The Rochester Junior Women’s Club Hosts its 19th Annual Lobster Boil

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (RJWC) is now accepting orders for its 19th Annual Lobster Boil Fundraiser and anticipates raising over $5,000.00 for local charities with one of the most-loved area fundraisers.

Many residents of the greater Rochester area anticipate this unique fundraising event. Participants place their orders in advance, and the women of the club will have succulent, fresh, live, one to one-and-a-half-pound lobsters flown in fresh from Maine on the day of pick up at the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) on September 30, 2017. Customers can choose to pick up their lobsters live or cooked. All orders must be received by September 14.

RJWC Lobster Boil Lobsters

RJWC Lobster Boil Lobsters

Lobster Boil is a great time to entertain friends and family or enjoy a quiet dinner for two. Customers choose the pick-up time; and simply “drive-thru” to pick up orders, making this one of the most convenient and unique fundraising dinners. Rochester Junior Women’s club members will cook, wrap, and orders ready for pick up, using packaging designed to keep lobsters hot for up to two hours.

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club anticipates raising over $5,000.00 for local charities including Career Dress, OU Cares, Sew Much Comfort, the Professional Law Enforcement Association Foundation, and the Older Person’s Commission.

RJWC Lobster Boil Sign

RJWC Lobster Boil Sign

“We have been working since June to prepare for this event. It’s always a lot of fun for the women in the club and for the people who buy the lobsters. We love hosting this fundraiser and hope to exceed our goal in support of local charities,” says Donna Affeldt, chair of this event, along with Sharon Heussner.

Lobsters are $21 each or customers can opt to order a “Baker’s Dozen,” receiving 13 lobsters for the price of 12. Orders can be placed online and must be received by September 14.

About Rochester Junior Women’s Club

The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (RJWC) is a 501c3 organization, founded in 1956. It is a group of lively, intelligent women whose mission statement calls them to promote education, strive to preserve natural resources, work to benefit the elderly and support the arts in our community. Since its inception, The Rochester Junior Women’s Club has donated more than 1 million hours of community service and raised over $920,000.00 to support local charitable organizations.

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  1. How can an organization organize a fundraiser by torturing live animals?!? No sign of intelligence in these humans. It’s really disturbing.

    • I understand where you’re coming from Paul, which is why I don’t eat lobsters. And, many New England lobster traps are killing whales. However, to cook lobsters you boil them alive – crazy sounding – but that is how they do it in every restaurant. I don’t hold the organization at fault here because it’s just how it’s done. That being said, I don’t eat lobster.

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