Pierson Phillips

: July 23, 2019 3:47 pm : News

Pierson Phillips
2004 – 2019
Proud GFWC Supporter and Speaker
A thank you from his parents:
We would like to thank everyone at the GFWC for all of the support and care you gave our son these past few years.  There was such a wonderful outpouring of condolences and love after Pierson’s death that we cannot put into works how thankful we are.  The memories that we have from our trup to St. Louis, for the GFWC International Convention in 2018, are near and dear to us as it was the last trip we took together as well as the last speech he gave.  We consider it to be his best speach ever.

Pierson was a fierce advocate for mental illness and suicide prevention so it was with sadness that we announced his death in January due to his illness.  But because of you, we have an amazing legacy that he left us and we will be continuing the work that he started by creating The Pierson Project,  which will focus on suicide prevention.  We would also like to announce that with the generous donations we received from the Missouri GFWC at their state convention, we were able to hand out the first Pierson Phillips Memorial Scholarship.  $1000 was awarded to Peter Moriarity, who spent time after Pierson’s death advocating at the state level for suicide prevention.  Peter was a classmate and close friend to Pierson and he has shown great bravery and strength in light of this tragedy.  

Travis and I want to extend our gratitude to all of the members of GFWC for giving our son the ability to make a difference in this world.  For giving us amazing memories of him showing how he was wiser than his years.  For giving our son hope.  And for giving us a purpose to continue on without our only child.  We thank each and every one of you from the bottoms of our hearts.

The Pierson Project is on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Starting August 1, 2019.  More information on the Pierson Project will also be available at
www.the piersonproject.org

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Workshop and MVR Conference Notice

: May 22, 2019 7:54 pm : Events, News

2019 GFWC MN Fall Workshop
Ladies, the fall workshop big event is coming up very soon!
Dates:  July 26 and 27, at St. Francis Center, Little Falls
click to download registartion form……..

Fall Workshop pdf


September 19 – 22, 2019
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center
6100  College  Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas

Room Rate: $124 for King Room or 2 Double bed rooms
Triple Rate is $134 and Quad is $144


Mary Ellen Brock, International President
Marian St. Clair, International President -Elect
Special Event on Thursday Evening September 19, 2019
Tours on Friday AM
MVR Board Meeting Friday, 4 PM
Kansas State Night on Friday, September 20
Adjournment on Sunday, Sep t22, before noon


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Fall Workshop

: May 20, 2019 10:19 am : Events, News

Fall Workshop pdf

Ladies, the fall workshop big event is coming up very soon!
Dates:  July 26 and 27, at St. Francis Center, Little Falls
The registration form is linked above…. click to download

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Join The Legislative Action Center

: February 12, 2019 9:26 am : GFWC of Minnesota Newsletter, News

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.

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“Unity in Diversity” Logo

: December 22, 2018 1:58 pm : News

“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”

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MN GFWC Fall 2018 Newsletter

: November 12, 2018 4:04 pm : News

GFWC MN Fall 2018 newsletter

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WHRC Your Information Resource

: November 6, 2018 10:40 am : News

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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Nevis Women’s Club serves Violence Awareness Dinner

: November 5, 2018 5:35 pm : Gallery of MN Clubs, News

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


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