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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.
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 Bloomington on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
The following criteria describe an Empowering Woman:
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
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