“I was looking for a new outlet for my time when I found Rockford Woman’s Club. Of course I knew of the Club, it has been a pillar of the community for over 100 years, but I had never explored it. I am so glad I finally did! I have always been interested in giving back to my community and found the club to be the perfect way to do it. A group of like-minded people are so much more effective in providing services to people in need than any one person can be. And although I joined for the philanthropy, the social part of the club is wonderful as well. We have such a great group of women, I have made so many lasting friendships over the years. I would highly recommend Rockford Woman’s Club to anyone, and my advice is to get active and participate. It has truly enriched my life!”

Maniena Maring
Member since 2008 - Spafford Department


“I first became acquainted with RWC in the forties when I joined Junior Woman's Club, a group of high school girls from all the high schools in town. Through this group I met and became friends with girls that I would not have had the opportunity to meet any other way. We had monthly dinner meetings, put on style shows, had formal dances all under the leadership of senior club members. I fear fun was the chief objective for us at that time. As an adult, I became a member of Emerson Department and was delighted to meet such a grand group of ladies. I was so fortunate to have found an organization which did good works as well as bringing me knowledge of many venues. Too, being part of the beautiful building that has such an amazing history in Rockford was a definite plus. Through my years in Emerson I have made many friends, again that I would not have met elsewhere, and have been part of efforts to be of service to the community.”

Dorothy Baits
Emerson Lathrop Department


When four women asked me to join the Spafford Department of the Rockford Woman’s Club within two weeks, I decided it must be something I should probably look into, and I am so glad I did.  The club has provided me with unlimited possibilities for philanthropic activity, dramatically increased knowledge about the Rockford Community and all it has to offer, leadership opportunities and amazing friendships. In addition, we have a lot of fun!  Do yourself a favor and join—you won’t regret it!

Rhonda Arends
Spafford Department

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