The Junior Board Of Rock Island,
A Common Goal
Junior Board of Rock Island is an organization of women. They are mothers, daughters, friends and wives. They are in the
workforce - sitting at desks, selling real estate, working with
animals and keeping their house in order. They pick up their children
from school and make dinner for their families.
And they volunteer thousands of hours through Junior Board of Rock
Island for children throughout the Quad-Cities.
Junior Board began in
1935 and since then, members of the organization
have juggled a career and
family while donating their
time, efforts and personal
funds to make the nonprofit
The group's primary focus is supporting the Trinity Visiting Nurse
and Homecare Association (TVNHA), and the NEST Newborn program, which
provides home visits by a nurse to new mothers in Iowa and Illinois.
But that just skims the surface of what Junior Board accomplishes
Dozens of schools throughout the Quad Cities have benefited from the organization's donation
of winter apparel to the Shoes That Fit Program. Junior Board has also provided school supplies to several programs including Zonta's First Day Fund and the Martin Luther King Center, which gives students who cannot
afford new school supplies the necessary tools to succeed.
Members often donate their own money to help fund programs such as these, but Junior Board also hosts an annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball. Each year, hundreds attend the event, raising thousands of dollars.
While members enjoy giving
back to the community that
gives so much to them,
many say it is the female
companionship and friendships
that attract them to the
The Junior Board of Rock Island News
2012-2013 Mardi Gras Charity Ball
The theme and chairs for the 74th Annual Mardi Gras have been announced by the Junior Board of Rock Island. The event, chaired by Anjel Tweet and Barb Cady, will be held February 9, 2013 at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. This year's theme will be “Black and White Masquerade Ball”.
Read about this years event.
View the silent auction packages here
. (Adobe PDF)
2012 Annual June Dinner
On June 11th, members of Junior Board of Rock Island gathered for their annual June dinner at Short Hills Country Club, East Moline, to transition the new leadership and kick off the new year. Junior Board would like to thank the outgoing officers for a fantastic year. They are:
- President: Erica Williams
- Vice President: Shellee Showalter
- Recording Secretary: Carrie McGuire
- Corresponding Secretary: Angie Pearson
- Treasurer: Chris Johnson
We welcome the new officers, and they are:
- President: Shellee Showalter
- Vice President: Angie Pearson
- Recording Secretary: Britt Bartels
- Corresponding Secretary: Lisa Maynard
- Treasurer: Chris Johnson