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The Junior Woman's Club of Fort Worth is made up of 11 unique groups. Each group has a different focus and a variety of meeting times. The majority of groups meet at night while a couple meet during the day. Some groups are large, while others are more intimate. If you are considering joining the Junior Woman's Club, please view the descriptions of each. All meetings are open to visitors, we only ask that you contact someone in the group you would like to visit. An email address for more information is included on the department's site or page.

Group Name

Meeting Day

 Social

Meeting Time

Contact


Benessere
Benessere, in Italian, means "Wellness" which is the focus of this group; dedication to the overall personal, physical, financial and environment wellness of the ladies who are members.  Programs will cover topics related to fitness, healthy eating, going green and money management, to name a few. 

1st Thursday

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

President: 
Maggie Fitzpatrick

Membership:
Kelsey Hearst


Cadence
Cadence is focused on physical fitness. Whether it's running, cycling, rock climbing or yoga, this group likes to be on the move.  All fitness levels are welcome to join us with a friendly and try hard attitude. 

2nd Wednesday

6:15 PM

6:45 PM

President:
Trina Hooker

Membership:
Marla Read


Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts is a group whose members love to enjoy food, wine, family and friends. Join us for a year full of unique ideas in entertaining, adventures in fine dining and delicious and creative recipes.  Our programs can feature etiquette classes, elegant table settings, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations. We will also share favorite family recipes for the holidays. You need not be a master chef to join; you just need to enjoy food! 

2nd Thursday

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

President: 
Mallory Unger
             
Membership:
Shelbie Koonsman Shackelford


Dimensions
Dimensions programs are designed for our members to experience every "dimension” of life.  They cover topics and events from fashion to decorating, cooking to entertainment, opera to wine tasting and everything in between. 

1st & 3rd Wednesday

6:45 PM

7:15 PM

President: 
Jamie Sager

Membership:
Heather Rodgers


Epicure*
The purpose of Epicure is to connect with friends over dinner at various new dining venues around town. Epicure will enhance the knowledge of its members by expanding their pallets as well as their love for Fort Worth’s expanding food scene.

*Epicure is a secondary group. You must be an active member of another group of the Junior Woman's Club (except Junior Newby) in order to join this group.

1st Tuesday


7:00 PM

President: 
Sam Araujo

Membership:
Sydney Tasler


Encore
The purpose of this group shall be for the enrichment of the Junior Woman’s Club member with emphasis on the further development of their personal and professional being.  Eligibility for membership in this group must be at least 30 years old by June 1st or in the club more than 4 years. 

4th Thursday

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

President: 
Mary Michelle Young

Membership:
Jennifer Gadnai

Junior Newby
Junior Newby group was formed to serve JWC’s valuable members who, for whatever reason, cannot fulfill a traditional group’s meeting requirements. There are not any meetings, though you are invited to join The Woman’s Club Etta Newby or Night Newby department meetings. Junior Newby does not have any officers or dues, and the only communication you receive from JWC are the club-wide emails on upcoming events.  

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Nouveau
Come celebrate with friends in Nouveau! We have a calendar sprinkled with festive and interesting gatherings. Nouveau’s programs feature everything new in fashion, cooking, decorating, art, spa nights and music. You won’t want to miss a single topic or activity once you experience what we’re all about! 

2nd & 4th Tuesday

6:15 PM

6:45 PM

President: 
Marla Read

Membership:
Katie Howell


Omniana
The name OMNIANA, comes from the Latin word meaning "a study of many purposes, varieties and forms.” Therefore, Omniana presents a variety of programs that span a multitude of interests. Our topics range from home decorating to personal pampering, and from wine tasting to fashion shows. Informative speakers in our community present each program. 

2nd & 4th Tuesday

6:15 PM

6:45 PM

President: 
Ty Herndon-Willis

Membership: Lori Latch


Rhetoric
Rhetoric's stated purpose is to enhance life-long friendship through all avenues of Liberal Arts and to create an appreciation of books, authors and a balance between literary and entertaining programs. 

1st & 3rd Tuesday

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

President: 
Jackie Mersch

Membership:
Bailey Ijkema


Speech-Drama
Speech-Drama welcomes those who have an interest in entertainment and performance arts. No special talent is required, just an appreciation for the cinema, theatre and stage. We have entertaining programs showcasing: the latest Broadway hits, the best movie reviews, the newest dance companies, the latest fashion, the perfect wine after the show, or the best hors d’ oeuvres to serve prior to a evening out. Our socials and special projects include attending a Broadway show, a slumber party, a couples’ night out, an Oscar party and a formal Christmas party. Come join our vibrant, enthusiastic group.

2nd & 4th Wednesday

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

President: 
Betsy Thomas
               
Membership:
Rosie Rodriguez


Virtuoso
The purpose of Virtuoso is to celebrate, learn and practice the art of dance. 

3rd Wednesday

6:15 PM

6:45 PM

President: 
Leila Bailey

Membership:
Ty Herndon-Willis