Volunteers in Action: GFWC High Springs Woman’s Club; Marietta Woman’s Club; Women’s Club of Farmingdale
August 27 2019. The GFWC High Springs Woman’s Club (Florida) members made beautiful “Angel Gowns” for children who are unable to go home with their parents. Wedding gowns, prom dresses, and First Communion dresses are donated to create them. Accessories include baby blankets and bracelets. A heart is made from the same fabric, including an angel charm, for the parents as a keepsake.
August 21 2019. The GFWC South Baldwin Woman’s Club (Alabama) stays busy by supplying food, clothing, and gas cards to clients at the Home Health Agency. This year, they also donated hygiene items and school supplies to a local school.
Volunteers in Action: Mulvane Federated Women’s Club; Iranian Federated Women’s Club; Murray Women’s Civic Guild
August 12 2019. In support of the Women in the Military Grand Initiative, the Mulvane Federated Women's Club (Kansas) have been sending emails, cards, and care packages to a deployed female soldier. The solider provided a list of items that she liked, ranging from her favorite chewing gum to preferences for hygiene items.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC California; GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; GFWC Western Fairfax County Woman’s Club
August 6 2019. On July 31, 2019, several members from clubs throughout Southern California joined to support the all-volunteer, non-profit For the Troops. They packed "We Care" packages to send to members of the military. They contain basic necessities and some goodies as well.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Denville-Rockaway; GFWC Fayette County ESO; White Mountain Woman’s Club
July 30 2019. Eleven clubwomen from the GFWC Woman's Club of Denville-Rockaway (New Jersey) visited the New-York Historical Society to see the Hudson Rising exhibit, a topic that was featured at GFWC's 2019 Women's History Month Event. It included a display about how New Jersey clubwomen took up the cause to help save the Palisades cliffs along the Hudson River. It's great to know that New Jersey clubwomen got the chance to see and learn about their own legacy!
July 15 2019. A clubwoman from Arkansas, Debbie Hall has been a member of GFWC for 35 years, a fact that she finds hard to believe. Currently serving as the Credentials Committee Chairman on the 2018–2020 Board of Directors, she reflects fondly on the rewarding journey of becoming increasingly involved with GFWC.
GFWC Volunteers in Action: Ojai Valley Woman’s Club; GFWC Women’s Club of Odessa; Lawrenceville Woman’s Club
July 9 2019. In 2020, we'll celebrate 100 years that women have had the vote. The Ojai Valley Woman's Club (California) celebrated a little early and definitely in style! They dressed as suffragists and marched in their local 4th of July parade to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so many decades ago.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Illinois; The Woman’s Club of Point Pleasant; GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club; GFWC New Jersey
June 21 2019. At the GFWC Illinois State Convention in May, clubs and individual members entered filled purses for the GFWC Illinois Purse Contest. They were displayed on tables in the convention meeting room by the categories: “Pamper Yourself,” “Personal Care,” “Collections,” “In the Kitchen,” “Crafts,” “Celebrations,” “Small, but Special,” “It’s an Original,” and “Other.” Some of the purses were used as centerpieces at the Opening Luncheon. When club members registered, they received 5 tickets to vote for their favorite purses.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River; GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills
June 17 2019. The GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River (Delaware) had a luncheon to celebrate both their year-end and having donated 231 pairs of shoes for Soles 4 Souls as part of GFWC's Seven Grand Initiatives.
GFWC Volunteers in Action: GFWC Park City Athenaeum Club; High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club; Lawrenceville Woman’s Club
June 10 2019. The GFWC Park City Athenaeum Club (Utah) hosted their 77th annual Park City High School Girl Graduate Tea last month. The Tea, which began in 1942, celebrates that many women came to the Tea as senior girls and then returned as mothers.
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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.