Personable, professional, and a proven leader, Marian St.Clair serves as GFWC President-Elect. A clubwoman since 1989, Marian’s unique talents and skills, coupled with integrity, compassion, and tenacity, make her a dedicated and dynamic leader.
Born in Virginia to a military family, Marian lived in various locations before studying Liberal Arts at Virginia Tech and moving to South Carolina.
Since her term as South Carolina State President 2002-2004; Marian has served GFWC in succeeding administrations as Bylaws Committee Member, Beautification Chairman, Leadership Committee Member, Treasurer, Secretary, and Second Vice President. She also assisted with LEADS, presenting the workshop “How to Write a Great Speech.”
Marian is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist. She works as a garden tour coordinator, organizing trips to Europe and other areas of interest, as well as a freelance garden writer who contributes regular columns to The Greenville News and Carolina Gardener Magazine. She is also the sole producer of a gardening blog, Hortitopia. As a horticulture expert, she has been a guest of Martha Stewart Radio and local media, plus a frequent presenter at symposia. In 2008, she earned a Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association.
A dedicated community volunteer who relishes hands-on opportunities, Marian has been honored by the Rape Crisis Network, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation, and many other organizatoins. In 1997, she was distinguished as a GFWC Woman of Achievement.
Married to Tim St.Clair, an attorney and member of the JDRF International Board of Directors, the couple has two adult sons and two grandchildren.
Serving as GFWC Treasurer will be the highlight of Jolie Frankfurth’s nineteen years of community service with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
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 Wake Forest Woman’s Club
The GFWC Wake Forest Woman’s Club, located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, has served the community for over 50 years. From sponsoring the establishment of the Wake Forest Public Library in 1961 to creating the Books for Laundromats program in 2011, members enjoy keeping busy.