MLK National Day of Service

The Nevis Women’s Club donated 46 hours of service by sewing for Days for Girls.  DFG is an international organization which makes a difference in girls lives around the world.  In many countries girls resort to using rags, banana leaves and even cow dung to manage their menstral cycle. Days for Girls provides a safe, washable and long lasting alternative by providing kits that include panties, shields, as shown, which snap around panties and flannel liners that are inserted into the shield. The women completed 34 shields and 13 kit bags. 

2020 MN State Convention

The 2020 GFWC MN State Convention will be held on 

May 1-3, 2020 at Morton Minnesota, Jackpot Junction

2020 will be the 125th year of Federation and 100th year convention

2020 MN District Conventions

Southeast –  Winthrop – March 28
Southwest – Sleepy Eye – April 4
Northeast – Grand Rapids – April 1
West Central – Elbow Lake – April 18
East Central –
North District – 
                            

“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.

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.

2014 – 2016 Jennie Award Winner Minnesota

Jennie Award WInner MN
Judy Loewe, Jennie Award Winner MN

2014-2016 MINNESOTA JENNIE AWARD went to Judy Loewe from the Ladies Tourist Club, GFWC, Henderson, Southeast District. She will be recognized at the GFWC Mississippi Valley Region Conference in Bismarck, ND, on September 24, 2015 along with the other state winners from the region. From these winners two will be chosen to compete at the national level. One club women from each of the eight regions will be selected for national recognition at the GFWC International Convention in Baltimore, MD, June 24-27, 2016.

Congratulations to the following GFWC of MN clubwomen who were also given their club’s honor as a GFWC Jennie Award nominee:

Virginia Galle, GFWC Windom Tourist Club, Windom, Southwest District

Marge Fabre, GFWC Library Club, Mahnomen, Northwest District

Lorraine Peschel, GFWC Gradatim Club, Sauk Centre, Central District

–Sherry Wellman, Chairman

GFWC of MN Jennie Awards