Greetings to all our members and potential members!

We are beginning our 106th year of service to our community! As we begin our new year, we will continue our fundraising events — the Cookie WalkTag Sale, and Garden Walk & Artisan Fair. Join us for these events so we can continue to provide scholarships and philanthropic donations.

Our club is made up of over 100 members brimming with energy and talent! My mission as your president is to help make a small impact in the lives of others whether we volunteer or make donations to organizations that give to those in need. 

I look forward to a wonderful year!

Scholarship Winners!

The Crete Woman’s Club is proud to announce the 2020 Crete-Monee High School College Scholarship winners.

unnamedReceiving a $2000 Academic Scholarship is Zoe Koehl, Crete, who will be attending the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, majoring in architecture. She was very involved in school activities as an All-Conference varsity soccer player, Math Team captain and two-time state qualifier, and Scholastic Bowl All-Conference as well as team captain. Zoe served the community as a youth leader, and volunteer for the Crete Park District, Crete Library, and Will County Forest Preserve. She excelled academically as a student who was on the honor roll, a member of National Honor Society, and an Illinois State Scholar. In her essay, Zoe wrote that as a past Crete Woman’s Club Summer Camp Scholarship winner she attended camp at Illinois Tech. “This experience in particular helped me to realize that pursuing a career in architecture was the right choice.”

unnamed (1)The second $2000 Academic Scholarship recipient is Chloe Quin, of Crete, who will attend Augustana
College in Rock Island, Illinois as a biology major with a pre-veterinary emphasis. She worked as a veterinary assistant at Plum Creek Regional Medical Center. While attending Crete-Monee High School, Chloe was a member of the Concert, Marching, and Pep Bands, a member of Math Team, Science Club,
and a peer tutor. She also volunteered at South Suburban Humane Society and PAWS. Chloe distinguished herself academically being on high honor roll for all four years, as a member of National Honor Society, and an Illinois State Scholar. Also a past Crete Woman’s Club Summer Camp Scholarship recipient wrote, “While I initially fell in love with veterinary medicine due to my passion and love of animals, I have a drive to tackle any challenges that come my way…”

unnamed (2)Caden Ordanas, Crete, has been awarded the $1500 Technical Trade Scholarship. He will be attending The Illinois Fire Service Institute at the University of Illinois in Urbana, with an interest in fire science and emergency medical services. Caden has worked as a Crete Park District life guard and swim instructor. He volunteers with the Crete Fire Department, and at First Presbyterian Church of Chicago Heights. While at Crete-Monee High School, he was a member of the wrestling team, and the Marching Band. In his application Caden wrote, “As a cadet with the Crete Fire Department I have not only grown to love my desired profession, but also found a desire to pursue my education in the field.”
The members of Crete Woman’s Club wish these students much continued success as they continue their educations.

Peyton Budlove, of Crete, received a $350 Junior High Camp Scholarship. He will be attending Football Camp in Manteno. Peyton attends Illinois Lutheran School where he is in band and on the wrestling team. Football is his passion. The Woman’s Club hopes he will enjoy his summer camp experience.
The members of Crete Woman’s Club wish these students much continued success as they continue their educations.

2020 Crete Woman’s Club Garden Walk

2020 Crete Woman’s Club Garden Walk


With the uncertainties, we are facing as this global pandemic runs its course, the Crete
Woman’s Club feels our most responsible choice is to cancel “A Day in the Country” for
this year. It takes the effort of many CWC members which begins in March to create a
lovely event for participants. We will be unable to do the major planning of this event
which occurs in May due to current circumstances.
The garden walk is the major fundraiser for the Crete Woman’s Club which supports our
scholarship program. We have been able to provide scholarships totaling over $10,000 a
year for many years. We are always grateful for donations which will provide continued
support of this program.

If you wish to donate, please make checks payable to:

Crete Woman’s Club
PO Box 104
Crete, Il 60417

Please watch this site for updates on future events hosted by the Crete Woman’s Club.
Stay safe and healthy, as we look forward to seeing you, especially next year—in the garden!