GFWC Celebrations 100 Years at Its Historic Home
April 1, 2022
One-hundred years ago today, April 1, 1922, GFWC acquired its historic home at 1734 N St. NW in Washington, DC.
The GFWC International President Alice Winter had signed an option and began soliciting funds to initially pay for the building. Five clubwomen each put up $1,000. In January 1922, when the GFWC Board met, it sustained the action and entered into a contract of purchase. The balance of the necessary $20,000 “down payment” was completed using advance loans of $13,500 and $1,500 from the GFWC General Fund.
Within forty minutes of the April 1922 GFWC Convention Call to Order, delegates pledged $105,000 from the Convention floor. The three-year $50,000 mortgage was paid off and necessary updates and redecorating were begun.
For more than two decades, Cindy Rasmussen has been an active member of the GFWC Salem Woman's Service Club.
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 Lawrence Classics Club
The GFWC Lawrence Classics Club (Kansas) has 19 members, and it’s an incredible mixture: one charter member has been involved since 1997; one member has been part of GFWC since 1960; there are a mother and daughter pair who are 2nd and 3rd generation clubwomen; four members are Boosters; and their youngest member only graduated from college last year. This assorted group shares the same values about volunteerism and puts them into action.