GFWC Millstadt Civic Club
The GFWC Millstadt Civic Club was founded in 1929 and joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1943. Through projects like High Tea, St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, Bunny Brunch, Millstadt Homecoming float and raffle, college scholarships for traditional and non-traditional students, and many more, the club’s 45 members truly improve their community through volunteer service.
The 2015 Annual Convention in Memphis, Tennessee was Club president Linda Harber’s first time attending a GFWC International Convention.
“Witnessing first hand and being able to be part of such an enormous, energetic group of ladies who stand up for what they believe in is what GFWC means to me,” she said. “Our club is but a small piece of the GFWC pie; no matter what flavor, we make that pie as delicious as possible!”
“One of the best parts about this club is meeting, working with, and getting to know all of the wonderful ladies who become a part of your life.”
Recently, Millstadt Civic Club members brought clothing, food, and personal hygiene items to the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration. The club collected the donations during their Make a Difference Day drive in October.
Club President Linda Harber’s favorite saying, “Make New Friends, but keep the old; one is silver, the other’s gold,” is truly applicable to her time in GFWC.
“Through the years I’ve been in the GFWC Millstadt Civic Club I’ve made many new friends, but you still keep the ones from the beginning,” Linda said. “One of the best parts about this club is meeting, working with, and getting to know all of the wonderful ladies who become a part of your life.”
New members are always welcome to join the GFWC Millstadt Civic Club. Prospective members must be at least 18 years of age, attend one of the club meetings, and hold an interest in volunteer service. Meetings are held at the Community Center in Millstadt on the Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m.
As a single mother of two boys requiring emergency medical care in the past, GFWC Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club member Elizabeth Davy was determined to work with her club and Emergency Medical Services for Children to fund pediatric jump kit bags for Wisconsin EMS departments.
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 Women’s Club of Farmingdale
Founded in 1913, the GFWC Women’s Club of Farmingdale, New York has a long history of helping others through volunteer service.