Shot@Life and GFWC
August 3, 2015
Shot@Life truly enjoyed the 2015 GFWC Annual Convention which took place from June 12-15 in Memphis, Tennessee. We can’t believe that it has already been a month!
There is a lot to be learned from the inspiring group of amazing women that helped create kindergartens and public libraries in the United States. Today they are as active as ever helping to provide children worldwide with a chance a Shot@Life.
The convention was a lot of fun – from dancing in blue suede shoes at the Shot@Life Awards Banquet to sipping lime green cocktails at the GFWC Social Hour. We had a lot of fun and we learned a lot too! Therefore, I thought to share some of the content of the event with you!
We were fortunate to host many activities at the event including the following:
- Champion Building Workshops: Click here to view the presentations and notes from the two workshops that we hosted on June 13.
- Awards Banquet: Click here to view the slideshow (of pictures of GFWC women in action) that was displayed at the event.
- Post-event photos: To view a slideshow from the photos taken from the Awards Banquet with our Elvis Tribute Singer, click here.
- Awards Winners: Shot@Life recognizes and awards GFWC women for their fundraising efforts. Click here for the September 2014 – September 2015 list of award winners as of June 1. We are making it easier to win in 2016! Click here to learn about the new 2015-2016 Lifesaver Award program with GFWC.
Shot@Life would like to extend extra special thanks to the GFWC Champions of Shot@Life and to all of those who participated in the 2014-2015 Awards Program. We truly appreciate your efforts!
We look forward to having even more fun next year at the 2016 GFWC Annual Convention in Baltimore. I am already planning my outfit for the lime green fashion show!
With best wishes,
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.
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.