Focus on Community

“Let your joy and good work bloom like the flowers of spring!” – unknown

Our local communities rely on us. The programs, projects, and fundraising we provide improve the lives of women, children, and families, whether it is feeding the neighborhood through food drives, adopting nursing homes and sending the residents birthday boxes or cards, or adopting a school to support teachers and students each year. Simple projects can have lasting impact and transform our neighborhoods.

There are many opportunities to serve your community with Done-in-a-Day projects that have lasting impact! At the GFWC-NC Arts Festival, we created upcycled bird feeders, art kits for students, and activity kits for the children at Ronald McDonald House. Many, many thanks to GFWC-NC Program Chairmen Mary Pendill, Jennifer Richards, Rebecca Duffy, and Christy Frisbee for your time and creativity! Be sure to read Christy’s article this month, which focuses on National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is Cancer Control Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Financial Literacy Month, and National Poetry Month. National Library Week is the second full week of April and Earth Day is April 22nd.

And Federation Day is April 24th! It falls on the day after the State convention in Winston Salem this year. The deadline for entry for this year’s Federation Day Contest is May 25, 2022. Click here for details. The winner will receive a $100 gift card to use for projects in their community. Be sure to join in the fun and share your projects on Facebook!

The GFWC of North Carolina Top Ten and Club Creativity projects for each CSP, ESO, Special Program, and Advancement Plan have been submitted to GFWC, as well as the GFWC-NC State Statistical Report. We will be preparing the GFWC-NC Top Ten list over the next month, and we will have the opportunity to share our Clubwomen’s achievements at the Convention in Winston-Salem on April 22nd-23rd, so make your plans to attend. Our sincere appreciation goes to our GFWC-NC and GFWC-NC Jr. Program Chairmen who worked many hours reviewing entries, coordinating judges, and writing summaries. They did an outstanding job!

We appreciate you for sharing your club’s programs and all the details with us. We know it took time to tally hours and donations, write narratives, and send in your CP&S forms and award entries. Thank you for recording our history! There will be a day when we look back and wonder how we accomplished so much, especially during the pandemic!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Karen Throckmorton, GFWC-NC 1st Vice President

Pam Mediano, GFWC-NC Dean of Junior Community Service Programs




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