The Herndon Woman’s Club meets the second Monday of each month at the Herndon Senior Center.
Everyone is pleased to welcome 16 new members since last fall who have begun volunteering their time
in various activities. In April a “New Member Social” is planned to give new members more information
about the rolls of each department, and become acquainted in a relaxed and casual setting with the club
officers and department chairs.
As a meeting begins, you normally find 40 to 55 energetic women ready to socialize prior to settling
down for the business meeting. Meetings begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Collect followed
by roll call. Long time members, along with new members keep the energy levels high. In February a
guest speaker for the evening was a Detective from Herndon Police who spoke about human trafficking
from a local perspective.
Departments and on-going Committees provide a brief report of activities since the previous meeting.
In the first two months of this year, members have contributed and distributed hypothermia articles,
contributed gently used purses, food items, collected, shopped and packed bags for schools and A
Simple Gesture for the Home Life Department. The Conservation Department continues to collect
plastic items for recycling. Members were reminded to enjoy the daffodils that were planted at the Gulf
War Memorial on Sterling Road in Herndon as they begin to show off.
Many hours of planning for events are required throughout the year as HWC Members look forward to
the Herndon Woman’s Club Annual Fashion Show, working at the Herndon Festival, Friday Night Live,
Herndon Home Tour, Labor Day Festival, and White House Ornaments and preparing for Wreaths Across
America at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Members’ volunteer time and energy to set-up, prepare and/or
participate in activities to serve the community throughout the year. In 2016, 32 HWC members
contributed over 100 hours each to community volunteer work and qualify for the Mayor’s Volunteer