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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
I look forward to your report on the progress of clubs on these Seven Grand Initiatives and I will forward this info to GFWC.
If you need any handouts or have questions on this MINI LEADS Session please call or email.
Hi GFWC MN Leaders,
As LEADERS please “Lead by example.” Join TODAY the GFWC LEGISLATIVE ALERT CENTER and support one of Int’l President Brock’s Grand Initiatives: that 1000 members join the Legislative Action Center.
Let’s do our part doing little things in a big way. Our goal as MN leaders is 750 members JOIN this legislative Center. Yes we CAN DO IT. The clubs with 100% sign-up participation will receive a prize.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to GFWC.org and click on “What We Do”
2. Then scroll down to Public Policy and click on “take action”
3. Next page.. Scroll down to Legislative Action Center PICTURE and click on it.
4. Go to right hand column … “join the Legislative Action Center and Click on “JOIN NOW”
OR simply click on this link for the form.
*Pass it on! District Presidents PLEASE forward email to your clubs ASAP or better yet forward to members of your clubs and then…
*Follow-up. Let me now how many of you as leaders joined and how many club members joined by end of February
Whether you monitor, support, or oppose issues you owe it to yourself, your community, and your country to BE INFORMED.
“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”
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.
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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.