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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cherie Lee Williams
Cherie Lee Williams is a vibrant leader who has found GFWC to be a wonderful outlet for her love of community service and her can-do attitude. As both the President of the Mesquite Club (Nevada) for 2016-2017, as well as a 2016 LEADS candidate, she quickly learned the value of making connections in order to bring positive change to the world.
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 Marlton Woman’s Club
The GFWC Marlton Woman’s Club (New Jersey) has 41 members who are always trying to put a smile on the faces of others. President Lisa Levin said, “My goal has always been to work together as a club, making our members shine, and making a significant difference in the lives of others.” She also encourages leadership and engagement by motivating members to be a chairperson or to be part of a committee.