GFWC has provided a Guide to the Community Service Programs which includes explanations, resources, awards, and descriptions of what some clubs have done in that area.
Our Libraries, Our Florida
Connecting GFWC Florida Clubs and Libraries
Did your club serve as a library or start a library?
Read about this exciting new project, deadline August 26 2013
A booklet will be provided to each club at the end, documenting the libraries our clubs have started.
Winning report 2012 GFWC Pinellas
The Florida winners of the GFWC Writing, Poetry Contest for
2012. We were only allowed to enter the first place in each
category. There were no youth writing entries for 2012.
The winners were chosen by two outside judges: a retired college professor and a newspaper editor, plus the two GFWC Florida Education Chairmen Paula Lou Mapoles and Linda Ferris.
Short story contest winner was Mary Evelyn Mitchell of GFWC Greater West Palm Beach Women's Club for "A Dog's Life by Ozzie Mitchell."
Poetry contest winner was Angie Mayo of GFWC Woman's Club of Inverness for "The Color of God's Eyes."
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
You don't need to be a kid, just a kid at heart to participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF with your family, friends, and neighbors and help raise funds that will directly impact the lives of children all over the world. For more than 60 years, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has served as the original Kids-Helping-Kids campaign and has raised millions of dollars for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs. You can help fundraise by collecting donations in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection boxes, throwing a costume party, or creating your own fundraising page online. For more information, visit www.TrickorTreatforUNICEF.org.
Partner Spotlight: INMED Partnerships for Children
INMED Partnerships for Children rescues children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, or violence, and prepares them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. This month, be sure to include INMED in your GFWC Advocates for Children Week plans. Purchase an INMED lapel pin to show your support for children everywhere. To purchase a pin, visit INMED’s donation page. Be sure to select “Buy a pin, change a life” from the drop-down menu under Program Area when filling out your form. Clubs can also join the Face the Challenge Campaign. Pick a challenge, mobilize your club, and raise money and awareness to bring urgently needed solutions to vulnerable children.
Visit www.INMED.org/Face-the-Challenge for more information.
Participating clubs will be recognized on INMED’s website and may be eligible to receive a national award at the 2013 GFWC Annual Convention.