History – http://www.MNWT.ORG
In 1950, a group of dedicated women formed the Mrs. Jaycees of Minnesota with a mission of community service. Several name and organizational changes occurred over the years, and in July 1985 we became known as the Minnesota Women of Today. Since that time, Women of Today has grown to include members in many states throughout the nation. Our three areas of focus are Community Service, Personal and Professional Growth, and Fellowship.
The Minnesota Women of Today is a dynamic and diverse women’s organization interested in the betterment of our communities. We are not politically or religiously affiliated. We are women from various backgrounds, communities, and life experiences. We are working women, homemakers, mothers, and grandmothers, married and single women. We are women who want to make our communities a better place for all of us to live, achieve our own personal and professional growth, and have fun!
We volunteer our time, raise funds for charities, and provide informational seminars that are open to the public. Our members choose the projects they want to participate in, given their interest and time availability. Members can be as involved as they want to be. We are also interested in bettering ourselves and having fun. We have speakers attend our meetings, challenge ourselves to improve our communication skills, gather to develop new talents and plan social events. The wide range of opportunities that Women of Today offers is one of the elements that make it unique. There is something for every woman and new ideas are always welcome.
Want to know more? Keep reading to find out more about some of the great projects we have done! Click here to review the whole history of the Minnesota Women of Today. You can also visit a chapter nearby or contact the Chapter Service Center for more information about our organization.
Minnesota Women of Today Mission Statement
The mission of the Minnesota Women of Today is to help women improve their own lives and the lives of the people in the communities around them. This organization shall be a place in which young women are actively encouraged to become involved and hold positions of leadership. The organization shall provide opportunities for all members:
- To contribute to their communities by raising funds for worthy causes and by providing services or education to benefit community members.
- To develop and to foster skills and talents related to becoming successful individuals, interacting well with other people, and becoming capable leaders.
- To develop friendships and to find personal support within the organization.
Minnesota Women of Today Creed
We, the Women of Today, are service, growth, and fellowship. We believe that through us great lessons can be learned, worthy deeds performed, and a hand of fellowship extended to millions of women everywhere. May we leave the world a better place because we lived and served within it.
United States Women of Today Creed
We, the United States Women of Today are dedicated to serving our community and nation, are committed to strengthening our individual talents, and stand united by our friendship and belief in the future.