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.
Serving as MVR President has been a wonderful experience. I’ve been able to work with members from my own state of Missouri for my first Region Conference and from Iowa for my second Regional Conference. Having been able to get to know our International President, President-elect, and the Presidents from the other 7 Regions has been an enlightening and wonderful experience. I’ve learned so very much from each of them!
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 Marlton Woman’s Club
The GFWC Marlton Woman’s Club (New Jersey) has 41 members who are always trying to put a smile on the faces of others. President Lisa Levin said, “My goal has always been to work together as a club, making our members shine, and making a significant difference in the lives of others.” She also encourages leadership and engagement by motivating members to be a chairperson or to be part of a committee.