Women of all ages, backgrounds, and interests work together to make their communities, their state, and their nation a better place in which to live. Any woman who desires the opportunity for the fellowship and fulfillment that come from volunteering is welcome. Through Federation involvement you can develop talents, abilities, and skills which united with a common goal enables clubs to make an impact in their communities.
... I am a member because this organization continues to impact my life and the lives of those in my community. The friendships that I have made are invaluable to me...
Having grown up attending GFWC-NC Conventions when there were special Speakers, I loved the amazing work done by all the members and knew one day I wanted to be a part of it all. Now, I stay a member because I know and love the amazing work we do, and there are so many friends across the state that I couldn't imagine life without seeing them.
One of my most memorable experiences... attending my first GFWC-NC Convention in Raleigh. Julene McPhaul was President, and I was in awe of her posture, grace, and her general ability to run the Federation... I remember being so impressed with all those ladies in white dresses... yes, the pages! These are experiences I will never forget! I continue to love our Convention, where we can reconnect with old friends, and of course, make new ones!
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.
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.
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.