Personable, professional, and a proven leader, Marian St.Clair serves as GFWC First Vice President. 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.
When Sarina Rose isn’t quilting blankets for local hospitals or wheelchair bags for nursing homes, she’s typing away at her computer, lost in a world of vintage romance. The GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club (Florida) member is the author of three books in “The Relentless Series”.
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 Marlton Woman’s Club
The GFWC Marlton Woman’s Club (New Jersey) has 41 members who are always trying to put a smile on the faces of others. President Lisa Levin said, “My goal has always been to work together as a club, making our members shine, and making a significant difference in the lives of others.” She also encourages leadership and engagement by motivating members to be a chairperson or to be part of a committee.