On the Web June + July 2008
SUPPORT ALLISON’S PASSION at www.MyVolunteerYear.org, you can read what blogger Allison Yezek is doing to help women with postpartum depression. You also can leave comments of encouragement, offer your own stories and experiences, and let Allison know that you’re supporting her work on her passion project.
PUT GFWC IN THE MAIL. The first full week in May each year is National Postcard Week, and this year GFWC invited members to send postcards representing your unique communities, hobbies, and projects. These postcards will be on display at Convention in Chicago. But why can’t every week be postcard week? As you embark on your summer vacations, get ready for fall trips abroad, and travel for the holidays to see family and friends, remember to send GFWC a postcard from your adventures. We’ll keep sharing them at GFWC meetings and events and track your travels on our website at www.GFWC.org. What a thrill it is to know how far and wide GFWC clubwomen are taking the mission of volunteer service! Send your postcard to GFWC Postcards, 1734 N ST NW, Washington, DC 20036.
KEEP THE FLAME ALIVE. Are you worried about your fellow club members are losing their spark for service? Find out what causes volunteer burnout and how to avoid it.
DISCOVER YOUR RISK FACTORS. GFWC celebrated Mother’s Day with a special Bone China Tea observing osteoporosis awareness. Find out if you’re at risk for osteoporosis and what you can do about it.
PICKING UP ON YOUR PASSION, take the quiz to help you sort out your priorities and plan a project around a topic of special interest.
KNOW WHAT YOU’RE WORTH. Of course, to GFWC, you are priceless. But Independent Sector, leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs, has calculated the estimated dollar value of your time as a volunteer.
KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEST MEDICINE. When you honor your commitment to the National Women’s Check-Up Day Pledge, use this online guide to decide what questions you should ask your doctor and which screenings you should request.