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Celebrate Federation Day

April 24, 2017

Federation Day marks the day in 1890 when 63 clubs came together to form the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in New York City under the leadership of GFWC founder Jane Cunningham Croly. Today, with over 80,000 clubwomen and 3,000 clubs, we continue to stand together and celebrate Unity in Diversity.

In the spirit of coming together to recognize our dynamic past and exciting future, we are excited to launch a special video contest this Federation Day. We encourage you to take the time at your next club meeting and film a 30 to 60 second video with your club answering the question: “What does being a GFWC clubwoman mean to you?” You can use your smartphone to film the video—click here for some tips and best practices. Once you’re happy with the video, email it to pr@gfwc.org. Videos will be shared on the GFWC Facebook page, and members will vote for their favorites. We encourage you to be as creative as you’d like with your videos! Let’s show the world what being a GFWC clubwoman is all about.

Voting for the club videos will begin May 15, 2017, and the winning club will be announced June 1. The winning club will receive a $100 gift card for the GFWC Marketplace. Stay tuned to the GFWC Facebook page for more details.

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