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Next meeting is Thursday, April 26th at Subway Restaurant in Bremerton on Kitsap Way. This is a change from our usual monthly meeting. The meeting starts at 6 pm. Guests are welcome to come meet our members and learn what work we are doing. Members and guests are encouraged to bring items for the food bank. We are also collecting cleaning supplies for the YWCA. Come early and order a sandwich.
Teen girls are invited to learn about forming a community service club for Junior High and High School girls. Please contact us if you are interested.

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blue_flower.jpgMaking a Difference in Kitsap County                    "GFWC Kitsap Peninsula is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). GFWC is an international women’s organization dedicated to community service by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Together We are Living the Volunteer Spirit. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is proudly represented in thousands of communities by dedicated volunteers working to better the lives of their neighbors, making towns safer and more beautiful and extending the hand of support and friendship to individuals near and far. We are mothers and daughters, business and community leaders, and women of diverse interests, talents, and backgrounds – all united by a dedication to community service through volunteer service. Our purpose is to serve our community, educate our members and promote fellowship. Members select projects from the following areas: The Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public Issues. The Signature project of GFWC is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Members range in age and include working moms, stay at home moms, single women and retirees.
GFWC Kitsap Peninsula meets the 3rd Thursday each month, September through June.Please see the column on the left as we sometimes change our meeting location.
We are a part of GFWC Peninsula District which holds a Spring & Fall Conference each year. There are 8 clubs in the district which includes clubs in Kitsap, Pierce, and Thurston counties.
 
Recent Club Projects 
    Club members held 3 Clothing events for the Veterans at Retsil. Members donated clothing & other items and then helped the veterans choose clothing.
    Filled "Smooth Move" tubs for women at the YWCA A.L.I.V.E Shelter. Items in the tubs include things to help the women transition into a home of their own.
    We are now collecting cleaning supplies for the women transitioning from the YWCA A.L.I.V.E. Shelter
    Participating in monthly work parties at Chico Salmon Park and providing cookies for the work parties
    Helped with "Ladies Night Out" in downtown Bremerton and Manette
    Made and distributed "Comfort Pillows" to women with breast cancer.
    Selling desserts at the Peninsula Dance Theater performances.
    Donated books to public and school libraries.
    Holiday gifts for women and children at the YWCA A.L.I.V.E. shelter. Each year we make about 60 Christmas stockings which we fill with toys and other items.
    Donations to food banks and needy families are made monthly.
    We are donating clothing and household items to the Veterans leaving transitional housing at Retsil
    Distributed W.H.A.L.E. packets. (We Have A Little Emergency) A child identification program.
    Members filled "Smile Bags" and made dolls for "Children of the Nations"
    Helping "Scarlet Road" with Personal Care items.
    Donated snacks to Jackson Park PTA for their backpack program.
 
Invitation to Join
  • Are there opportunities in the community that need result-oriented actions?
  • Is community service important to you?
  • Are you interested in Conservation or The Arts?
  • Would you like to become better acquainted with your neighbors?
  • Do you enjoy business and social networking?
      Your input is needed. Come join us and bring a friend along to one of our meetings. Email us at gfwckitsap@hotmail.com
      Don't have time to attend our meetings? Try the online club, GFWC Computer Link. It meets via email. Email gfwccomputerlink@live.com or see the link to their website on the left.
      We are looking to form a Juniorette Club. Juniorettes is for girls 12 to 18 years old. We are looking for girls 12-18 that are interesting in doing community service to form a "Juniorette" Club. Members would work with our club on projects and also be able to do projects of their own. Contact us if you are interested.


      Fun at the park

  •  Projects and Events
    Nutcracker Ballet Dessert Sales Members sold cheesecake, brownies, and cookies at the Nutcracker Ballet performed by Peninsula Dance Theatre, in December at Bremerton High School. Proceeds go to community projects and Peninsula Dance Theatre.
    We are now collecting cleaning supplies for YWCA A.L.I.V.E. Shelter." The supplies are given to women when they move out of the shelter. Supplies that we are collecting include:
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Sponges
  • Buckets
  • Paper Towels
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Window Cleaner
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Linen/Air Deodorizer
  • Toilet Paper
      You can help by bringing items to our meetings.
      We are collecting items for "Scarlet Road"Items that we are collecting include:
    • Shampoo
    • body wash
    • tooth paste & toothbrush
    • tampons/sanitary pads
    • underwear, socks, slippers.
        Bring items to our meetings.
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    Club Activities

    Members are collecting food for the various food banks in the county.
    Members work the first Saturday each month to maintain and restore the Chico Salmon Park. We also provide cookies and coffee for the volunteers.
    Members painted the restrooms and decorated bulletin boards at St. Vincent DePaul food bank.
    Club members handed out "WHALE" packets at Kids Day Safety Fair at Kitsap County Fair Grounds.
     More Club Activities

    Scholarships GFWC Kitsap is looking for young women wishing to apply for scholarship. Scholarships are available to graduating senior girls or girls currently enrolled in undergraduate courses and plan to attend a college or university in Washington State. Deadline for application is February 1st.

    Members made book bags for kindergarteners at Esquire Hills.
     

    Federation Forest Flag Pole Dedication


      GFWC Kitsap Members join other members in the state to clean up Federation Forest State Park each May.

     
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