A dedicated clubwoman since 1985, Wendy Carriker has been involved in volunteer and leadership opportunities throughout her community, state, and region.
Wendy served as GFWC-NC Director of Junior Clubs (2000-2002) and her service to GFWC-NC continued as she served in various positions. Starting in 2004, she was a State Officer, until serving as State President 2012-2014. During her Administration, a new membership video was distributed to clubs across NC and her Special Project’s goal was met and exceeded, with over 17 million meals provided to food-insecure children. She led the GFWC Communication and Public Relations Committee as Chairman 2014-2016.
An active volunteer with Victory Junction Camp, a camp for chronically ill children, Wendy volunteers each summer as a camp counselor, is on their speakers’ bureau, and helps provide handmade bears that campers take home.
Wendy is highly respected in her community. She was elected to the Mount Airy City Schools Board of Education in 1996, where she has served as Chairman since 2004. She is committed to serving the students of NC through her membership with the NC School Boards Association and the NC Association for Scholastic Activities.
The owner of Wendy Jane Creations and Megan’s Mutt Munchies, she stays busy creating and baking. Married for 40 years to her husband Chip, they have two daughters.
Hope Royer joined GFWC looking for an avenue to conduct community service. In her 40+ years with the Federation, she has found that, and then some.
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.
The Rochester Junior Women's Club
The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (Michigan) was established in 1956 with 16 members, and today has over 70 members that always come together to support one another. The club chooses three or four major charities to support and several smaller ones, donating approximately $30,000 each year. In total since its inception, the club has provided more than 1 million hours of community service, and raised more than $928,000 to support their community!