Jolie utilizes her familiarity as President of both the Woman’s Club of New Tampa and the New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club and Advisor of the Juniorette club to help organization leaders recognize the value of each level of membership.
Her experiences as HOA Officer have enhanced her ability to strategically plan for financial security and run projects within budget. She assisted with coordination of a $500,000 building restoration project.
Jolie’s style of leadership is unique; it fosters change, builds loyalty and encourages others to be a part of the decision making process. It is a leadership style that brings a commitment to serving her community and the world.
Jolie is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She recognizes that with 20 years of teaching experience, she can help members in leadership training, conflict resolution, and membership recruitment/retention.
Jolie and her husband Tom have lived in Tampa over 25 years with their children.
Jolie, a 21-year member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is honored to be in the presence of so many who believe that as a united womanhood, we can make good things happen in our communities for another 126 years.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Florida, Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach (Delaware), GFWC Woman’s Club of Aurora (Illinois), Alamo Women’s Club (California), GFWC Arizona Benson Juniors, and Woman’s Club of West Allis (Wisconsin)
Melanie Carriker 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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.