For 56 years, the Round Rock Woman’s Club has been enriching women’s lives and giving back to the Round Rock community.Stefanie Lebens
For 56 years, the Round Rock Woman’s Club has been enriching women’s lives and giving back to the Round Rock community.
The Round Rock Woman’s Club was formed in 1966 in Round Rock, Texas. Initially, it was the brainstorm of member Marge Sheffield. She wanted to start a book club. Instead, the women who came to the first book club meeting in 1966 decided their small town could greatly benefit from a woman’s service organization. As a result, the ladies chartered Round Rock Woman’s Club. It became affiliated with the Federation of Women’s Clubs.
The founding members wanted their club to be involved in community service as well as a social outlet for its members. Their first service project was providing brightly decorated trash cans on downtown street corners in Round Rock. At the time, Round Rock’s population was around only 2,000 people. Since then, both the city and the women’s club has grown in both size and ambition.
Over the years, RRWC has continued to develop its involvement in Round Rock with other meaningful projects that benefit the quickly growing city. Currently, the group focuses on funding many Special Projects within the community. The RRWC also awards three $1000 academic and community service scholarships each year to carefully selected students from the Sub-Junior RRWC Club (Sweethearts) at Round Rock High School. The scholarships are in honor of deceased RRWC members, Bettie McNeese, Sue Evans, and Nancy Rabb.
Their primary fundraiser is Soup and Bread, which takes place in February and is an annual luncheon. The annual event brings the Round Rock community together for an incredible lunch, feeding over 800 people in past years, and a silent auction. The funds raised from this event go back into the community via Special Projects and scholarships.
RecognizeGood joined the Round Rock Women’s Club for their monthly meeting and presented the group with a certificate, a $1,000 donation for their organization, and complimentary seats to the 2023 Ethics in Business Awards luncheon. A special thanks to Mary Barnett, Marianne Reap and Marci Rogers for coordinating the nomination and presentation!