A First Look at 2018-2020
November 15, 2017
From November 9 – 12, more than 100 incoming Board of Directors Members met for the 2018-2020 Administration Orientation in Arlington, Virginia. The incoming leaders arrived ready to learn more about our Federation, and to plan for the years ahead.
While in attendance, Board Members celebrated Veterans Day by participating in two service projects. In hopes of making a veteran’s day a little sweeter, attendees put together small bags of candy for service members to enjoy. Board Members also wrote kind words of support in holiday cards, signed from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. In total, the group completed over 300 cards which will be distributed to veterans in the Washington, D.C. area.
Incoming leaders were welcomed with a reception at GFWC Headquarters, hosted by International President Sheila E. Shea. Thanks to President Shea’s Special Assistants, our historic home was decorated for the holidays and ready for photo opportunities by the Christmas tree. Following the reception, Board Members enjoyed a Monuments by Moonlight tour of the town’s most famous sites including the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
We know these leaders will succeed in continuing GFWC’s tradition of community service and ensure our Federation continues to grow and prosper.
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 Woman's Club of Westminster
The GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster (Maryland) has an annual project that corresponds with one of International President Brock's Seven Grand Initiatives. Every year the club partners with Penguin Random House, one of the area’s publishing houses and distributor of books, to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday.