1902-2022 Celebrating 120 Years!

Women of all ages, backgrounds, and interests work together to make their communities, state, and nation a better place to live. Any woman who wants the opportunity for the fellowship and fulfillment that comes through volunteerism is welcome. Through Federation you can develop talents, abilities, and skills, which united with common goals enables clubs to make an impact in their communities. To learn more about GFWC and GFWC of North Carolina refer to 120 Federation Facts


  • A monthly GFWC-NC Clubwoman magazine
  • Access to State and National Program guidelines and resource materials
  • Access to State and National websites
  • Access to State and National Headquarters with professional staff
  • Access to the Women's History and Resource Center in Washington, DC
  • Participation in all levels of Federation recognition and awards programs
  • Representation on Capitol Hill
  • Access to GFWC Public Policy Updates and Legislative Alerts
  • Representation and membership with State and National organizations
  • Access to Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO) honorary educational society
  • Access to all levels of Federation educational workshops and training sessions
  • Access to and support from leadership at all levels of Federation
  • Participation in meaningful volunteer community service in a variety of areas
  • Access to leadership training and career enhancement opportunities
  • Friendship and networking opportunities around the state and country
  • Prestige of belonging to one of the world's oldest and largest service organizations

Membership Levels

General 18 years and older

General Membership is for women 18 years and older. The North Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs was organized May, 1902. GFWC-NC is composed of local clubs who today are united into a statewide volunteer organization for the promotion of education, community service, and to provide leadership development.

Junior 18-45 years of age

GFWC-NC Juniors were added in 1926. During the formative years, Junior Clubwomen were aged 16-25, with the age limit moving to 30, then 35 and now at 45. Junior Clubwomen are active in their communities, the state, and the nation. Leadership training and charitable contributions are key to Junior Clubwomen.

Juniorette Middle and High School

GFWC-NC Juniorettes are young women, middle to high school age, working together to meet the needs of their communities through volunteer service projects. Since 1969, GFWC Juniorettes have sharpened their leadership skills and put their idealism to work in projects that benefit children, families, and communities, while having FUN!

If you are interested in maintaining membership in the GFWC-NC after your club has disbanded, or where no federated club exists, please sign up for our Member-at-large Membership Level. The single purpose of the member- at-large status is to promote continuous GFWC-NC membership.

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