board members

​PRESIDENT | Mickey Elliot

1ST  VP  | Sherry Ouderkirk

2ND VP  | Rita Wood

3RD VP | Cathy Brown

TREASURER | Sue Lapham

RECORDING SECRETARY | Joyce McLean

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY | Mary Lynn Rose

Patty Froehlich

Brenda Johnson

Bernie Nelson

Shelley Salinas

NIla Tatum


INSPIRATION | Bernie Nelson

VERBENA | Fay McClung

PARLIAMENTARIAN | Dolly LeBeouf

RESERVATIONS | Kris Anderson

ROSTER/BADGES | Cathy Brown

SUNSHINE | Dean Jackson

OUTINGS/DAY TRIPS | Open

HISTORIAN | Lise McGouran, Barbara Daniel & Lori McCaffery

PUBLIC RELATIONS & R.M. CHAMBER LIAISON |  Rita Wood

VENDORS | Nila Tatum

E-MAIL/TELEPHONE ALERTS | Sue Lapham

50/50 DRAWINGS/RAFFLES | Nancy McDowell

ADVERTISING | Rita Wood & Rosalin Schiller

FASHION SHOW | Brenda Johnson

HOSTESS | Sarita Silen

NAME BADGES | Sarita Silen

NEW MEMBER AMBASSADOR | Patty Clark

History

October 1963

  • Group of civic-minded women met at the Desert Air Hotel for the first time.  The purpose of the group was to form a social club to aid the community and the young people of the area.

Early Years

  • In the inception of the formation of the club, there were lots of picnics, barbecues and family activities.  Everyone mainly lived in the Cove at the time which made for a close-knit group of members.

1966

  • The RMWC sponsored a community-wide clean-up as part of the Operation Pride Desert Beautification Project.  Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce acknowledged the RMWC for their donation for the "Welcome to Rancho Mirage" foundation installation as part of the Beautification Project.
  • RMWC sponsored the first Miss Rancho Mirage contest.
  • On November 22, the ground-breaking ceremony for Rancho Mirage Elementary School took place.  RMWC has continued to donate to this school since its inception.

1968

  • The Branch Library in Rancho Mirage was approved and established by and with the help of the RMWC.

1983

  • The Whitewater Park was officially opened in January and the RMWC donated $9,500 for the playground equipment.  Many club picnics have been enjoyed since the opening of the park.

1989

  • On February 21st, a resolution by the City Council of Rancho Mirage was given to the RMWC commending the RMWC for 25 years of civic mindedness noting the following community contributions:  Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, AYSO Soccer Team, Teen Center, Ronald McDonald House, Perpetual Scholarship Fund at College of the Desert, Pegasus Riding Academy, Rancho Mirage Elementary School and playground equipment for the Whitewater Park.
  • The next 25 years, the RMWC continued to thrive and give to local children's charities giving nearly $250,000 in the last 10 years alone.

 
The women of the Rancho Mirage Woman's Club are proud of the club's progress and dedication to the community.  The continued support of the club by its members has make it possible for the club to contribute to the growth of Rancho Mirage and the community at large adhering to the original goals set forth by the founders in October 1963.

RMWC President

As I sit and write this message I’m overwhelmed with pride and love in my heart.  Rancho Mirage Women’s Club is the finest club in the entire valley.    It is with great pleasure and honor to be your incoming President.   With the many great women before and among me, I pledge to work as hard to carry on their legacy.  

We are women of passion and compassion.  As a Club at large, along with our outstanding Officers and Directors, let us all move forward and support one another towards our primary goals; friendship and fundraising.   “Not all of us can do great things, but we CAN do small things with great love”.  Volunteer, inspire and give!!  Nothing in this world feels better, and it’s the only thing we can take with us!


I look forward to working with each and every one of you!

Much love and gratitude,

Mickey Elliott
2017-2018 RMWC President

ABOUT US

The Rancho Mirage Woman's Club has been serving the community of Rancho Mirage and surrounding areas since 1963.  RMWC is dedicated to the youth, education and advancement of our community.   Through community support and annual fundraising efforts RMWC is able to award funds to deserving organization within the community.  

Mickey Elliot

2017-2018 President

Rancho Mirage Woman's Club