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116th GFWC Annual International Convention     June 9-11, 2007 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Empowering Women...One by One

Nearly 1,100 clubwomen and friends attended the 2007 Annual International Convention. Here are some highlights from the meeting:

In addition, 95 percent of attendees plan to attend the 2008 Annual International Convention in Chicago. We hope to see you there too!

Additional Resources

For a full convention wrap up, see the August/September Issue of GFWC Clubwoman magazine.

Exhibitors 


Arbonne International

875 Backbone Court, Westminster, MD 21157-7745, 410/848-2441
Representative: Ginny Houser
European skincare, herbal and botanical, aroma essentials. Pure, safe, and beneficial products for the whole family.

Beau Ties
6610 Heatherbrook Avenue, Charlotte, NC  28213, 704/596-3414
Representative: Dee Turner, Owner
Ladies fashions and accessories

Brianna Designs
8 Gates Road, Box 577, Marshfield, MA  02050, 781/834-3033
Representatives: Jacqui and Fred Wenz, Vice President and President
Fashion jewelry and watches

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA  95402-0446, 707/577-1776
Representative: Audra Hoffman, Development Director
Assistance dogs for the physically disabled

Christine Collections
5727 Cloverdale Road, Harrisburg, PA  17112, 717/545-2465
Representative: Beverly W. Barletta, Owner
Popcorn tops, scarves and ladies accessories; ladies Blouses—one size fits all!

Crackleberry Designs
105 Woodbridge Court, Sellersville, PA  18960, 215/257-1082
Representative: Dana Denner, Owner/Designer
Handcrafted jewelry, candles, home decor and woman’s fashions

Fanny Fish Designs
1555 Anchorage Drive, Reno, NV 89506, 775/762-6247
Representative: Connie Arias
Limited edition collection of quality fine jewelry.

Heifer International
7719 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19118, 215/248-5822
Representative: Umaru Sule, Community Relations Coordinator
Heifer International educational materials

HUD
451 7th Street SW #8134, Washington, DC 20036, 202/402-4807
Representative: N. Susan Nelson
Visit us for brochures and informational material relating to energy efficiency for homes

Jane’s Jewels
721 Merrimac Way, Brick, NJ  08724, 732/840-8536
Representative: Jane Brzescinski, Owner
Sterling silver and designer costume jewelry

Lady Jayne, Ltd.
10 Bay Park, Webster, NY  14580, 585/787-1850
Representative: Nancy Basch, President
Lady Jayne nickel-free earrings and charms, necklaces, and bracelets to wear in endless combinations; also featuring genuine Swarovski crystals.

March of Dimes Foundation 
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY  10605, 914/997-4465
Representative: Gwen Carmon, National Director, Volunteer Initiatives
Health brochures and fact sheets pertinent to our mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

More than a Hill of Beans
17 Tuthill Court, Sayreville, NJ  08872, 877/445-5632
Representative: Ellen Donohue, President
Great Coffee!

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1603, Denver, CO  80203, 303/839-1852 x103
Representative: Brian Heider, VP of Development
Working to eliminate domestic violence in our lives

National Domestic Violence Hotline
P.O. Box 161810, Austin, TX  78716, 512/685-6285
Representative: Denise Oriedo
Since 1996, NDVH has provided a vital link to safety for victims of domestic violence, family, friends and co-workers. 

Operation Smile
6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509, 757/321-7645
Representative: Dory Morrison, Volunteer Programs Manager
Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families.  Together we create smiles, change lives, and heal humanity.

Plan USA
155 Plan Way, Warwick, RI  02886, 401/738-5600
Representative: Janet Moretti, Manager, Corporate & Group Alliances
PLAN USA is a nonprofit organization working with children, families, and communities in 47 developing countries around the world.

Salzwedel Designs Fine Jewelry
430 Mt. Vernon Church Road, Winston-Salem, NC  27107, 336/769-1980
Representative: Angela H. Salzwedel,  Artist/Owner
High-end designer style beaded jewelry utilizing Swarovski crystals, Venetian, and hand blown glass beads, fine sterling, and 14k gold.

Savi
1052 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15232, 412/661-7467
Representative: Violet Wagner, Owner/President
Fine custom design jewelry

Spotlight on Shingles 
1111 19th Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC  20036, 202/729-4157
Representative: Jennifer Chu, Account Director
A program that seeks to raise awareness and understanding among people in America, healthcare providers, and caregivers about shingles and its potential complications.

Starlight Angels
310 Fountain Avenue, Ellwood City, PA  16117, 724/758-0840
Representative: Julie Strosnider, Owner
Independent sales associate of Tidings of Love.  Inspirational jewelry and gifts: angel pins, holy bears, Victorian lace, rosary bracelets, clinging cross, and many more items.

Uncle Al’s Pecans, Inc.
1616 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN  47807, 800/877-4208
Representative:  Dan Farnsworth
Nuts, dried fruits, chocolate nuts and candies!

U.S. Fund for UNICEF
333 East 38th Street, Floor 6, New York, NY  10016, 212/922-2501
Representative: Kate Weber, Director
Visit us for brochures, booklets, informational flyers, banners, tabletop signs, and take away items!

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