Shot@Life and GFWC
August 3, 2015
Shot@Life truly enjoyed the 2015 GFWC Annual Convention which took place from June 12-15 in Memphis, Tennessee. We can’t believe that it has already been a month!
There is a lot to be learned from the inspiring group of amazing women that helped create kindergartens and public libraries in the United States. Today they are as active as ever helping to provide children worldwide with a chance a Shot@Life.
The convention was a lot of fun – from dancing in blue suede shoes at the Shot@Life Awards Banquet to sipping lime green cocktails at the GFWC Social Hour. We had a lot of fun and we learned a lot too! Therefore, I thought to share some of the content of the event with you!
We were fortunate to host many activities at the event including the following:
- Champion Building Workshops: Click here to view the presentations and notes from the two workshops that we hosted on June 13.
- Awards Banquet: Click here to view the slideshow (of pictures of GFWC women in action) that was displayed at the event.
- Post-event photos: To view a slideshow from the photos taken from the Awards Banquet with our Elvis Tribute Singer, click here.
- Awards Winners: Shot@Life recognizes and awards GFWC women for their fundraising efforts. Click here for the September 2014 – September 2015 list of award winners as of June 1. We are making it easier to win in 2016! Click here to learn about the new 2015-2016 Lifesaver Award program with GFWC.
Shot@Life would like to extend extra special thanks to the GFWC Champions of Shot@Life and to all of those who participated in the 2014-2015 Awards Program. We truly appreciate your efforts!
We look forward to having even more fun next year at the 2016 GFWC Annual Convention in Baltimore. I am already planning my outfit for the lime green fashion show!
With best wishes,
Melanie Carriker Stevens
Melanie Carriker Stevens understands GFWC tradition and legacy. Daughter of GFWC Communications and PR Chairman Wendy Carriker, Melanie was inspired to form the GFWC Legacy Woman's Club, which celebrates the dedication of grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins. The GFWC Legacy Club received its charter at the 2015 GFWC Annual Convention in Memphis.
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 New Bern Woman's Club
The GFWC New Bern Woman's Club of North Carolina, founded in 1905, was busy in 2015 as they raised nearly $10,000 with its holiday historic homes tour that will go back to the community in the form of scholarships, support for local projects, and charitable contributions.