar graduate, bank vice president, the first woman president of the Rockford School District and a Rockford College professor. Jessie loved the club and was one of the major forces behind it. Many of our accomplishments and our mission today are the result of her direction. Jessie would be proud we’re still here and that we continue to make an impact on the community.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from noon until 2:00 pm, October through May. Meetings include a social hour, luncheon, program and business meeting.
Social events include a wide variety of activities from theatre to house walks, from local venues to activities around the greater Chicagoland area. Some are members only, some are couples events. With the wide variety of events planned, there are sure to be activities that appeal to everyone.
RWC Spafford Department supports NWVU Rockford SheVets, whose mission is to ensure that women veterans have access to their VA benefits with special emphasis on assisting homeless women veterans to ensure they have immediate housing or shelter.
Additional expenses may include monthly luncheons, social events and fundraisers which are optional and take place throughout the year.