Important Dates

2020 GFWC Rhode Island Convention

June 6-7, 2020. 2020 GFWC Rhode Island Convention

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Sally Ride

June 18, 2020. In 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

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Sally Ride

June 18, 2020. In 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Click here to learn more about Sally and GFWC!

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Pure Food & Drug Act

June 30, 2020. The Pure Food & Drug Act was passed in 1906 with the help and support of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

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Deadline for Meeting 2018-2020 Grand Initiatives Goals

June 30, 2020. Participate in the 2018–2020 Administration’s Seven Grand Initiatives to help GFWC generate grand results by June 30, 2020. Share your success stories with pr@gfwc.org to be considered for GFWC’s Volunteers in Action blog.

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Civil Rights Act

July 2, 2020. In 1964 President Lyndon B Johston signed the Civil Rights Act into law.

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

July 7, 2020. In 1981 Justice Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman sworn into the Supreme Court.

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Seneca Falls Convention

July 19, 2020. In 1848 the Seneca Falls Convention convened in Seneca Falls, New York

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Ratification of the 19th Amendment

August 13, 2020. In 1920 Ratification of the 19th Amendment is completed declaring that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

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Organic Act

August 25, 2020. The Organic Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, officially establishing the National Park Service.

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Blog

May 26

Volunteers in Action: GFWC International Affiliate in Brazil

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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.

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