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.
Melanie Carriker Stevens
Melanie Carriker Stevens understands GFWC tradition and legacy. Daughter of GFWC Communications and PR Chairman Wendy Carriker, Melanie was inspired to form the GFWC Legacy Woman's Club, which celebrates the dedication of grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins. The GFWC Legacy Club received its charter at the 2015 GFWC Annual Convention in Memphis.
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.