2018 Awards

Congratulations to all of the following award winners who were recognized at the 2018 GFWC Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri!

Jennie Awards

Charlotte Emerson Brown Award

Millie Crom Award for Excellence in Junior State Leadership

Contests
Photography Contest
Newsletter Contest
Website Contest
Writing Contest

Membership Awards
Junior Increase
Juniorette Participation Award
Membership Increase

Program Awards
Community Improvement Program Award
Communications and Public Relations Advancement Area
Fundraising and Development Advancement Area
Leadership Advancement Area
Legislation/Public Policy Advancement Area
WHRC Advancement Area
Membership Advancement Area
Arts CSP
Conservation CSP
Education CSP
Episilon Sigma Omicron
Home Life
International Outreach
Juniors’ Special Program: Advocates for Children
Public Issues CSP
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Fund Award
GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Partner Awards

Canine Companions for Independence
Easterseals
Heifer International
HOBY
March of Dimes
Operation Smile
Prevent Child Abuse America
Shot@Life
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Unicef USA
USO


Jennie Awards

Great Lakes Region: Martha Bein (GFWC Illinois)

Middle Atlantic Region: Heide Cebrick (GFWC Pennsylvania)

Mississippi Valley Region: Elizabeth Mae Wolfe Kroul (GFWC Iowa)

New England Region: Carolyn Traxler (GFWC Rhode Island)

South Central Region: Beverly Adams (GFWC Arizona)

Southeastern Region: Jane Marshall Carver (GFWC North Carolina)

Southern Region: Anne Kirkham Tyree (GFWC Florida)

Western States Region: Anna (Pat) C. Irot (GFWC California)



Charlotte Emerson Brown Award

Betty Wellborn (GFWC Alabama)
Celene Post (GFWC Arizona)
Toby Kahan (GFWC California)
Helen Barakauskas (GFWC Connecticut)
Carolyn Forbes (GFWC Delaware)
Mary C. Powell (GFWC Florida)
Phyllis J. Skubic (GFWC Illinois)
Elizabeth (Betty) Wade (GFWC Iowa)
Shirley A. Ferley (GFWC Kansas)
Susette Redwine (GFWC Kentucky)
Mary Libby (GFWC Maine)
Donna Brown (GFWC Michigan)
Pat Mumm (GFWC Minnesota)
Tinker Forrester (GFWC Mississippi)
Joyce Hooper (GFWC Montana)
Phyllis K. Appler (GFWC New Hampshire)
Jean Revis (GFWC New Jersey)
Dottie Hopkins Jennings (GFWC North Carolina)
Lisa M. Hedrick (GFWC Ohio)
Lois A. Richards (GFWC Pennsylvania)
Janet Prince (GFWC South Carolina)
Linda Hershey (GFWC Tennessee)
Patti Poe (GFWC Texas)
Mohea C. Sprouse (GFWC Utah)
Tina M. Bair (GFWC Washington)
Sharon Sheridan (GFWC West Virginia)
Leslie Jo Gatti (GFWC Wyoming)



Millie Crom Award for Excellence in Junior State Leadership

Platinum:

Joy Matkowski, GFWC Virginia

Sarah Jarrett, GFWC West Virginia

Kelly Holmes, GFWC Florida

Rebecca Wagman, GFWC Maryland

Jeanette T. Wells, GFWC Illinois

Gold:

Sandy Ahearn, GFWC Georgia

Deidra Devore, GFWC Ohio

Martha Cassasa, GFWC Massachusetts

Katie Moydell, GFWC South Carolina

Heather Bolick, GFWC North Carolina

Loretta Caron, GFWC Wisconsin

Silver:

Preshus Howard, GFWC Kentucky

Becky Akins, GFWC Louisiana

Tara Plasek, GFWC Nebraska

Amanda Guidry, GFWC Tennessee


Contests

Photography Contest
Living Things

First Place: Vicki Golden (GFWC New Jersey)

Second Place: Karen Dunn (GFWC Pennsylvania)

Third Place: Tamara Cox (GFWC Maine)

Scenes

First Place: Catherine Chiusano-Creen (GFWC New Jersey)

Second Place: Susan Gettys (GFWC Missouri)

Third Place: Beth Welby (GFWC New Jersey)

Still Life

First Place: Anne Olson (GFWC Iowa)

Second Place: Sue Nevatt (GFWC Missouri)

Third Place: Lori Adams (GFWC Ohio)

Volunteers in Action

First Place: Gail Fitzpatrick (GFWC California)

Second Place: Brenda Fleck (GFWC Michigan)

Third Place: Miriam Koopalethes (GFWC New Jersey)

Year In Pictures (Calendar Competition)

January: Jean Mellott (GFWC Ohio)

February: Susan Randolph (GFWC Maryland)

March: Mary Bob Fox (GFWC Georgia)

April: Sandra Simpson (GFWC Pennsylvania)

May: Shayla Ring (GFWC Kentucky)

June: Esther Eyer (GFWC New York)

July: Ann Lundin (GFWC Georgia)

August: Kathy Barnes (GFWC Connecticut)

September: Pam Conary (GFWC New Hampshire)

October: Nancy D. Brown (GFWC Massachusetts)

November: Susan Gettys (GFWC Missouri)

December: Barbara Ware (GFWC California)


Newsletter Contest

State Level

Category 1: GFWC California
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina
Category 3: GFWC Wisconsin
Category 4: GFWC Ohio
Category 5: GFWC Washington
Category 6: GFWC Colorado

Club Level

First Place: GFWC Women’s Club of Pittsford (New York)
Second Place: GFWC Woman’s Club of Bakersfield (California)
Third Place: GFWC Rochester Junior Women’s Club (Michigan)
Honorable Mention: GFWC Women’s Club of Aruba


Website Contest

State Level
Category 1: GFWC New Jersey
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Wisconsin
Category 4: No Submission
Category 5: GFWC Washington
Category 6: GFWC New Mexico

Club Level

First Place: GFWC Carol Stream Woman’s Club (Illinois)
Second Place: GFWC Woman’s Club of Brielle (New Jersey)
Third Place: GFWC Sparta Woman’s Club (New Jersey)


Writing Contest

Lauren Tetrick (GFWC Illinois)

Writing Contest (Poetry)
Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler (GFWC Delaware)

Youth Writing Contest (Short Story)

Category 1: (Grades K-2) Oliver Belina (Nebraska)

Category 2: (Grades 3-5) Sindura Sridhar (Pennsylvania)

Category 3: (Grades 6-8) Carolina Dickovick (Virginia)

Category 4: (Grades 9-12) Gabrielle Hoffman (Pennsylvania)

Youth Writing Contest (Poetry)

Category 1:  (Grades K-2) Audrey Mondelli (Tennessee)

Category 2: (Grades 3-5) Tessa G. Huang (New Jersey)

Category 3:  (Grades 6-8) Deeya Prakash (Ohio)

Category 4: (Grades 9-12) Abby Hamilton (Virginia)


Membership Awards

Junior Increase

GFWC Nebraska
GFWC Arizona
GFWC Massachusetts
GFWC New York
GFWC Indiana

Honorable Mention (Sustained Junior Membership)

GFWC Florida
GFWC Maryland
GFWC New Hampshire
GFWC West Virginia


Juniorette Participation Award

GFWC Alabama:

GFWC Helena Juniorette Club
GFWC Hoover Juniorette Club
GFWC Alabama Les Belles Juniorette Club
GFWC Randolph County High School Juniorette Club
GFWC Serenity Juniorette Club
GFWC Tri-M Juniorette Club

GFWC California:

GFWC San Juan Juniorette Club

GFWC Florida:

GFWC Sunshine Juniorette Club
GFWC Palatka Juniorette Club
GFWC Sebastian River Juniorette Club
GFWC Tampa Juniorette Club
GFWC Little Women of Lutz
GFWC Clearwater Juniorette Club
GFWC St. Petersburg Juniorette Club
GFWC Temple Terrace Juniorette Club
GFWC Little Women of Ocala
GFWC New Tampa Juniorette Club
GFWC Little Women of Fernandina Beach

GFWC Georgia:

GFWC Juniorette Leads of Pawsonville
GFWC Tallulah Falls Juniorette Club

GFWC Illinois:

GFWC Champaign Urbana
GFWC Plainfield Juniorette Club
GFWC Joliet Juniorette Club
GFWC Naperville Juniorette Club

GFWC Kentucky:

GFWC Benton Juniorette Club

GFWC Massachusetts:

GFWC Girls for a Greater Good Juniorette Club

GFWC Mississippi:

GFWC Ackerman Juniorette Club
GFWC Bruce Fine Arts Juniorette Club
GFWC Dixie Daisy Juniorette Club
GFWC Eupora Juniorette Club
GFWC Florence Juniorette Club
GFWC Juniorette Diamonds
GFWC Pontotoc Juniorette Club

GFWC North Carolina:

GFWC Fuquay-Varina Juniorette Club
GFWC Lumberton Juniorette Club
GFWC A.L. Brown Juniorette Club
GFWC St. Stephens High School Juniorette Club
GFWC Wake Forest Juniorette Club

GFWC Ohio:

GFWC Ohio Warren Juniorette Club
GFWC Boardman Poland Juniorette Club
GFWC Austintown Juniorette Club

GFWC South Carolina:

GFWC Woodmont High School Juniorette Club

GFWC Texas:

GFWC Bluebonnet Drama Club
GFWC Fireside Juniorette Club
GFWC Juniorettes of Alpine
GFWC Teens of North Texas
GFWC Lady Lobos Juniorettes of MHS
GFWC Harbor City Juniorette Club

GFWC Utah:

GFWC Juniorette Club of Tooele


Membership Increase

Category 1: No Award
Category 2: No Award
Category 3: GFWC Connecticut
Category 4: No Award
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Alaska

 


Program Awards

Community Improvement Program Awards

1st Place: GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne (Wyoming)
2nd Place: GFWC Woman’s Club of Raleigh (North Carolina)
3rd Place: GFWC Lawrenceville Woman’s Club (Georgia)
4th Place: GFWC Paradise Valley Junior Woman’s Club (Arizona)
5th Place: GFWC Mill City Woman’s Club (Oregon)
International: GFWC American Women’s Club of Toronto (Canada)


Communications and Public Relations Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Pennsylvania
Category 3: GFWC Michigan
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Montana
Category 6: GFWC Rhode Island
Honorable Mention: GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club (Florida)
Club Creativity: GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club (Pennsylvania)


Fundraising and Development Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC Nebraska

Category 3: GFWC Maryland
Category 4: GFWC South Carolina
Category 5: GFWC Nebraska
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: GFWC Junior Women’s Club of Walpole (Massachusetts)
Club Creativity: GFWC Concord Contemporary Club (New Hampshire)


Leadership Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC California
Category 2: GFWC West Virginia

Category 3: GFWC Michigan
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: GFWC Junior Women’s Club of Lake Murray (South Carolina)
Club Creativity: GFWC Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford (Connecticut)


Legislation/Public Policy Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC California
Category 2: GFWC West Virginia
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC New York
Category 5: GFWC Kansas
Category 6: GFWC Oregon
Honorable Mention: GFWC Farmingdale Woman’s Club (New York)
Club Creativity: GFWC Woman’s Club of Newport News (Virginia)


WHRC Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC California
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Michigan
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: GFWC Woman’s Club of Smithville (Virginia)
Club Creativity: GFWC Women’s Club of Marion (Kentucky)


Membership Advancement Area

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina
Category 3: GFWC Connecticut
Category 4: GFWC Iowa
Category 5: GFWC Nebraska
Category 6: GFWC New Mexico
Honorable Mention: GFWC Sedley Woman’s Club (Virginia)
Club Creativity: GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Lake Murray (South Carolina)


Arts CSP

Category 1: GFWC California
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC Ohio
Category 5: GFWC Indiana
Category 6: GFWC Nevada
Honorable Mention: GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman’s Club (Florida)
Club Creativity: GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’s Club (West Virginia)


Conservation CSP

Category 1: GFWC New Jersey
Category 2: GFWC Massachusetts
Category 3: GFWC Missouri
Category 4: GFWC Iowa
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC New Mexico
Honorable Mention: GFWC Fairfield History Club (Texas)
Club Creativity: GFWC Woman’s Club of Madisonville (Kentucky)


Education CSP

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC Delaware
Category 5: GFWC Washington
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Toccoa (Georgia)
Club Creativity: GFWC Spring Station Woman’s Club (Tennessee)


Episilon Sigma Omicron

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC Texas
Category 3: GFWC Michigan
Category 4: GFWC Ohio
Category 5: GFWC Washington
Category 6: GFWC Colorado
Honorable Mention: GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club, Inc. (Florida)
Club Creativity: GFWC Hemet Woman’s Club (California)


Home Life CSP

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Massachusetts
Category 3: GFWC Michigan
Category 4: GFWC Arizona
Category 5: GFWC Wyoming
Category 6: GFWC Oregon
Honorable Mention: GFWC Women’s Club of Perkasie (Pennsylvania)
Club Creativity: GFWC Porch Club of Riverton (New Jersey)


International Outreach CSP

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC Massachusetts
Category 3: GFWC Connecticut
Category 4: GFWC Delaware
Category 5: GFWC Maine
Category 6: GFWC Utah
Honorable Mention: GFWC Duncan Woman’s Club (Arizona)
Club Creativity: GFWC Intermediate League of Butler (Pennsylvania)


Juniors’ Special Program: Advocates for Children

Category 1: GFWC California
Category 2: GFWC Pennsylvania
Category 3: GFWC Kentucky
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC New Mexico
Honorable Mention: GFWC Community Club of Tooele (Utah)
Club Creativity: GFWC Wheaton Junior Woman’s Club (Illinois)

Public Issues CSP

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina
Category 3: GFWC Alabama
Category 4: GFWC Ohio
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Nevada
Honorable Mention: GFWC Abington Heights Civic League, Inc. (Pennsylvania)
Club Creativity: GFWC Manistique Woman’s Club (Michigan)

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Fund Award

First Place: GFWC Pierce Arrows
Second Place: Cynthia and Gregg Geis (Alabama)
Third Place: GFWC Illinois
Fourth Place: GFWC Covina Woman’s Club (California)
Fourth Place: GFWC Wisconsin
Sixth Place: GFWC Alabama
Seventh Place: GFWC Massachusetts
Eighth Place: GFWC Kentucky
Ninth Place: Kimberly Plater (California)
Ninth Place: GFWC Mountain Pine Woman’s Club (Colorado)

GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Category 1: GFWC Illinois
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: GFWC Missouri
Category 4: GFWC Ohio
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Oregon
Honorable Mention: GFWC Cartersville Woman’s Club (Georgia)
Club Creativity: GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Newport News (Virginia)

 


Partner Awards

Canine Companions for Independence

Best in Show – State Federation:  GFWC Arizona
Best in Show – Club: GFWC Woman’s Club of Deerfield Beach (Florida)

 

Easterseals

State Awards:

GFWC Arizona
GFWC Georgia
GFWC Illinois
GFWC Massachusetts
GFWC Mississippi
GFWC Virginia

Club Award: GFWC Morris Woman’s Club (Illinois)

 

Heifer International

Financial Support: GFWC Artesia-Ceritos Club (California)

In-Kind: GFWC Belmar Women’s Club (New Jersey)


HOBY

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC Georgia
Category 3: No Award
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Nevada

Excellence in Partnership Award: GFWC Delaware


March of Dimes

State
First Place: GFWC Florida
Second Place: GFWC South Carolina
Third Place: GFWC West Virginia

Club
First Place: GFWC South Brunswick Islands (North Carolina)
Second Place: GFWC New Tampa Woman’s Club (Florida)
Third Place: GFWC Junior Women’s Club of Loudon (Virginia)


Operation Smile Paula Cutler Awards

Category 1: GFWC Florida
Category 2: GFWC North Carolina
Category 3: GFWC Tennessee
Category 4: GFWC South Carolina
Category 5: GFWC New Hampshire
Category 6: GFWC Colorado


Prevent Child Abuse America

Top State: GFWC New Jersey

Top Clubs:
Bluegrass Junior Women’s Clubs (Kentucky)
Newport News Women’s Club (Virginia)


Shot@Life

Top Overall Winner (Platinum Level): GFWC Washington Woman’s Club, Inc. (Arizona)

Top States (Gold Level):

GFWC California
GFWC Florida
GFWC Georgia
GFWC Massachusetts
GFWC New Jersey
GFWC Pennsylvania

Top States (Silver Level)

GFWC Colorado
GFWC North Carolina
GFWC Kentucky
GFWC Virginia

Top Clubs (Silver Level)

GFWC Atlanta Woman’s Club (Georgia)
GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (Massachusetts)


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Category 1: GFWC Virginia
Category 2: GFWC Massachusetts
Category 3: GFWC Alabama
Category 4: GFWC Mississippi
Category 5: GFWC Colorado
Category 6: GFWC Maine


UNICEF USA

First Place: GFWC Pompton Lakes Woman’s Club (New Jersey)
Second Place: GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta (New Jersey)
Second Place: GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta (New Jersey)
Third Place: GFWC Woman’s Club of Hillsborough (New Jersey)
Fourth Place: GFWC Exeter Area Women’s Club (New Hampshire)
Fifth Place: GFWC Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club (North Carolina)
Sixth Place: GFWC Porch Club Of Riverton (New Jersey)
Seventh Place: GFWC Rhinelander Woman’s Club (Wisconsin)
Eighth Place: GFWC San Diego Woman’s Club (California)
Ninth Place: GFWC Woman’s Club of Glyndon (Maryland)
Tenth Place: GFWC Dover Century Club (Delaware)


USO

Financial Support: GFWC Artesia-Ceritos Club (California)
In-Kind: GFWC Belmar Women’s Club (New Jersey)

 

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