Download the 2016-2018 GFWC Club Manual, the best resource for your club's efforts in enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Read about each of GFWC's advancement areas, community service programs, and special programs. You'll also find complete rules and criteria for all of GFWC's awards, contests, and grants, along with the guidelines for the reporting system.
The GFWC Club Manual is a living document, and will be updated to reflect new and outdated information.
GFWC Ossoli Circle, located in Knoxville Tennessee, was founded in 1885 as a literary society and is the oldest federated women’s club in the South. Its founder, Lizzie Crozier French, was a suffragist who was inspired to create the club after visiting the Sorosis Woman’s Club in 1868.