2017 Shot@Life Champion Summit

March 2, 2017

Being a member of GFWC connects you with opportunities on the national stage. This week was just one example of that as nine GFWC clubwomen traveled to Washington, D.C. to take part in the annual Shot@Life Champion Summit. Now in its seventh year, the Shot@Life Champion Summit gives attendees the skills needed to become effective advocates for global immunizations in their communities. This year, GFWC was proud to have four first-time attendees and five returning attendees take part in the summit. Congratulations to Elena Coates, Karen Hill-Davis, Diane Glasgow, Dori Kelsey, Bridget Murphy, Desiree Reedus, Stephanie Rouse, Sara Ruppel, and Susan Tyler on completing a successful summit and becoming even stronger advocates for childhood immunizations. These clubwomen joined hundreds of other attendees for three days full of inspiring speakers, meetings with representatives on Capitol Hill, and informative workshops. President Sheila E. Shea was proud to join these clubwomen on Monday, February 27 at the Shot@Life Champion Summit Dinner, where she met Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News Chief Health and Medial Editor. After a day spent meeting with legislators on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, clubwomen visited GFWC Headquarters for a reception held in their honor. All were ecstatic from the day’s activities and couldn’t speak highly enough of their experience. These women are excited to return home to their communities and share what they learned with fellow club members. Please visit the GFWC Facebook page to view photos from the summit. Next year, it could be you visiting D.C. to become a Shot@Life Champion! To learn more, visit


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