Since the beginning, even before the building was complete, the Janesville Art League (JAL) had been gathering important works of art. It is their collection and their drive to create a gallery that sparked the building of the historic Woman’s Club Building.
Another group which has met at the building since nearly the beginning is the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Its mission to promote education and equality for women of all ages is very relevant today. They offer monthly programming, book club and host a fantastic book sale every year to support local scholarships.
Today, JAL is joined by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) also an original member of the Building. They, along with the national organization, provide history, resources and programming for its members and the public.
And the MacDowell Music Club, part of a national federation, has been a member of the building since nearly the beginning. They house a beautiful grand piano in the gallery. They, too, raise funds for scholarships, host recitals and provide public programming filled with some of the best music.
The Janesville Woman’s Club Association (JWCA) dates back along with JAL to before the building was completed. Its members range in ages and support, as they have for nearly 100 years, community service needs like scholarships, school supplies, clothing and monetary donations for groups, like the YWCA’s Alternative Domestic Violence projects.