PBS Library Documentary in Production
October 29, 2017
This past September, many of you submitted articles to the WHRC Newsletter detailing your club’s history with founding and supporting libraries. The sheer volume of response, and the incredible stories that the articles detailed, made it clear that libraries and education has been and remains a central pillar of what makes our clubwomen so incredible. Your achievements have not gone unnoticed.
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. In a description of her project, Dr. Langord noted that “since learning the story of GFWC, I have to think that the phrase – if you can read this thank a librarian (or teacher) – should be amended to say – thank the GWFC.”
Dr. Langord holds a PhD in Environmental Policy, and has produced several documentaries. Her credits include “Working River” which won an honorable mention at the New York Film Festival, and “Dude Ranch Days” which was aired nationally on PBS stations. If you would like to support Letitia’s project, or if you have information which might aid in her research, please feel free to reach out to her at email@example.com.
Marion "Petie" Metz
The GFWC Woman’s Club of Belpre (Ohio) can’t imagine Belpre without fifty years of contributions from Marion “Petie” Metz.
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!