You can download THIS Adobe PDF file of the latest edition of the GFWC Washington State Clubwoman Newsletter. You will find club & district news & pictures.
See New events listed on Club and District Event pages!
See the 2014 Awards winners on the new Awards page.
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|GFWC - Washington State|
GFWC - Washington State is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), a volunteer community service organization that supports the arts, preserves natural resources, promotes education, encourages healthy life styles, stresses civic involvement, and works toward world peace and understanding. GFWC - Washington State meets in April for a convention and in the Fall for a board meeting and workshops. All club members are welcome to attend both the convention and board meeting. We have clubs in several towns around Washington State. Each club selects the projects that they want to work on. Members are given the opportunity to be a part of their community, to learn more about their communities, to practive leadership skills and most importantly a lifefime of friendships.
The signature project of GFWC is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Many clubs in Washington State are working on the "Step Away from Abuse, GFWC Sock Project". Help a club by donating socks for women and children in shelters.
November 1st, Dues to State and District are due, final deadline is December 1, 2014, Forms are available on the Manual and Forms page
GFWC-WS Districts Fall Conferences
Northeastern District: October 4, 2014
King County District: October 11, 2014
Columbia District: October 18, 2014, see District Events page for the Call
North Central District: October 18, 2014
Peninsula District: October 18, 2014.
|Programs and Projects GFWC-Washington State was established in 1896 and serves its members, their communities, and Washington State in a variety of ways. |
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
Women's Information Center
Community Service Projects GFWC-Washington State provides a variety of educational opportunities and leadership training for its members. As a part of an international organization, members have opportunities to meet and share experiences with women, who like themselves, are committed to making a difference.
|GFWC Community Service Programs|
THE ARTS--working to bring literature, drama, music, and cultural opportunities and experiences to members and their communities.
CONSERVATION--working in areas of preservation of natural resources, energy and environmental education, recycling programs, and beautification projects.
EDUCATION --working on school and academic issues, providing scholarships and educational assistance, as well as leadership development training for members.
HOMELIFE--working to maintain the quality of life for women, the aging, and those with disabilities, as well as education members on health and consumer issues.
INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH--working to support international aid through agencies like CARE, provides education on world policy issues, and provides opportunities to host foreign visitors.
PUBLIC ISSUES--working on programs to strengthen citizenship, reduce crime, and promote home and highway safety.
|Invitation to Join|
Are there opportunities in your community that need result-oriented actions?Is community service important to you?Are you interested in Conservation or The Arts? Does your community offer educational scholarships? Would you like to become better acquainted with your neighbors?Do you enjoy business and social networking?
We are forming new clubs around the state. Women of all ages are welcome. High school clubs are also forming. Recently an online club has been formed for women that have access to email and can't attend a regular meeting. Contact us if you are interested in forming a club or want to join an exsisting club.
We are recruiting women in Seattle, Shelton, Gig Harbor, Olympia, North Bend, Vashon Island, Yakima, Yelm and many towns in Eastern Washington to form new clubs or join an existing club.
Scholarships are available to young women in Washington state that plan to attend a college in Washington State. Contact a local club for application. Deadline to apply is February 1st each year. Members are encouraged to apply for "LEADS". LEADS stands for Leader, Education and Development Seminar which is held just before the GFWC Convention at the convention location. Deadline for application is January 15th and the form is in the GFWC-WS administration handbook.
GFWC-Washington State has 5 districts that hold meetings, elect officers, have speakers, hold workshops, and share ideas.
Columbia District - - Clubs located in Battle Ground, Camas/Washougal, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Kalama, Ridgefield, & Vancouver
King County District - Clubs located in Auburn, Everett, Kent, Kirkland, North Seattle, West Seattle & Sammamish
North Central District - Clubs located in Cashmere, Lake Chelan, Moses Lake, Okanogan, Omak, Waterville, & Yakima
Northeastern District - Clubs located in and near Spokane and surrounding communities including Chewelah & Springdale
Peninsula District - - Clubs located in Bremerton area, Olympia, Tacoma, Sumner/Puyallup, Silverdale, Roy/Yelm area & University Place