THE MAY COURT CLUB
of Oakville
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The May Court Club of Oakville is a volunteer women’s organization that gives service to and raises funds for the community as well as fostering friendships among its Members. Our goal is to be a role model for volunteerism and community service.

Oakville’s May Court Club has grown over the years due to the Member’s ability and willingness to change with the times, to recognize needs in the community and to respond in a timely manner. Much of the Club’s work has focused on society’s most vulnerable – the children. Since 1956, the May Court Club of Oakville has donated countless hours and significant dollars in Oakville and neighbouring communities within the Regions of Halton and Peel.

The May Court Club of Oakville is an Ontario Charitable Public Foundation with over 200 members. Our Club is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and our projects are operated by member volunteers.

 
HISTORY

The May Court Club of Oakville is part of The Association of May Court Clubs of Canada, the first service club in Canada and founded in 1898 on the eve of May Day in Ottawa, Ontario. May Court’s founder, Lady Isabel Aberdeen, the wife of Canada’s then Governor General, was a truly extraordinary woman. Lady Aberdeen had strong ideas about the role of women in society. More importantly she put her ideas into action. She was the founder of the Council of Women and the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). To support these endeavours, she then founded a women’s service club, The May Court Club. Over a century later, May Court Clubs have grown to more than 1,500 volunteer women located in nine Ontario cities driven by the same spirit and passion for making a difference in the communities they serve.


THE MAY COURT CLUB OF OAKVILLE TIMELINE                                                                                                                                                    

1950’s

  • Oakville Club established in 1956 with 14 members – 1st volunteer placements were The Victorian Order of Nurses & The Bruce Lynn School for special needs children.

 

  • Established a Community Services Fund (Scholarship Program) to assist needy high school students.

1960’s

  • Established the Child Guidance Clinic for Oakville public schools.

 

  • Supported the launch of Oakville branch of Canadian Arthritis & Rheumatism Society with funding & volunteer placements.
  • Supported the opening of Oakville Adult Training Centre for mentally challenged young people with funding & volunteer placements.
  • Established & operated the 1st daycare centre in Oakville in 1967 for working mothers, now the Sedgewick Day Care Centre.

1970’s

  • Initiated the audio-visual screening program for pre-schoolers in 1972.

 

  • The Performing Arts Development Group was founded with financial support and volunteers from May Court (now know as Oakville Arts Council).
  • Carey House, a Cheshire Home (for physically challenged adults) was opened with the financial assistance of The May Court Club of Oakville.

1980’s

 

  • Initiated the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) program in Oakville high schools.
  • Created & staffed the Festival of Trees with net profits going to the V.O.N. Hospice Program.
  • Established the nutritious Lunch Box Program for non-perishable food to supplement lunches.

1990’s

  • Halton Adolescent Support Services named the new shelter, Aberdeen House in recognition of May Court’s significant donation (after founder, Lady Aberdeen).

 

  • Helped establish the Miriam Group to provide support services to HIV/AIDS infected & affected children and their families.
  • Our Art & Artisans-by-the-Lake gave substantial funds to Breast Cancer Support Services & Halton Women’s Place.

2000’s

  • The V.O.N. honoured us by having a bench with engraved plaque in the Oakville Town Square.

 

  • Established The May Court Club of Oakville Endowment Fund at the Oakville Community Foundation.
  • Launched new fundraisersMirror Mirror Fashion Show, May Court Oakville Cuvée, Table Tops plus our special 2013 event, Art Around the Benz.

News & Updates




March 1, 2017 - 60th Anniversary!
Our May Court Nearly New Shop
celebrates 60 years in the 
community.  Lots of events
are planned to celebrate!
Visit our Shop at 
200 Kerr St. Oakville

May 5, 2017 
Laugh Our Loud For Kids Fundraiser
A night of comedy with 
Jessica Holmes. 
 CLICK HERE to learn more 
and purchase tickets.


October 12, 2017 - Save the Date
Through The Looking Glass
Fashion Show!
More information to come!















 
                                                                                                                                      



   

 

 

 

                          

                                                                                                                                                     

 

 




 
 
 




 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Contact Info

PO Box 761, Lakeshore West
Oakville, ON L6K 0A9

info@maycourt.ca

Charitable Registration #
11924-4614 RR0001


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