About Federation

GFWC is the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)

GFWC Virginia Ongoing Project: Volunteers at the State Fair of Virginia

General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)

 Nearly 80,000 members strong, the General Federation of Women's Clubs is united in its dedication to volunteer community service. While diverse in age, interests, and experiences, all clubwomen are united by a desire to create positive change in their communities. 

Click on the emblem above for more information. The video below also provides a summary of the work of GFWC.

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GFWC Virginia History

GFWC Virginia Ongoing Project: Volunteers at the State Fair of Virginia

General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)

GFWC Virginia is building on its legacy.

Click here for the history of GFWC Virginia and its current strategic plan.

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GFWC Virginia Ongoing Project: Volunteers at the State Fair of Virginia

GFWC Virginia Ongoing Project: Volunteers at the State Fair of Virginia

GFWC Virginia Ongoing Project: Volunteers at the State Fair of Virginia

 The Virginia State Fair is located at The Meadow Event Park, in Doswell, Virginia (near King’s Dominion). GFWC Virginia clubwomen volunteer for the Educational Exposition, the largest outdoor classroom in the state. This year marks the 34th year of service to this project.

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Community Service Programs (CSPs)

Changes Coming Soon!

Civic Engagement and Outreach

Changes Coming Soon!

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Beginning July 1, 2020, there will be five GFWC Community Service Programs (CSPs). Handouts are available here that preview each one.

  

Click here to see how projects realign with the new CSPs and here for answers to frequently asked questions. The 2020-2022 GFWC Club Manual with additional details will be available July 1.

Arts and Culture

Civic Engagement and Outreach

Changes Coming Soon!

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 The study of art and culture enriches the human experience. Art education improves problem solving and critical thinking skills, builds focus and perseverance, and nurtures creativity, confidence, and collaboration. Cultural awareness promotes effective communication and profoundly increases the ability to appreciate and enjoy a variety of new people and experiences.

Arts@gfwcvirginia.org

Civic Engagement and Outreach

Civic Engagement and Outreach

Civic Engagement and Outreach

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The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The four “broad strokes” of this effort include: Citizenship; Crime Prevention, Safety, and Disaster Preparedness; the Needy, Hungry, and Homeless; and Our Military Personnel and Veterans.

Education and Libraries

Education and Libraries

Civic Engagement and Outreach

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GFWC members promote education in both children and adults. We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn.

Projects in the Education Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions

and opportunities, and to promote literacy, libraries, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the

growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.

Education@gfwcvirginia.org

Environment

Education and Libraries

Health and Wellness

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 The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature.

Health and Wellness

Education and Libraries

Health and Wellness

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 The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our wellbeing, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.

CSP Documents

Arts and Culture CSP Handout (pdf)

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Civic Engagement and Outreach CSP Handout (pdf)

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Education and Libraries CSP Handout (pdf)

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Environment CSP Handout (pdf)

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Health and Wellness CSP Handout (pdf)

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All CSP Handouts (pdf)

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2020-2022 GFWC Realignment of 2018-2020 Projects (pdf)

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2020-2022 GFWC CSP Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

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GFWC Virginia Districts

Alice Kyle District

Alice Kyle District

Alice Kyle District

Yolan Williams, President

yolanfwilliams@gmail.com

Blue Ridge District

Alice Kyle District

Alice Kyle District

Carolyn Fellers, President

 cmpcat4337@gmail.com

Lee District

Alice Kyle District

Northern District

Carol Outten, President 

outtens@comcast.net

Northern District

Shenandoah District

Northern District

 Peggy Schlegelmilch 

pschlege@gmail.com

Shenandoah District

Shenandoah District

Shenandoah District

Ingrid Sinclair-Day, President

sincpatch@comcast.net

Southside District

Shenandoah District

Shenandoah District

Lori Chevalier, President

lori.chevalier@bankofamerica.com

Southwestern District

Southwestern District

Southwestern District

Faye Bocock, President

faye_bocock@comcast.net

Tidewater District

Southwestern District

Southwestern District

Wanda Alvis, President

wsalvis@hotmail.com

Featured Clubs

GFWC Vinton Woman's Club

GFWC Metropolitan Richmond Woman's Club

GFWC Metropolitan Richmond Woman's Club

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GFWC Vinton Woman's Club and the Vinton Police Department continued their annual tradition of planting the Vinton Pinwheel Garden despite COVID-19. After talking with town officials, members decided to proceed by staying more than six feet apart with only four participants.  Three club members and a spouse maintained social distancing to plant the pinwheels to bring attention to Child Abuse Awareness Month in April. Concern about the well-being of children is perhaps even more important during these trying times.

GFWC Metropolitan Richmond Woman's Club

GFWC Metropolitan Richmond Woman's Club

GFWC Metropolitan Richmond Woman's Club

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MRWC members have actively helped others during the pandemic. They prepared and delivered 100 bag lunches for the homeless in April. They also held a virtual drive for Feed More, which is the Central Virginia foodbank, and the Richmond SPCA. Additionally, members donated funds for supplies and have been making protective masks for residents and staff at a local assisted living facility.

Scholarship Applications

Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship (pdf)

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Phyllis V. Roberts Scholarship (pdf)

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Forms and Documents

2019 GFWC Virginia Annual Report (pdf)

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2018 GFWC Virginia Annual Report (pdf)

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2018-2020 State Project (docx)

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A Brief History of GFWC Virginia (pdf)

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2019 State Fair (docx)

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2020-2022 GFWC Virginia Strategic Plan (pdf)

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GFWC Promotional Video

Learn how volunteer service over more than 125 years has made a difference in the lives of others.