GFWC Marlton Woman’s Club
Because of its active involvement in the community, The GFWC Marlton Woman’s Club of Marlton, New Jersey recruited 17 new members in 2015.
“Our membership went from 27 to 44 in one year — a 62% increase,” said Mindi Carleton, the club’s president. “Amazing!”
The club’s top projects include two annual bingos with basket auctions, adopting families at Thanksgiving and Christmas, supporting the local domestic violence shelter, and hosting an annual spelling bee for local fourth and fifth graders.
“Our membership went from 27 to 44 in one year — a 62% increase.”
Recently, the club members adopted five local families, with 18 children total, and provided toys and clothing from the children’s Christmas wish lists. The club also donated grocery store gift certificates to every family.
Founded in 1964, the club remains strong over 50 years later.
Mary Lou Parks
For accomplished author and GFWC clubwoman Mary Lou Parks, writing her club history, HerStory, was a journey that formed lasting friendships and a new perspective on women’s history.
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.
Upper Allen Woman's Club
The object of the Upper Allen Woman’s Club, located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is to develop the educational, civic, and social interests of its members, to advance the welfare of the community, and to promote the progress and work of GFWC.