A Proud Member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs
The GFWC Treasure Coast Women, Vero Beach, FL, is a not for profit women’s service organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteerism. We are members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs—the oldest women's clubs and one of the largest women’s service organization in the world. www.gfwc.org
L to R: Sandy Hall, Britain Hogan, Dorothy Hendricks, Jessica Schmitt, Suzanne Erianne, Sara Dessureau (Dist. Dir.), Barbara Fallon
President - Barbara Fallon - email@example.com
First Vice President - Suzanne Erianne - Programs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Vice President - Jessica Schmitt - Membership - email@example.com
ABOUT US- Our club was Organized and Federated in 1980. Our club flower is the yellow daisy. We are proud members of General Federation of Women’s Clubs (www.gfwc.org) and GFWC Florida Federation (www.gfwcflorida.org). We meet the first Monday of each month except July and August in the Community Center, 2266 14th Avenue, Vero Beach from 6:30pm to approximately 8:30pm which includes our refreshment and program time.. If the first Monday is a holiday we meet the following Monday. Our E-board meets the fourth Monday of each month along with committee chairmen and their committees meet as needed throughout the year.
Who we are
In all 50 states and more than a dozen
countries, our members work locally to create global change. GFWC clubwomen are
mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, doctors, teachers, and community leaders
who are dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
From our historic Headquarters
in Washington, D.C., GFWC leaders and staff offer support and guidance to more
than 100,000 members and more than 4,000 clubs, who collaborate on projects
that touch lives in their own hometowns and around the globe.
GFWC is distinguished from other service organizations by the breadth of our
outreach. Our community service programs span all areas of the lives of our
members, their families, and communities: arts, conservation, education,
home life, public issues, and international outreach.
In addition, GFWC has earned a reputation as a powerful force in the fight
against domestic violence. GFWC was recognized on the floor of the United States
Senate as “a gem among our midst” by Senator Joseph Biden (Del.) for our work
in bringing hope to victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
(November 16, 2006)
In 1994, GFWC founder Jane Cunningham Croly was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of
Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y. For her work in
founding GFWC, Croly was said to have “set in motion the power of a vast,
previously untapped and unorganized sisterhood of capable American women that
would reshape American society.”
Our members work each day to continue this legacy and to reshape their
communities to enhance the lives of others.
What We Do
Since it was founded in 1890, the
General Federation of Women's Clubs has been a unifying force, bringing
together local women's clubs from around the country and throughout the world.
Although there is considerable diversity in the ages, interests, and
experiences of GFWC clubwomen, all are united by a dedication to community
improvement through volunteer service.
Accomplishments during GFWC's first
century include: establishing 75 percent of the country's public libraries,
developing kindergartens in the public schools, and working for food and drug
During its second century, the
Federation has pledged to maintain its commitment to working for a better
world. With "Unity in Diversity" as its motto and a strong umbrella
of programs that clubs may adapt to suit the needs of their communities, GFWC
encourages the flexibility that has enabled it to expand its reach in a rapidly
We have five club fundraisers throughout the year and our six committees have fundraisers for their special projects.
Our membership chairman conducts two orientations during the year as well as two or three new member inductions. The Education committee hosts a Scholarship/Member Social each July and awards 4 or more scholarships to qualifying local High School Seniors.
We are serious about our role in the community but we also know how to have fun.
We would love to have you come to a meeting as a visitor and check us out. If you like a fun social environment while giving back to your community in a long established traditional way, and reap the rewards of helping so many people in your community, we might be just right for you. All ladies 18 and over welcome!