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About Us

The Beaufort Woman’s Club is dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through fundraising and volunteer service.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Beaufort Woman's Club, Inc. is to make a positive difference in the community by supporting preservation, revitalization, education and the economically depressed. The Beaufort Woman's Club is open to all without discrimination, encouraging relationships, fellowship, growth, leadership and a commitment to community.

Board Members

Karen Willis

Karen is an Honorary Lifetime Member. She joined the club in 1984 and has served over 37 years in various roles, including president  five terms, over the course of her club career.. She has a deep love and commitment to the club and her community.


She and her husband, Mac, owned and operated Willis Insurance Agency for over 40 years before their retirement in 2020. Community and service is important to them and they continue to support many local charities. Karen serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plain, is a member of the Beaufort Garden Club, and President of the Ann St United Methodist Women.


Her greatest joy comes from time spent with family and friends. She has four grown children, four grandchildren and one great granddaughter.


A club member since 2020, Nancy Dube retired to the Crystal Coast following a 35-year career in Human  Resources Management. She was previously self-employed. Nancy was President and Chair of many organizations in Massachusetts including: The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, BusinessNetwork International, and Center for Women and Enterprise. 


Nancy and her husband, William, reside in Newport, NC. They have two grown children living in the Boston area. As our Vice-President, Nancy leverages her leadership and people skills to increase the club’s visibility and reputation. Nancy recommends joining committees and getting involved in the community.

Nancy Dube
Vice President


PAY IT FORWARD | HELP OTHERS | BE KIND | DO GOOD THINGS | …and have some FUN in the process!


When Jimbo (my hubby) and I moved to Merrimon back in 2007, we didn’t know a soul here. So, we networked like everyone else, starting with our neighbors and branching out to the surrounding communities. Luckily, I was recruited by a former BWC President back in 2020 after a conversation where I told her I am always looking for ways to meet people, make new friends, and to help make a difference / do some good for our neighbors in the local community - and what a great experience it has been so far!  I have met some of the nicest, kindest, friendliest women in the world, and I am constantly amazed by the spirit, strength, and determination of the members in this Club to make a positive difference in the community – and we have definitely had some fun in the process.  I am so thrilled to be a part of this group, and look forward to supporting you and our group’s efforts in this next year!


I have worked in the career services/staffing industry for over 35 years now, and currently assist clients with creating customized resumes and LinkedIn Profiles that promote their unique skills, qualifications, and value to potential employers as a Professional Branding Specialist  – what a dream job!  I get to champion a positive impact in the lives of so many by helping these folks advance their careers and find work that makes them happy AND fuels their passion in life, too. When I’m not working, entertaining friends/family in our unofficial Bed & Breakfast, or enjoying the most beautiful sunsets in the world, you will often find me researching and exploring new places to go, things to do, and people to meet…it’s a big ole world out there and filled with so many wonderful adventures that are just waiting to be explored!


Justin Bieber’s quote below truly resonates with me as to my driving forces/life philosophy.  “Be humble, be grateful, give back, share, pay it forward, chase your dreams, go for it, and take a moment to remember where it all came from.” 

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Dot Crumley

I have been a member of the Beaufort Woman’s Club since 2008. I was co-President from 2012-2014 with Karen Willis and currently the secretary of the club. For several years I was the chair of our Community Calendar fundraiser.


Recently I retired from a successful  31 year career with First Citizens Bank . My husband Peter and I live in Beaufort with our dog Zeus and two cats Gracie and Frankie. We love to spend time with our friends and family especially our granddaughter Emma ! I love to walk, ride my bike, read, crochet and give back to this wonderful town I am so blessed to be living in.

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