Countdown to GFWC 2016 Annual Convention
June 22, 2016
We are only days away from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs 2016 Annual Convention and Shot@Life is proud to be a part of this year’s festivities. The Convention will take place in Baltimore, MD and we look forward to connecting with the nearly 1,000 GFWC clubwomen in attendance.
The national Convention is the culmination point of the GFWC Lifesaver Awards Program! Over 135 clubs in 45 states participated in the program this year raising over $50,000 to provide children in the developing world with lifesaving vaccines that they would otherwise not have access to. See where your club and state line up by click here!
We are proud to be a partner of GFWC and we look forward to the various activities taking place at the event!
- Shot@Life Exhibition Booth: Stop by our booth to learn about Shot@Life, the NEW FALL 2016 Awards Program and to pick-up and take a picture with your Lifesaver Awards!
- Shot@Life: Drop to Zero Workshop: A slice of something new! Shot@Life will be launching the new awards program with an exciting challenge to help end polio forever. Stop by our workshop to learn how you can help drop global polio prevalence to zero by participating in our virtual 5k on World Polio Day (October 24, 2016)! GFWC Leaders like Janet Trombetti, T Jablanski, and Nancy Jones plan to speak on their experiences abroad and on fundraising and fighting polio!
- Shot@Life Awards Banquet: We will announce the top five club and state winners of the 2015 -2016 Awards Program and Lifesaver State Program at the national Convention. In addition we will recognize every club who has raised $125+ and states who have raised $625+. Mark your calendars for the luncheon on June 29 at 1:00 p.m. now!
Click here to see the current rankings in the competition. Make sure to check it for accuracy!
Shot@Life would like to thank all the clubs, states, and clubwomen who participated in the 2015-2016 Awards Program.
Stop by our booth to learn about how you can win in 2017!
We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!
With best wishes,
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