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A Celebration of 125 Years!
Every year, Federation Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on our history as an organization and to celebrate GFWC’s accomplishments. From initiating a letter-writing campaign that led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, to establishing 75% of America’s public libraries, GFWC members have advocated for positive changes in their communities for the last 126 years.
Celebrate these achievements by showing this brand-new GFWC promotional video. The video is a great tool to celebrate and promote your club, and demonstrates how GFWC is “Opening Doors” through volunteer service.
The 2015 GFWC Annual Convention was one to remember. As we celebrated our 125th Anniversary, excitement was in the air. That excitement manifested itself in this flash mob that broke out during the opening Business Session.
Happy Federation Day from GFWC Headquarters!
GFWC celebrates its 125th Anniversary on April 24. International President Babs J. Condon and GFWC staff would like to wish members far and wide a happy Federation Day and thank you for your incredible work.
GFWC President Babs J. Condon’s Message to State Conventions
State conventions are underway! GFWC President Babs J. Condon can’t make it to all 50 states, but in this brief video, she thanks you for the work you’ve done and continue to do as you’re Living the Volunteer Spirit.
Women’s History Month Event – Part 2
The annual GFWC Women’s History Month Event took place on March 12, 2015. In part 2 of the video, Joan Wages, President and CEO of the National Women’s History Museum speaks about the women who have run for President of the United States.
Women’s History Month Event – Part 1
The annual GFWC Women’s History Month Event took place on March 12, 2015. In part 1 of the video, Teresa Dyer of the Girl Scouts of the USA speaks about the Girl Scouts mission in regards to advocacy and public policy.
Wreath-Laying and WIMSA Event, Arlington National Cemetery
The GFWC Executive Committee and clubwomen were honored to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery on March 10, 2015. Following the ceremony, GFWC President Babs J. Condon and WIMSA President Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Ret. spoke at the Women In Military Service for America Memorial.
Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.