The 15th Annual Lobster Boil – You Plan the Party, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Will Cook

Jul 29, 2013   //   by RJWC Website   //   Press Releases

Rochester, MI (July 29. 2013) – The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club is preparing for its 15th annual Lobster Boil on Saturday, September 28th.  

Live New England lobsters are flown in fresh early Saturday morning.  Each Lobster is between 1 and 1 ¼ pounds each.  Members of RJWC will cook the lobsters on-site at the Older Persons’ Commission located at 650 Letica in Rochester.  

Proceeds from this years’ Lobster Boil will benefit Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester Area Neighborhood House, OPC and other local charities.

It’s a great way to entertain friends and family or enjoy a quiet dinner for two. You choose the pick-up time; your dinner will be on time and ready!  RJWC will cook, wrap, and have them hot and ready for you at the OPC drive-thru site. The lobsters will stay HOT for up to 2 hours in the packaging.  

Just pre-order your desired amount of lobsters, drive up to the OPC at your reserved time and your lobsters will be given to you!  “You don’t even have to get out of the car,” said Cyndi Toupin, co-chair of this year’s Lobster Boil. Toupin is co-chairing the event with club members Pam Teimorzadeh, Noelle DuBois, Susan Gordoa and Nikole Meier. 

Orders will be taken through September 13th for both live and cooked lobsters. If you prefer to order your lobsters live, please bring a container to transport them home. The lobsters are $18.00 each. Buy a baker’s dozen and get the 13th free! 

If you would like to order your lobsters today, or if you have any questions, please contact Karen at (248) 693-4178 or or Cyndi at (248) 941-7991 or You can also print out a Lobster Boil order form on the events page at

The funds from the Lobster Boil will help to support specific projects for the recipients; In an effort to move individuals and families toward self-sufficiency, Rochester Area neighborhood House provides financial assistance in the areas of shelter, utilities and transportation, food and clothing assistance and other basic needs to those clients who cannot meet these obligations without other means.  Funding received through the Rochester Juniors woman’s Club will allow Neighborhood House to assist local families in their efforts to move toward self-sufficiency.  

“We use a holistic approach to address the underlying cause of financial distress in an effort to help families look at how their request for assistance fits into the total spectrum of their needs. Examples include having a client meet with our job counselor, budget coach or mental health counselor. Through these efforts, the Neighborhood House mission is to move individuals and families who are dealing with a crisis or unexpected downturn in financial conditions toward a higher level of self-sustainability. The willingness of the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club to support Neighborhood House demonstrates their confidence in our ability to provide long-term assistance to our community and our local families in need; we take that charge very seriously. We are sincerely honored by their support,”  Linda Riggs, Executive Director of Rochester Area Neighborhood House. 

Meadow Brook Hall will be using the funding for the Historical Interpretation of Danny Dodge’s Cabin and Workshop. In January 2013, Danny’s Cabin, the historic log cabin and workshop built for Danny Dodge, son of John and Matilda Dodge, was moved from its original site on the Meadow Brook farm property to a new site near Meadow Brook Hall’s Knole Cottage, the playhouse of Danny’s sister, Frances Dodge.  The objective of the project is to structurally restore the building back to its original design and purpose, to interpret its significance as an important historical asset on the Meadow Brook estate and to utilize the Cabin as a site to host educational and community programs including tours, youth programming and special events. 

“We have been fortunate to have worked with Rochester Juniors on previous preservation projects — most recently the club’s funding of the reproduction of the silk wall covering in Matilda Wilson’s bedroom by Scalamandre in New York, the original manufacturer,” said Geoff Upward, executive director of Meadow Brook Hall, “It is especially meaningful to us that such a prominent community organization, particularly one that espouses the contributions of women to the workplace and society, so actively and passionately supports our efforts to preserve and interpret the home and estate of one of our country’s most accomplished, civic-minded and forward-thinking women of the first half of the 20th Century.”

The club is also planning two other events to raise funds for their recipients. The first event the club has planned to raise funds for the recipients will be held on January 25, 2014 at Meadow Brook Hall. The evening will include tours of the hall, a strolling gourmet dinner, music, dancing and a silent auction.  The club is also currently planning their annual “Spring Highlights” Luncheon and Shopping Boutique for March 29, 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel.  

For over 50 years the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has been proud to contribute to the growth and vitality of the community through volunteer service and donation of funds to local charities and organizations. Since their inception, the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club has donated more than 1 million hours of community service and raised more than $820,000 to support the local community. 

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For more information on Rochester Junior Woman’s Club, please contact Cyndi at (248) 941-7991 or You can download the Lobster Boil Order Form, visit their website at or follow them on Facebook at “Rochester Junior Woman’s Club.”



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