Enhancing the cultural, civic, education and
social opportunities of Kentwood women.


Enhancing the cultural, civic, education and social opportunities of Kentwood women.




A note from our new President Betty Douglas…

” I would like to invite you to our summer get together on July 15th! It will be held at Sandy Swanson’s house.  I hope you can join us from 6:30-8:00pm . We will meet in her backyard where we can social distance while we make ice cream sundaes and catch up on the latest news from each other. I hope you can join us for a fun, safe evening! Unfortunately, if it rains the event is cancelled, since meeting inside isn’t an option many of us are comfortable with yet. Please RSVP to me, so we know how many to plan for.”



We are pleased to announce that Ava BooydeGraaff and Delany Marie Sall are the 2020 winners of the Kentwood Women’s Club Scholarship. Co-chairwomen Carol Sichterman and Sharon Van Vels handed the scholarship check to each winner. Both recipients proved to be the sure front runners with their stellar applications. Below is some background about each young woman in her own words.  Congratulations to both women and much success for the future.

Carol Sichterman and Delany Marie Sall

Ava BooydeGraaff says…

I am a part of the 2020 graduating class of Grand Rapids Christian High School.  At Christian, I was an active participant oin the theater program as a member of the Props Committe and Running Crew as well as state manager.  I was a member of the National Honor Society.  I also participated in the Youth Grant Committee at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, as a member for four years and an executive committee member for two.  I have taken piano lessons and been a babysitter for many years. 

Next year, I will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study Industrial Design.  Once I graduate I hope to use my degree to create products that will benefit others and work towards the improvement of communities.


Sharon Van Vels and Ava BooydeGraaff

Delany Marie Sall says…I graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School this year.  During my time in high school, I was a part of the cross country, track, volleyball, and crosscountry ski teams.  I served as a team captain for track and cross country.  I was also a member of a cussessful chamber ensemble, playing the bassoon.  I was a part of Key Club, Food Club, Environmental Club, and the National Honor Society.  I was elected to a leadership position in the Honor Society and Food Club.  In addition I have always been very involved in my church and lov spending time volunteering for youth group.

Passionate about the environment and helping others, I plan to attend Calvin University with a double major in Environmental Science and Spanish and a minor in Linguistics.  I also plan to compete as a member of the cross country and track teams.  Eventually, I aim to become an Environmental Lawyer and help communities that are disproportionately affected by pollution and climate change.  I am benyon excited for my next stemps in life and am grateful for the opportunity to further my education in topics that intrigue me.

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