One of the founding members of Rockford Woman’s Club, Marie T. Perry served as its first president, serving for five years. It was at her invitation that 20 small women’s club representatives met at her home in February of 1887 to consider merging for greater effectiveness. Within a few days, 13 groups voted to federate and Rockford Woman’s Club was born. An inspiration to all who knew her, she brought to the club her enthusiastic foresight, fine culture and true friendship.
Luncheon meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from October through May with a social hour at 11:00 am, lunch at noon and a short business meeting and program following lunch.
In town or out-of-town, the Marie T. Perry Department finds unique social experiences throughout the year. Luncheons, theme parties, excursions to venues in nearby cities, all fun experiences that draw members closer together.
RWC Perry Department supports Shirley’s Place, a charitable organization which provides temporary housing for women reclaiming their lives after drug or alcohol addiction or after being in jail.
Additional expenses may include monthly luncheons, social events and fundraisers which are optional and take place throughout the year.