Celebrate Federation Day
April 24, 2017
Federation Day marks the day in 1890 when 63 clubs came together to form the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in New York City under the leadership of GFWC founder Jane Cunningham Croly. Today, with over 80,000 clubwomen and 3,000 clubs, we continue to stand together and celebrate Unity in Diversity.
In the spirit of coming together to recognize our dynamic past and exciting future, we are excited to launch a special video contest this Federation Day. We encourage you to take the time at your next club meeting and film a 30 to 60 second video with your club answering the question: “What does being a GFWC clubwoman mean to you?” You can use your smartphone to film the video—click here for some tips and best practices. Once you’re happy with the video, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos will be shared on the GFWC Facebook page, and members will vote for their favorites. We encourage you to be as creative as you’d like with your videos! Let’s show the world what being a GFWC clubwoman is all about.
Voting for the club videos will begin May 15, 2017, and the winning club will be announced June 1. The winning club will receive a $100 gift card for the GFWC Marketplace. Stay tuned to the GFWC Facebook page for more details.
If there is time in the day to lend a helping hand, Irene Iverson will do it. A member of two GFWC clubs and recent honoree of the One OC Spirit of Volunteerism Award for 2014, Irene has been an active leader in her community since she joined the Red Cross as a volunteer at 15.
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 Wake Forest Woman’s Club
The GFWC Wake Forest Woman’s Club, located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, has served the community for over 50 years. From sponsoring the establishment of the Wake Forest Public Library in 1961 to creating the Books for Laundromats program in 2011, members enjoy keeping busy.