Juniorettes, age 12 – 18, are the youngest members of GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs. The program for middle and high school girls offers fun, friendship and community service. The girls learn how to organize and operate their non-profit clubs with rewarding results. Many use their Juniorette service hours for scholarships and National Honor Society credits.
Juniorettes continue to grow throughout Florida. Each club must be sponsored by a general or junior club that provides an advisor/liaison and guidance. Each club has its own personality and determines what is most needed in its home community. All share the General Federation of Women’s Club’s (GFWC) Community Service Program guidelines offering activities in Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues.
The girls have an annual convention called JASM (Juniorette Annual State Meeting) where they can build friendships and exchange ideas with Juniorettes across the state. Some clubs are still called Little Women, a term that preceded the state name Juniorettes.
Juniorettes also elect their own State Director and Officers who serve annual terms. Our 2012-2013 State Juniorette Director is Darby Frankfurth of the GFWC New Tampa Juniorettes.
Juniorettes are our future & besides that…they are just plain fun!
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JASM was a blast! The 2012 Juniorette Annual Summer Meeting was held in Gainesville hosted by the GFWC Gainesville Women's Club. We started on Friday playing ninja, rock-paper-scissors, and four corners. Ending with the first points to the spirit award by Crescent City. On Saturday everyone decorated the tables and worked on many projects like cancer pillows and T-shirt dog toys. Saturday night the Juniorettes participated in the 3rd annual recyclable fashion show! The winner was wearing a white plastic and paper dress from Temple Terrace Juniorettes. Then on Sunday awards were handed out and the 2012-2013 state board members were installed. Then Darby Frankfurth, the newly installed Florida Director of Juniorette Clubs announced that next year’s JASM will be held in Tampa, hosted by the Tampa Women's Club. Darby would like Juniorette clubs to focus efforts on child abuse prevention efforts by donations to shelters and planting pinwheels for prevention gardens. Domestic violence is GFWC Signature Project.
Florida State Juniorette Director