GFWC Florida Celebrates Women’s History Month
GFWC Florida is proud to announce our Women With Wisdom series in honor of Women’s History Month. Each of these ladies was nominated by a club sister to be featured this month. Each has woven her story into the tapestry of GFWC Florida. Short versions of their stories will be featured on Facebook throughout the month, with a link to the full story here. Check back often to see the latest woman being featured. We are delighted to share these amazing stories!
March 2 – Callie Gentry, GFWC Woman’s Club of Tarpon Springs – Tuskegee Airmen stenographer
March 4 – Elena Coates, GFWC Tampa Woman’s Club – Cuban-born Peter Pan child
March 6 – Veronica Fuchs, Northeast Miami Woman’s Club – Broadway performer
March 8 – Laura Connelly, GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club – International missionary
March 10 – Jo Paladini, GFWC Palm Beach Gardens Woman’s Club – 65 year clubwoman
March 12 – Jossie Azorin, GFWC Woman’s Club of Plant City – Cuban-born artist and businesswoman
March 14 –Norma Wood, GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club – Career military civilian
March 16 – Cissy Wyninegar, GFWC Ft. Walton Beach Woman’s Club – Educator and 3rd generation clubwoman
March 18 – Esther Horne, the former GFWC Madison Woman’s Club – Trailblazer
March 20 – Alice von Suskil, Miami Springs Woman’s Club and GFWC Woman’s Club of Hialeah – Environmentalist
March 22 – Dolly Macintyre, The Miami Woman’s Club – Historic preservationist
March 24 – Sally Settle Barrow, GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness – Special needs advocate and 3rd generation clubwoman
March 26 – Joyce Johnston, GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club and GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman’s Club – Teen mentor
March 28 – Doris Karlik, GFWC Palm Beach Gardens Woman’s Club – 50 year clubwoman
GFWC Florida Announces Scholarship Program
Women returning to work are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from GFWC Florida. Qualified candidates are women who need assistance with funding their education in order to achieve their goal of becoming self-sufficient through gainful employment.
Application and references must be submitted by April 1, 2021.
GFWC Florida Shows Love, Respect and Kindness
Clubs across Florida have participated in 381 President’s Projects since May 2020, showering their communities with Love, Respect and Kindness! Each blue umbrella on our Project Map tells a story of service projects completed in communities across our state. Special needs classrooms have received supplies, funding, and encouraging gifts for teachers and staff. Health care workers and first responders have received notes of encouragement and energizing meals. Front line wildlife rescue teams have received supplies to continue to help our winged and furry friends. Donations have flooded the state to support the veterans. On December 3, 2020, clubs participated in the first statewide Day of Service of the administration, in honor International Persons with Disabilities Day. Clubs will honor World Health Day with a second statewide Day of Service on April 7, 2021.