First Aid Kit Donation

On Tuesday afternoon, May 24th, members of the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club met Fran Hurley, President of the Marlborough Boys & Girls Club, at the Pleasant Street Clubhouse to deliver a two full First Aid kits to the kids at staff (one for the Pleasant Street Clubhouse in Marlborough and one for the Cellucci Club house in Hudson). Members Brenda Geary, Martha Priest, Cindy Roberge and Kathy Klofft were in attendance and welcomed by Fran and many of the children that may need the assistance of these materials some day.

MJWC purchased a base kit containing a full assortment of over 250 products for treating common clubhouse injuries. The assortment ranges from compresses, cotton swabs, alcohol preps, band-aids, aspirin, creams, ointments, eye pads, bandages, gauze, gloves, scissors, ice packs, wipes and basic medication, etc. In addition, MJWC felt like there may be additional needs – so we added more band-aids ranging from basic sizes to knuckle & finger shapes, additional gauze pads and plenty of ice packs, for all of the active children involved in the Club program.

The idea of providing a First Aid Kit came to a MJWC member, while she was volunteering her time at the Boys & Girls Club and was looking for some of these items and realized the Club really could use more to support their population. With that brilliant idea, she approached the MJWC Business meeting and discussed how beneficial this would be and how many staff and students it could help and immediately it was approved. Through a grant from the Brigham Family Trust, MJWC worked with Fran to determine how to bring this to the Club. Fran confirmed quickly that this would be helpful and then the plan was put into motion to make this day come to fruition. Safe kids are always a priority for the Boys and Girls Club and MJWC, this installation of large first aid kits will help them as they serve hundreds of local children through after school programs, Basketball leagues, Summer Camp and other events.

Marilyn Perry: Humanitarian Of The Year

Mayor Arthur Vigeant of Marlborough MA announced that Marilyn Perry had been awarded the Humanitarian Of The Year at the Mayor’s Gala on April 2, 2016. In the letter of nomination written by Kathleen Robey (Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club Treasurer and City Councilor at Large), Marilyn’s accomplishments and long history of volunteerism were recognized.

“A humanitarian by definition is someone concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare.  For Marilyn, this has been her life’s work. It meant being active on the vestry of Holy Trinity Church where she also was a Sunday school teacher, a Girl Scout leader, a member of PTO, involved with Marlboro Historical Society, volunteering at Marlborough Hospital, and hosting exchange students from Japan and Italy all while raising 3 children with her husband, Manuel Perry.”

Marilyn’s history as a humanitarian within GFWC and MJWC is clear and includes:

  • “Being one of the founders of MJWC and elected as its President from1969-71.
  • Being elected GFWC of MA Director of Junior Clubs from 1976-78. As Director, she chose the Lupus Foundation as her state project and at her request, Governor Dukakis declared the week of Nov. 7, 1976 as Lupus Awareness Week in MA. Almost $9000 was donated by Junior Clubs to benefit Lupus Foundations in MA and a scholarship for students entering the field of medical research.
  • Having The Marilyn Perry Leadership Development Award established to recognize a Junior Clubwoman who has benefitted and learned from their association with GFWC leadership and to honor Marilyn’s leadership.”

Marilyn also has a long history of volunteer service within the community at large. She’s accomplished much in her life and she is still going strong.

  • “Member of the Board of Marlborough’s Girls Club in 1972.
    Serving as Director the Marlborough Red Cross.Founded and served as Director of Marlboro Emergency Services which included the Food Pantry
    Being elected as a City Councilor at-Large, serving from 1984-1991.
  • Appointed the chairman of the Marlborough Centennial Celebration Committee and from its first meeting in early January 1990 thru the ending festivities, Marilyn and her committee created a birthday celebration for the history books.
  • Was the Official Representative of Marlborough MA to visitors from our sister city, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and was part of Marlborough, MA delegation during a visit to Marlborough, England.
  • Being member of Marlborough Democratic Committee and traveling with her husband to Iowa to support Michael Dukakis’ campaign for President.
  • Being a member of Marlborough Rotary International, serving as its president in 2008 when she selected the Marlborough Hospital Healing Garden as recipient for the President’s Project as well as Treasurer of the Marlborough Rotary Charitable Endowment, Inc.
  • Named a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest award in Rotary.
  •  Acts as a first class ambassador for Marlborough to the world exploring National Parks of US, the Middle East, the Far East, the Fiords, and Patagonia. She has visited the ruins of Bosnia, a family on coast of Patagonia and worn a burka to dine with Bedouin family in Saudi Arabia.

“Today, when she isn’t visiting her grandchild or traveling, she is still active helping Church of the Nativity in Northboro providing for its congregation and also serve those in need in the area. She serves as a Director of Rotary for 2015-16, helping decorate the Rotary Tree at the 2015 Festival of Trees.  She remains active with GFWC, attending meetings and helping as needed. She was recently elected President of the Board of Marlborough Community Development Corp. where she serves as a trained financial coach and advises seniors on their financial issues.”

Marilyn Perry and Marlborough Juniors pose with the Mayor after Marilyn received the Humanitarian of the Year Award presented by Mayor Arthur Vigeant

Photo (L-R) Lt. Gov Karen Polito, Mayor Arthur Vigeant, with MJWC Members, Sharon Buckly, Katherine Hennessy, Mary Wenzel, Kathy Hearns, Marilyn Perry, Denise Ryan, Vice President MJWC Brenda Geary, Corresponding Secretary JJ Lynch, City Councilor Kathleen Robey, and Ellin Scalise.

Recent Events – Princess Boutique

We held our Metrowest Princess Boutique on March 5th.  We were able to provide gowns, shoes, jewelry, handbags and make-up to over 150 girls.  It was an amazing day, here is the clip that was shown on the March 4th 6pm News on WBZTV that shows what prep looked like this year as well as some of the beautiful girls who joined us.

April 2016 Business Meeting

The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club April Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 5th, at 7:30 PM at Firefly’s Restaurant (350 E Main St, Marlborough, MA 01752).

The Business Meeting is held monthly, the first Tuesday of every month, and we use this meeting to talk about upcoming events, new community outreach opportunities as well as an opportunity for fellowship and networking with other members.

It is a fantastic and fun event, we hope you can join us!

Join us for our 12th annual Trivia Night!

GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club is committed to providing service and help to those in need in our communities. Your support of Trivia Night will help us in this mission.

If you want to ensure you and your friends sit together on the same team, we encourage you to contact us and reserve a table. Tables can include a maximum of 10 people. Tickets are $25 per person. To reserve your tickets or table, email us at


Saturday, March 12, 2016
Marlborough Fish & Game (1 Muddy Ln, Marlborough, MA 01752)
Doors open at 6:30pm
Trivia starts at 7pm

Tickets: $25 per person

Heavy hors d’oeuvres included with your ticket

Cash bar

We provide local organizations with Easter Baskets for children in need in our community. Bring items for Easter Baskets or the Food Pantry and you will be entered to win a fabulous door prize!

We will also have raffles for wonderful baskets and a 50/50 raffle.

Email us ( or contact a member for tickets.

March 2016 Business Meeting

The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club March Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1st, at 7 PM at Firefly’s Restaurant (350 E Main St, Marlborough, MA 01752).

The Business Meeting is held monthly, the first Tuesday of every month, and we use this meeting to talk about upcoming events, new community outreach opportunities as well as an opportunity for fellowship and networking with other members.

At our March meeting, we will be holding a fundraiser to raise money for the club, ear marked specifically for Dollars for Delegates.  Dollars for Delegates is a fund we have to help clubwomen attend conferences at both a state and national level.  Our fundraiser is a “Chinese Auction”, where members bring wrapped items, valued at 15 dollars, along with a fun poem to give hints to drum up interest in the item.  We have Auctioneers for the evening, who will get people bidding on the items.

It is a fantastic and fun event, we hope you can join us!

Holiday Shopping Boutique – Dec 2, 2015

Join us for our 4th annual shopping event to benefit the Metrowest Princess Boutique

No cost for admission

Cash bar and horsderves will be served

Door Prize: Just for attending you will receive a chance to win a $200 Gift Certifcate to Rio Medical & Laser Aesthetics

Raffle prizes donated by each vendor

Bring your donations for the Metrowest Princess Boutique. Prom dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry, makeup for additional chance to win the door prize

Vendors include:

  • Mary Kay
  • Thirty-one Gifts
  • Pampered Chef
  • Wearlex
  • Tupperware
  • Unique Utensils
  • Usborne Books
  • Big Skinny Wallets
  • Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
  • doTerra Essential Oils
  • Heaven Scent Soaps
  • Tail-F Art & Cards
  • Thrive Gulu

Cupcakes from Kristin’s Cakes & Cupcakes with minimum donation.

Download and print a flyer for this event.


Electronics Recycling Event – Aug 15, 2015

Do you have a TV gathering dust in the garage? Are your cabinets filled with cell phones, broken toys and other gadgets? If so, please join us on Aug 15, 2015 at Navin Rink located at 451 Bolton St, Marlborough, MA 01752 from 9am-1pm.

The GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club is sponsoring an electronics recycling event. Advanced Electronics Recycling, Inc. of Hudson, MA will be onsite to provide a responsible recycling solution for the electronics being dropped off at the recycling event.

Advanced Electronics Recycling, Inc ensures all customers that all electronics are properly handled and recycled by shredding materials such as hard drives, disks and other medias. Secured data destruction services are part of their recycling services.

The electronics recycling event will be held from 9am-1pm at Navin Rink located at 451 Bolton St, Marlborough, MA 01752. Marlborough Juniors and Advanced Electronics Recycling personnel will assist customers in unloading material from their cars.

Items can be recycled for as little as $2 per small items such as remote toys and small appliances to $20 for large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, grills (no propane tanks) and lawn equipment (empty of all gas or oils) with a maximum of $30 per car load. Advanced Electronics Recycling, Inc. kindly donates their services for this event. All proceeds go to GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club to support our charitable efforts in the community.

Items accepted:

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Monitors
  • LCD’s
  • Cell Phones
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Modems
  • CD drives
  • Cables
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • TV’s
  • VCR’s
  • DVD players
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Game Players and joysticks
  • Telephones
  • Pagers
  • Answering Machines
  • Typewriters
  • Calculators
  • Adding Machines
  • Fax machines
  • Copiers
  • Postage Meters,
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Microwaves

Non-Accepted Items Include:

  • Lightbulbs
  • Mercury Containing Devices
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Fluorescents
  • Household Chemicals
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Paint
  • Propane Tanks

For more information on Advanced Electronics Recycling, Inc.’s policies and procedures, visit their website at:

MJWC and Advocate2Vaccinate

GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club joins the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in their support of the United Nation’s Shot@Life campaign. Shot@Life is a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed.

World Immunization Week is April 24–April 30 and Shot@Life is asking its partners to participate in Shot@Life’s coast-to-coast challenge for global vaccination. Unite with global vaccine champions across the country to reach three collective goals in three areas: building relationships with your representatives, leveraging the media for advocacy and building community support. Together, we can stand up for children everywhere.

To reach this goal, Marlboro Juniors have created a quick and easy website to asking for your help to Advocate2Vaccinate. Visit the site at On the site you can:

  • Take the pledge to support worldwide vaccination
  • Write letters to the editor using the Shot@Life tool to spread the word about vaccination
  • Write your member of Congress asking him or her to support funding for worldwide vaccination

Federation Day – Celebrating 125 Years of GFWC

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service, celebrates its 125th anniversary on April 24, the organization’s Federation Day.

GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (founded in 1964) is a proud member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).

To mark GFWC’s 125th Anniversary, GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club received a proclamation from Arthur Vigeant, mayor of Marlborough, MA, in recognition of the often unheralded work clubwomen contribute to our communities.

125th Anniversary GFWC Day ProclamationGFWC’s Signature Project is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. It also focuses heavily on veterans’ issues and child advocacy, among a host of other programs. GFWC partners include Canine Companions for Independence, Easter Seals, The Heart Truth®, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), Inside Knowledge, The Kettering Foundation, March of Dimes, Prevent Child Abuse America, Sew Much Comfort, UNICEF, the U.N. Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, and USO.

The seeds for GFWC’s existence were sown in New York in 1868 when journalist and founder Jane Cunningham Croly (the namesake for MJWC’s club mascot – Jennie) was denied entry because of her gender to a press club dinner honoring author Charles Dickens, leading her to form a woman’s club, Sorosis. On April 24, 1890, 63 clubs officially formed the General Federation of Women’s Club by ratifying the GFWC constitution.

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