Woodbridge Woman’s Club
Since 1965, the GFWC Woodbridge Woman’s Club (Virginia) has focused on making a difference in the lives of women, children, and families in their community. With approximately 50 members, the club is a vibrant part of Woodbridge and actively conducts education, conservation, and home life projects.
By providing scholarships for three local high school students each year, the club is ensuring those in need are given the opportunity to attend college. The GFWC Woodbridge Woman’s Club supports two elementary schools and one middle school with projects such as raising $1,600 at a luncheon to fund a teacher to tutor parents of English as a Second Language students, starting a backpack program to feed 17 food insecure families throughout the year, initiating a middle school sewing club where students learn to sew simple items, knit hats, and make fleece scarves and blankets, and volunteering in classrooms.
To support the President’s theme of “Connecting with the Community,” the club has joined with several community organizations in local endeavors. Members joined Keep Prince William Beautiful and Prince William County in planting trees at the county dog park, supporting the annual clean-up of the Route 1 corridor, and conducting a county litter survey. The club is also supporting the Prince William County Arts Council and the Hylton Performing Arts Center by assisting with the annual Arts Alive Festival.
“It is with great pride that I reflect on the accomplishments of the members and their ability to work together for the betterment of our community,” said Joyce Jolly, President of the Woodbridge Woman’s Club.
Whether supporting breast cancer awareness by making and distributing heart-shaped pillows and knitted hats to patients undergoing treatment a local radiology centers or filling 90 stockings for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, the club stays busy throughout the year.
Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
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.
Upper Allen Woman's Club
The object of the Upper Allen Woman’s Club, located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is to develop the educational, civic, and social interests of its members, to advance the welfare of the community, and to promote the progress and work of GFWC.