WAXHAW, NC – The Waxhaw Woman’s Club was founded in 1911 and currently resides in the historic Belk building in downtown Waxhaw. This group was started to help make Waxhaw and its surrounding area a clean and safe place to live, to preserve the historical heritage of the region, and to work with town officials in all worthy undertakings. In late May of 2022, the Waxhaw Woman’s Club honored two local high school students with scholarships and made several donations to local non-profits.
Jayden Emmanuel, of Sun Valley High School, and Amelia Cardinale, of Piedmont High School, were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Emmanuel is heading to the University of Florida to study biomedical engineering and play soccer for the Gators. She is also a member of the National Beta Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, National Athletic Honor Society, MVP – Sun Valley High School Varsity Soccer Team, and an All-Conference and All-Region Soccer Goalkeeper. Cardinale is heading to the University of South Carolina to pursue a career in pediatric medicine. Cardinale is a Union County Library Teen Advisory Board member and Chief Communications Officer, Union County Library Head STEAM volunteer, NC Department of Health & Human Services Youth Health Advisor, Family Career and Community Leaders of America student advisor, National Honor Society member, National BETA Club member, Kindness Award Winner, and a Levine Scholar Semi-Finalist.
The Waxhaw Woman’s Club also made a difference over the last year to local non-profits and charities. They have raised $715 for Carolina Breast House (aka the Pink House), $270 for Girls on the Run of Union County, and donated to the Union County Library, Turning Point, and Common Heart. They have also collect items for the Union County Humane Society, donated 46 blankets to Turning Point’s Tree House Children’s Advocacy Center, gave away 129 dresses during the Project Prom event, and donated 49 Easter Baskets to HOPE of Union County to be disbursed to foster children, disabled adults, and seniors.
With almost 120 members, the Waxhaw Woman’s Club is making a real difference in the lives and well being of our community. If you would like to help or join the club, details can be found online at https://waxhawwomansclub.org/ or join them in person on the third Thursday of every month from September to May at the Belk Building in downtown Waxhaw.