All GFWC members are invited to attend the GFWC Annual Convention. However, not all attendees have voting privileges. In accordance with GFWC Bylaws, Article VIII, each club is permitted a certain number of voting delegates. To determine your voting status during GFWC Business Sessions, credential cards are issued onsite at the GFWC Registration Desk. Credential cards are not mailed in advance and must be picked up onsite. When completing your registration, indicate your voting status and the capacity in which you are a delegate. Your voting status is then verified by the GFWC Credentials Committee. Read the to be proposed Bylaws amendments and the to be proposed Resolutions (new, amendments, and those to rescind) that will be discussed.
- To qualify as a voting delegate, a full Convention registration fee must be paid. Daily attendees do not receive a vote.
- After checking into the hotel, your first stop should be the GFWC Registration and Welcome Desks to pick up your Convention materials. The Credentials Committee will be ready to assist with any questions.
- Each delegate must pick up and sign for her own credentials. Voting delegates receive a white voting card. The Credentials Committee keeps a portion of the card, and the other portion is yours to use during voting.
- If you register in a non-voting capacity, you receive a blue non-voting card, and you are not permitted to vote at Convention.
- Only an accredited delegate may introduce motions, debate, and vote.
- No delegate may represent more than one organization or be entitled to more than one vote.
- No proxy voting shall be allowed.
- A member registering as a nonvoting member may, upon proper clearance by the Credentials Committee, be transferred to a delegate status during a business session meeting.
2018–2020 GFWC Credentials Chairman
Sharon Oliphant is filled with positive energy and gratitude for all of the opportunities she has to give back because of GFWC. In 2018 she will begin her time as Florida State President, and Sharon is assume the role and work with her enthusiastic Florida clubwomen to make a difference.
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 Polk County Service Club
GFWC Polk County Service Club (Oregon) served as the coordinators for the Polk County Fair Talent Contest. There were two divisions (Youth from age 3-12 and Young Adult from 13-19) with 17 contestants. Laurel Jones, Vice President of GFWC Polk County Service Club, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Parents, grandparents, and friends all came out to fill the audience and it was very well attended. One of the Judges was GFWC Oregon State President, Pam Briggs.