Women of all ages, backgrounds, and interests work together to better the lives of others, make cities and towns a better place to live, and extend the hand of friendship to those near and far. Any woman who wants the opportunity for the fellowship and personal enrichment that comes through volunteerism is welcome. Working together, through Federation, we constitute a powerful service organization with diverse talents united in dedication to community service. Learn more about GFWC and GFWC of North Carolina: 120 Federation Facts
... I am a member because this organization continues to impact my life and the lives of those in my community. The friendships that I have made are invaluable to me...
Having grown up attending GFWC-NC Conventions when there were special Speakers, I loved the amazing work done by all the members and knew one day I wanted to be a part of it all. Now, I stay a member because I know and love the amazing work we do, and there are so many friends across the state that I couldn't imagine life without seeing them.
One of my most memorable experiences... attending my first GFWC-NC Convention in Raleigh. Julene McPhaul was President, and I was in awe of her posture, grace, and her general ability to run the Federation... I remember being so impressed with all those ladies in white dresses... yes, the pages! These are experiences I will never forget! I continue to love our Convention, where we can reconnect with old friends, and of course, make new ones!
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina was organized in May 1902 and is comprised of over 100 clubs across the state who are united in volunteer service. Our Community Service Programs include Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, Advocates for Children, Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement and Outreach, Education and Libraires, Environment, and Health and Wellness. Membership is for women 18 years and older.
GFWC of North Carolina added Junior Clubs in 1926. Junior Clubwomen are active in their local communities, and across the state and nation. They support projects in the GFWC-NC community service programs and have a special Advocates for Children focus each administration. Leadership training and advancement, volunteerism, and making a difference are key for Junior clubwomen. Junior Clubwomen range in age from 18 to 45.
GFWC-NC Juniorettes are young women, middle to high school age, working together to meet the needs of their communities through volunteer service projects. Since 1969, GFWC Juniorettes have sharpened their leadership skills and put their idealism to work in projects that benefit children, families, and communities, while having FUN!
If you are interested in membership in the GFWC of North Carolina after your club has disbanded, or where no federated club exists, please sign up for our Member-at-large Membership Level. The single purpose of the member- at-large status is to promote continuous GFWC-NC membership.