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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.

 

2014 GFWC Annual Convention Recap

The 2014 GFWC Annual Convention in Chandler, Arizona featured moving speakers, engaging workshops and luncheons, and conducting important business—all while Living the Volunteer Spirit. Many thanks to everyone who attended and supported the 2014 Convention. Visit GFWC's Facebook page for a full photo recap of the event. Click here to access the 2014 GFWC Awards Book and a variety of other post-Convention materials

 GFWC Conventions Since 1890
 Year  Type  Location
 2014
Annual Convention  Chandler, Arizona
 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 Triennial 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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