We are an engaged women’s network actively participating in and supporting our community through scholastic and social services since 1935. Our activities are shared by members of all ages across Bexley.
Bexley Women’s Club is about both service and friendship. We participate in community events through the year and hold regular club gatherings to bring members together. We offer many opportunities to connect, have fun, and make new friends.
Since 1937, Bexley Women’s Club has awarded scholarships every year to deserving students. As of 2021, the Bexley Women’s Club has provided approximately 915 scholarships to high school seniors living in Bexley, totaling over $570,000.
Support for women & their families has always been a priority for Bexley Women’s Club. We work with partners like the YMCA Family Shelter, Bexley’s own Developmental Assets Resource Network (DARN), & Operation Buckeye to fulfill our social service mission.
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Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler, Scholastic Award recipient and BWC’s Member of Distinction, Edie Mae Herrel, BWC President Akisa Fukuzawa
Special Service Award (one time)
Dr. Amy Acton nominated by BWC Women’s Award Committee, for her distinct contribution to Ohioans’ public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adult Scholastic Award
Edie Mae Hamilton Herrel nominated by Jane Baldwin, for her lifetime work on Columbus Junior Theatre of the Arts and Bexley Historical Society.
Adult Social Service Award
Cindy Tyson nominated by Monique Lampke, for her dedicated work on Bexley City Schools COVID Task Force.
Adult Community Award
Kathy Gatterdam nominated by Marie Hurt, Gavin Levine, John Koetz, Jan Zupnick, for her longstanding work on Rotary Youth Exchange.
Youth MS Community Service Award
Sydney Swendal nominated by Brooke Wojcik, for her variety of volunteer work through Bexley Middle School Cheerleading team including Down Syndrome Association’s annual walk.
Youth HS Community Service Award
Meagan Warren nominated by Mark Ritter, for her numerous hours creating and working on the "Books For Bedtime" project.
Group award (one time)
Women of DARN (Marguerethe Jaede, President) nominated by Ben Kessler, Mayor of Bexley, for their dedicated work at Developmental Assets Resource Network to help provide desperately needed food and financial support to impacted children and families.