The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international
women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by
enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
GFWC VIRGINIA CONFERENCE
out more pictures from the August 2016 Conference.
State Fair Program
September 23, 26-30,
Sign up as a
volunteer for the Educational Exposition at the 2016
State Fair located at The Meadow Event Park in
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GFWC VA Health Chairman
August is National
Immunization Awareness Month and it is
important for people of all ages to be
Pregnant women need to be vaccinated to
protect their newborn from diseases like
whooping cough, pertussis and flu.
Adults and especially older adults with
chronic conditions need to be current on all
A good resource about immunization
information is your local health
As flu season is only a few months away it
is important that parents are reminded of
the need to get their children vaccinated
before starting school.
Visit National Public Health Information
Coalition and the National Immunization
Awareness Month website to get a toolkit
that will serve as a reminder for parents to
get their children the necessary vaccines
before school begins.
Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
September 24, 2016
This year, parents of 16,000 children in the
US will hear the words “your child has
cancer”. One in five of those children
diagnosed with cancer will not survive.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a
miracle for many families whose children are
battling cancer. Treatments invented at St.
Jude have helped push the overall childhood
cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since
the hospital opened in 1962. THEY WON'T STOP
UNTIL NO CHILD DIES FROM CANCER. It is my
hope that by having Official GFWC Virginia
Teams we can help make sure that no family
receives a bill for St. Jude treatments,
travel, housing or food. Families can focus
on what's important, helping their child
HOW TO REGISTER:
There are three GFWC Virginia Teams to
GFWC Virginia - Richmond
GFWC Virginia - Hampton
GFWC Virginia - Virtual
1. Enter the above address that corresponds
with your walk selection. It will bring up
that teams page.
2. Select “Join Team”
3. Create an account – You can “Walk and
fundraise”, “Run and fundraise” or
“Fundraise Only”. (For virtual walkers you
are signing up to fundraise)
4. Set your personal goal.
5. Make a personal donation if you want to –
not required. (There is a $10 registration
fee that is required)
6. Make payment and complete registration.
Now the fun begins! Raise money any way you
feel comfortable! Have a bake sale, a silent
auction, a bachelor auction! The activities
are only limited by your imagination! Raise
money through your personal page sponsored
by St. Jude, email friends and family and
let them know you are supporting this
amazing cause. You can also put out a link
to your donation page on Facebook.
If you need help with signing up let Bonnie
McRae or me know so we can walk you through
Happy Fundraising and thank you so much for
supporting this worthy cause! Here's to
Illuminating the Possibility of an end to
Joy Matkowsky GFWC Virginia 3rd Vice
President/Director of Junior Clubs
Woman’s Club Holds Wine-Tasting
To Kick Off Homes Tour
50th Annual Tour Set for Late Fall
The Woman’s Club of
McLean held a festive wine-tasting at Chain
Bridge Cellars to preview its 50th annual
Holiday Homes Tour in December.
The Holiday Homes Tour will take place on
Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.
to 3:00 a.m., exactly 50 years since the
traditional event was conceived of by a
Woman’s Club member to raise money for local
charities and nonprofits.
All proceeds will be donated to local
charities and nonprofits, such as Share,
Inc., Alternative House, the McLean Project
for the Arts,
Moore Colonial Farm, the McLean Volunteer
Fire Department, Fisher House and the McLean
Symphony, as well as used for scholarships
Tickets (the booklets) will be available in
early October at local businesses, including
Mesmeralda’s Gifts of McLean, Karin’s
Florist of Vienna and Great Dogs of Great
Falls, or may be obtained at one of the
homes on the tour. For more information,
Please send a signed release to the
GFWC Virginia President when publishing pictures
of children on this website.
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the specific needs
of the communities