Geneva Women’s Club kicks off new year, new name

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 7:26 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – The Geneva Women’s Club is marking 2014 with a new name and renewed sense of purpose, the group announced.

Instead of being known as the Geneva Mothers Club – as it was for 70 years – the name change reflects a move to a broader membership base and a concentration of its volunteer and fundraising efforts on key areas of concern, such as hunger, health and wellness and education.

To kick off this name change, the club is hosting a “Little Black Dress Celebration” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva. 

“This is an exciting time be a part of Geneva Women’s Club,” member Susan Fandel said. “We appreciate our past and look forward to expanding our membership and building an organization that will thrive well into the future.”

Local women are invited to put on their favorite little black dresses, invite their volunteer-minded friends and join the celebration, where attendees can meet members and learn about the history of the group.

Light refreshments will be served.

Attendance is free, but space is limited to 125. Those interested can call Nikki Spitzer at 630-492-1188.

The evening also includes the presentation of checks to the group’s core charities, including CASA of Kane County, LivingWell Cancer Resource Center and Lazarus House.