Volunteers in Action : GFWC Hemet Woman’s Club (California), GFWC Chapin Woman’s Club (South Carolina), GFWC Women’s Club of Ridgefield Park (New Jersey), and GFWC High Springs New Century Women’s Club (Florida)
March 10, 2020
GFWC Hemet Woman’s Club (California) proudly marched in their hometown of Hemet, CA Christmas parade. The rain and chilly weather did not hold these ladies back as they proudly marched in honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. The ladies were able to take advantage of an opportunity to introduce the community to the clubs’ longstanding history of 114 years, their accomplishments and there role in the development of the first community library.
GFWC Chapin Woman’s Club (South Carolina) hosted a holiday open house. Members donated baked treats that were included in gift baskets for local first responders. The baskets were delivered to three Fire Stations, the local Police Department, and the Sheriff’s Office. A prayer for first responders, written by a club member, was included in the baskets for each station.
GFWC Women’s Club of Ridgefield Park (New Jersey) participated in the cookie/candy project. More than 30 dozen homemade cookies were delivered to Bleshman Reginal Day School. The cookies were used for their Valentine’s Day party.
GFWC High Springs New Century Women’s Club (Florida) hosted a “Real Men Make Soup” fundraiser for the High Springs Community School Band. Men from the community served fourteen homemade soups they created to an overflowing crowd at the clubhouse. The proceeds from the event were presented to the High Springs Community School Band Director. The table centerpieces, cans of soup, were donated to a local food bank.
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Mary Lou Parks
For accomplished author and GFWC clubwoman Mary Lou Parks, writing her club history, HerStory, was a journey that formed lasting friendships and a new perspective on women’s history.
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.
Mesquite Club, Inc.
The Mesquite Club, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started out the club year with 120 members and now has 132 members. How has the club gained a dozen new members over such a short time? One reason is Club President Cherie Williams’ commitment to raising public awareness of the club in any way possible.