March 17, 2021. Affiliate Organization webinars continue with Heifer International on March 17.
March 18, 2021. In 1888 and 1899, the first informal conventions of women’s clubs met for three days in New York City.
March 22, 2021. In 1972 the ERA was approved by the Senate and ratification by states began.
April 1, 2021. GFWC officially took possession of 1734 N Street NW in Washington D.C. from John and Grace Hoffman White in 1922.
April 1-30, 2021. Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 1-30, 2021. National Volunteer Month
April 1-30, 2021. School Library Month
April 2, 2021. In 1917 Jeannette Rankin (MO) became the first woman sworn in and elected to congress as a member of the House of Representatives.
April 19-23, 2021. National Library Week
April 20, 2021. In 1868 the first regular meeting of Sorosis was held.
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.
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.