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:
GFWC of MN Empowering Women Program
103 Garfield Avenue SW
Fertile, MN 56540
“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.
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 Held a Membership Tea
A lovely setting…new people to meet….sharing
club’s purpose, plans, and activities.
And…five women joined their club!