Honor Military Women for Veterans Day
September 25, 2018
Now that Labor Day has passed, it is time to begin thinking about club Veteran’s Day observances. Because of social ideas about the female experience, women have often been written out of U.S. military history. Yet their patriotic duty has inspired women to support their country during our times of need. The bravery of countless women since the establishment of our country gives us a legacy of strength and persistence from our early wars when women played a supportive role as water bearers, cooks, and laundresses to present day when women serve in active duty roles as nurses, combat field commanders, and officers.
Make November 11 a day to be remembered for military women in your communities! And don’t forget retired women veterans by contacting your local VFW’s or American Legion Posts for possible assistance.
Mary Lou Parks
For accomplished author and GFWC clubwoman Mary Lou Parks, writing her club history, HerStory, was a journey that formed lasting friendships and a new perspective on women’s history.
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.