As an active member of the Hopkinton Women’s Club, we ask all members to participate and contribute through a committee. Committees are a way to share the burden of organizing and fundraising, and ensure we have the proper commitment and the best and brightest ideas in all that we do.

Our 9 Standing Committees

Community Service – This committee has four sub-committees:

  • Blood Drives – to assist the Red Cross in town blood drives.
  • Candidates Night – to help inform and educate local voters about Hopkinton town elections and candidates.
  • Scholarships – to coordinate the Hopkinton Town Scholarships and the Mary McDonough Community Service Scholarship.

Fundraising – responsible for the fundraising efforts which make all Club contributions and projects possible.

Hospitality – Acts as refreshment coordinator, scheduling hostesses and helpers for monthly meetings and special functions.

Membership– responsible for distribution of names, addresses, and phone numbers of new members to the club members, submits updates for the club handbook. Provides nametags at monthly meetings. Introduces new members and makes them feel welcome.

Nomination – committee of three prepares a list of candidates for officers, auditor, chairwomen of standing committees, and next year’s nominating committee, and presents the election slate to the Club President and Handbook Editor by May 1st of each year.

Notification – contacts club members to relay important information via e-mail or phone.

Programs– Schedules monthly meeting programs for the education, entertainment, and social benefit of the membership. A monthly schedule of programs for the following club year shall be submitted to the President and Handbook Editor by June 15th.

Project HOPE (Hopkinton Organization for Positive Endeavors) – Coordinates food drives, and provides holiday gift certificates to assist needy community residents.  Assists Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Hopkinton Senior Center, Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, Project Just Because, and Serenity House with donations of clothing, food, personal hygiene products, and other needed items.

Publicity – responsible for publicizing club news in area newspapers, on local cable TV and online.

Other Committees

Monthly Social Events– plans monthly educational and social outings in and around Hopkinton, including museum visits, art exhibits, luncheons, and excursions to Greater Boston attractions.

Handbook Editor – assembles, edits, prints, and distributes the club’s annual handbook and event programs.

Photography – takes club event photos for website and Facebook.

Spring Awards Luncheon – plans the spring event in which the HWC student scholarship recipients are honored.  The three student scholarship recipients (Junior Honor Girl, Senior Honor Girl and Mary McDonough Community Service Award) and their parents are the club’s invited guests.  Also invited is the student chosen to represent HHS at MassStar and his/her parents.

Webmaster – updates and maintains the club’s website, including updates and renewal of domain registration.

Facebook Page – maintains HWC social networking presence on our Facebook page.

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