GFWC Workshops

GFWC Workshops

Sunday, August 29
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

View the Convention Agenda for specific times and locations.

Education and Libraries

Up and ATOM!

Presenters: Tina Daniel. Ed.D., GFWC Education and Libraries Chairman and Amelia Massey, Ed.S., GFWC Georgia Education & Libraries Chairman

Discover fun interactive ways to dive deep into the world of STEM! Participants will learn about differentiation during the singing, snapping, and making of STEM-ly marvelous samples of hands-on activities. Come prepared to participate and take project ideas and samples back to implement in your community.


Communications and PR

Public Relations and How It Can Work for Your Club

Presenters: Denise Cannatella, Nancy Kalyan, and Becky Bolden

Many clubs understand they must deploy basic advertising and marketing strategies but a solid public relations strategy is also a MUST for club growth. This interactive workshop will define how to create and execute a public relations strategy for your club.


Let’s Talk About Branding…and Your Club Website!

Presenters: Karyn Charvat, Dori Kelsey, and Amanda Guidry
This workshop will highlight branding with an emphasis on how to design your club website to attract potential members and donors. Defining your club’s unique identity is step one toward effectively branding your club. Step two is carrying your brand through all elements of your marketing. Step three is to then focus on your website!


Fundraising and Development

Stepping Up!

Presenters: 2020-2022 GFWC Fundraising & Development Committee

Step up to generate a larger revenue stream for your club by exploring remote and in-person fundraising ideas, deciding on a club project by members, and marketing your product or event online.


Health and Wellness

Taking the Mystery Out of Health and Wellness

Presenter: Beth Smith, GFWC Health and Wellness Community Service Program Chairman

Attendees will uncover ways their club can impact GFWC Affiliate Organizations. Our sleuthing will unravel the mysteries of effective projects and find the missing health and wellness activities.


Juniors’ Special Program

How to Connect Clubs with Projects That Advocate and Support Children

Presenter: Carrie Zimmerman, Junior Special Program Chairman

The workshop will explore and dive into successful projects that the Juniors’ Special Program has engaged in over the years and how to implement them to be successful in the community: the who, what, when, and where of developing a project. We will have a demonstration and interactive activity to take home.



Leadership—Tools for Developing and Encouraging Leaders

Presenters: the 2020–2022 GFWC Leadership Committee

Developing new leaders and encouraging current leaders are crucial to building strong clubs and State Federations. How do we identify and mentor potential leaders, and how do we encourage and sustain those already serving in leadership positions? Add valuable tips and techniques to your leadership toolbox during this interactive workshop with the GFWC Leadership Committee.


Legislation/Public Policy

Staying Nonpartisan in a Partisan Time

Presenters: 2020–2022 GFWC Legislation/Public Policy Committee

Through role-playing and examples, we hope to show that it is possible to advocate in a nonpartisan way even though it may seem next to impossible. How we select issues for Legislative Action Alerts will be discussed. A club that wants to have a voice in local, state, and national issues must find this balance.



Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall!

Presenters: the 2020-2022 GFWC Membership Committee

Snow White and the seven dwarfs will demonstrate how different personalities and attitudes can be misunderstood and detrimental to club culture. Each dwarf will “express” their attitude, and Snow White will offer suggestions on how to keep these attitudes from reflecting badly on the club meeting and better reflect our Unity in Diversity.


Signature Program

Fifty Ways to make a Difference

Presenters: GFWC Signature Program Committee and Tracie Fountain of the Starfish Project

Signature Program Committee members will present the best of the best from award entries—highlighting great club projects and programs.


Planning and Implementing a Teen Healthy Relationship Forum

Presenter: Trisha Schafer

Hosting a Teen Healthy Relationship Forum, planned by clubwomen and facilitated by an expert, is an exciting opportunity to educate youth about the early signs of control and abuse, and to teach life-long skills that promote positive relationships and productive lives. Learn how to find a teen relationship expert, select a site, issue a press release, promote your event, and provide the support to create a successful and informative community event.


Member Portal Training

The GFWC Digital Library

Presenter: Melanie Gisler, GFWC Membership Services and Programs Director

Learn how to access GFWC’s documents in “My Digital Library” in the Member Portal. Understand how the documents are organized and how to best navigate and find specific information. Then, see how to download the documents for your use.


Special Presentation

Monday, August 30, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Build GFWC Membership with Quick and Easy Tips to Start New Clubs

Presenters: Shelli Fehr, Karyn Charvat, Ann Landis, and Becky Wright

To build membership, states must start new clubs. Construction pre-approval is guaranteed in this new club workshop. Meet successful new club contractors and get their blueprints and all the tools they have used to construct sustainable new clubs.


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