September 17 2018. GFWC welcomes the newly formed GFWC Belmopan Women’s Club and the GFWC Belmopan Juniorettes from Belize!
July 26 2018. Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall last Friday, people in Houston, across the Gulf Coast, and around the country have come to the aid of those affected by the devastating flooding in southeastern Texas. Many of our own clubwomen have been impacted and many are offering assistance. In response to this outpouring of concern, GFWC Texas has established a fund to aid hurricane victims.
January 11 2018. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis Jay Dudenhoffer, GFWC International Past President from 1990-1992, on January 3, 2018.
January 5 2018. It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you that GFWC Virginia State President Fran Edwards, 66, passed away suddenly on January 4, 2018.
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.
October 31 2017. Read about some of the projects that GFWC clubwomen accomplished for Advocates for Children's Week, and celebrate the Pioneer Junior Woman’s Club (Massachusetts) who won our App Contest!
October 29 2017. Dr. Letitia Langord is currently conducting research for a PBS documentary which will explore the development of traveling libraries. Part of this documentary will be dedicated to the work accomplished by GFWC clubwomen.
October 18 2017. To raise awareness for GFWC’s child advocacy efforts, Sunday, October 22 to Saturday, October 28, 2017 has been declared GFWC Advocates for Children Week.
September 25 2017. Join GFWC Iowa Solon Women’s Club's President Pat Zimmerman in Read for the Record, a day dedicated to reading to young school children since it's never to early to encourage a love of books.
September 18 2017. In recognition of the anniversary of Congress passing the first Violence Against Women Act in September 1994 and in support of the upcoming Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, GFWC President Sheila E. Shea attended a congressional briefing where Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) focused on the intersection between domestic violence and firearms.
Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
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.
The Rochester Junior Women's Club
The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (Michigan) was established in 1956 with 16 members, and today has over 70 members that always come together to support one another. The club chooses three or four major charities to support and several smaller ones, donating approximately $30,000 each year. In total since its inception, the club has provided more than 1 million hours of community service, and raised more than $928,000 to support their community!