“Don’t be the woman who fears something—be the woman who is excited to be a part of creating its future.” What incredible adventures Jolie has been part of while serving as a GFWC Officer and 23-year clubwoman. As a member of the GFWC Board of Directors, she has been an integral part of decisions that will take this organization into the future.
Jolie is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Bachelor’s in Business Education. Teaching at the college level has enhanced her abilities to train adult learners in leadership and membership efforts.
Jolie utilizes her experiences as Past President of several GFWC clubs and Advisor of the Juniorette club to help members recognize leadership building techniques and the value of creating new club models. Jolie’s style of leadership is unique; it fosters change, builds loyalty, and encourages others to be a part of the decision-making process.
If you “friend” her on Facebook, you will see that she loves to fish, paddle board, and go on adventures. Although she spent her young life traveling in a military family, Jolie and her husband Tom have lived in Tampa almost 28 years. They have two grown children, Darby and Derek.
Jolie’s leadership vision is for members to choose to commit, to work hard, to focus on the big picture of community service, and be resilient in their efforts to making communities a better place.
Jolie will strive for each State Federation to pursue new and energized club and leadership models—the key to making GFWC’s future bright and strong.
When it comes to membership presentations, GFWC Missouri State Membership Chairman Lisa Cook isn’t afraid to don an apron to present an unforgettable “recipe for membership” skit.
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.
Mesquite Club, Inc.
The Mesquite Club, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started out the club year with 120 members and now has 132 members. How has the club gained a dozen new members over such a short time? One reason is Club President Cherie Williams’ commitment to raising public awareness of the club in any way possible.