What incredible adventures Jolie has been part of while serving as a GFWC Officer and dedicated 21 year member of the GFWC Florida clubwoman. During her tenure on the GFWC Board of Directors, she has been an integral part of decisions that will take this organization into the future. A future that is electric with opportunities. She has served GFWC as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Communications and Public Relations Committee, Director elect of Junior Clubs, and most recently Director of Junior Clubs.
Jolie utilizes her leadership as Past President of both the Woman’s Club of New Tampa and the New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club and Advisor of the Juniorette club to help organization leaders recognize the value of each level of membership. She has served as a GFWC Florida Executive Officer for four years, and held chairmen/membership in Strategic Planning Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, Vice Director of Junior Clubs, One Voice for Children Chairman, and Junior International Outreach Chairman.
Her experiences as HOA Officer have enhanced her ability to strategically plan for financial security and run projects within budget. She assisted with coordination of a $500,000 building restoration project.
Jolie’s style of leadership is unique; it fosters change, builds loyalty and encourages others to be a part of the decision making process. It is a leadership style that brings a commitment to serving her community and the world.
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 recognizes that with 20 years of teaching experience she can help members in leadership training, conflict resolution and membership recruitment/retention. 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 in a military family, Jolie and her husband Tom have lived in Tampa over 26 years. Their children are attending college.
Jolie is honored to be in the presence of so many who believe that as a united womanhood, we can make good things happen in our communities for another 126 years.
GFWC Illinois is pleased to have Trisha Schafer serve as the 2018-2020 GFWC Director of Junior Clubs. Trisha has been a GFWC member for 29 years. She was first a member of the Nebraska Federation in a General Club where she served as Vice President and President from 1989-1990. At the same time, she belonged to a state-wide Junior Club. Trisha served as the Junior Public Relations Chair at the Nebraska State Level from 1990-1991.
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.
GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club
Each year April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kathleen Sweeney, Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer of The Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County (CACTC), spoke at GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club (Michigan) monthly meeting and told members that 10% of the 235 reported cases of child abuse in 2017 in Tuscola County were from Millington Township, including Millington. It inspired them to take action with the "Color Me Blue" Project.