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”. The Relentless Brit is a World War II narrative about love, sex, and espionage. The Relentless Italian explores long-distance romance and family, while The Relentless American explores the effects the Vietnam War has on the characters and their relationships.
For seventeen years in New Jersey, Sarina followed her dream of teaching Spanish. Additionally, she worked as a tutor and an insurance service representative, and raised four children along the way. Eventually she continued her studies at Kean University’s graduate school to earn credits in computer usage, reading, liberal studies, science, art history, music history, and cooperative education courses. Sarina also enrolled in an online creative writing class, and began to write full-time!
Now she lives in Florida with her husband and their two dogs. She’s a docent at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at the Florida Institute of Technology, and she leads a discussion about publishing at Senior Adventures in Learning, a non-profit that provides learning opportunities for senior adults.
Sarina is the Arts Chairman for GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club, which comes as no surprise considering her vast creativity. The club is proud of her books, and can’t wait to read what she comes up with next.
Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
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.