The 2019 GFWC Annual Convention will take place June 29-July 1 in Austin, Texas.
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Community Service Programs and Special Projects enable clubs to harness resources of our membership to address the needs of their individual communities.
Our Governance page contains information on GFWC's Strategic Plan, as well as audited financial statements and IRS Form 990 reporting.
GFWC is distinguished from other service organizations by the breadth of our outreach.
GFWC is proud to partner with a number of dynamic and impactful organizations to improve our communities and better our world.
Clubs and clubwomen are the local advocates for GFWC's legislative agenda.
The Women's History and Resource Center collects, preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of the GFWC and women volunteers.
Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
Minnie Bell attributes her 100 years of life to her motto, “I don’t worry. Worrying just makes things worse,” as well as having a small glass of beer when she watches Portland Trail Blazer basketball games. She has been a season ticket holder until 2017, so one of her birthday gifts organized by Club President Trace Rew was courtside seats to a game for herself and her family,. The tickets included free parking, a gift bag, and the opportunity for Minnie Bell to be introduced to the crowd on the Jumbotron by Blaze, the Trail Blazer’s mascot.
At her birthday celebration, Minnie Bell was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from GFWC Oregon, a joint certificate from GFWC International President Sheila Shea and the Portland Woman’s Club, and a certificate from the mayor of Portland. After her time with GFWC and all of the community service that she has done, the recognition is well-deserved. The club considers Minnie Bell their treasure, and it’s clear to see why.