The General Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsylvania (GFWC Pennsylvania) is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) – one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer service organizations. All our members are united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.
GFWC Pennsylvania’s President’s Project, Operation We’ve Got Their Six, encourages members to support our military personnel and veterans through programs involving education, volunteering, and donation.
2022 Convention Recap
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1) 2020-2022 Executive Board Members with Deb Strahanoski, GFWC President Elect
2) Myrtle Council, 80 year member (seated) and Bernadine Borinski, 60 year member, (standing)
3) Sandy Hauenstein, GFWC PA President, Marcia Wilson, Parliamentarian and GFWC PA Jenny Award Nominee; Donna Malone, GFWC PA 2nd Vice President and Jenny Award Committee Chairman;
4) Sandy Hauenstein, GFWC PA President, and Deb Strahanoski, GFWC President Elect, , presenting awards for State President’s Project: Vision Impairment Awareness
5) Sandy Hauenstein, GFWC PA President, and Deb Strahanoski, GFWC President Elect.
Community Service Programs
Below is a list of our core Community Service Programs designed to support the needs of our communities now and into the future.
Arts & Culture
The GFWC Arts and Culture Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support art and cultural programs in their clubs and communities, and to expand understanding on every level, from local and regional to national and international.
Civic Engagement & Outreach
The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
Education & Libraries
We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities. These projects promote libraries, literacy, and the love of a good book.
The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature.
Health & Wellness
The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well-being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.
Signature Program: Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention
The Signature Program’s goal is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of violence against women in communities across the nation—and the globe.
State President's Project:
Operation "We've Got Their Six!"
REASON FOR PROJECT:
GFWC Pennsylvania’s President’s Project encourages members to support our military personnel and veterans through programs involving education, volunteering, and donation.
Assist local VA Hospitals and Facilities
Educate Club Members about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)
Support active military personnel and their families
President's Project Challenge & Sewing projects
It’s a volunteer thing!®
Join a Club Near You
Reach out to our membership chairman for help finding a club near you.
For general inquiries, contact Headquarters below or the Chairman of a specific program or advancement area.