Women’s Club

Women’s Club

The Women’s Club is celebrating over 150 years of service to St. Joseph Parish. Support is given to the parish through spiritual, social and community activities. Membership is open to any woman of a Catholic household in the parish as well as St. Joseph pre-school through 8th grade mothers. Members may be either Associate (non-guild) or Guild members. All members receive a directory, monthly newsletter and invitations to all Club events.

Contact Co-Presidents Charlotte Melzer at charandmelon@aol.com and Diane Clarke at thehunty@yahoo.com

You can also download the membership form



On May 19, 2012, the Women’s Club celebrated their 150th Anniversary. A reception was held at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, IL. The Evangelization Team commissioned a short video commemorating the evening:

Women’s Club Activities Include:

  • Bridge Games & Tournament
  • Bereavement Ministry
  • Christmas Dinner & Toy Shower
  • Christmas Wreath Sale
  • Holiday Bake Sale
  • St. Joseph Table
  • Family Pizza/Bingo Night
  • Fashion Show & Luncheon
  • Mother/Daughter Tea
  • Fall Membership Dinner
  • Lucky Louie
  • Meals at Home
  • Prayer Blankets
  • Emergency Response
  • Carson’s Community Days Fundraiser
  • St. Joseph Women’s Club Scholarship
  • Day & Evening of Reflection
  • Remembrance Mass
  • Spring Installation Dinner
  • Friendship Bags


Download signup forms and flyers for the following programs:


View the February Newsletter

This is a perfect way for you to get involved in your parish and make new friends! There are two ways that you can become members of this organization:

  • GUILD MEMBERS shall be affiliated with a Guild and are expected to attend at least three Guild meetings per year. You can be in more than one guild if you wish.
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBERS shall be those who participate in activities of the club but don’t need to attend Guild meetings. Activities include Membership, Christmas and Installation dinners as well as the Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon.


About The Guilds

THE MAIN PURPOSES OF THE GUILDS ARE: Sociability, Community Service and Spiritual Formation including education and support for participation in Club and Parish activities.

Guild #3 – MOMS of TOTS Guild – Meets last Tuesday evening of the month
Co-Leaders: Wendy Wolff & Larissa Wozney
This group offers mothers the opportunity to socialize without their children. Meetings are held at local restaurants and other entertainment venues. In addition, Guild 3 members prepare and deliver meals to other members who have a new baby in the family. For members who are interested, Guild 3 has initiated a Babysitting Co-op. Occasional play dates with children may also be set up.

Guild #4 – Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00PM
Leaders: Emily Hayden, Mary Pearce, & Cathy Shaw
Meetings are held in the Community Room or members’ homes. This group actively participates in various service projects of the Club. Members hold a shower for the Sisters of Christian Charity once a year. The guild has over 45 members of a wide age range. Activities include socializing, cooking demonstrations and hosting the Christmas Dinner. Activities sometimes include a fee for food or materials.

Guild #5 – Meets 2nd Tuesday evening of the month
Leader: Phyllis Cossarek
Meetings are usually held in homes. There may be speakers or else time to socialize or work on ministry projects.

Guild #6 – Meets first Monday of the month at 9:30AM
Co-Leaders: Betty Welsh & Sylvia Stec
Works on various out-reach projects. These ladies are known as good workers!

Guild #10 – Meets in Community Room & Church at various times
Leader: Kathy Shinkle
This group’s primary focus is planning a Day and Evening of Reflection for the parish. Various topics of a spiritual nature are presented.

Guild #11 – Meets 4 to 5 times a year – flexible times
Leader: Betty McGarrity
Primarily social; chairs fund-raisers, meets in homes and restaurants.