Dec 3 2014
Holiday Open House Headquarters
Jan 24 2015
EC Winter Planning Meeting
February 7 2015
May 15-18 2015
GFWC FL Convention
Rosen Plaza Hotel
June 11-15 2015
June 12-14 2015
July 18 2015
EC Summer Planning
September 25-27 2015
2015 Fall Tour of Officers
October 23-25 2015
GFWC Southern Region
January 16 2016
Incoming DD JDD training
January 30 2016
EC Winter Planning
February 6 2016
April 29-May 2 2016
GFWC FL Convention
June 24-29 2016
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Young and old enjoy Federation Friendship! From teens through more "mature" women, we have found working together in our communities to be fulfilling and rewarding and our communities benefit. Look at the variety of programs we have, see the areas we're involved in, come and join us and especially enjoy the friendship.
Ramona Thompson, GFWC FL President 1996-1998, passed away Sunday night, November 23rd. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. Cards may be sent to Eddie Thompson, 2535 SW County Rd 778, Fort White FL 32038. Service details will be known after the holidays.
This lovely ornament is available in the Mall, second line after the pins, at the end of the row. Get yours and one for your friends for only $10. Order early as these will go quickly. Show your support!
Chrissy Fry, GFWC Headquarters Executive Director, has completed the emailing of all club membership lists to email addresses on file at Headquarters. Note: If you have not received your club's information, please contact Chrissy at GFWCFlorida@aol.com.
As a reminder, dues are $23, and are due by December 31, 2014. Members pay dues throughout the year, and with non-interest bearing club checking accounts, there is no incentive to hold those payments until December 31.
Please consider returning your reconciled membership lists and Remittance Form early, once you have completed the reconciliation process, thereby freeing up your officers to enjoy the holidays having this project behind them. You will earn Honor Score points by returning your updated membership list, your dues and contributions to HQ.
GFWC Florida is recognizing our 120 years of service by creating a quilt with a square from each club. The quilt will hang at Headquarters in Lakeland. Get the rules and form HERE. Deadline is January 15 2015. The form is also at Resources.
Quote taken from "Memories of Jane Cunnigham Croly, Jennie June":
“The spirit and character of her work were her own; and happily for her,
and for womankind, she could never be diverted from her chosen path.
This, indeed, was one chief secret of her success. She was unalterably
true to her divine womanly ideals of woman’s nature, place in society
and redemptive work. I say redemptive work, for it was one of her
deepest convictions that woman’s function was to be the saving salt of
all life. Sorosis was founded on this idea; -- not literary club merely
or mainly; not political, social or religious club; but one founded on
womanhood, on the divine nature of women of every class and degree.”
GFWC Florida Members, Womanhood was her watchword, and God,duty, faith and hope the springs of her life. As the Florida member of the GFWC 125th Anniversary Committee, Attached are ways in which your clubs can help to announce such a wonderful event in our GFWC club life. Ladies of GFWC Florida, thank you for just being women of duty, faith and hope.
Make plans now to attend GFWC125th International Convention in Memphis, TN on June 10-15, 2015, as we celebrate this huge event in our history! You can also visit GFWC Market Place and purchase the GFWC 125th Anniversary Pin ($12.50 each).
Click HERE for ideas on how your club and celebrate this 125th Anniversary of GFWC
Purchase an AD in the Spring Convention Program
We will be celebrating GFWC Florida's 120th Birthday at the
Spring Convention - May 15-17, 2015
Our Special Guest will be:
GFWC President Babs Condon
May seems a long way off, but it is not too soon to give thought to recognizing your club president whose term is ending, or that special member who has made a difference in your club. Honoring them with an ad in our Program Book lets them and everyone else know just how much you appreciate them, and it's something they can share with pride with family and friends. If your club is celebrating a special anniversary, you may want to shout out this milestone to the rest of GFWC Florida with an ad touting the years of service your club has given to your community. Or perhaps there's a member you wish to recognize with a lifetime achievement ad, honoring her dedication to your club, GFWC Florida and your community. How about asking an outside business to take an AD?
We all like to feel appreciated, and it can be especially gratifying to see how much our Club or District appreciates us when we see our name and information in print in an ad. When we place ads, we not only give support to GFWC Florida, more importantly we give a "job well done" pat on the back to the member, Club or District, and we show pride in our accomplishments and milestones.
The program book size is 8 ½ x 11. The ad sizes and prices are as follow: $125.00 full page, $100.00 half page, $50.00 quarter page. We are also offering a back page ad for only $200.00! First come first served, as they say! Please see form for details and here to order.
Please see form for details and here to order.
Founded in 1890, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization, has been a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs from around the country and throughout the world that are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Visit us online at www.GFWC.org.
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