Volunteers in Action: MLK Day of Service Pt. 4
February 18, 2020
This week is our final MLK Day-themed blog. GFWC would like to thank you for all of the service projects that your club completed. You certainly promoted the GFWC brand! Read and comment on this the great things that our GFWC Clubs have participated in below:
GFWC Tellico Village Women’s Club (Tennessee) celebrated MLK Day by sewing products for Operation Smile. Members helped stuff and finish 22 Smile Dolls . They also pressed, marked, and cut ribbon for the smile splints. With the help of members, GFWC Tellico Village Women’s Club shipped and packed 46 hospital gowns, 222 Smile Splints, and 2,000 tongue depressors.
GFWC Ojai Valley Woman’s Club (California) and GFWC Oak View Women’s Club (California) donated items to be shipped to soldiers overseas. They packed boxes and joined in a day of service at For the Troops, a nonprofit organization in Simi Valley formed to be a support group for deployed men and women serving overseas.
GFWC Tremonton Women’s Civic League (Utah) helped their local library with the #girlshavenolimits STEM activity on MLK Day. Members mentored and encouraged 1st and 2nd grade students to achieve anything they put their minds to just like Ewy Rosqvist, the first woman to win the Argentine Grand Prix in 1962.
GFWC Ripley Women’s Club (Ohio) donated $250 to the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati, OH. Members also helped served lunch in honor of MLK Day.
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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
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Mesquite Club, Inc.
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