Fundraising – Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

Federation Friday: Volume 1, Issue 29, January 18, 2019


With the onset of the new year, here’s hoping that each of you are feeling inspired to continue doing what we do best… enhancing and transforming the lives of others, together, through our volunteer service. The word inspirational is an adjective used to describe someone who provides or shows creative or spiritual motivation, stimulation and encouragement. “WHO” comes to mind when you hear the word “Inspirational”? And more specifically, WHO are the “Inspirational Women” in your life? As you know our GFWC-NC theme is “Celebrate Women” and our State Fundraising Committee wants to be part of the action. At the April 2019 State Convention, attendees will determine which District has the “Most Inspirational Woman”! 

Each District will select a member as its representative, who will then choose a, famous and recognizable, Inspirational Woman and then transform into character! Each District representative may wear her costume at club and district meetings to collect votes. Votes are dollars collected with $1.00 equating to 1 vote. District Representatives must wear their costume at the designated times during our 2019 State Convention. The District that raises the most $$ will be declared our winner, earn bragging rights and receive the coveted “Annie Award”. The “Annie Award” is unique to this administration and named in honor of our “inspirational leader”, President Ann Landis. 

Districts, if you haven’t done so already, select your representative and choose your Inspirational Woman! Contact GFWC-NC Fundraising Chairman Cindy Hewett ([email protected]) with the name of your representative and Inspirational Woman. No two districts will have the same Inspirational Woman and the decision will be made on a first contact basis. Funds raised from our “Most Inspirational Woman Contest” will support our General Fund. 

 Additionally, we are looking for 100 women to donate $100 each to support our Legacy Fund. With their $100 donation, these women will then be members of our “Girls With Pearls Society” and will each receive a “GWPS” card to display during Convention. Additionally, we will unveil a special commemoration, exclusively, for “GWPS” members. Make plans to join in on the fun, become a member of “GWPS” and let your inspiration shine! 

Thank you in advance for supporting GFWC-NC fundraising 

January 21st is Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday. It is celebrated each year on the third Monday of January. In some states it is also referred to as Civil Rights Day or Human Rights Day. It is the 1st of the GFWC Grand Initiatives; 1,000 clubs will do a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Dr. King believed that everyone can be champions of civil rights, no matter the profession they chose in life. “Whatever career you may choose for yourself – doctor, lawyer, teacher – let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights. Make it a central part of your life. It will make you a better doctor, a better lawyer, a better teacher. It will enrich your spirit as nothing else possibly can.” 

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love” 

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 



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