Focus on Community Impact

Our local communities rely on us. The programs, projects, and fundraising we provide improve the lives of women, children, and families, whether it is feeding the neighborhood through food drives, adopting a nursing home, and sending residents birthday boxes or cards, or adopting a school to support teachers and students each year. Simple projects can have lasting impact and transform our neighborhoods.

This Administration GFWC’s focus on Community Impact has increased. The Community Impact Award process has been expanded to accommodate the diversity of our clubs – large or small – with one-day, monthly, or annual projects.

The award submission process has also been greatly simplified. Now is the time to consider projects for the Community Impact Award. Select one to three projects and plan your strategies and action plans. The projects must be performed from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. This is a two-year award.

Here are a few questions to keep in mind while developing project plans, regardless of whether you choose to submit them for award consideration:

Will the project increase community awareness?

What is the degree of success and are the goals measurable?

Is there long-term viability?

Both the GFWC-NC and GFWC Club Manuals provide additional details on the requirements. The award entry form can be found under the GFWC-NC Community Service tab – Awards and Reports.

The 2020-2022 Award Entry is due March 1, 2022 to the GFWC-NC 1st Vice President. The first and second place entries receive a cash award, and the winner will be submitted to GFWC for an opportunity to win $2,500.00 to further their community impact initiatives.

GFWC Affiliate Organizations have had lasting impact in communities around the world. They are great partners and resources for us. You can learn more about them through the Webinar Series. Follow News & Notes and monitor the Important Dates Calendar at for updates regarding the series.

Up next is the UN Foundation [email protected] Campaign on March 10th at 4:00pm. Registration is required through the Events tab on the GFWC Member Portal. These webinars are presented live and will include time for Q&A. The webinars will be recorded so that you can watch the webinar later if you have already registered.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Karen Throckmorton, GFWC-NC 1st Vice President

Pam Mediano, GFWC-NC Dean of Junior Community Service Programs



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