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General Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsylvania

Sandy Hauenstein, President

Call to the 125th Annual Business Meeting/Convention

April 28 – May 1, 2022

Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton 18503

Hotel Reservations:

Standard rooms are $129.00 per night plus state and local taxes equal to 13% tax.

Reservations may be made by calling (570-342-8300) or 1-800-333-3333 or online at Room reservation deadline:   Friday, April 1, 2022.

Convention Registration Information:

1. Registration POSTMARKED deadline is Friday, April 1, 2022 

2. Registration for the entire Convention is $50.00.  One day registration is $40.

3. Your club number appears in the State Directory sent to each Club President annually. 

4. Complete Registration Form (included in this newsletter) with check payable to: 

2022 GFWC PA Convention and mail to:

Sue O’Day, Convention Registration Chairman

61 Koehler Hill Road    

Scott Township PA 18447-7653

Registration Desk Schedule:

Thursday, April 28 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 29, 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.; 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday, April 30, 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 

What Should I Wear?

Thursday Dinner:  Casual – please no shorts or denim

Business Meetings:  Business 

Friday Banquet:  Business/Dressy

Saturday Banquet:  Dressy or formal

Sunday Breakfast:  Casual

What Should I Bring?

  • Feminine Hygiene Products and personal care items for the Catherine McAuley Center, Scranton. The mission of the center is to provide temporary shelter for women with children in crisis through individualized case management empowering them to secure and maintain safe and affordable, permanent housing.

  • Face mask(s) and Hand Sanitizer for your own use.

  • Braille Project club poster and name cards.


 General Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsylvania

 Sandy Hauenstein President

 125th Annual Business Meeting/Convention

 April 29 – May 1, 2022

“Celebrate the Stars”

Meal Information – Advanced Reservations Required!

Coffee, tea and water served with all meals.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own – the hotel has a restaurant and there are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel

9:00 p.m. Casual get together in the President’s Suite

Friday, April 29, 2022

12:30 p.m. Celebrate Friends Luncheon $28

Farm Stand Mixed Salad, Apple and Sweet Potato Stuffed Pork, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Julienne Carrots, Chocolate Layer Cake

6:30 p.m. Celebrate State President’s Project Vision Impairment Awareness Banquet $45

Dinner is priced A la carte and dessert is included this meal and no salad.

Choice #1: Chicken Milanese – Hand Breaded with Herbs and Cheese, Topped with Lemon Caper Sauce, NY Style Cheesecake

Choice #2: Roasted Cod, Tomato and Cilantro Coulis, Orange, Fennel and Radish Salad, 

NY Style Cheesecake

Saturday, April 30, 2022

8:30 a.m. Celebrate Helping Others Breakfast $20

Plated scrambled eggs, crisp bacon strips, potato du jour, fresh fruit garnish, chilled juice, freshly brewed coffee and assorted Tazo hot tea.


12:30 p.m. Celebrate the Arts Luncheon $29

Scranton Deli: Soup du Jour, Garden Salad, Pasta Salad, Premium Deli Meats and Cheeses, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Pickles, Assortment of Breads; Chef’s Selection of Desserts

6:30 p.m. Celebrate our Legacy Banquet $49

Choice #1: Salmon Provencal – Pan Seared, Ratatouille, Spinach Basil Potato Puree, Carrot Cake

Choice #2: NY Strip Loin Roast – Hand Carved, Se Salt and Herb Encrusted with Merlot, Forest Mushroom Demi-Glace; dessert to be served at the installation reception.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Celebrate the Future Breakfast Buffet $27

Assorted breakfast breads/muffins and bagels, Seasonal Fruit Salad, French Toast, Home Fries, Grilled Sausage Links, Chilled Juices

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsylvania

Sandy Hauenstein, President

125th Annual Business Meeting/Convention

 April 29 – May 1, 2022

“Celebrate the Stars”

         Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

Thursday, April 28, 2022

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open  

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

6:00 p.m. – 

Dinner on Your Own

9:00 p.m.

Reception – President’s Suite

Friday, April 29, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Opening of 125th Annual Business Meeting/Convention

Opening Ceremonies 

Recognition of First Time Attendees 

Presentation of Standing Rules

Presentation of Convention Program

Election Committee Report

Guest Speaker Julienne Ryan, Author

Presentation of Awards

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Luncheon – ‘Celebrate Friends’

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Business Meeting

Celebrate Pennsylvania Women – Dr. Dana Charles Clark

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meeting of GFWC PA Past Presidents & Past Directors of Junior Clubs 

Meeting of GFWC PA Past District Directors Club

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Social Time (cash bar) 

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Banquet – Celebrate the President’s Project – Vision Impairment Awareness  

Speaker: Deb Strahanoski, GFWC President Elect

Presentation of Awards

Entertainment – The Village Tappers

9:30 p.m. – ?

Fundraising Bingo

Saturday, April 30, 2022

7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.

Arts Set-up

8:00 a.m. –  9:00 a.m.

Registration Open 

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

State Festival of the Arts

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Polls Open

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast – Celebrate the Arts

Speaker – Krista Somers, Catherine McAuley Center

Presentation of Awards

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business Meeting

Reports of GFWC Pennsylvania Officers

Reports of District Directors 

Presentation of Awards

11:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Polls Open

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Luncheon –  Celebrate Helping Others

Speaker: Mary Claire Boylan, Lackawanna Blind Association

Recognition of GFWC PA Woman of The Year Award Recipient

Recognition of the 2022 GFWC PA Jennie Award Recipient

State Festival of the Arts Awards

Presentation of Awards

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Business Meeting 

Election Report

Memorial for Clubwomen


Presentation of Awards

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Club Photos – schedule to be announced 

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Social Time “Honoring GFWC Pennsylvania Past Presidents” (cash bar) 

6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Banquet – Celebrate our Legacy  

Presentation of Awards

9:00 p.m.

Installation of the 2022-2024 GFWC PA Officers and District Directors

Sunday, May 1, 2022

  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet:  Enjoy casual time with your district director and district clubwomen