2017 GFWC Annual Convention
June 23-26, 2017
It’s Our Time to Shine: 2017 GFWC Annual Convention at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa from June 23-26
GFWC Clubwomen have shined throughout the year! We invite you to join us at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, California to celebrate those accomplishments, learn about new initiatives, and participate in the advancement of the organization.
The GFWC Room Block at the JW Marriott is now open.
The best way to reserve a room is online at https://aws.passkey.com/e/15882702. You may also call for reservations at 760-341-2211 (press 1 for Room Reservations). Rooms are $145 with a $1 resort fee (lowest allowable by law). If you want to ensure a scenic view, room upgrades are available starting at $30 more per night.
Online registration is now officially open!
You can access registration using this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/2vqg5g/4W. GFWC’s user-friendly online registration system is quick, secure, and easy. Paper registration is available upon request. Registration closes on June 1. For assistance, contact GFWC Headquarters at 1-800-443-GFWC (4392) or call Derek Tennant at 202-347-2938 or Jennifer Simpson (JSimpson@GFWC.org) at 202-628-2478. Please click here to download the printable registration and click here to download the all-inclusive printable registration.
Friday, June 23
Board of Directors meeting
and GFWC California State Night
Saturday, June 24
Monday, June 26
Traveling to Convention
It’s not too early to start looking and booking. Search early and often to get the best flight deals. Many travel websites and apps have price alerts. Type in your projected travel dates and they’ll send you a text or email when prices drop.
Recommended Arrival Dates
Wednesday Evening, June 21 – if you are doing the early Thursday tour
Thursday, June 22 – most popular arrival day
Friday, June 23 – for those not doing tours but still want to attend State Night later that evening or the Opening Ceremony the next morning
Recommended Departure Date
Tuesday, June 27 – Convention concludes after the Monday Gala Dinner
The nearest airport is Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), about 20-25 minutes from JW Marriott Desert Springs. PSP has daily non-stop flights from the following cities:
Dallas (1), Phoenix (7), San Francisco (5), Salt Lake City (2), Denver (2) and Los Angeles (1)
Seattle, Portland, and Bellingham WA offer service to PSP on select days.
Remember, self-parking is complimentary at the JW Marriott. The list below shows other regional airports. Given your travel preferences, it may be more affordable or convenient to fly to these airports and rent a car.
ONT: Ontario International Airport
1 hour 15 minute drive
SNA: John Wayne Airport – Orange County
1 hour 30 minute drive
LAX: Los Angeles International Airport
2 hour drive
SAN: San Diego International Airport
2 hour 15 minute drive
LAS: McCarran International Airport
4 hour drive
PHX: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
4 hour drive
Karyn McCarthy is a club-building machine. She has already helped form five successful GFWC Illinois clubs. How does she do it? A seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy certainly helps.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman's Club
The GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman's Club of Sebastian, Florida has been dedicated to volunteerism since its founding in 1977, but has also been a great way for members to form lasting friendships.