GFWC’s “It’s the Real Deal” Recruitment Campaign
Help your club recruit members and get recognition for it! Report your successful recruitment events and new members to GFWC Headquarters as part of GFWC’s Recruitment Campaign. The 2016-2018 GFWC Membership Committee theme is It’s the Real Deal!
Plan creative membership recruitment campaigns and events around the many national awareness and commemoration months and days aligned with GFWC Special Programs and Community Service Programs. See the 2016-2018 GFWC Club Manual for more information about GFWC Membership, Special Programs, and Community Service Programs. You can also find a list of themed celebration days and months in the current GFWC Year in Pictures Calendar.
|GO FISH FOR MEMBERS||June, July and August
due September 1
|BRIDGE THE GAP||September, October
due December 1
|GAME OF HEARTS|| December, January
Recruitment Report due March 1
|52 PICK UP – A MEMBERSHIP TOOL|| March, April and May
Recruitment Report due June 1
Clubs achieving and reporting three new members on the GFWC Recruitment Campaign Report form will be recognized in GFWC Clubwoman Magazine. Please submit a report even if your club only recruited one or two new members. Every Member Counts!
Funding is now available to help underwrite membership recruiting and rebuilding in your community. GFWC is offering $50 grants for club member recruitment programs four times annually. The application process is straightforward and easy to complete. Apply today for the funding necessary to conduct a successful recruiting event.
Melanie Carriker Stevens
Melanie Carriker Stevens understands GFWC tradition and legacy. Daughter of GFWC Communications and PR Chairman Wendy Carriker, Melanie was inspired to form the GFWC Legacy Woman's Club, which celebrates the dedication of grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins. The GFWC Legacy Club received its charter at the 2015 GFWC Annual Convention in Memphis.
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.
GFWC Ossoli Circle
GFWC Ossoli Circle, located in Knoxville Tennessee, was founded in 1885 as a literary society and is the oldest federated women’s club in the South. Its founder, Lizzie Crozier French, was a suffragist who was inspired to create the club after visiting the Sorosis Woman’s Club in 1868.