Volunteers in Action: GFWC Service Guild of Covington; GFWC Morehead Woman’s Club
October 10, 2018
We always have Volunteers in Action to showcase because GFWC clubs are constantly on the move, planning new ways to improve their community and executing it with wonderful results. We treasure the opportunity to share events and projects that clubs do, so if you have something to share, send it to PR@GFWC.org for the chance to be featured on our blog. In the meantime, check out some of these great ideas!
In accordance with the 2018-2020 Administration’s Seven Grand Initiatives, members of the GFWC Service Guild of Covington (Georgia) donated Dr. Seuss books at their September meeting. Clubs like them are helping GFWC meet its goal for members to donate 1,000 Dr. Seuss books by March of 2020!
Between volunteer projects, clubs often take action in a different way— with membership events to attract more volunteers! Members of the GFWC Morehead Woman’s Club (Kentucky) held a Dress for a Mess Door Hanger Paint Party as a membership event. Attendees enjoyed the craft and plenty of food. The event proved to be a success with 12 of 13 attendees joining the club!
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When Nancy Anzalone saw a notice in the local paper about a woman’s club having a coffee meetup for potential new members, she felt called to attend. Soon after, she joined the GFWC Woman’s Club of West Covina, in California, and began her journey with the Federation.
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.