Welcome to the Benton Woman's Club of Marshall County

About Us

Our members

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.

How we got started

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.

What we do

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.

More About Us

Benton Woman's Club Officers

President:  Michelle Hendrickson

Vice -President:  Shannon Pace

Secretary:  Lee Whitney Rudolph

Treasurer:  Darla Doss

Membership Chairman:  Stacey Brewer

Some of our Upcoming Projects

Paint the Town Pink -Paint the Runway Pink

Holiday Tour of Homes

Puttin' on the Mitz

Ribbons of Love Garden 

Annual Scholarship Presentations

Becoming a Member

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.



Find out more about GFWC

Find out More about GFWC Kentucky

Areas of Service

Arts

Designed to enable members to create and contribute to art education and activities in our community. (Holiday Tour of Homes)

Education

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)

International Outreach

Designed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action. (Free the Girls, Heifer, Operation Smile)

Conservation

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)

Home Life

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)

Public Issues

Designed to enable members to advocate and get involved in legislation and policies. (First Responders Dinner)


SPECIAL PROJECTS

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)

Events

No upcoming events.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Benton Woman's Club

P.O. Box 1014, Benton, KY 42025

Find us:

E:mail us at bentonwomansclub@gmail.com Find us on Facebook @bentonwomansclub Link to our FB page found below.

We Meet

Club meetings are normally held the second Tuesday of each month.  We have other special events throughout the year.  Please see our Calendar of Events for Information.

Helpful Links

For More Information on GFWC or GFWC Kentucky click on the following links 


www.gfwc.org

www.gfwcky.org




Download

We have included some information about our club and how to become a member below. 

 Please click on the links to download more information.

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Benton Woman's Club Scholarships

BENTON WOMAN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

The Anita Poore Memorial Scholarship

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

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.

Download the BWC Scholarship Below

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.  

BWC Scholarship Application (pdf)

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The Benton Juniorette Club

Who are the Juniorette's?

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.

Purpose of a Juniorette Club

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.

Junior Pledge and Juniorette Motto

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