Our Approach

HGJWC fulfills its vision of a brighter tomorrow by:

  • Donating funds and resources
  • Hands-on service, extending volunteer opportunities to the community and recognizing volunteer excellence.
  • Fostering educational endeavors
  • Providing a strong network to promote socialization, friendship, personal growth, leadership, and caring.

Our Story

HGJWC was founded in 2010 by Kathy Young and Rachel Chorley, who believed the women of our community had a lot to give. What began as 26 members has since grown to over 60 women and counting.

Meet the Leaders

Our club is made possible by its leaders. Meet the Executive Board and the Chairwomen who bring our ideas to life. Learn more about our club's committees here.

Jody Martiniak


Mary Lee


Karen Hill-Davis

Past President (2016 Term)

Shqipe Osmani

Civic Engagement and Outreach Chairwoman

Lisa Johnson

Health & Wellness Chairwoman

Irene Trainor

Arts & Culture Chairwoman

Kathy Young

President Elect & Founder

Karen Marshall


Megan Mitchell

Past President (2014 Term)

Melissa Jelinek

Education & Libraries Chairwoman

Jennifer Bueno

Health & Wellness Co-Chairwoman

Mary Harrison

Public Relations & Communication Chairwoman

Maggie Slezak

Vice President

Lauren Tetrick

Past President (2018 Term)

Rachel Chorley


Fran Perveiler

Environment Chairwoman

Colleen Nowak

Fundraising & Development Chairwoman

Support our many programs by donating today!

Every year, HGJWC and its various committees actively organize programs throughout the community as well as raise funds for local charities. Please consider sponsoring us to help us reach our goals by donating today!

Need more info on the go?

Click here to view our trifold informational brochure.