Junior Woman's Civic Club

The GFWC Junior Woman's Civic Club of Cumberland, Inc. (JWCC) was organized in 1946 and there are twenty charter members.

The JWCC is a federated club, which means we are members of a national, a state and a discrict organization of clubwomen. The General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) was founded in 1890 and the younger women (the junior clubs) organized in 1900. These groups helped to bring about such reforms as the eight-hour workday, the Pure Food and Drug Act, and the first child labor law.

The board of the club is comprised of the officers and chairs of club committees. The executive board is responsible for considering the business of the club and to recommend action at general meetings, to fill vacancies in offices, to call special meetings and to act for the club in emergencies.

Some of the projects in which this club has been involved in the past years include: support of the Family Crisis Resource Center, formerly known as the Woman's Refuge; financial and organizational support of the Trail for the Handicapped at Rocky Gap State Park; Kaleidoscope, an art experience for children; The Children's Play Festival; The Architectural Tours and the March of Dimes Star Chefs, a gourmet auction.