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News & Notes Archive
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn how you can observe World Elder Abuse Day; discover how President Sheila Shea volunteered at her final Honor Flight during her administration; and learn how the progress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment moved one step farther!
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn how you can observe LGBT pride month; discover summer volunteering ideas; and find out how the GFWC Ossoli Circle hosted a Suffrage Reception and marched in a Suffrage Parade.
|May 3||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we remind you to register for convention and book a room; discover that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month; and find out how GFWC participated in the Enough is Enough Summit and Congressional Briefing.|
|May 10||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how GFWC clubs did Kentucky Derby fundraising; learn about National Women’s Health Week; and call for articles about your clubhouses!|
|May 17||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how you can celebrate Red Nose Day; find out how GFWC is advocating for maternal health; and remind you how you can apply for the Easterseals Shelby P. Hamlett Award.|
|May 24||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn how you can observe National Gun Violence Awareness Month; remind you that it’s your last chance to book a hotel room for convention; and discover more about the Parliamentary Training opportunity at convention.|
|May 31||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we announce the newest addition to the GFWC staff; learn about GFWC Garden Tours; and discover how GFWC clubs observed Memorial Day.|
|April 5||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn how GFWC clubs brought Easter joy to their communities; find out about the March for Our Lives event that the GFWC Cruisers did; and discover how you can participate in Federation Day of Action.|
|April 12||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about the Pinwheel Garden planted at GFWC Headquarters for Child Abuse Prevention Month; discover the Embrace Your Voice theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month; and find out how you can make your club website more secure.|
|April 19||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how you can celebrate Earth Day; find out about National Volunteer Month; and learn how you can March for Babies.|
|April 26||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about GFWC Poet Laureates; find out how clubs celebrated Federation Day; and learn an update about our National Parks.|
|March 1||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we announce that registration for the GFWC Annual Convention in St. Louis is officially open; find out about clubs that do murder mysteries for fundraising; and get a big thank you from GFWC California for the money clubwomen have raised money for victims of the destructive fire season the state had in 2017.|
|March 8||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about the upcoming National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; find out about President Shea’s attendance at a recent Congressional Briefing; and discover what clubs did for Read Across America Day.|
|March 15||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about the successful Women’s History Month Event at Headquarters; discover what clubs are doing for St. Patrick’s Day; and find out that GFWC International Past President Juanita M. Bryant is being honored by a non-profit.|
|March 22||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month; discover GFWC’s spring fling fundraising events this season; and find out about World Water Day.|
|March 29||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn what you can do for Youth Art Month; discover how clubs are making young women’s prom dreams come true; and find out about the service project that will take place at the GFWC Annual Convention in St. Louis!|
|February 1||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about how you can Go Red for Women to acknowledge that heart disease is the number one killer of women; find out about the GFWC Junior’s successful Aruba trip; and discover how one GFWC Arizona club donated $50,000 to Canine Companions for Independence!|
|February 8||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month; discover how the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs host spelling bees; and find out about the upcoming annual WHRC Women’s History Month Event.|
|February 15||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we find out about the upcoming graduation ceremony of Babs, the Canine Companions for Independence puppy named in honor of GFWC International Past President Babs J. Condon; learn about GFWC clubs empowering women in their communities by offering self-defense courses; and discover how we can support the Turning Point Memorial to honor Suffragists.|
|February 22||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we find out about GFWC’s participation in the 2018 Shot@Life Champion Summit; discover how you can take action in the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida; and learn about the WHRC’s call for articles about how your club has used the power of volunteers to persist against discrimination.|
|January 11||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we announce the passing of GFWC International Past President Phyllis Jay Dudenhoffer and GFWC Virginia President Fran Edwards and remember the positive work they did; and we learn about MLK Day of Service and encourage you to join in.|
|January 18||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn how GFWC Michigan is requesting each club plan an event to promote January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month; we announce the release of the 2017 GFWC Annual Report; and we discover what the International Women’s Club of Merida (Mexico) has been doing.|
|January 25||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about the statistics and signs of stalking for National Stalking Awareness Month; we discover how UNICEF is aiding children in Yemen; and find out how GFWC’s Executive Committee met with leaders and experts in the field of domestic violence.|
|December 7||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about the success of the Holiday Open House at GFWC Headquarters; share some recruitment ideas that have worked for clubs and could work for you; and learn tips on parliamentary procedure from Parliamentarian Shirley Gomes.|
|December 14||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about how GFWC leaders spoke with their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill; find out about GFWC’s support of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association; and discover that Group Exemption applications, as well as virtual tours of GFWC headquarters, are now available on the website.|
|December 21||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, President Shea sends along warm wishes for the holidays; we learn about clubs that did toy drives this season; and we discover clubs who hosted Holiday Home Tours.|
|November 2||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how to join GFWC Nebraska to recognize Prematurity Awareness Month; learn about the successful projects from Advocates for Children Week; and learn about all of the upcoming events you can attend at Headquarters.|
|November 9||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how clubs will be honoring veterans this Veteran’s Day; find out how New York Clubwomen are making friends while they volunteer; and learn that GFWC’s Southern Region is joining Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen’s Just Too Sweet Campaign for Type 1 Diabetes.|
|November 16||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how the incoming GFWC Board of Directors spent their Orientation weekend; learn how GFWC Virginia Juniors are working to support St. Jude and encourage their communities to do the same; and find out how clubwomen have been supporting hurricane relief efforts.|
|November 23||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we get Thanksgiving thoughts and wishes from President Shea, as well as a reminder for GFWC’s Holiday Open House next week.|
|November 30||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover what projects our Juniorettes have been up to; learn about a new project to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and encourage GFWC clubwomen to take part in National Wreaths Across America Day.|
|October 5||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover the work GFWC clubs are doing for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; learn how GFWC Florida Junior Clubwomen are advocating for children in the foster care system; and announce the GFWC App Contest for Advocates for Children Week.|
|October 12||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how GFWC clubwomen are taking action during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and how you can promote the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship; learn how GFWC Illinois Director of Junior Clubs Jeanette T. Wells is redefining Special Projects; and find out the different ways you can support Operation Smile.|
|October 19||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn what Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club (Illinois) is celebrating GFWC Advocates for Children Week and remind you of our App Contest; we discover how North Carolina clubwomen are teaming up to protect their legacy; and we find out a new project for supporting March of Dimes.|
|October 26||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about the spooky community service festivities clubwomen are doing this Halloween; discover how West Virginia clubwomen are making sure children don’t go hungry; and find out about the PBS Library Documentary that will be dedicated to the accomplishments of GFWC members!|
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how West Valley Federated Women’s Club (California) is making a big difference for GFWC’s Campaign for the Future; and learn how GFWC Wisconsin clubwomen are helping children who are at risk for homelessness and human trafficking.
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn how GFWC Florida has made it possible for you to help victims of Hurricane Irma; how you can support St. Jude for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; and discover how GFWC South Carolina Junior clubwomen are educating others about the epidemic of homeless teenagers.
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how the GFWC clubwomen are taking action during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; learn how GFWC Wyoming clubwomen are supporting veterans and literacy; and discuss the latest federal government happenings in the new Legislative Action Center section.
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn the history of the Woman’s Club of Murray’s (MWC) (Kentucky) clubhouse; discover how successful the GFWC Okolona Woman’s Club’s (Kentucky) Waterstep fundraiser was; and find out how GFWC Maryland Junior Clubwomen are working towards higher literacy rates.
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we discover how GFWC clubwomen are helping children succeed in school; learn how GFWC Ohio clubwomen are uniting to support the Campaign for the Future; and congratulate the individuals, clubs, and states who received awards at the 2107 GFWC Annual Convention.
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn about GFWC’s Conservation achievements; discover how GFWC Kentucky Juniors are fighting for a future without type 1 diabetes; and are inspired by the top projects of 2017.
|August 17||In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn how to apply for GFWC Membership Grant; discover how GFWC Tennessee Juniors are effectively advocating for children; and find out how clubwomen can earn the opportunity to join Operation Smile on a medical mission to Guadalajara, Mexico.|
|August 24||In this week’s edition of New & Notes, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day; learn how GFWC Massachusetts Junior clubwomen are helping end food insecurity in their state; and recount the fun March of Dimes contest that GFWC West Virginia held.|
|August 31||In this week’s edition of New & Notes, learn how clubwomen are assisting victims of Hurricane Harvey; read about the GFWC Annual August Board Meeting; and discover how Louisiana Juniors are raising awareness of human trafficking.|
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we recount the fun and activities of 2017 GFWC Annual Convention in Palm Springs, California; congratulate the LEADS class of 2017; and announce the Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism winner.
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we learn how GFWC clubwomen are helping domestic abuse survivors reach their professional and educational goals; discover how to join President Sheila E. Shea on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Panama Canal; and find out how GFWC Utah is working to end human trafficking.
In this week’s edition of News & Notes, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Woman’s Club of Maplewood (New Jersey); learn about the GFWC History Club of Honolulu’s Special Project; and discover the story behind the 2017 first place Volunteers in Action photography contest winner.
Karyn McCarthy is a club-building machine. She has already helped form five successful GFWC Illinois clubs. How does she do it? A seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy certainly helps.
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 Marlton Woman’s Club
The GFWC Marlton Woman’s Club (New Jersey) has 41 members who are always trying to put a smile on the faces of others. President Lisa Levin said, “My goal has always been to work together as a club, making our members shine, and making a significant difference in the lives of others.” She also encourages leadership and engagement by motivating members to be a chairperson or to be part of a committee.