Oregon City Woman’s Club
The Oregon City Woman’s Club (Oregon) participated at the National Night Out on August 7 with a booth advertising their club. National Night Out is an annual campaign that promotes partnership between police and the community to create a safer neighborhood. The event creates a sense of community and is a chance for organizations like GFWC clubs to introduce themselves to their neighbors. It was a very hot night, but that didn’t stop all the women who came by and found out more about the club and GFWC. The Oregon City Woman’s Club members President Beverly Spilseth, Heather Chaney, Julie Peters, Sandra Browne, and Vickie Calcagno answered questions about the club and extended invitations to attend their meeting in September. Visitors were treated with the opportunity to play a game of giant Jenga!
Mary Ellen Brock
A clubwoman for 40 years, GFWC International President Mary Ellen Brock has served on all positions of the Executive Committee, GFWC New Jersey Legislation/Resolutions Committee member, GFWC New Jersey Past State President’s Club President, and North Jersey Women’s Club Treasurer.
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.