Woman’s club has new faces

The Papillion Junior Woman’s Club officers, from left, are Mary Sporcic, Tracy Allgood, Jackie Mack and Debbie Thompson.

A historic community organization welcomed five new members into its ranks this January.

The Papillion Junior Woman’s Club inducted members Jan. 2. President Jackie Mach said the club would welcome more new members.

“There are no real requirements, all you have to is ask and you’re pretty much accepted,” Mach said. “We just ask that they do their part in helping the club.”

Most new members come from recommendations from current members. There are currently 46 members in the club, which is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

The Papillion Junior Woman’s Club does many things to help with the community, Mach said. When the club was formed in 1935, their original purpose was to help with the local library, but since then they have expanded their horizons.

Recently, the club members helped with the Winter Wonderland celebration, at Shadow Lake, at the Sump Memorial Library and with volunteering for Child Protective Services.

“I’d say our most significant contribution is with Papillion Days,” Mach said. “We help out a lot with that, including the parade and the booths.”

Mach said the Papillion Junior Woman’s Club gives almost all of their money back to the community in some way, not just with events like Papillion Days, but also donating to various nonprofits and organizations.

The club has a lot of activities planned for next year. Along with Papillion Days and other community events, they will attending state conventions and other gatherings. Mach believes that the club is very significant to the community.

“Basically, whenever anyone in the community needs help or needs something done, they come to us.”

Anyone interested in joining the club can attend the meeting or contact Mach at 402-331-0468.

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