Of Women's Clubs
MINNESOTA GENERAL FEDERATION of WOMEN’S CLUBS
Jean Walker, MN State President
Our Military veterans mean a great deal to Jean Walker, MN GFWC State President 2018-2020. She is proud to announce her projects for the next two years will be to help our military veterans. Her theme is “GFWC-MN Supports our Stars” Her two projects are to raise funds to send a Veteran on an ‘Honor Flight’ to Washington D.C. and to support the ‘Eagles Healing Nest’ in Sauk Centre and ‘Haven for Heroes’ in Anoka. President Jean will keep club members up to date with how clubs can participate. There is much to look forward to in the next two years. Minnesota will hold its 125th state convention in May 2019. The General Federated Women’s Clubs of Minnesota are a marvelous group of women that contribute positive enhancements for our families, children and communities through volunteering. We have to get back to basics and let everyone know Who We Are, What We Do, and Why We Matter.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901.
Headquartered in a National Historic Landmark building in Washington D.C., GFWC has a long history of philanthropy, social and political advocacy, and community leadership.
More than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in the United States and in more than a dozen countries. These women work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.
In 2010, GFWC and its members raised nearly $46 million on behalf of more than 136,000 projects, and volunteered more that 5.2 million hours.
- 30 March 2020
- From the Desk of GFWC MN State President, Jean Walker
Dear Members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Minnesota,
It is with sadness that I am notifying you of the cancellation of the GFWC of MN Convention scheduled for May 1-3, 2020.
I am notifying GFWC Headquarters of our change in plans as well and Mississippi
Valley Region President Kathleen Flock.
After considering all the information currently available from the Center for Disease
Control and the MN Department of Health, Your Board made this difficult decision. When
the infection rate is halted, your Board is planning to extend the Fall Workshop one day where we can gather and celebrate the year, the 2019 awards will be given out and we will meet our new Club, District and State officers for 2020-2022.
I am working with our Leadership Chairman Yvonne Schilplin on a way for our elections to take place by email or phone conference. Yvonne will be emailing a letter explaining the process that you can use to get our elections completed so the new officers can take charge for 2020-2022. We all know this is a trying time and if we work together, we will get this done.
I pray for your well being and good health in the coming days. Remain calm and STAY HOME!
Yours in Federation,
Jean Walker, GFWC of MN State President 2018-2020
426 E Ross Avenue
Warren, MN 56762
KNOW YOUR ORGANIZATION
Mission Statement – The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international organization dedicated to community involvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
GFWC Founding – April 24, 1890 by Jane Cunningham Croly
Motto – “Unity in Diversity”
Federation Flower – The red rose adopted in May 1940.
Song – In 1922, “America, The Beautiful” was chosen.
GFWC International Headquarters – GFWC President Alice Ames Winters (1920-1924) located a Victorian mansion at 1734 N Street NM, Washington, D.C.