The 19 virus is affecting every person on this planet. And, as you must have heard, protection supplies are diminishing. The Nevis Women’s Club rallied together through the inspiration of an awesome member, Ginny Benson, to become Mask Makers. Ginny contacted health facilities and has received requests from all over the country. So far, with the help of several club members and their friends, they have made over 1500 masks!! Ginny is mailing bundles of masks daily to nursing homes and health care facilities. If someone does not sew, they cut fabric and/or donate to the postage fund. This website editor is pretty sure many clubs in MN have taken on this task. Let’s hear which clubs are ‘stitching’ in. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add club names when I hear from you,
From the Desk of GFWC MN State President, Jean Walker
30 March 2020
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
Southeast – Winthrop – March 28 – Saturday
Southwest – Sleepy Eye – April 18- Saturday
Northeast – Grand Rapids – April 1 – Wednesday
Northwest – Thief River Falls – April 18th – Saturday
West Central – Elbow Lake – April 18 – Saturday
East Central – Bloomington – April 7th – Tuesday