Volunteers in Action: GFWC South Baldwin Woman’s Club; GFWC Mountain Top
September 26, 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!
The newly formed GFWC South Baldwin Woman’s Club (Alabama) already has a hallmark activity to make their mark in their community. They are proud to sponsor Gulf Shores Goes Pink, an event which will have municipal buildings and bridges light up in pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. They are excited to make this an annual tradition to help raise awareness of women’s health issues. On October 1st, Gulf Shores mayor Robert Craft will sign a proclamation to make October officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month in their town, and will kick off the event! It will feature pink firetrucks and police cars, with volunteers from Gulf Shores Fire & Rescue manning the grills.
The GFWC Women’s Club of Mountain Top (Pennsylvania) participated in National Night Out held by their local first responders. The club provided children with a card to color and present to a first responder at the event to thank them for their service. The event gave the club a chance to reach out to members of their community while also raising their own visibility as important members of the community.
Serving as MVR President has been a wonderful experience. I’ve been able to work with members from my own state of Missouri for my first Region Conference and from Iowa for my second Regional Conference. Having been able to get to know our International President, President-elect, and the Presidents from the other 7 Regions has been an enlightening and wonderful experience. I’ve learned so very much from each of them!
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.