Members Get Scary for a Good Cause
October 28, 2016
Fall is here, and that means crisp days, changing leaves, and Halloween festivities! Many clubs are celebrating by hosting haunted houses, trick-or-treat events, and costume parties. The GFWC Grundy Woman’s Club (Virginia) will be hosting a ‘trunk or treat’ in historical downtown Grundy. Members of the GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club (Florida) recently organized a reverse trick-or-treat event where children in costumes brought Halloween treats to residents of an assisted living facility. The GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Club goes all out with their haunted house, which they have titled “Terror on Main Street.” This year will be the club’s 36th year running the event. Members work together to build, paint, and decorate props for the haunted house. In Connecticut, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford partners with other organizations in their community to host the Haunted Trail. Clubwomen volunteer for this event, with part of the proceeds benefiting the club and other important causes. Whether you’re volunteering in a club event, trick-or-treating, or watching a scary movie, we wish you a safe and fun Halloween! Be sure to check out the GFWC app this weekend for photos of clubwomen getting in the Halloween spirit across the country.
Sharon Oliphant is filled with positive energy and gratitude for all of the opportunities she has to give back because of GFWC. In 2018 she will begin her time as Florida State President, and Sharon is assume the role and work with her enthusiastic Florida clubwomen to make a difference.
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 Polk County Service Club
GFWC Polk County Service Club (Oregon) served as the coordinators for the Polk County Fair Talent Contest. There were two divisions (Youth from age 3-12 and Young Adult from 13-19) with 17 contestants. Laurel Jones, Vice President of GFWC Polk County Service Club, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Parents, grandparents, and friends all came out to fill the audience and it was very well attended. One of the Judges was GFWC Oregon State President, Pam Briggs.