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.
Shana Folk is a fundraising guru. Whether coordinating club projects or working with her husband to host events and parties, Shana knows how to rally people together toward a cause.
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!