Convention Agenda

View the Convention Agenda below to plan your schedule in Atlanta, GA. Register by August 4 to secure the early bird rate.

What to Wear

F – Formal: Floor-length evening gown, chic cocktail dress, or separates. Face mask required.

AF – After Five: Cocktail dress or dressy sundress, long dressy skirt and top, or dressy pants outfit. Face mask required.

BC – Business Casual: Skirt, khakis, or dress pants, open-collared shirt, sweater, or blouse. Face mask required.

No jeans, shorts, or spaghetti straps.

 

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. GFWC Registration and Welcome Booths Atrium Booths
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Elections Committee & 2022-2024 Candidates Meeting | BC A705
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. LEADS Meet & Greet ­| BC
(By Invitation Only)
Marquis Suite

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
GFWC Registration and Welcome Booths Atrium Booths
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. LEADS | BC A601/A602
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC Chairmen’s Meeting | BC A702
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC Region Presidents Meeting | BC A703
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC State Presidents Meeting | BC A704
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC State Directors Meeting | BC A705
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 2020–2022 GFWC Bylaws; Elections; Fundraising and Development | BC A706
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. International Liaisons; Resolutions; WHRC | BC A707
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Communications and Public Relations; Legislation/Public Policy; Membership | BC M301
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Capital Campaign Committee; Signature Program| BC L508
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 2020–2022 GFWC Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting | BC | $65

Open to members of the 2020–2022 Board of Directors. The price includes meeting materials and lunch. More information will be available within the Board of Directors file cabinet, available through Board Members’ personal GFWC Member Portal profiles under “Community” and then Committees.” Alternatively, the information can be found within the Call to the Board Meeting.

Imperial Ballroom
Salon B
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Welcome and Orientation | BC
First-time attendees are encouraged to attend this special orientation to help make the most of your GFWC Annual Convention experience. Learn important GFWC protocol tips, meet new friends, and get the inside scoop on all things Convention.
M301
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. GFWC Marketplace Open Atrium Foyer Outside Ballrooms
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 2020-2022 Installation Ceremony | AF or F Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Gathering and Official Opening of Exhibitor Showcase | AF or F
Sponsored by Operation Smile
GFWC International President and Director Photos with State Presidents and Directors 
Atrium Foyer
6:00 p.m. – 10: 00 p.m. Photo Booths
Visit one of our two booths outside of the Celebration Banquet. Learn more about ShutterBooth, including how you can share photos on social media.
Atrium Foyer
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. “Gateway to the World”

Celebration Banquet | AF or F | $85

Welcome! Bienvenida! Welkom! Hi y’all!  GFWC Southern Region Invites you to join us in Atlanta, at the Celebration Banquet – “Gateway to the World.” This international evening will highlight GFWC around the world, & the 2021 GFWC Annual Convention Theme – Celebrating Culture, Cultivating Connections.

Speaker: Lilly Ledbetter, Pay Equity for Women Advocate

Atrium Ballroom
Salon B
10:00 p.m. Reception for those wearing a Convention Pin Marquis Suite

 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GFWC Registration and Atlanta Welcome Booths Atrium Booths
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open Atrium Foyer
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Processional Formation | BC A601
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. GFWC Business Session | BC

Speaker: John T. Broderick, Mental Health Awareness Advocate

Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. GFWC Marketplace Open Atrium Foyer Outside Ballrooms
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. “World in Our Hands” Affiliate Organization Luncheon | BC | $56 Atrium Ballroom
Salon B
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. GFWC Business Session | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Gathering | AF Atrium Foyer
7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. “Give Kids the World” Junior Banquet | AF | $70
(for all Junior and Women’s Club members)
Atrium Ballroom
Salon B
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Mayhem at the Mansion – Hosted by the GFWC Junior Board | AF   

Mystery on N Street
Join the Juniors for a fun evening of mystery and mayhem. This will be a party to “die” for. Participants will be sent a dossier before convention to learn about their character.

Atrium Ballroom
Salon B

 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. GFWC Past State Presidents’ Breakfast | BC | $38
GFWC Past State Directors Breakfast | BC | $38
LEADS Graduates Breakfast | BC | $38
(for all past Graduates)
A602
A707
A601
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open Atrium Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. GFWC Marketplace Open Atrium Foyer Outside Ballrooms
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GFWC Registration and Welcome Booths Atrium Booths
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. International Past President’s Breakfast | BC Presidential Suite
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Shot@Life Workshop: Rebecca Maxie | BC A706
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Canine Companions Workshop: Nancy Murray | BC A702
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Workshop: Beth Perkins | BC A707
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Workshop: Sandrea Shields | BC A703
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. March of Dimes Workshop: Amy Richardson | BC A705
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Operation Smile Workshop: Lizzy Plumb | BC A704
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Up and ATOM: Tina Daniel, Education and Libraries CSP Chairman | BC A703
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Public Relations and How It Can Work for Your Club: Communications and Public Relations Committee, Karyn Charvat, Chairman | BC A704
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Stepping Up!: Fundraising and Development Committee
Sandy Phillips, Chairman | BC
A705
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Connecting Clubs with Projects that Advocate for and Support Children: Carrie Zimmerman, Juniors’ Special Program Chairman | BC A702
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tools for Developing and Encouraging Leaders: Leadership Committee, Shannon Bailey, Chairman | BC A707
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Fifty Ways to Make a Difference: Signature Program Committee, Jan Allen, Chairman | BC A706
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Taking the Mystery Out of Health and Wellness: Beth Smith, Health and Wellness CSP Chairman | BC A707
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Let’s Talk About Branding…and Your Club Website: Communications and Public Relations Committee, Karyn Charvat, Chairman | BC A704
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Staying Nonpartisan in a Partisan Time: Legislation/Public Policy Committee, Vicky Ann Trimmer, Chairman | BC A705
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Membership Committee, Becky Wright, Chairman | BC A703
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Planning and Implementing a Teen Healthy Relationship Forum: Trisha Schafer, Signature Program Committee Member | BC A702
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The GFWC Digital Library: Melanie Gisler, Membership Services and Programs Director | BC A706
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Great Lakes Region Luncheon | BC | $56
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin
A602
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Middle Atlantic Region Luncheon | BC | $56
Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
M302
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Mississippi Valley Region Luncheon | BC | $56
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
M303
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. New England Region Luncheon | BC | $56
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
M304
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. South Central Region Luncheon | BC | $56
Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
M101
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Southeastern Region Luncheon | BC | $56
District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,
and West Virginia
A601
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Southern Region Luncheon | BC | $56
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina
Marquis Salon A
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Western States Region Luncheon | BC | $56
Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah,
Washington, and Wyoming
M301

 

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. GFWC Business Session | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. GFWC Junior Business Session | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Social Hour | F
Sponsored by Heifer International 
Atrium Ballroom Foyer
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. “Wonders of the World Gala Banquet” | F  | $75

Speaker: Jane Jenkins Herlong

Atrium Ballroom
Salon B
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Donor’s Reception Marquis Suite

 

Monday, August 30, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ILTS Breakfast for 2022-2024 Region and State Presidents, and State Directors | BC A601
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open Atrium Foyer
8:00 a.m. Past Region President’s Meeting | BC Marquis Suite
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ESO Breakfast | BC | $38 Marquis Salon A
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Starting New Clubs Workshop: GFWC Membership Committee, Becky Wright, Chairman | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salon A
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. GFWC Business Session and Adjournment | BC Atrium Ballroom
Salon A

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