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.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC du Midi Woman’s Club (Alabama), GFWC Valamont Woman’s Club (Tennessee), GFWC Viera Woman’s Club (Florida), GFWC Woman’s Club of Plant City (Florida), and GFWC Junior Women’s Club of Walpole (Massachusetts)
Utilizing the leadership skills she learned as an Air Force Colonel, Carol has served GFWC on the local, state, and national levels.
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 Lawrence Classics Club
The GFWC Lawrence Classics Club (Kansas) has 19 members, and it’s an incredible mixture: one charter member has been involved since 1997; one member has been part of GFWC since 1960; there are a mother and daughter pair who are 2nd and 3rd generation clubwomen; four members are Boosters; and their youngest member only graduated from college last year. This assorted group shares the same values about volunteerism and puts them into action.