GFWC Montgomery Woman’s Club
Since its founding in 1954, the GFWC Montgomery Woman’s Club, Inc. of Montgomery, Ohio has raised over $1.5 million for education and $430,000 for charity. Eighty-seven members strong, the club is known for volunteer service and community improvement, especially during the holiday months when members decorate the town for Christmas.
For 53 years, the club has sponsored a Town Hall Lecture Series, bringing together distinguished speakers in a variety of fields to educate, entertain, and enlighten the community. Guests in the last several years include Laura Ling, Bob Woodward, and Jack Hanna. The club uses proceeds from the event to provide scholarships for local students.
After sponsoring an Antiques Show for 42 years, the club decided to move onto another fundraiser in 2014.
“It was a time for change. Change is never easy, but when it is done for all the right reasons, it has the power to revitalize, renew, and redirect a club. That is just what happened to the Montgomery Woman’s Club,” said Jackie Lang, the club’s president. “We chose a new fundraiser that would not only raise funds, but would allow our members to reconnect and socialize with each other and the community.”
This new fundraiser took form in a Luncheon and Fashion Show held on Derby Day. The event sold out and received 318 reservations from all around the Cincinnati area.
“Good things are happening in the Montgomery Woman’s Club.”
“The excitement, energy, and camaraderie was contagious,” she said. “Together, we worked hard and had fun socializing, forming new friendships, and reinforcing our personal ties.”
The event raised money for the Cincinnati Fisher House, where families of military personnel stay when their loved ones are receiving treatment at the Cincinnati Veterans Medical Center.
“Good things are happening in the Montgomery Woman’s Club,” Jackie said.
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!