GFWC is once again offering tax-exempt status as a benefit of membership under GFWC’s group exemption umbrella. Applications must be completed and submitted to GFWC by March 1, 2016.
Clubs/State Federations will be required to incorporate GFWC into their name and follow the same fiscal year as GFWC (July 1 to June 30). Club’s/State Federation’s bylaws will also have to reflect its stated purpose as a 501(c)(3) organization. These changes may require a change in club/state federation bylaws, but clubs/state federations will have a year to complete necessary changes once GFWC receives the group exemption application.
Club/State Federation applicants will be notified by May 2016 if approved for inclusion. Once a club/state federation’s application is approved, a club/state federation has one year to amend bylaws and a representative must attend the 501(c)(3) group exemption workshop at the 2016 GFWC Convention in Baltimore. After final approval, clubs/state federations will be included in GFWC’s group exemption in March 2017.
If there is time in the day to lend a helping hand, Irene Iverson will do it. A member of two GFWC clubs and recent honoree of the One OC Spirit of Volunteerism Award for 2014, Irene has been an active leader in her community since she joined the Red Cross as a volunteer at 15.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Millstadt Civic Club
The GFWC Millstadt Civic Club was founded in 1929 and joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1943.