Benefits of Belonging
Nearly 80,000 members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs are united in their dedication to volunteer community service. While diverse in age, interests, and experiences, all clubwomen are united by a desire to create positive change in their communities.
With roots in local communities and branches around the world, GFWC members enjoy opportunities to learn from and share with one other at district, State, Region, and international meetings, seminars, and conventions. Operating under the broad umbrella of community service, GFWC clubs are able to assess the needs of their individual communities, consider the abilities and interests of their members, and focus their projects and programs in areas that satisfy the needs of both. Program guidelines, materials, and resources provided by GFWC and State Federations assist clubs in serving the needs of their communities effectively and efficiently.
Belonging to a GFWC club provides the opportunity to:
- Contribute to the quality of life in your neighborhood and community
- Gain a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in doing good
- Participate in interesting, informative, and inspiring programs
- Explore and sharpen skills that can lead to professional advancement
- Expand your network of contacts—professional and personal
- Build lifelong friendships
- Have fun!
Lorraine Gorham is one busy clubwoman. Not only is she a wife, mother, and grandmother, she is also a member of seven clubs and serves as a club president and state chairman.
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.
The Rochester Junior Women's Club
The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (Michigan) was established in 1956 with 16 members, and today has over 70 members that always come together to support one another. The club chooses three or four major charities to support and several smaller ones, donating approximately $30,000 each year. In total since its inception, the club has provided more than 1 million hours of community service, and raised more than $928,000 to support their community!