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!
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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 Lawrence Classics Club
The GFWC Lawrence Classics Club (Kansas) has 19 members, and it’s an incredible mixture: one charter member has been involved since 1997; one member has been part of GFWC since 1960; there are a mother and daughter pair who are 2nd and 3rd generation clubwomen; four members are Boosters; and their youngest member only graduated from college last year. This assorted group shares the same values about volunteerism and puts them into action.