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GFWC Annual Conventions

GFWC holds a convention each year, traditionally in the spring and summer months, known as the GFWC Annual Convention. It is the premier event for active clubwomen. GFWC held its first convention in New York City in 1890. Since then, GFWC has held conventions in nearly every state across the U.S. Bringing the convention to various communities across the country gives GFWC clubwomen from varied geographical areas the opportunity to participate in the organization's national and international efforts. Today, the GFWC Annual Convention plays an integral part in the organization's efforts to better serve its members by providing the invaluable opportunity to make and foster lifelong friendships; experience, grow, and learn from professional speakers and workshop programs; and participate in and shape GFWC’s governance, vision, and future.

The location of the Annual Convention alternates in the even numbered years between the eastern and western sections of the United States with the Mississippi River being the dividing line and is selected by the GFWC Executive Committee in acceptance with the Host State or Region. Invitations to host the Annual Convention may be extended by one or more State Federations or a GFWC Region. GFWC is currently accepting invitations for the 2017 and 2018 Annual Conventions. Please contact Headquarters if your state or region is interested in hosting an Annual Convention.

 

2013 GFWC Annual Convention Recap

Our time in Hollywood, Fla. was spent hearing from moving speakers, learning at fascinating workshops and luncheons, and conducting important business—all while Enhancing Federation and Fostering Friendships. Many thanks to everyone who attended and supported the 2013 Convention. Visit GFWC's Flickr and Facebook pages for a full photo recap of the event. Click here to access the 2013 GFWC Awards Book. To request additional 2013 Annual Convention resources, email GFWC@GFWC.org.

 

GFWC Conventions Since 1890

2013 | Annual Convention | Hollywood, Florida

2012 | Annual Convention | Charlotte, North Carolina

2011 | Annual Convention | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2010 | Annual Convention | Omaha, Nebraska

2009 | Annual Convention | Cleveland, Ohio

2008 | Annual Convention | Chicago, Illinois

2007 | Annual Convention | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2006 | Annual Convention | Denver, Colorado

2005 | Annual Convention | Las Vegas, Nevada

2004 | Annual Convention | Orlando, Florida

2003 | Annual Convention | Little Rock, Arkansas

2002 | Annual Convention | Kansas City, Missouri

2001 | Annual Convention | St. Paul, Minnesota                                                    

2000 | Annual Convention | Boston, Massachusetts

1999 | Annual Convention | San Francisco, California

1998 | Annual Convention | New Orleans, Louisiana

1997 | Annual Convention | Phoenix, Arizona

1996 | Annual Convention | Nashville, Tennessee

1995 | Annual Convention | Seattle, Washington

1994 | Annual Convention | Atlanta, Georgia

1993 | Annual Convention | Dallas, Texas

1992 | Annual Convention | Indianapolis, Indiana

1991 | Annual Convention | Washington, D.C.

1990 | Annual Convention | New York, New York    

1989 | Annual Convention | Tulsa, Oklahoma

1988 | Annual Convention | Grand Rapids, Michigan

1987 | Annual Convention | San Diego, California

1986 | Annual Convention | Cincinnati, Ohio

1985 | Annual Convention | Houston, Texas

1984 | Annual Convention | Las Vegas, Nevada

1983 | Annual Convention | Orlando, Florida

1982 | Annual Convention | Bismarck, North Dakota

1981 | Annual Convention | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1980 | Annual Convention | St. Louis, Missouri

1979 | Annual Convention | New Orleans, Louisiana

1978 | Annual Convention | Phoenix, Arizona

1977 | Annual Convention | Seattle, Washington

1976 | Annual Convention | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1975 | Annual Convention | Washington, D.C.

1974 | Annual Convention | Minneapolis, Minnesota

1973 | Annual Convention| Baltimore, Maryland

1972 | Annual Convention | Denver, Colorado

1971 | Annual Convention | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1970 | Annual Convention | San Antonio, Texas

1969 | Annual Convention | Cleveland, Ohio

1968 | Annual Convention | Boston, Massachusetts

1967 | Annual Convention | San Francisco, California

1966 | Annual Convention | Chicago, Illinois

1965 | Annual Convention | New Orleans, Louisiana

1964 | Annual Convention | Atlantic City, New Jersey

1963 | Annual Convention | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1962 | Annual Convention | Washington, D.C.

1961 | Annual Convention | Miami Beach, Florida

1960 | Annual Convention | Washington, D.C.

1959 | Annual Convention | Los Angeles, California

1958 | Annual Convention | Detroit, Michigan

1957 | Annual Convention | Asheville, North Carolina

1956 | Annual Convention | Kansas City, Missouri

1955 | Annual Convention | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1954 | Annual Convention | Denver, Colorado

1953 | Annual Convention | Washington, D.C.

1952 | Annual Convention | Minneapolis, Minnesota

1951 | Annual Convention | Houston, Texas

1950 | Annual Convention | Boston, Massachusetts

1949 | Annual Convention | Hollywood, Florida

1948 | Annual Convention | Portland, Oregon

1947 | Annual Convention | New York, New York

1946 | Annual Convention | Chicago, Illinois

1944 | Annual Convention | St. Louis, Missouri

1942 | Annual Convention | Fort Worth, Texas

1941 | Triennial Convention | Atlantic City, New Jersey

1938 | Triennial Convention | Kansas City, Missouri 

1935 | Triennial Convention| Detroit, Michigan 

1932 | Biennial Convention | Seattle, Washington  

1930 | Biennial Convention | Denver, Colorado

1928 | Biennial Convention | San Antonio, Texas

1926 | Biennial Convention | Atlantic City, New Jersey      

1924 | Biennial Convention | Los Angeles, California    

1922 | Biennial Convention | Chautauqua, New York

1920 | Biennial Convention | Des Moines, Iowa  

1918 | Biennial Convention | Hot Springs, Arkansas 

1916 | Biennial Convention | New York, New York

1914 | Biennial Convention | Chicago, Illinois

1912 | Biennial Convention | San Francisco, California

1910 | Biennial Convention | Cincinnati, Ohio

1908 | Biennial Convention | Boston, Massachusetts

1906 | Biennial Convention | St. Paul, Minnesota

1904 | Biennial Convention | St. Louis, Missouri

1902 | Biennial Convention | Los Angeles, California

1900 | Biennial Convention | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1898 | Biennial Convention | Denver, Colorado

1896 | Biennial Convention | Louisville, Kentucky

1894 | Biennial Convention | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1892 | Biennial Convention | Chicago, Illinois

1890 | Ratification Meeting | New York, New York

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