The Junior League of Eau Claire (formerly Eau Claire Service League)

The Eau Claire Service League was formed on March 19, 1930 as a coordinated volunteer effort after a flood devastated Eau Claire. The League was organized at the home of Mrs. Duncan Frick who then served as its first president. Mrs. Frick moved to Eau Claire from Duluth, MN, which has one of the oldest Junior Leagues in the country. The Eau Claire Service League grew in size from its original thirteen charter members as new members were asked to join through a sponsorship and voting process.  Members were active for seven years before becoming associate members. Over the years, the active service of a member was lowered to six years and again later to five years.

On February 5, 1991 the Eau Claire Service League voted to affiliate with the Association of Junior Leagues International and adopted the following mission:  To promote voluntarism, to develop the potential of women, and to improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  After completing a two-year training and educational process, the Eau Claire Service League became the Junior League of Eau Claire. Membership is open to all women who are called to serve and are committed to the mission. New members are known as provisionals and participate in a provisional project. After the first year, provisionals become active members and choose a placement. Members are encouraged to be active for at least four years. Sustaining members are members who have completed their active service and elect to continue their affiliation with and support of the League. Active sustaining members have completed their active serve requirements and choose to retain their voting privileges.

Through the foresight of Mrs. Duncan Frick and the dedication of its many volunteers, the Junior League of Eau Claire continues to develop, facilitate, and support a wide variety of projects and fundraisers that serve women and children at risk in the Eau Claire area.

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Current and Past Projects of The Service League of Eau Claire and The Junior League of Eau Claire

• Back to School Project
• Barrier Free Playground
• Bolton Refuge House
• Chippewa Valley Museum
• Clothing Donations
• Community Table
• Eau Claire Regional Arts Council
• Guidance Clinic (painted)
• Headstart
• Hospital Library
• Interfaith Hospitality Network
• Keep Infant Seated Safely (KISS)
• Literacy Volunteers of America
• March of Dimes Drive
• Mobile Meals
• Nurse Baby Clinic (visits)
• Orthopedic School Library
• Polio Vaccine Shots
• Professional Women’s Clothing Bank
• Red Cross Bloodmobile
• Safe Place for Newborns
• Salvation Army
• Senior Citizens Boutique
• Service to the Military
• Service to the Orthopedic School
• TB Bus
• United Cerebral Palsy
• Vision Screening for Preschoolers
• Warm the Children
• WAVE recruiting
• YMCA Skateboard Park

Current and Past Fundraisers of The Service League of Eau Claire and The Junior League of Eau Claire

• Applefest ‘85
• Auction (in League)
• Bunko
• Casino Night 007
• Charity Balls
• Community Days
• Community Thrift Sale
• Country Jam
• Country Line Dance
• Home for the Holidays (Christmas Home Tour)
• Packer Party
• Sally Foster Gift Wrap
• Senior Center Boutique
• Sinterklaas

Mary Harriman

Founder of the Junior Leagues


Mrs. P.M. Beach
Mrs. E.B. Bundy
Miss Sally Burke
Mrs. Ralph Culver
Mrs. John R. Davis
Mrs. Duncan Frick
Mrs. A.R. Garnock
Mrs. L.W. Graaskamp
Miss Alma Hanson
Mrs. James Keenan
Mrs. V.H. Lange
Mrs. B.R. Schwahn
Mrs. V.T. Wahl


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