Enhancing the Lives of Others Through Volunteer Service

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Welcome to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in North Carolina

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina (GFWC-NC) is united in its dedication to volunteer community
service. We are diverse in age, interests and experiences, and are united by a desire to create positive change in our communities.
Together, we transform lives every day.

Established in 1890, GFWC and its over 60,000 members represent more than 20 countries. GFWC offers members a network of women with similar interests and concerns, fellowship, and lasting friendships. Members and clubs maintain their identity and focus while benefitting from strength that comes from being a part of the international service organization whose motto is “Unity in Diversity”.

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The Benefits of Belonging

  • Strength in Unity for Shaping Public Issues and Policy
  • Leadership Training and Professional Development
  • A Varied Volunteer Framework for Community Service and Special Programs
  • Monthly GFWC-NC North Carolina Clubwoman Magazine
  • GFWC-NC & GFWC National Headquarters and Professional Staff
  • GFWC Weekly News and Notes Newsletter and GFWC Clubwoman Magazine
  • GFWC Women's History & Resource Center in Washington, DC
  • GFWC Representation on Capitol Hill and Legislative Action Alerts
  • Participation in all Levels of Federation Awards, Contests and Grants Programs
  • Opportunity to Participate in the Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO) Honorary Educational Society

…and much more.

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A Message from Hope Hockaday, GFWC-NC Director of Junior Clubs and Third Vice President

I am beyond honored that you have chosen me to serve the North Carolina Federation as part of the 2022-2024 administration. I am excited to work with all of you to make a collective impact across the state. My theme for......

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