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


Check out more pictures from the August 2016 Conference.
GFWC Virginia State Fair Program

September 23, 26-30, 2016

Sign up as a volunteer for the Educational Exposition at the 2016 State Fair located at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia

GFWC VIRGINIA NEWS

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National
Immunization
Awareness
Month



Jenny Martin
GFWC VA Health Chairman


health@gfwcvirginia.org

 

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it is important for people of all ages to be vaccinated.

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 their vaccines.

A good resource about immunization information is your local health departments.

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.
   
St. 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 live.

HOW TO REGISTER:
There are three GFWC Virginia Teams to choose from:
GFWC Virginia - Richmond
GFWC Virginia - Hampton Roads
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 the process.

Happy Fundraising and thank you so much for supporting this worthy cause! Here's to Illuminating the Possibility of an end to childhood cancer!

Joy Matkowsky GFWC Virginia 3rd Vice President/Director of Junior Clubs jrdirector@gfwcvirginia.org


McLean 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, Claude Moore Colonial Farm, the McLean Volunteer Fire Department, Fisher House and the McLean Symphony, as well as used for scholarships and education.

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, visit www.mcleanwomansclub.org
--Laura Sheridan

 

 

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Annual Awards Booklet


SCHOLARSHIIPS
Phyllis Roberts
Mary Macon McGuire

Deadline:  March 15


GFWC VA Strategic Plan


STATE PROJECT
Dare to Dream
of No Hunger

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 create
global change
working on
a local level

They select projects
and programs
by determining
the specific needs
of the communities
in which
they live
and work
every day.