A passionate and energetic clubwoman since 1989, Marian currently serves as President-elect. She has been a member of the GFWC Board of Directors in succeeding administrations since her 2002-2004 term as South Carolina State President, serving as Bylaws Committee Member, Conservation Beautification Chairman, Leadership Committee Member, Treasurer, Secretary, Second Vice President, and First Vice President. She has also assisted with LEADS, presenting, “How to Write a Great Speech.”
Marian is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist who works as a freelance garden writer and photographer for The Greenville News and Carolina Gardener Magazine. She leads garden tours to Europe and other areas of interest, and produces a gardening blog, Hortitopia. As a horticulture expert, Marian has been a guest on Martha Stewart Radio and other media, and a presenter at symposia.
A devoted volunteer who relishes hands-on opportunities, Marian is an active member of many community service and philanthropic organizations, including Greenville Women Giving. She has been honored by the Rape Crisis Network, SC Wildlife Federation, and SC County Agriculture Agents, and was named a GFWC Woman of Achievement.
Born in Virginia to a military family, Marian lived in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and various other locations before studying Liberal Arts at Virginia Tech and moving to South Carolina. Married to Tim St.Clair, the couple has two sons and daughters-in-law, and two adorable grandchildren.
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 Towanda Nokomis
With eight members, the GFWC Towanda Nokomis is proving that a small group of committed citizens can, in fact, change the world.