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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 organization succeed.

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 each year.

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 organization.

The Junior Board of Rock Island News

2013-2014 Mardi Gras Charity Ball

The theme and chairs for the 75th Annual Mardi Gras have been announced by the Junior Board of Rock Island. The event, chaired by Erica Williams and Carrie McGuire, will be held March 1st, 2014 at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. This year's theme will be “The Diamond Anniversary”. 

Read about this years event.

2013 Annual June Dinner

On June 10th, members of Junior Board of Rock Island gathered for their annual June dinner at Black Ram Restaurant, Rock Island, 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: Shellee Showalter
  • Vice President: Angie Pearson
  • Recording Secretary: Britt Bartels
  • Corresponding Secretary: Lisa Maynard
  • Treasurer: Chris Johnson

We welcome the new officers, and they are: 

  • President: AngiePearson
  • Vice President: Britt Bartels
  • Recording Secretary: Sarah Liddell
  • Corresponding Secretary: Sara Wynn
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Pearson