GFWC Sokico Woman’s Club
Members of the GFWC Sokico Woman’s Club (Washington) held a Bunco game night fundraiser and membership event on July 21st at Pantera Lago Clubhouse in Kent, Washington.
Sokico members provided food, beverages, prizes, and a GFWC program with visual poster boards. There were 25 guests plus special guest and speaker, Officer Kyle Buchanan of the Federal Way (Washington) Police Department and his K9 officer Kaiser.
Kaiser was the hit of the event with his favorite toy ball on a leather tether, as he paced around the room for all to pet and play. Officer Buchanan displayed some training techniques with Kaiser and answered many questions from the interested and entertained guests. Then it was on to the business of playing Bunco, and awarding the winning prizes. Door prizes were also given to the lucky names drawn.
The funds raised will purchase a new Storm Patrol Swat Vest for the newest K9 officer on the Federal Way Police Force, Vader, who recently turned two years old and is ready to be fitted for his new vest. To date the club has raised $1265 toward the purchase of Vader’s Vest.
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!