Our Civic Club Story
In March of 1979, a group of 12 women living in Wimberley recognized the increased needs of a rapidly-growing community. They gathered and discussed forming an active service organization, The Community Civic Club. It was their purpose to "nurture a strong community spirit, to be ever aware of our community's needs and services, and to welcome newcomers."
These 12 women laid a solid foundation to the current organization of the Community Civic Club; they also began the tradition of service and financial support to the community through their first fund raiser in 1981. The Civic Club has grown to 200 comprised of long time members and new led by an elected board. Every year members come together to welcome new members, form and continue friendships as we raise funds for the community through the Hill Country Home Tour, Wimberley Wine Walk, and Spring Events. Our dedicated members offer their time, talents, and resources as we progress through the year. In the spring we all gather to celebrate the fruits of our labors by sharing our proceeds with local non-profit organizations and college-bound seniors.
At our May 10, 2019 meeting, contributions exceeded $65,000.
The Civic Club and its members are grateful to the community for selecting it as the Best Civic Organization for 2018. This recognition strengthens our commitment to continue to foster relationships as we plan our fund-raising and service activities. We have worked very hard to achieve our goals but it could not have been done without the support of the community at large, volunteers from other local organizations, as well as the many businesses and individuals who have generously supported us through sponsorships, gifts, and other donations. And in 2019 we celebrated 40 years of giving!
This success spurs us to start our year again and do even better in 2019-20. Our members, old, new, and future ones, will continue serving our community for years to come. Our current President, Robin Lowe thanks all of our members for their service as they have made a place for Civic Club in their busy lives, and the community for joining and supporting us this year. We hope you plan to join us in the fall for Home Tour as we continue the legacy and into the spring with Wimberley Wine Walk and Spring Event 2020. Join or renew our membership on the web page under the Membership tab.
The Wimberley Civic Club is a 501(c)(3) organization that returns all profits to the community through donations to qualifying local non-profit organizations and scholarships to college-bound seniors attending local schools.
By Anna White, 2017 President
Written to commemorate our 40th Anniversary