GFWC Virginia Calendar

MAY 2017
25 Red Nose Day
JUNE 2017
2 The Virginia Clubwoman Article Deadline
23 GFWC LEADS, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, CA
23 GFWC Pre-Convention Meetings, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, CA
24-26 GFWC Convention, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, CA
11 GFWC Virginia Pre-Conference Board Meeting, Natural Bridge, VA
12 GFWC Virginia Conference, Natural Bridge, VA
13 GFWC Virginia LEADS, Natural Bridge, VA
18 The Virginia Clubwoman Article Deadline
24-26 GFWC Board of Directors Meeting, TBD
2-5 GFWC Southeastern Regional Conference, Kentucky
16 The Virginia Clubwoman Article Deadline
6 GFWC Holiday Reception, GFWC Headquarters, Washington, DC

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Meeting Highlights and Tips

  • Encourage fellow club members to attend.

  • Send in your registration.  Check to see if your club plans to do this as a group.  For GFWC Virginia meetings you can find a form online on the CALENDAR page or in The Virginia Clubwoman.

  • Reserve a hotel room, if necessary.  Mention the event for possible special room rates.

  • Carpool with members in your club and in clubs nearby.

  • Come to the meeting ready to make new friends, gather new ideas for club projects, learn about the organization, and have fun!

  • If you are attending a Convention be sure to bring your Call.

Unity in Diversity

GFWC’s motto is Unity in Diversity. It was first used in a speech given by New York clubwoman Ella Dietz Clymer at a banquet for Sorosis, one of the founding clubs of GFWC, on March 20, 1889. Ella’s words, “unity in diversity,” expressed her hope that the women of Sorosis would “form a lasting union of the women's clubs throughout the United States and possibly throughout the world. We do not feel that sectional differences will separate us; on the contrary, we hope that these very differences will form a bond of sympathy.”