2018 GFWC Annual Convention
June 22-26, 2018
We invite you to join us at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, June 22-26, for the 2018 GFWC Annual Convention as we celebrate accomplishments, learn about new initiatives, and participate in the advancement of the organization.
GFWC’s Group Rate of $159/night opens on Thursday, March 1. The room block closes on Monday, May 28, at midnight. The best way to reserve a room is online at http://group.curiocollection.com/GeneralFederationOfWomensClubs. You may also call for reservations at 855-271-3620; press 1 to make a new reservation.
The Call to Convention will be in the March+April Issue of Clubwoman Magazine, which is scheduled for distribution the second week of March. It will contain detailed information regarding travel/accommodations, agenda, tours, projects, awards, and more. The Call to Convention is also now available online! Online registration officially opens on March 1 and can be accessed using this link http://www.cvent.com/d/ytqrfx, but you may want to first read the Call for a complete understanding of Convention activities.
To help with flight and hotel booking, here is a quick summary of Convention highlights.
Thursday, June 21 – AM and PM tours – Basilica and Brews and Gateway Arch and Beautiful Blooms
Friday, June 22 – AM tours (Architecture of St. Louis, Basilica and Brews, and Gateway Arch and Beautiful Blooms) 2016-2018 Board of Directors meetings, LEADS, Mississippi Valley Region Hosts “Winter Wonderland” Welcome Banquet
Saturday, June 23 – Opening Ceremony, Partner Awards Luncheon, Junior Awards Banquet and “Speakeasy Soiree” Fun Night
Sunday, June 24 – Partner Workshops, GFWC Workshops, Region Banquets
Monday, June 25 – Elections, Service Project, Awards Lunch, GFWC Style Project Runway Conservation Challenge, “A Celebration of Volunteer Spirit” Gala Banquet
Tuesday, June 26 – Education and ESO Awards Brunch, Installation Banquet, Installation
Wednesday, June 27 – 2018-2020 Board of Directors Meeting
We are very excited about the venue, the activities, and the speakers we have in store. We hope you make plans to attend!
Preshus Howard is about to celebrate her 10th anniversary as a clubwoman, and her time with GFWC has been a journey of discovering her own strengths and how she can use them to help others. As GFWC Kentucky’s Director of Junior Clubs for the 2016-2018 Administration, Preshus has been proud to use her position to rally clubwomen around causes that matter to her.
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 Woman's Club of Bridgeport
The GFWC Woman's Club of Bridgeport (West Virginia) is 52 members strong and known for 65 years of dedicated service to the Bridgeport community.