Marlborough juniors recognized at annual convention


MARLBOROUGH – Members of the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club were on hand for the annual convention “Growing with GFWC” held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough.

Marlborough juniors recognized at annual convention

It was a gathering of members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts and the GFWC of Massachusetts Junior Membership.

Marlborough Juniors were the recipients of many awards, trophies and other recognition for their volunteer service in the local community, including: Special Recognition for GFWC Signature Program: Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention; GFWC Community Service Program Health & Wellness; GFWC Advancement Area Communications & Public Relations: GFWC Advancement Are Legislation & Public Policy and GFWC Advancement Area Women’s History & Resource Center.

In addition, several members of the local Juniors took on the responsibilities of the state board of officers.

Beth McCurley McKeon was installed as director of the GFWC Junior Membership and Elizabeth Young as assistant director. Both of the women are Marlborough Juniors and both are former presidents of the MJWC.

In addition, Katie Robey, a former MJWC president and former GFWC Junior Membership director was installed as treasurer for GFWC Women’s Club of Massachusetts.

Justine Craven Goetz, immediate past president of the Marlborough Juniors, was on hand to accept awards that were earned during her tenure as the president including the winning trophy for: GFWC Massachusetts Junior Membership Programs & Activities Contest Best Large Club.

Georgina Chamberlain was presented the Marilyn Perry Leadership Award, an award created by Marlborough resident Marilyn Perry, who is a former president of the MJWC and former director of the GFWC Junior Membership.

Yvonne Breitenfeld, current MJWC president, attended the convention as well as Denise Ryan, vice president; Alison Conlon, treasurer; Kathy Gibbs, secretary; and Nomi Munroe, membership.

The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club is comprised of women in the greater Marlborough area who want to help the local community and have fun and camaraderie while doing it.

The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community through hands-on volunteer service, educational programs, and donations to those in need.

Recently the MJWC held their signature Metrowest Princess Boutique as well as participated in Trivia Night, the state GFWC convention at the Marriott Marlborough and the Marlborough Family Fun Festival. In addition, members served breakfast at the Chat and Chew with Mayor Christian Dumais at the Marlborough Senior Center. Also, MJWC Juniorettes at Marlborough High School sold handmade key chains at The Crafty Panthers event.

If you are interested in joining the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club, there is a meeting on June 4, 2024, 7:30 p.m., at Firefly’s, 350 East Main St.

For more information about the MJWC, go to
Membership in the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club – “It’s a Volunteer Thing.”

THE MARLBOROUGH Commission on Disabilities has summer camp scholarships available for children in Marlborough with disabilities. For more information, please reach out to the chairman, Deb McManus at [email protected]. Applicants who meet the qualifications are awarded on a first come first serve basis.


Marlborough juniors recognized at annual convention
The Vin Bin recently hosted its first Murder Mystery Night with the Vin Bin Players, Odelle Kinder Wells, Tatum Walther, Tom Karner and Maggie Cobb. (Photo/Courtesy)

THE VIN BIN hosted its first Murder Mystery Night May 11 to a sold-out crowd. The Mystery involved a wine tasting and the “world’s stinkiest cheese.” In addition to the guests, the Vin Bin Players, Odelle Kinder Wells, Tatum Walther, Tom Karner and Maggie Cobb, presented the event. Future Mystery events are planned.

JOIN the Marlborough Historical Society on May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St., to learn about the story of Private Kenneth Miller of the 743rd Tank Battalion who is still listed as Missing in Action. Vern Chandler will present this as well as stories of others from Marlborough.

The presentation is free and refreshments will be served.


May 21 – Pam Floridia
May 22 – Terry Sutherland
May 26 – Nate Dalbec
May 30 – Megan Deneen, Dottie O’Brien and Marlene King
June 3 – Matt Lupisella
June 4 – Bob Gregoire and Kathy Whitney
June 5 – Brenda Geary, Jim Rennie and Joe Graceffa
June 6 – J. Michael McGorty and Elaine Mahony

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