Public Issues

The GFWC Public Issues Community Service Program is designed to connect members actively with effective projects and activities relating to civic engagement.

This program focuses on the following areas:

  • Citizenship – Educate club members and local communities on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
  • Military Personnel – Educate club members and local communities on needs of military families.
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness  – Educate club members and local communities on disaster readiness, recovery, and relief.
  • Safety and Crime Prevention  – Educate club members and local communities on home, road, and Internet safety.


  • Address issues such as running for office.
  • Hold a voter registration.
  • Take an active role in the election process. Encourage schools to engage future voters with innovative programs on elections.
  • Consider projects about democracy.
  • Support our military personnel.
  • Visit, volunteer, and help preserve historic sites, monuments, and homes.


1945 – A total of 24 fighter planes and bombers were bought by selling war bonds. NC clubwomen sold over 12M in war bonds and purchased the hospital ship, Larkspur.
1954 – GFWC began Community Improvement Program and offered $60,000 in prizes.
1963 – The Federation Drive for Seatbelts won the Governor’s Outstanding Service Award in the field of Traffic Accident Prevention.
1999 – Supported Special Olympics World Games held in Raleigh.