Serving as GFWC Director of Junior Clubs will be the highlight of Jolie Frankfurth’s nineteen years of community service with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. As a member of the GFWC Board of Directors, Jolie has served as GFWC Florida Director of Junior Clubs, GFWC Communications and Public Relations Committee, GFWC Strategic Planning Committee, and most recently, GFWC Director-Elect of Junior Clubs.
Few GFWC members can attest to being an integral part of the GFWC at all three levels of membership, but Jolie has been the Advisor of GFWC New Tampa Juniorette Club for the past five years, and she has held many positions, including president of both GFWC Woman’s Club of New Tampa and GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club. In 2008, Jolie was honored as the GFWC Jennie Award winner and GFWC’s Empowering Women of the Present.
Jolie is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She realizes that her 20 years of teaching experience helps members of GFWC when working with club members in the areas of leadership training and membership retention and recruitment. Jolie has taught Business Communications, Business Management, Forms Design, Keyboarding, and Word Processing at the community college level. She also has trained adult students in the technology areas of Desktop Publishing/Design and in other specific software programs.
If you “friend” her on Facebook you will see that she loves to fish, paddle board, and travel. Although she spent her young life traveling as part of a military family, her own family has lived in Tampa, Florida since her marriage to Tom, almost 24 years ago. Both of their children are in college, leaving time for Jolie’s Federation life and travel.
As GFWC Director of Junior Clubs, Jolie’s vision is for members of GFWC to choose to commit, to work hard, to focus on the big picture of community service and to be resilient in their efforts to making individual communities a better place. Jolie will strive for each State Federation to pursue membership in all three levels —the key to making GFWC’s future brighter and stronger.
When Sarina Rose isn’t quilting blankets for local hospitals or wheelchair bags for nursing homes, she’s typing away at her computer, lost in a world of vintage romance. The GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club (Florida) member is the author of three books in “The Relentless Series”.
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.