What does it take
to keep an organization thriving for over 65 years?
The answer is simple: a strong work ethic, commitment,
leadership, financial support and a shared dream.
Beginning in 1946, a group of 22
women charted a new course for what has become known
as one of the most effective nonprofit women’s
organizations in the Houston area: the Houston Junior
Forum. Today, with nearly 400 members, that commitment
and dream is stronger than ever.
The Houston Junior Forum is a nonprofit
women’s volunteer organization committed to
providing charitable service to children, youth and
senior adults in the Houston community. Its sole purpose
is for the promotion of educational, social and recreational
activities of those we serve.
How will we fulfill the mission
this year? We will serve children and youth at Cornerstone
Family Ministries and The Nehemiah Center by mentoring,
tutoring and assisting with special projects and the
See to Succeed project which helps school children
receive free eyeglasses. We will support graduating
seniors through our College Scholarship Program which
provides 22 students with a college scholarship. We
will assist senior adults at the All Saints Third
Age Learning Center, Home Delivered Meals of Katy
and the Senior Guidance Directory.
Volunteers also support the community
at large through activities and sales at our Resale
Shop and through special events such as the Houston
Antiques Dealers Association (HADA)shows. This year,
HJF displayed some of its 63 President's skirts --
a tradition that become works of art with beaded scenes
by HJF members and given to that year's President.
Priorities for 2012-2013 include
a focus on expanding membership and improving training
and leadership, strengthening our commitment to service
through projects, scholarships and through our new
community grants program.
Members of the Houston Junior Forum
have demonstrated a vitality and commitment which
has resulted in extraordinary accomplishments for
over six decades. We invite you to contact us
for information about becoming a member of HJF and
in supporting programs that enhance the quality of
life for so many in the greater Houston area.
Peggy Swoboda, President
Houston Junior Forum 2012-2013
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