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.
September 7 2017. An Operation Smile medical mission trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and they would love you to join them! During your time at the mission site in Guadalajara, Mexico, you’ll have the chance to meet patients as they arrive for screening, and follow them through the entire mission experience, from their medical evaluations to the operating room and recovery.
August 25 2017. GFWC is now accepting applications for the Mediator Class of 2018. Read further to learn more about how you can become a Mediator and be an invaluable service to the Federation.
August 2 2017. Download the 2017 Awards Programs to learn which individuals, clubs, and states were applauded for their invaluable contributions to the Federation, to our GFWC Partners, and to communities across the nation.
July 12 2017. During the Gala Banquet at the 2017 GFWC Annual Convention, International President Sheila E. Shea presented documentary filmmaker and journalist Aela Callan with the Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women.
June 17 2017. This new Action Guide was designed to help you gain a basic understanding of GFWC’s Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. In addition to learning about the various forms of Domestic Violence, you will also learn about how you can take action both nationally and within your community.
June 13 2017. The Grand Bahamas American Women’s Club raised over $36,000 at its annual golf tournament in February. “It was the most we’ve raised in 14 years,” said Club President Christine Gardner. “Club members gave it their all and the community was very, very generous.”
May 30 2017. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marijo Shide, GFWC International Past President from 1980-1982, on Monday, May 22, 2017.
May 12 2017. Learn about GFWC's connection to the founding of Mother's Day.
May 8 2017. GFWC Legislation/Public Policy Chairman Becky Weber and GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Chairman Cynthia Geis were in Washington, D.C. to participate in A Nation United For A Safer Future 2017 Gun Violence and Prevention Summit.
MaryAnn shares her passion for volunteerism with young people through her work with the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation.
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.