The Benton Woman's Club is a recognized 501c3 charitable women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service in our community.
The Benton Woman's Club was founded in 1910 and became Federated in 1914. We are a member of the General Federaton of Women's Clubs (GFWC ) and the state chapter known as GFWC Kentucky. GFWC is the world's largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women's volunteer service organization - founded in 1890. The national headquarters office is located in Washington, DC and our state headaquarters is located in Frankfort, KY.
Our club is dedicated to serving the people of Marshall county through volunteer service. We strive to fulfill all the areas of service as set forth by GFWC while striving to help better the community in which we live.
President: Michelle Hendrickson
Vice -President: Shannon Pace
Secretary: Lee Whitney Rudolph
Treasurer: Darla Doss
Membership Chairman: Stacey Brewer
Paint the Town Pink -Paint the Runway Pink
Holiday Tour of Homes
Puttin' on the Mitz
Ribbons of Love Garden
Annual Scholarship Presentations
Anyone with a volunteer Spirit is welcome to join. Membership is open to women 18 years and up who wish to serve Marshall County and surrounding areas. You do not have to live in Marshall County to be a Member. Club dues are $60.00 for New members, and $50 per year for renewing membership.
Designed to enable members to create and contribute to art education and activities in our community. (Holiday Tour of Homes)
Designed to promote literacy - individual’s ability to read, write, speak, compute and solve problems at levels necessary to function on the job, in the family, and in society. (Senior Scholarships)
Designed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action. (Free the Girls, Heifer, Operation Smile)
Designed to enable members to gain an understanding and appreciation for all aspects of the environment and the world’s resources, natural and man-made. (Ribbons of Love, Shoreline cleanup)
Designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and to address such needs through volunteering. (Marcella’s Kitchen, Puttin' on the Mitz for MCEC)
Designed to enable members to advocate and get involved in legislation and policies. (First Responders Dinner)
Each term the President's of both GFWC and GFWC Kentucky pick a Special Project. BWC's own Special Project is: Paint the Runway Pink (formerly Paint the Town Pink)
A Fashion Show and Luncheon dedicated for Breast Cancer Awareness to be held at the MC Children's Art Center on Saturday, October 27th - Doors open at 10:00am. Purchasing Tickets online includes a $2.00 Credit Card Fee - Tickets will be held for you at Will Call on the day of the event. Thank you!
P.O. Box 1014, Benton, KY 42025
E:mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Find us on Facebook @bentonwomansclub Link to our FB page found below.
Club meetings are normally held the first Tuesday of each month. We have other special events throughout the year. Please see our Calendar of Events for Information.
Then Benton Woman's Club is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for female Marshall County Seniors attending either Marshall County High School or Christian Fellowship School.
Our original Scholarship, known as The Anita Poore Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Mrs. Thomas Poore who served as President of the Benton Woman's Club from 1960-1962, 1966-1967,1969-1971, and 1974-1976.
The Irene Morgan Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016 to honor the memory of Mrs. Bill Morgan, who was Club President from 1986-1988 and served as First District Governor for GFWC Kentucky. She was very active not only on the Club level but also the State level as well. She served as Aide to the State President from 2000-2002.
If you are a female High School Senior from Marshall County and attend one of the two High Schools in the County, we welcome you to apply for our Scholarship(s). Just download the Scholarship Application below and turn it into your Guidance Counselor prior to April 1st.
The Benton Juniorette Club is Sponsored by the Benton Woman's Club. Established in 2016, it is open to any girl aged 14-19 that is in High School who would like to become more involved in their community.
1. To Contribute to a Meaningful Community Life
2. To Become Aware of Community Problems and How they could be met.
3. To Learn the Pleasures and Rewards of Working with a Group.
PLEDGE: I pledge my loyalty to the Junior Club women, By doing better than ever before what work I have to do; By being prompt, honest, courteous, by loving each day, trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.
MOTTO: Juniorettes Step Up