2019 Awardees

Congratulations to all of the following award winners who were recognized at the 2019 GFWC Annual Convention in Austin, Texas!

Croly Award

Millie Crom Award for Excellence in Junior State Leadership

Contests
Photography Contest
Newsletter Contest
Website Contest
Writing Contest

Membership Awards
Junior Membership Increase
Juniorette Participation Award

Program Awards
Communications and Public Relations Advancement Area
Fundraising and Development Advancement Area
Leadership Advancement Area
Legislation/Public Policy Advancement Area
WHRC Advancement Area
Membership Advancement Area
Arts CSP
Conservation CSP
Education CSP
Epsilon Sigma Omicron
Home Life
International Outreach
Juniors’ Special Program: Advocates for Children
Public Issues CSP
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Fund Award
GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Partner Awards

Canine Companions for Independence
Heifer International
HOBY
March of Dimes
Operation Smile
Prevent Child Abuse America
Shot@Life
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Unicef USA

Special Recognition

International Liason Participation
National Clubs

Millie Crom Award for Excellence in Junior State Leadership

Platinum Level
Shannon Bailey (Florida)
Becky Bolden (Georgia)
Jen Nowak (Massachusetts)
Michelle Munoz (Wisconsin)

Gold Level
Tonya Castle (Kentucky)
Andrea Lilly (Maryland)

Diana Kleemann (New York)
Esther Gartland (Ohio)
Kendra Walker Patty (Tennessee)
Dana Richardson (West Virginia)

Silver Level
Cherie Sieger (Illinois)
Brooke Huddleston (Louisiana)
Kathy Huggins (Nebraska)
LeAndra Ratliff (North Carolina)
Carrie Zimmerman (South Carolina)
Trina Behbahani (Virginia)

 


Contests

Photography Contest

Living Things
First Place: Tina Daley (Pennsylvania)
Second Place: Karen Sweeney (Alabama)
Third Place: Anne Olson (Iowa)

Scenes
First Place: Becky Plymale (Pennsylvania)
Second Place: Esther Eyer (New York)
Third Place: Diane Iacono (Rhode Island)

Still Life
First Place: Susan Gettys (Missouri)
Second Place: Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs (Oregon)
Third Place: Jeannie Chaney (Ohio)

Volunteers in Action
First Place: Nancy Brown (Massachusetts)
Second Place: Helen Longo (Florida)
Third Place: Kathy Barnes (Connecticut)

Year In Pictures (Calendar Competition)
January: Sherry Odom (Florida)

 

 

 

 

 

 

February: Patti Poe (Texas)


 

 

 

 

 

 

March: Barbara Ware (California)


 

 

 

 

 

 

April: Janet Anderson (Illinois)


 

 

 

 

 

 

May: Ann Lundin (Georgia)


 

 

 

 

 

 

June: Diane Iacono (Rhode Island)


 

 

 

 

 

 

July: Sally Barron (California)


August: Kim Sekulow (Georgia)


 

 

 

 

 

 

September: Susan Randolph (Maryland)


 

 

 

 

 

 

October: Connie Macauley (Nevada)


 

 

 

 

 

 

November: Tina Daley (Pennsylvania)


 

 

 

 

 

 

December: Heidi Shaffer (Utah)

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Newsletter Contest

State
Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: No winner

Category 3: GFWC Wisconsin 
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Washington 

Category 6: GFWC Rhode Island

Club
First Place: GFWC du Midi Woman’s Club (Alabama)
Second Place: GFWC Women’s Club of Pittsford (New York)
Third Place: GFWC Temecula Valley Woman’s Club (California)

Website Contest

State
Category 1: GFWC California
Category 2: GFWC Texas 

Category 3: GFWC Connecticut
Category 4: GFWC Ohio
Category 5: GFWC Indiana

Category 6: GFWC Oregon

Club
First Place: GFWC Palos Heights Woman’s Club (Illinois)
Second Place: GFWC Tellico Village Women’s Club (Tennessee) 
Third Place: GFWC Chapin Woman’s Club (South Carolina)

Writing Contest

Short Story

Youth 
Category 1: (Grades K-2) Taya Olesen (Nebraska)
Category 2: (Grades 3-5) Maya Moeddel (Ohio)
Category 3: (Grades 6-8)  Ariana Okoth (New York)
Category 4: (Grades 9-12) Heidi Hanson (Virginia)

Member
Amanda Smith 
GFWC Vienna Woman’s Club (Georgia)

Poetry

Youth 

Category 1: (Grades K-2) Addison Heard (Nebraska) 
Category 2: (Grades 3-5) Robin Cachere-Avery (Missouri)

Category 3: (Grades 6-8) Lily Ivanov (Tennessee)
Category 4: (Grades 9-12) Abigail Lynch (Virginia)

Member
Murhl Blessing
GFWC Augusta Woman’s Club (Virginia)


Membership Awards

Junior Increase

GFWC Arizona
GFWC Indiana
GFWC Iowa
GFWC Kentucky
GFWC Louisiana
GFWC North Carolina
GFWC Wisconsin
Sustained Junior Membership: GFWC Nevada


Juniorette Participation Award

GFWC Alabama
GFWC Hoover Juniorette Club
GFWC Alabama Les Belles Juniorette Club
GFWC RCHS Juniorettes
GFWC Serenity Juniorette Club
GFWC Tri-M Juniorette Club

GFWC Florida
GFWC Juniorette Club of Crestview
GFWC Little Women of Fernandina Beach
GFWC Juniorette Club of Jupiter-Tequesta
GFWC Lake Placid Juniorette Club
GFWC Little Women of Lutz
GFWC Naples Juniorettes
GFWC New Tampa Juniorettes
GFWC Pasco Juniorettes
GFWC Pinellas Juniorettes
GFWC St. Petersburg Juniorettes
GFWC Temple Terrace Juniorettes 

GFWC Georgia
GFWC Juniorettes Lead of Dawsonville

GFWC Illinois
Lemont Juniorettes
Plainfield Juniorettes
Naperville Juniorettes
Tuscola Juniorettes

GFWC Kentucky
GFWC Benton Juniorettes
GFWC Morgan County Juniorettes

GFWC Louisiana
GFWC Vidalia Juniorette Club

GFWC Maryland
GFWC Stars Juniorette Club of Westminster

GFWC Massachusetts
GFWC Girls for a Greater Good
GFWC Marlborough Juniorettes

GFWC Mississippi
GFWC Ackerman Juniorettes
GFWC Bruce Fine Arts Juniorettes
GFWC Dixie Daisy Juniorettes
GFWC Juniorette Diamonds of Picayune
GFWC Florentine Juniorettes

GFWC New Hampshire
GFWC Exeter Girls in Action 
GFWC Pembroke/Allenstown Girls on a Mission

GFWC New Jersey
GFWC Juniorette Club of Long Valley

GFWC New York
GFWC Juniorettes of the Century Club

GFWC North Carolina
GFWC A.L. Brown Juniorette Club

GFWC Ohio
GFWC Boardman Poland Juniorettes
GFWC Ohio Warren Juniorettes

GFWC Oregon
GFWC Juniorette Club of Central Oregon

GFWC Texas
GFWC Bluebonnet Drama Club
GFWC Fireside Juniorettes Club
GFWC Harbor City Juniorette Club
GFWC Juniorette Club of Monahans

GFWC Utah
GFWC Juniorette Club of Tooele

GFWC Virginia
GFWC JILTS Juniorettes
GFWC Woodbridge Juniorettes

GFWC West Virginia 
GFWC Bridgeport Juniorettes
GFWC Fayetteville Juniorettes
GFWC Juniorettes of Man


Program Awards

Communications and Public Relations Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC Massachusetts
Category 3: GFWC Michigan
Category 4: GFWC Arizona
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire 
Category 6: GFWC Colorado 
Honorable Mention: GFWC Civic Woman’s Club of Picayune (Mississippi)
Club Creativity: GFWC Billings Junior Women’s Club (Montana)


Fundraising and Development Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC New Jersey
Category 2: GFWC Texas

Category 3: GFWC Missouri
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Nebraska
Category 6: GFWC Oregon
Honorable Mention: GFWC History Club of Whitesboro (Texas)
Club Creativity: GFWC Clayton Century Club (Delaware)


Leadership Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC Virginia
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina

Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC Ohio
Category 5: GFWC Louisiana
Category 6: GFWC Oregon
Honorable Mention: GFWC Tuesday Club of Columbia (Missouri)
Club Creativity: Winthrop GFWC  (Minnesota)


Legislation/Public Policy Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC California
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: GFWC IFC Progress Club of South Bend (Indiana)
Club Creativity: GFWC Juniorette Diamonds of Picayune (Mississippi)

Membership Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC New Jersey
Category 2: GFWC Texas
Category 3: GFWC Alabama
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Rhode Island
Honorable Mention: GFWC Montgomery Woman’s Club (Ohio)
Club Creativity: GFWC Lutz Land of Lakes Woman’s Club (Florida)

WHRC Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Louisiana
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: GFWC Town and Country Club (Pennsylvania)
Club Creativity: GFWC Franklin Woman’s Club (New Jersey)


Arts CSP

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Alabama
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Maine
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: GFWC Woman’s Club of Saraland (Alabama)
Club Creativity: GFWC Southwest Ohio Valley Women’s Club and GFWC Great Friends Working Cooperatively (Ohio)


Conservation CSP

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC West Virginia
Category 3: GFWC Michigan
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Oklahoma
Category 6: GFWC South Dakota 
Honorable Mention: Panorama Study Club (Alabama)
Club Creativity: GFWC Lake City Women’s Club (Michigan)


Education CSP

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Alabama
Category 4: GFWC Arizona
Category 5: GFWC Nebraska
Category 6: GFWC New Mexico
Honorable Mention: GFWC Glendale Woman’s Club (Arizona)
Club Creativity: GFWC New Century Club of West Chester (Pennsylvania)


Epsilon Sigma Omicron

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Texas
Category 3: GFWC Michigan
Category 4: GFWC Ohio
Category 5: GFWC Washington
Category 6: GFWC New Mexico
Honorable Mention: GFWC Ohio Eastlake Women’s Club (Ohio)
Club Creativity: GFWC Tuesday Club of Columbia (Missouri)


Home Life CSP

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Texas
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC South Carolina
Category 5: GFWC Wyoming
Category 6: GFWC Utah
Honorable Mention: GFWC Women’s Club of Safford (Arizona)
Club Creativity: GFWC Centralia Junior Women’s Club (Illinois)


International Outreach CSP

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Alabama
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: The Altamaha Women’s Club (Georgia)
Club Creativity: GFWC Northboro Junior Women’s Club (Massachusetts)

Juniors’ Special Program: Advocates for Children

Category 1: GFWC New Jersey
Category 2: GFWC Massachusetts
Category 3: GFWC Wisconsin
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Washington
Category 6: GFWC Oregon
Honorable Mention: Junior Federated Woman’s Club of Chester (Virginia)
Club Creativity: GFWC Escanaba Woman’s Club (Michigan)

Public Issues CSP

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC Massachusetts 
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC Arizona
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Rhode Island
Honorable Mention: GFWC Yorktown Woman’s Club (Virginia)
Club Creativity: GFWC Williamstown Woman’s Club (West Virginia)

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Fund Award

First Place: GFWC Texas
Second Place: Lee District of GFWC Virginia
Third Place: GFWC Woman’s Club of Maplewood (New Jersey)
Fourth Place: GFWC Pierce Arrows
Fourth Place: Kathy Canzano
Sixth Place: GFWC Covina Woman’s Club (California)
Seventh Place: GFWC Massachusetts
Eighth Place: Viada
Ninth Place: GFWC Florida 
Tenth Place: GFWC Mountain Pine Woman’s Club (Colorado)

GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC Massachusetts
Category 3: GFWC Kentucky
Category 4: GFWC Minnesota
Category 5: GFWC Wyoming
Category 6: GFWC Oregon
Honorable Mention: GFWC Illinois Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club (Illinois)
Club Creativity: GFWC Lawrenceville Woman’s Club (Georgia)

 


Partner Awards

Canine Companions for Independence

Top States

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Texas
Category 3: GFWC Connecticut
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Oklahoma
Category 6: GFWC South Dakota

Top Clubs

Category 1: GFWC Bonsall Women’s Club (California)
Category 2: GFWC Woman’s Club of Indian Valley (Pennsylvania)
Category 3: GFWC Brentwood/Franklin Woman’s Service Club (Tennessee)
Category 4: GFWC Cleveland Woman’s Club (Mississippi)
Category 5: GFWC Papillion Junior Woman’s Club (Nebraska)
Category 6: GFWC Woman’s Club of Farmington (New Mexico)

 

Heifer International

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Alabama
Category 4: GFWC Arizona
Category 5: GFWC Kansas
Category 6: GFWC Colorado

Heifer Hope Award: Lynne Stader (Massachusetts)

HOBY

GFWC Arizona
GFWC California
GFWC Delaware
GFWC Florida
GFWC Georgia
GFWC Kentucky
GFWC Maryland
GFWC Mississippi
GFWC New Jersey
GFWC Pennsylvania
GFWC Virginia
GFWC West Virginia

March of Dimes

Top States

First Place: GFWC South Carolina
Second Place: GFWC Massachusetts
Third Place: GFWC Florida

Top Clubs

First Place: South Brunswick Island Women’s Team (North Carolina)
Second Place: GFWC New Tampa Clubs (Florida)
Third Place: GFWC Tucson Woman’s Club (Arizona)


Operation Smile

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC South Carolina
Category 5: GFWC Maine
Category 6: GFWC Colorado


Prevent Child Abuse America

State Partners in Prevention
GFWC New Jersey
GFWC Illinois

Shot@Life

Category 1: GFWC Marianna Woman’s Club (New Jersey)
Category 2: GFWC South Texas District of TFWC (Texas)
Category 3: GFWC Woman’s Club of Danbury & New Fairfield, Inc. (Connecticut)
Category 4: GFWC White Mountain Woman’s Club (Arizona)
Category 5: GFWC Billings Junior Woman’s Club (Montana)
Category 6: GFWC Southwest Region Woman’s Club (Colorado)

Top States: Gold Level

GFWC California
GFWC Florida
GFWC Georgia
GFWC Texas

Top States: Silver Level

GFWC Pennsylvania

Top State for Advocacy Actions in 2019

GFWC Tennessee

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina
Category 3: GFWC Kentucky
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Oklahoma
Category 6: GFWC Colorado


UNICEF USA

First Place: GFWC New Jersey
Second Place: Junior Woman’s Club of Hasbrouck Heights
Third Place: GFWC Woman’s Club of Glyndon
Fourth Place: GFWC Exeter Area Women’s Club
Fifth Place: GFWC Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club
Sixth Place: Rhinelander Woman’s Club 
Seventh Place: GFWC Grand Haven Woman’s Club 
Eighth Place: GFWC Massachusetts
Ninth Place: GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club 
Tenth Place: The Woman’s Club of Clayton 

 


Special Recognition

International Liaison Participation

GFWC Woman’s Club of Aruba
GFWC Belmopan Woman’s Club
GFWC Grand Bahama Women’s Club
GFWC Woman’s Club Meet a Friend
GFWC Taipei International Woman’s Club
GFWC Woman’s Club of Toronto

National Clubs

GFWC Carlene’s Emeralds
GFWC Pierce Arrows
GFWC Alice’s Centennial Angels

 

Blog

December 3

Volunteers in Action: Nine GFWC Illinois Clubs, GFWC Woman’s League of the Lowcountry (South Carolina), and New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs

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