“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.
Cherie Lee Williams
Cherie Lee Williams is a vibrant leader who has found GFWC to be a wonderful outlet for her love of community service and her can-do attitude. As both the President of the Mesquite Club (Nevada) for 2016-2017, as well as a 2016 LEADS candidate, she quickly learned the value of making connections in order to bring positive change to the world.
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.