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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.