The aim of GFWC Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League is to bring together women interested in literary, artistic, and philanthropic pursuits with the view of rendering them helpful to each other and useful to society.
Well established in Warren was the Federated Warren Women’s Club. Mrs. Harold Mills and Mrs. Clyde Sells, members of the Warren Women’s Club, felt that a similar organization was needed for young women. In the summer of 1966, a special committee, comprised of Mrs. Harold Mills, Mrs. Joseph Kohn, and Mrs. Herbert Schultz, met in the home of Mrs. Kohn with 20 prospective members – thus, Warren Junior Women’s League was born.
The first regular meeting of Warren Junior Women’s League was held on October 26, 1966 at the Town and Country Restaurant. Mrs. William Cunningham was President. Since then, we have grown from an active membership of 34 to a total 93 that includes 40 Active, 1 Associate, 43 Sustaining, and 9 Provisional Members.
In May 2002, the members of Warren Junior Women’s League voted to change the organization’s name. The club is now recognized as Warren Junior Women’s League/GFWC.
In September on 2011, by directive of GFWC, the club name was changed to GFWC Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League.
Warren Junior Women’s League members include teachers, administrative and medical professionals, homemakers, and retirees. Although there is diversity in their ages, interests and experience, these women are united by a dedication to Community Improvement through Volunteer Service. WJWL members have an opportunity to develop leadership skills, exchange ideas and form lifelong friendships.
From January thru December 2013, members of Warren Junior Women’s League served the Trumbull County community with 28,818 hours and distributed $41,031.79 to various charities.
Since October 1966, a total of 734,309 hours have been volunteered and $773,414.77 has been donated to community charities.