2019 Awards and Top Projects Announced
July 15, 2019
Each year, the Top Projects are selected by GFWC chairmen who weigh in on the State Award and Club Creativity Award submissions from State Chairman. They show the cream of the crop of projects within each of the Community Service Programs and Advancement Areas. Clubwomen are encouraged to take inspiration and try the projects in their own communities.
The 2019 Awards were presented at the 2019 GFWC Annual Convention in Austin. From GFWC Program Awards to Partner Awards, clubwomen, clubs, and State Federations are recognized for the incredible work they do all year long.
As a single mother of two boys requiring emergency medical care in the past, GFWC Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club member Elizabeth Davy was determined to work with her club and Emergency Medical Services for Children to fund pediatric jump kit bags for Wisconsin EMS departments.
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 Millington Junior Women's Club
Each year April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kathleen Sweeney, Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer of The Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County (CACTC), spoke at GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club (Michigan) monthly meeting and told members that 10% of the 235 reported cases of child abuse in 2017 in Tuscola County were from Millington Township, including Millington. It inspired them to take action with the "Color Me Blue" Project.