Martin Luther King Jr. Day 21

MN Leaders,
Be responsible LEADERS and PLEASE FORWARD this info to your CLUB  ASAP and to it’s members so they too can become familiar and assist in these initiatives. And please READ and utilize suggestions for the coming year beginning with Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan 21 activities. 
 
The possibilities are endless and I’m sure you already have an activity ready to put into action immediately on Jan 21 without even leaving your cozy, warm home… such as writing letters to service members or sending a thank you to a service member family or calling/emailing a service member in your community for their continued work. The possibilities are endlesss … maybe it’s emailing or writing a note to someone in a nursing home or assisted living…. or a thank you note to a club member or community member. 
 
 Let Dr. King’s spirit inspire your club’s day of service: “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
 
(It would be delightful if you would email me your club activities for Martin Luther King Jr Day). I look forward to the endless small things you can do in ONE DAY!   

Yvonne Schilplin
GFWC MN

2019 EMPOWERING WOMAN PROGRAM

Every odd year, GFWC of Minnesota clubs are given the opportunity to honor a member who demonstrates the unique quality of empowering other women.  This is your chance to honor one clubwoman during the GFWC of Minnesota Annual Convention in Walker on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

The following criteria describes an Empowering Woman:
1.   Demonstrates outstanding contribution to your club and its projects.
2.   Exhibits significant leadership qualities and the ability to encourage others to develop their leadership skills.
3.   Portrays a positive attitude and willingness to empower others.

Please write a brief half-page description of your Empowering Woman’s contributions to your club and how she has empowered others. A picture suitable for reproduction would be great.  Be sure to include her activities at the district and state or international level if she has been involved.  The information and photos you provide will be compiled into a commemorative booklet for distribution at the  banquet..

Please submit your material postmarked by March 1, 2019 to:
Sherry Wellman
GFWC of MN Empowering Women Program
103 Garfield Avenue SW
Fertile, MN 56540
or
sherrywellman56@gmail.com

 

“Unity in Diversity” Logo

“Unity in Diversity”  What your logo says

The Federation’s proud tradition of connecting with one another began in 1868 with founder Jane Cunningham Croly, a professional journalist from New York City.  In 1889, the official motto became “Unity in Diversity” by Sorosis President, Ella Dietz Clymer at a meeting of 61 clubs.  In 1892, a pin with the rising sun was chosen to identify each member.  In 1920, International Prsident, Alice Ames Winter updated the member to what it is today.  the logo illustrates the crusader’s shield, signifying enlightenment, emerging from the darkened world, represented by a black center,.  The band encircling the center signifies eternity: a fully risen sun on a field of blue symbolizes purity.  For constancy, bluesurrounds the letter GFWC and the motto “Unity in Diversity”

WHRC Your Information Resource

So you have a  question about GFWC  procedures?  
Click on National Site, which is on the home page, click on Resources.
Several pertinent topics are listed alphabetically. 
There you will find answers to most questions.
You can send an email to WHRC and they will respond.

Nevis Women’s Club serves Violence Awareness Dinner

In October, the Nevis Women’s Club prepared a ‘comfort’ dinner of meat loaf (they made 50 individual loaves!), mashed tatoes, corn, coleslaw and rolls to about 200 people.  This was the only fundraiser for the  Domestic Violence Center in Park  Rapids.  Proceeds of $2900 will help the center.

Jody Prybil and Melissa Zincke                Judy Anderson, Marilyn                         
making mashed tatoes                                  Luksik, Kay James

    

Nevis Women’s Club holds Membership Tea

Nevis Women’s Club Held a Membership Tea 
A lovely setting…new people to meet….sharing 
club’s purpose, plans, and activities.  
And…five women joined their club!

Thank You Tuesday

Leadership Ideas from Yvonne Schilplin,  Leadership Chairman

GFWC International President Mary Ellen Brock recommends that we participate in “Thank You Tuesday” by writing in a journal or by sending a note on a job well done.  Maybe one of your members took the initative to lead a group project.  She would appreciate a Thank you note from you.  Maybe a group in town has given help or guidance to your club.  A “Thank You Tuesday” note would be great! Maybe a member gave you a ride to a meeting or eventm, or maybe a mlember made a great dessert, or maybe a member gave an informative presentation, send a “Thank You Tuesday” note.

“Thank You Tuesday” correspondence can be sent to members of your family, neighbors, friends, etc.  We have all received Thank You notes and know how those notes are the most heartfelt ways of expressing gratitude.  

Write a “Thank You Tuesday” note or two each Tuesday and know that you are spreading warm, juzzy feelings to the  recipients of your notes.

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2017 Empowering Women Program GFWC of Minnesota

GFWC of MN OfficersEvery odd year, GFWC of Minnesota clubs are given the opportunity to honor a member who demonstrates the unique quality of empowering other women.  This is your chance to honor one clubwoman during the GFWC of Minnesota Annual Convention in Bloomington on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

 

The following criteria describe an Empowering Woman:

 

  1. Demonstrates outstanding contributions to your club and its projects.

 

  1. Exhibits significant leadership qualities and the ability to encourage others to develop their leadership skills.

 

  1. Portrays a positive attitude and willingness to empower others.

 

Please write a brief half-page description of your Empowering Woman’s contributions to your club and how she has empowered others.  A picture suitable for reproduction would be great.  Be sure to include her activities at the district and state level or international level if she has been involved.  The information and photos you provide will be compiled into a commemorative booklet for distribution at the state convention.

 

Please submit your material by March 1, 2017 to:

 

Pat Mumm, President

GFWC of Minnesota

47881 310th St.

Hancock, MN  56244

Or

patmumm@gmail.com

 

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