board members

​PRESIDENT 

Brenda Johnson | 1ST  VP & PROGRAM CHAIR/MEETING VENUES  | Lise McGouran

2ND VP, WAYS & MEANS  | Rochelle Koch

3RD VP, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR | Cathy Brown-Wellins

TREASURER | Ellen Jones

RECORDING SECRETARY | Bernie Nelsen

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY | Mary Lynn Rose

Mickey Elliott

Patty Froehlich

Sue Lapham

Fay McClung

NIla Tatum


INSPIRATION | Andree Fleischman

VERBENA | Fay McClung

PARLIAMENTARIAN | Mickey Elliott

RESERVATIONS | Sue Lapham

ROSTER/BADGES | Mickey Elliott

SUNSHINE | Brenda Kaplan

OUTINGS/DAY TRIPS | Dolly LeBeouf

HISTORIAN | Lise McGouran

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

VENDORS | Nila Tatum

E-MAIL/TELEPHONE ALERTS | Sue Lapham

50/50 DRAWINGS/RAFFLES | Pat Newton

Brenda Johnson

2015-2017 President

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

The Rancho Mirage Woman's Club has been making its distinction amongst our valley communities for over 50 years by generously giving aid and support in the way of monetary contributions to youth seeking continued education, critical medical assistance and stable home environments - a legacy to be proud of.


Together we set goals and meet challenges both contemporary and timeless, as we move forward and continue to enrich our many assets by accepting excited new members who are eager to join and seek guidance and wisdom from existing members who are eager to share.  The diversity of our membership is truly what makes us special and unique.


It is with a great deal of appreciation and enthusiasm that I welcome the 2016-2017 Club year.  As President, I invite you to come to one of our meetings and see what we're all about.  Our newly redesigned website has all the information you need to know!


Brenda Johnson
2015-2017 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.  

Rancho Mirage Woman's Club