The Massapequa Junior Women's Club 2008 ___________________
Claudia M. Ruiss, President Anna Rumore, Vice President Carol Fregara, Recording Secretary
Linda Fasano, Treasurer
Rachelle Gucker, Corresponding Secretary
Loretta Maniaci, Historian
The Massapequa Jr. Women's Club (the "MJWC") is a non-profit organization made up of women devoting their time to help Massapequans in need. Holding various community events to raise money, it donates to philanthropic organizations and three "adopted" families within the Greater Massapequas. "There are a lot of Massapequans that are in need and we're trying to help all of them," said Club Historian, Loretta Maniaci.
Began in the 1980's as a way for young mothers and housewives to give back to their community, the MJWC evolved into the force it is today. The Club now has 6 women on its executive board and 29 integral members. Gaining strength as a group, it has moved into the 21st Century and is utilizing the World Wide Web to bring more attention to its members, the causes important to them and fundraising events. Events in 2008 included Family Bowling at Massapequa Bowl, Tennis at Sportime and "Vegas Night" at the Manor East. If you are interested in donating to or joining the MJWC, contact Loretta Maniaci, Historian, at (516) 695-8187.
President's Dinner on June 11, 2008 at Per un' Angelo, Jones Beach Hotel
Claudia Ruiss (l) President, Loretta Maniaci (r) Past President with their mother (c)
Left to Right: Linda Fasano-Treasurer, Rachelle Gucker-Corresponding Secretary, Anna Rumore-Vice-President, Claudia Ruiss-President, Carol Fregara-Recording Secretary, Loretta Maniaci-Historian
MJWC Vegas Night Fundraiser By: Sabrina "Montana," Junior Photo-Journalist & Alyssa De Vito, Assistant Photo-Journalist
Vegas Night Committee: Christine Sohmer, Linda Fasano, Karen Marotta & Pat Ferguson
On Friday, April 11, 2008 the Massapequa Junior Women's Club ("MJWC") held its first annual Vegas Night Fundraiser at the Manor East. Raising more than $7,700, guests enjoyed buffet-style dining and the casino experience from JoKa's Wild with 3-card poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold'em. Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery supplied sports and entertainment memorabilia and original art work by Claire Nigro, silent auction style. Corporate sponsors Gary & Julie Zaccaro from Ambassador Home Improvement were in attendance.
Massapequa Jr. Women's Club Held its Annual Holiday Dinner on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 By: Sabrina Hafner, Junior Photo-Journalist
Robert and Chef Anna Rumore, host and hostess of MJWC Holiday Dinner
On Wednesday, December 12, 2007, the Massapequa Jr. Women's Club held it's Annual Holiday Dinner at the home of Robert and Anna Rumore. It was a holiday extravaganza, complete with festive decorations, cocktails and a delicious five-course meal prepared by chef and hostess Anna Rumore. The LCC Catering Company was on hand to serve. While the holidays are a simple excuse for spreading sisterly love, the MJWC brings a little cheer with every event they hold.
The Massapequa Junior Women's Club held "Comedy Night" at the Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore on Sunday, November 11th. It was a night of laughter, fun and charity, as comedians took the stage and Junior Women sold raffle tickets for a variety of fantastic prizes. Prizes included themed gift baskets, containing sports memoribilia, baby products, spa treatment packages, hand-made American Girl clothing, and much more. The Club also sold their signature cookbook to attendees of the event. The money that was raised will be distributed to several different orgnizations that the MJWC supports, as well as to three Massapequa families in need that the Club has adopted. This is the MJWC's third comedy event, and there was quite a turnout! The audience roared, as comedians, Chris Monty, Tim Gage, Saad Sarwana, Joe Devitto, and headliner Rich Ramirez performed throughout the night. The MJWC's Comedy Night was a great success, bringing smiles to the faces of not only those watching the show, but the Massapequans it benefits.
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