The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is proudly represented in thousands of communities around the world by dedicated volunteers who work to better the lives of others, make cities and towns better places to live, and extend the hand of friendship to those near and far. We are individuals of diverse talents, interests, and backgrounds united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.

Join the 2020-2022 nationwide membership recruitment campaign: Hats off to Membership!

  • Retention “Staying in the Game” (June, July Aug)
  • Recruitment “Exploring for New Members”(Sept, Oct, Nov)
  • Mentoring “Building the Connection” (Dec, Jan, Feb)
  • Recognition “Celebrating the Victory” (March, April, May)

The many benefits of belonging to GFWC

STRENGTH IN UNITY. GFWC members strengthen their voice in shaping public issues and policy through the combined efforts of women serving in their club, District, State Federation, Region, or at the national level.
SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. GFWC offers members a network of women with similar interests and concerns. Fun, fellowship, and lasting friendships are a large part of the GFWC experience.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Knowledge and experience acquired through GFWC volunteer training and community service can enhance a personal resume and open the door to new career or personal opportunities. Or, prompt new academic pursuits and success in a wide variety of fields.
A VARIED VOLUNTEER MENU. GFWC offers many national resources to help clubs plan and create community service projects in the diverse areas of Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement and Outreach, Education and Libraries, Environment, and Health and Wellness. GFWC also supports Special Programs that advance Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention and encourages members to become Advocates for Children.
HEALTH AND HAPPINESS. Studies show that the personal satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference helps volunteers live longer, function better, suffer fewer ills, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Project Ideas

  • Meet & Greet – Clubs have discovered food + door prizes + planning + participation + execution = success. Place Ads were in local papers and on social media, and fliers in area businesses. Decorate tables for the event, offer finger foods and desserts, and tables filled with club info, press books, story boards highlighting club projects, and an array of arts and crafts made by members and students. Make it fun! Have them sign a guest book and offer door prizes.
  • Get to know one another better – Develop a member directory, create a new-member handout, and start a big-sister program to encourage more participation and retention. To accomplish these objectives, provide more social time at meetings and social events in the community.
  • GFWC provides membership resources through the Membership Services tab on the GFWC website including but not limited to Awards, Contests and Grants, Membership Benefits & Discounts, Recruitment Campaigns, Recognition Pins, Logo merchandise, and Mediators Program.

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