The Scholls Women’s Club was founded in 1935 as a community service group in Scholls, Oregon.
The Club, originally called The Groner Junior Women's Club and later shortened to The Groner Women's Club, formed as a way for the women in the area – the large majority of whom were mothers and wives of farmers – to get together and socialize and plan ways to help the welfare of the community.
Today, more than 80 years later, the club honors that legacy as it continues to operate as a non-profit organization serving the community of Scholls and the surrounding area.
Our Club’s mission is to connect and enrich our community in creative and engaging ways.
We host an Old Fashioned Community Potluck each fall, which serves as an opportunity for residents of our community – which spans quite a large geographic distance – to come together for a meal and a laugh. It has been a wildly successful event. A highlight of this event is the $5 raffle: The SWC assembles and gives away a “Taste of Scholls” basket, which is stuffed with gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses, farms, and families.
The proceeds of this and other fundraisers such as our Annual High Tea go directly toward funding college scholarships for students at Hillsboro High School. The Scholls Women's Club is proud to be able to provide over $4000 annually to graduating seniors bound for secondary education.
The Scholls Women’s Club is deeply rooted in our relationships with our friends and neighbors. We have long provided food and beverage service to funerals within the Scholls Community – supplying casseroles, salads, and desserts prepared and served by members of our club.
We serve the community through the Adopt-A-Landscape and Adopt-A-Road programs, servicing each at least twice a year as a team of orange-vested volunteers.
Our members bake cookies each holiday season and package gifts for shut-in or elderly members of our community, visiting each person on our list personally for a friendly chat and some sparkling holiday cheer. Many members of our community (and our Club) report that this is a highlight of their holiday season!
In short, we are a truly dynamic group of women who sincerely love each other, our community, and helping our neighbors.
You can learn more about what we are currently doing to support our community by visiting our Scholls News page.
If you live in or have love for the Scholls, Oregon area, we would love to tell you more about our club and invite you to join our group! Click here to learn more about membership in our organization.
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