How big is the club?
At this time we have 29 dues paying members.
Do I have to live in Mira Mesa?
No. We have several members who live in Claremont, Ramona, and Escondido.
How much does it cost to join?
After a one-time $15 admin fee, Club dues can vary from year to year because of district and state needs - but always remain under $50.00 per year.
What do I need to do to become a member?
You need to participate on one community service project, attend one board meeting, two general meetings, and pay club dues.
Where and when are the meetings held?
The general meetings are always the third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm start, at the Summit Point Church on Rickert Road in Mira Mesa.
What are your major projects
There are several general departments we work within: Arts, Conservation, Education, Homelife and Health, International Outreach and Public Issues. Two of our biggest projects are raising funds for Heifer International, and Comfort Pillows (a small pillow made to ease the discomfort after a mastectomy or lumpectomy from Breast Cancer). For more information, please visit our Club Projects page here.
Do I have to hold an office?
No you do not. If and when you are ready you are more than welcome to show your interest in running for that department. However, if you never want to, that is your choice there is nothing that says you have to hold an office.
What is the time commitment?
At a minimum you are asked to attend the general meeting every month. On the other end of the spectrum you can spend as much time as you want.
Is there an age limit?
There are no age limits. Years ago there were but now, there are NO age limits.
When did this club begin?
a. The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), founded in 1890 during the Progressive Movement, is a federation of over 3,000 local and national women's clubs which promote civic improvements through volunteer service. Many of its activities and service projects are done independently by local clubs through their communities or GFWC's national partnerships.
b. The Mira Mesa Woman's Club (MMWC) was originally organized as a General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC) "Junior Women's Club" in 1973 by Mira Mesa resident, Jackie King, with the assistance of Melody Kincade. On January 26, 1974, the club then became the MMWC joining the California Federation of Women's Clubs. A month later, on Feb. 27, 1974 the Charter was drawn. The original club was a group of seven women of who we will always thank for giving us hope and vision of building better communities. We are a dedicated group of women making both small and large impacts on our community locally and globally.