Volunteers in Action: GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River; GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills
June 17, 2019
The GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River (Delaware) had a luncheon to celebrate both their year-end and having donated 231 pairs of shoes for Soles 4 Souls as part of GFWC’s Seven Grand Initiatives.
Vice Pres. Muriel Pfeiffer, Linda Kurpjuweit, Corr. Sec., Michele Smith, sitting Alyce Amussen, Sally Ledger, Christy Swiger,
Pres. Henrietta Belcher Stack and Secretary Linda Kutay, Second Row: Diane Pfahl, Treas. Shelby Weilepp, Jackie Riemenschneider, Millie Garcia and Mindy Goss.
Members from the GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club (Florida) visited Partnership for Strong Families to present them with 22 “Birthday Bags” to distribute to children in foster care and families that are receiving support from the organization. The bags contained everything for a birthday party: hats, balloons, table decorations, toys, prizes, cake mixes, icing, and candles. Sometimes the birthday bags are used by caseworkers to encourage families to spend quality time with their children.
The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (New Jersey) hosted a Salad Supper where they recognized the local students they provided with scholarships, as well as two Girls Career Institute delegates they sponsored. The students spoke gratefully about their college plans. In addition to all of the celebrations, the club was celebrating 65 years of Living the Volunteer Spirit!
Preshus Howard is about to celebrate her 10th anniversary as a clubwoman, and her time with GFWC has been a journey of discovering her own strengths and how she can use them to help others. As GFWC Kentucky’s Director of Junior Clubs for the 2016-2018 Administration, Preshus has been proud to use her position to rally clubwomen around causes that matter to her.
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.