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Sheila Shea

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Sheila E. Shea was installed as GFWC International President at the conclusion of the 2016 GFWC Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on June 29, 2016.

An active and dedicated member of the Federation for over forty-three years, Sheila has served her local GFWC Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club, GFWC of Massachusetts Junior Membership, GFWC of Massachusetts, and GFWC extremely well in her many leadership positions. During her twenty-two years on the GFWC Board of Directors, she also served as President-elect, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Leadership Chairman, Aide to the Director of Junior Clubs, and on the Fundraising and Leadership Committees, and represented her state as State President and Director of Junior Clubs.

Sheila’s leadership positions in GFWC of Massachusetts include State President; First and Second Vice-President; Treasurer; Counselor to Junior Membership; and Chairman of CIP, Finance, Headquarters Commission, Memorial Education Fund, and Long Range Planning. Her fifteen years of continuous service to GFWC of Massachusetts Junior Membership included Director; Assistant Director; Recording Secretary; Treasurer; District Representative; Parliamentary Advisor; and Chairman of Meetings, Membership, and Nominating.

Utilizing leadership skills developed through her membership in GFWC, Sheila has served her community with distinction as President of the Jaworek Home and School Association, Treasurer of the Marlborough High School All Sports Booster Club, Secretary of the Marlborough Youth Soccer Association, and member of the Marlborough Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors.

Sheila is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts/Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She retired from her position as Grants/Finance Manager in her local school district with over twenty-six years of service. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys her summers relaxing on the beach in Kennebunk, Maine. A life-long Massachusetts resident, she and her husband, Steve, have been married for forty-five years and have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and newborn granddaughter. Sheila credits them for the love and unselfish support she has had over the years to be able to take advantage of the incredible opportunities that have been afforded to her through her membership in GFWC. She has also had the unwavering support of so many members from her state and is comfortable both as a leader and a follower in her long career as a GFWC volunteer.

Because of her warm, friendly, and enthusiastic personality; high standards of excellence and accountability; proven creative and compassionate leadership qualities; outstanding and business-oriented organizational skills; and passionate dedication to GFWC, its mission, and its ideals; Sheila brings a unique leadership style to her new role as the fifty-first GFWC International President.


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