The GFWC Woman’s League of Mount Airy
The GFWC Woman’s League of Mount Airy, North Carolina consists of 12 women who work together to make a difference in their community.
“We are a small but very active group in our community hoping to make it a better place for all,” said Lisa Goodin, the club’s president.
The club, chartered in 1997, is known for two outstanding projects. Firstly, Wrap a Smile were clubwomen raise money for Operation Smile. Secondly, the Andie Opie Take me Fishing Day when the club partners with the Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Stop Child Abuse Now, Mount Airy Parks and Recreation, and Healing Waters to teach local children how to fish.
“GFWC means friendship, working, and volunteering with like-minded women for a common cause,” said Wendy Carriker, a member of the club. “We all come from different walks of life and are at different places in our lives, yet we come together and really do make a difference in so many ways in our community and beyond.”
“We are a small but very active group in our community hoping to make it a better place for all.”
Melanie Carriker Stevens
Melanie Carriker Stevens 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.