Communications and Public Relations Advancement
Woman’s Suffragist Movement Float
GFWC Muskego Woman’s Club (WI) utilized the city’s annual parade theme of 100% Americanism to enter a Woman’s Suffragist Movement float. GFWC and club logos were featured on the float along with period-dressed, sign-holding, and sash-wearing members. The club received a first place award for the float’s uniqueness and adherence to the theme, raising visibility of the club and GFWC.
Color Me Lexington
GFWC Woman’s Club of Lexington (MO) reprinted a coloring book titled “Color Me Lexington,” which was first printed in 1977 by the club with pictures drawn by local artists. It tells the history of their town in pictures. They also included information about the club and what they do in the community. This project taught many children and families about the town’s history and the GFWC Woman’s Club of Lexington.
GFWC Eastlake Women’s Club (OH) participated in a community project displaying an eight-foot snowperson. The snowperson was designed by the club and included the GFWC logo and the club name. It was painted by a local high school art class. This project was a unique way to engage the community and get the club’s name in the public.
Mural on GFWC Clubhouse
GFWC Benson Woman’s Club (AZ) celebrated their 100th Anniversary in April 2020. To celebrate this milestone, a local artist painted a mural on one side of their clubhouse that depicts the portraits of 13 charter members. It showcases the women on a background of the Arizona flag, with the club name and the year founded. The mural and a GFWC road sign created interest in the mission of the club and another local GFWC club.
GFWC Potpourri Glenwood Club (MN) presented a program on suffragists at their fall get-together that was attended by a member of the local Rotary Club. Impressed with the program and its historical significance, the visitor invited the club to repeat the program at an upcoming meeting of the Rotary Club, which they were glad to do.
Our Story in Video
GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (MA) created a promotional video to present at their September Potluck Dinner and at the Apple Pie Café during Northborough’s Annual Harvest Celebration. Photographs, arranged to the song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” highlighted the club’s projects and showed the fun and camaraderie enjoyed by members while working together in the community.
Networking and Partnering
GFWC Woman’s Club of Arlington (NJ) takes every opportunity to share their rich club history and projects with town residents and the broader community through in-person and online communications. The club also partners with several community organizations, which has increased prospective club membership. Handwritten notes add a personal touch to their efforts to welcome and encourage women to attend meetings and events.
Website and Social Media
GFWC Woman’s Club of Fullerton (CA), founded in 1902, utilizes a variety of social media platforms to reach out to the community, including Instagram and Facebook, which are updated weekly. They also continue to update and expand their website, which caught the attention of Ocean Subaru of Fullerton, after being optimized for search engines. The local business was so impressed by the projects highlighted on the club’s website that they donated $57,383 to the club’s “Share the Love” campaign.
4th of July Community Celebration
GFWC Lutz Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club (FL) raised club awareness with their 4th of July Community Celebration and Parade by utilizing multiple strategies to promote the event that offered a run/walk, live auction, cake and pie contest, Honorary Mayor competition, and free tents for community sponsors. Street banners and social media posts on Facebook and Instagram advertised the event, while T-shirts, a club membership tent, and customized winner ribbons provided promotional opportunities at the event.
GFWC Joyce Wargo Reading Club (IN) promoted their community involvement in various programs and projects, including ESO, by organizing a library display using funds from a GFWC Membership Grant. In their creative display, the club exhibited many artifacts including the club banner, highlighted books read, and emphasized that the club was more than just a book club. Club brochures and bookmarks were provided for visitors to take as a giveaway.
As a single mother of two boys requiring emergency medical care in the past, GFWC Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club member Elizabeth Davy was determined to work with her club and Emergency Medical Services for Children to fund pediatric jump kit bags for Wisconsin EMS departments.
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.