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
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