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.
A club member since 1985, GFWC Treasurer Wendy Carriker is a proven leader in her community and state, and a dedicated clubwoman.
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 Millington Junior Women's Club
Each year April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kathleen Sweeney, Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer of The Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County (CACTC), spoke at GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club (Michigan) monthly meeting and told members that 10% of the 235 reported cases of child abuse in 2017 in Tuscola County were from Millington Township, including Millington. It inspired them to take action with the "Color Me Blue" Project.