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News

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.
Fall Board will be September 21st, 2014 at SeaTac along with WSR Conference September 19-21. All members are welcome. Registration Form and Call for the Conference can be found on the Forms page.
See New events listed on Club and District Event pages!
See the 2014 Awards winners on the new Awards page.
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Officers

President:
Nancy Burdick
President-elect:
Tina Bair
1st Vice President:
Betty MacMaster
2nd Vice President:
Lela Taylor
Secretary:
Ginger Bowman-Rape
Treasurer:
Pinkie Eggleston

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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.
GFWC Washington State is one of eleven states in the Western States Region (WSR). Western States Region holds a conference in September each year. All club members are welcomed and encouraged to attend. WSR 2014 Conference will be held in SeaTac, WA September 19-21, 2014.
GFWC-WS Fall Board is September 21st, 2014 at SeaTac. The Registration Form and Call for Fall Board can be found on the Forms page.
GFWC-WS Districts Fall Conferences
    Northeastern District: October 4, 2014
    King County District: October 11, 2014
    Columbia District: October 18, 2014
    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
    Federation Forest
    Scholarships
    Women's Information Center
    Community Service Projects
    Legislative Outreach
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
    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-WS Districts

    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, Olympia, Tacoma, Sumner/Puyallup, Silverdale, & University Place

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