Volunteers in Action: The Salem Area Woman’s Club; Women’s Club of Indian River; GFWC Yorba Linda Woman’s Club; Needham Women’s Club
May 13 2019. The Salem Area Woman’s Club (New York) worked with the Glens Falls Hospital to co-sponsor the 25th Annual Women's Health Day "By Women For Women" at Salem Washington Academy. There was an outstanding community response to this all-day event. The keynote talk was given by author Patricia A. Nugent.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC California’s Southern District; Olympia Woman’s Club; Farmingdale Women’s Club
May 6 2019. Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month for the past nineteen years. The campaign was originally prompted by a ruling of the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the survivor was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the survivor. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against inaccurate and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day was April 24, 2019, also Federation Day, and the executive board of GFWC California's Southern District showed their support by wearing jeans.
April 30 2019. One of the Seven Grand Initiatives was to plant 1,000 trees for Arbor Day, and clubs took it to heart, planting trees across the country. Here are just a few of the clubs who celebrated.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Spring Station Woman’s Club; Woman’s Club of Fredericksburg; GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River; GFWC Brookings Women’s Club; GFWC Progress Club of Las Cruces
April 23 2019. Clubs around the country have planted pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month to symbolize healthy and happy childhoods. The GFWC Spring Station Woman's Club (Tennessee) planted a pinwheel garden in front of Spring Hill City Hall and issued a press release to local news media to raise awareness.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Utah; GFWC Park City Athenaeum Club; GFWC West Side; Henry Clay Woman’s Club of GFWC
April 16 2019. GFWC Utah made a donation to the Hill Air Force Base's Spouses' Belle of the Ball program. The formal and semi-formal dresses are "rented" to military personnel, their spouses and children, civilian base personnel, and anyone who has access to the base.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC West Virginia; GFWC Colorado Valleys District; GFWC Progress Club of Las Cruces; GFWC-Battle Ground
April 10 2019. At GFWC West Virginia's state convention in March, women from all over the state brought shoes for GFWC's Cooperative Giving Project with Soles4Souls as part of the Seven Grand Initiatives.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs; GFWC-NH Salem Woman’s Club; Paradise Valley Junior Women’s Club; Lake City Women’s Club
April 1 2019. In February, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs (Colorado) held an event called, “A Fulfilling Luncheon" to educate and create awareness of the human trafficking issue their community and our country.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Oregon Valley District; GFWC E.S.O. Regional Readers; Reed City GFWC; and Munster Junior’s Club
March 25 2019. At their Spring Conference, members of the GFWC Oregon Valley District assisted Three Rivers Humane Society (TRHS) by collecting items from their shelter wish list. This 501c3 organization was created to ensure a better life for the animals of Central Oregon and to help put an end to pet overpopulation in the area. Executive Director Stephen Drynan was on hand to meet with members and gather the supplies. TRHS is currently caring for between 80-90 pets per night at the Madras facility, so the pet goods and supplies are much needed.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Illinois Coal City Junior Woman’s Club; GFWC Luzerne County; GFWC Camas-Washougal; and Woman’s Club of Spring Lake
March 19 2019. The GFWC Illinois Coal City Junior Woman's Club was excited to have a new pajama collection project this year: Wear One Share One. They put collection bins around the community to drop off new PJs for those who don't have warm, snuggly and toasty jammies for bed.
March 12 2019. GFWC of Tennessee Champions Cooperative Giving Project with Soles4Souls Challenge accepted! Tennessee members were listening when newly-installed GFWC President Mary Ellen Brock rolled out the Grand Initiatives at the GFWC Convention in St. Louis. Incoming Tennessee President, Beth Smith, suddenly received a text: “Hey girl, did you know that Soles4Souls is headquartered in Nashville?” That’s all it took to get the shoe storm started!
Personable, professional, and a proven leader, Marian St.Clair serves as GFWC First Vice President. Marian’s unique talents and skills make her a dedicated and dynamic leader.
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!