The McKnight Women's Club organizes community activities, sponsors summer recreational programs for our children, and works with the McKnight Village Civic Association in neighborhood improvements. The objective of this organization is to promote social and philanthropic work in the community.

The club is separate from, and often confused with the McKnight Village Civic Association and the McKnight United Methodist Church. The Women's Club has its own board, meetings, and objectives.

Please note that although we meet at a United Methodist Church, the McKnight Women's Club is not associated with any particular church. We do however consider ourselves a non-denominational Christian womens group, and we begin each meeting with a prayer. We are over 100 women who work together to help improve the local community and together we are a force greater than our individual parts.

McKnight Women's Club
Scholarship applications

due April 22, 2021

High School seniors are invited to apply for the McKnight Women's Club scholarship. The McKnight Women’s Club College Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who is a resident of McKnight Village, or a child or grandchild of a McKnight Women’s Club member. Applications will be evaluated anonymously by a committee in the following areas: McKnight Village activity involvement, extracurricular activities, grade point average, work experience, and presentation of the response. Applications should be completed and hand delivered to Beth Strauss at 128 Tillotson Circle ON or BEFORE April 22, 2021.

McKnight Women's Club
March Meeting 's
Recorded Program

If you missed it, watch the recording

Leslie Bonci, a registered dietitian believes we all deserve to be fit, fed and fearless. In these very uncertain times, it is important to control what we can and one of the ways to do that is with a self-care plan. Learn how to create a healthy selfie with our food, our fitness, our stress management and our sleep so that we can thrive and strive.

McKnight Women's Club
January Meeting 's
Travel Program

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Kirsten Gardner, Travel Consultant took us through four dream trips of American vacations that we can look forward to once the virus clears and we can again travel.

Easy Way to Support the McKnight Women's Club

Register your Perks card at Mihelic's Shop N Save on Rochester Road, and the Women Club will earn points every time you shop! This does not affect your Perks or Prices, it just helps the business know where you want them to make donations. This summer we received a generous check thanks to those who already registered. Download the form here and turn it in next time you visit Shop N Save.


Although we could not hold Day Camp this year, due to the pandemic, the MWC had funds available that would have been used to pay the Day Camp counselors. So we hired ten teens and gave them various jobs to do to help spruce up the Rec. They did a fantastic job!

We are delighted that the Run for the Rec was able to happen in a safe format. We did FREE registration and collecting of times on the honor system online. We had 189 individuals register to participate and 56 people submit times.

We appreciate the tremendous support of the neighborhood and local businesses. We are extremely grateful to the community allowing us to keep the signs up for nine days, and helping to keep the runners, walkers, and ruckers all safe. It was a GREAT WEEK!

Watch for more Rec improvements coming soon thanks to the Run for the Rec


Run for the Rec 2020 5k Overall Women's Winner

The overall winner in the 2020 Run for the Rec women's division is Danielle Gonzalez, who wins for the third year in a row, getting faster every year. Her time was 20:40. Danielle can often be seen on training runs pushing her daughter in a stroller but she accomplished this great time on a solo run.


Run for the Rec 2020 5k Overall Men's Winner

The overall winner in the 2020 Run for the Rec men's division is 15 year old Logan Baxter, who also runs for North Hills High School. Logan finished in just over 20 minutes, at 20:04. Congratulations!


2020 Scholarship Recipient

Kate Wells, daughter of Elizabeth and Doug Wells, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 McKnight Women’s Club scholarship. Kate attends North Hills High School where she received the Teen Summit Award for taking part in discussions about bullying with PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro. This conversation ultimately led Kate to co-found the “Stand Together Club”. The club meets with underclassmen in 9th and 10th grades to discuss ways to stop bullying, encourage compassion and build friendships. Kate has participated in Spanish Club and S.A.D.D. She is also on the Varsity Swim team at North Hills where she has been awarded “Most Valuable Swimmer”, “Most Improved Swimmer” and the Dana Baer award for an outstanding work ethic. Kate shares her talents and time with McKnight Village by volunteering on the Run for the Rec youth committee and is serving as the Committee leader this year. Kate has extended her volunteer efforts outside of the Village by joining the Project H.O.P.E. mission trip. This mission trip helps build and repair homes for the poor in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Kate’s contributions in her community and school make her very deserving of this award. Kate will be attending Baldwin Wallace University this fall to study Biology with plans to be a High School Biology teacher. Congratulations and best wishes Kate!


2020 Scholarship Recipient

Sarah Petrunia, daughter of Lisa and Mark Petrunia, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 McKnight Women’s Club scholarship. Sarah attends Oakland Catholic High School where she has been awarded membership into the National Honors Society during her junior and senior years. She attends St. Sebastian Parish where she has been involved in the youth ministry’s musicals which raise money for diocesan missions. Sarah participated in mission trips to Kentucky to help families repair houses and add ramps for people with disabilities. While working hard on her studies in her honors and Advanced placement courses, Sarah was also active in the Yearbook club, the rowing team and the Anatomy club. For years during the Thanksgiving holiday, Sarah has helped serve food to disadvantaged people and has purchased and delivered gifts to nursing home residents through the Presents for Patients program. Sarah has participated in the Day Camp program at McKnight Village first as a Counselor In Training and then as a Counselor. She has also been a volunteer for the Run for the Rec fundraiser. Sarah has decided to pursue Biology on a pre-medicine track when she starts college this Fall. She will be choosing which school to attend very soon. Sarah is deciding between Ohio State University and University of Dayton. Congratulations and best wishes to Sarah!