About BJWC

Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization comprised of women from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Formed over eighty years ago, BJWC’s mission is to focus on philanthropy and community service in the local area, focusing on women, children, and seniors.

BJWC General Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, starting in September. We do not meet in January and our last meeting of the year is in June. We take a break from meeting during July and August each year. Membership is open to women of all ages.

BJWC is a member-based organization and is open to women of all ages over 18. Our current membership includes former and current Barrington area residents, as well as women in the neighboring communities who are interested in becoming involved in philanthropic and community service activities. BJWC has a New Member Committee so each new member can be learn about the the club, our various committees and how how to get involved within our organization based on skill and interests.

All BJWC members are required to become a part of one of the Barrington Junior Women’s Club’s Committees, support our two fundraising events and donate two hours annually to a community service project such as Meals on Wheels, grade school tutoring, or assisting in some aspect of Giving Day.

Every year in September and October there is a membership enrollment for individuals to get acquainted with BJWC. During the general meeting in October, the evening’s program is focused on educating new members about the various committees that work together to achieve our mission. We would also like to extend a welcome to everyone who is interested in joining the club to please contact the Membership Committee at bjwcmembership80@gmail.com.

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Meals Wheels


We run together!

Students from across the Barrington 220 school district are invited to attend Stampede on Wednesday, September 18 at Sunny Hill Elementary School. This hour-long, monthly social experience is focused on 2nd and 3rd graders, but all ages are welcome to participate and help. Students will enjoy snacks, games and activities while making new friends! Students can be dropped off, but parent volunteers are welcomed (and needed!) as well. Learn more and sign up here today!

Member Dues

Membership Dues for existing members are due by 12/1/2019.

  • Active Members: $100

  • Associate Members: $55

Late Fees of 50% should be included with the dues paid after 12/1/2019.

 OR Mail check payable to “BJWC” in the amount of your membership dues to:

Cheryl Martire
60 Woodberry Road
Deer Park, IL 60010

Please direct any dues questions to Cheryl Martire at bjwcdues@gmail.com

Board of Directors

Heidi Shannon

1st Vice President
Gina Koertner

2nd Vice President
Courtney Engelson

Rachel Irons

Cheryl Martire

Corresponding Secretary
Jenny Miller

Recording Secretary
Stephanie Omar

Upcoming Events

Every Wednesday - Tutoring at Sunny Hill

October General Meeting
Tuesday, October 1st 7 PM
The Onion Pub

Giving Day Drive
September 10-14th
Times vary
111 Lions Drive, Suite 210

New Member Coffee
Friday, September 27th 9:15 AM
Southern Belles

Scarecrow Festival
Saturday, October 12th
Memorial Park

New Member Wine Night
Thursday, October 24th
7 PM

November Meeting
Tuesday, November 5th
7 PM Biaggi’s

Fall Fashion Show
Saturday, November 9th
10 AM
Stonegate Banquet Centre


Payment Request/Reimbursement Options


Past BJWC Presidents

  • 2018 Liisa Gent

  • 2017  Annmarie Dymon

  • 2016 Mary Dale

  • 2015 Erin Schechtman

  • 2014 Veronica Thompson

  • 2013 Suzy Mogler

  • 2012 Nina Stephenson

  • 2011 Sarah Cuthbertson

  • 2010 Lara Berry

  • 2009 Carrie Carr

  • 2008 Wendy Bower