Celebrate GFWC Advocates for Children Week
October 18, 2017
To raise awareness for GFWC’s child advocacy efforts, Sunday, October 22 to Saturday, October 28, 2017 has been declared GFWC Advocates for Children Week. All GFWC Woman’s, Junior, and Juniorette clubs are encouraged to participate by taking part in events related to the Juniors’ Special Program. We hope this celebration motivates your club to start a new project or to repeat a previously successful one.
One example of a highly effective project in 2016 was GFWC Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club’s (Illinois) support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During Advocates for Children Week, the club collected items ranging from coloring books and crayons, art kits and supplies, to gift cards and personal items. All of these items were requested on the St. Jude Wish List by children undergoing treatment at the hospital.
We cannot wait to see what creative and exciting projects will take place this year. Remember, GFWC has challenged clubs to upload photographs of their projects to the official GFWC App. Each club who uploads a photograph will have their name entered into a drawing for the chance to win a $100 gift card.
Serving as MVR President has been a wonderful experience. I’ve been able to work with members from my own state of Missouri for my first Region Conference and from Iowa for my second Regional Conference. Having been able to get to know our International President, President-elect, and the Presidents from the other 7 Regions has been an enlightening and wonderful experience. I’ve learned so very much from each of them!
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.
Mesquite Club, Inc.
The Mesquite Club, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started out the club year with 120 members and now has 132 members. How has the club gained a dozen new members over such a short time? One reason is Club President Cherie Williams’ commitment to raising public awareness of the club in any way possible.