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Batavia Woman's Club presents check to Rise From The Ashes

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce attended the Batavia Woman's Club's Ribbon Cutting and monthly luncheon on Monday, May 7th at Riverview Banquets.

Present for this occasion was Nan Pope Phillips, Batavia Women's Club (BWC) President, Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke, Batavia City Administrator Laura Newman, Chamber President Holly Deitchman, Membership Specialist Margaret Perreault and many members of BWC.

The luncheon included the presentation of a check for $22,000 for Rise From The Ashes - RFTA which was raised from BWC's 2017 Fashion Show.

The BWC was formed in 1892 by twelve women who met regularly in their homes. Originally named the Woman’s Colombian Club, the group changed their name to Batavia Woman’s Club in 1895. In 2012 they heralded their 120th Anniversary, The Batavia Woman's Club is the oldest volunteer organization still serving it's community in Batavia.

A diverse group of women are actively committed to support the purpose of the club and the General Federation of Women’s Club. They strive for personal growth while networking toward common goals and mutual interests.

Today, BWC membership expands over the Fox Valley. The Batavia Woman’s Club is a non-profit 501C3 volunteer organization serving the community. The club's objectives are to promote educational, environmental, home life, and philanthropic interests of the community with an emphasis on the welfare of women and children.