Sandy has been an active member of the federation for 40 years. She joined the GFWC Dillsburg Woman’s Club in 1980 having served in the club as President, First Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as chairing numerous committees, departments and fundraisers through the years. She transferred her membership to the Upper Allen Woman’s Club GFWC in 2011 and has served on various committees.
Sandy served as the South Central District Director from 1998-2000 and was Arts Chairman for several years.
At the state level, Sandy is currently serving as President. In the 2012-2014 administration she was Clubwoman Editor. She was elected Treasurer in 2010 and served two consecutive terms. She has chaired the Education Department, Arts Department and Leadership Department. She was the Clubwoman Editor and Communications/Public Relations Chairman in 2004-2006 and 2014-2016. She served as the State President’s Project Chairman during the 2006-2008 administration.
Sandy retired in 2019 from Property Management, Inc., after 27 years.
Sandy enjoys many hobbies, travel, friends and most of all her family of two sons and their spouses, a daughter and seven wonderful grandchildren.
376 Stonehedge Lane
Hello to all my GFWC Pennsylvania Federation of Women’s Club Sisters,
Congratulations to all of the 2020 award winners. The convention was well attended and it was wonderful to meet in person and renew friendships. I hope you all had an enjoyable experience.
As we prepare for the year be mindful of the needs of your community. Each club is an asset and your projects are much appreciated by those who benefit from them. Take care of your members as well with a ‘thank you’, kind words and caring.
Members will receive emails and mailings to keep you up to date on Federation happenings. Please check the updated website at gfwcpennsylvania.org and gfwc.org frequently for information. Photo Friday on Facebook each week is widely viewed and you are encouraged to send in photos about your members, projects and more. Send to Sue Hardenbrook at email@example.com.
Do you have news to submit for the Clubwoman? We want to hear from clubs to showcase your projects, members and communities. Send to Tina Warholic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundrai$ing items are available at district meetings and by mail including Shine On – Volunteer’ pin, the GFWC PA car decal, apron, cutting board, pizza cutter and reusable food storage bags. An order form is on the website and in the PA Clubwoman newsletter.
The GFWC Pennsylvania President’s Project, Vision Impairment Awareness, encourages its member to participate in the support of their local agency affiliate of the Pennsylvania Blind Association through volunteering and donations. Clubs are educating themselves and their community on the four major eye diseases and the prevention of blindness in all ages.
The eyeglass collection will continue through April 15, 2022 and a contact lens collection has been added. A new project “Cash for Clients” encourages clubs to donate dollars to their local agencies to purchase items for clients who may not be able to afford a much needed item, such as a talking alarm clock or a glucose monitor. A fun project is the “Braille Project” it is requested each member write your name on an index card and below write your name in braille. Clubs will make a poster with their club name and below in braille. All posters and cards will be displayed at the 2022 convention.
It is not too early to start working on reports since they will include activities from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Consider keeping a log or folder for projects throughout the year. Let’s have 100% club participation as Donna loves to give out awards at convention.
The officers and chairman are available for club meetings and we encourage you to contact us. We are also available at any time for your questions and suggestions.
Helen Keller once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Each of you has a place in my heart and I am honored to serve as your President and encourage you ‘Shine 0n – Volunteer’ each and every day.
Together in Federation,
GFWC Pennsylvania President
1st Vice President
Heide joined GFWC in November, 1990. In the past 31 years, she has held various positions. On the club and county levels, she has been a project chairman, board member, and held most all the offices. She has membership in 2 clubs: GFWC West Side Woman’s Club, and GFWC Luzerne County Past Presidents, where she is the current president. Heide is currently the Federation Day Chairman for GFWC Luzerne County.
She has been a District Arts Chairman and served as Conservation Community Service/Program Chairman and Public Issues CS/P Chairman for GFWC Pennsylvania, GFWC Pennsylvania Northeastern District Director and is now serving as GFWC Pennsylvania First Vice President. In 2018, Heide was selected as the Jennie Award Winner for both Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic Region. She was honored with the Jennie June Award presented at the GFWC International Convention in St. Louis. This is the highest award a clubwoman can receive and is based on personal excellence in the areas of commitment to club, community, and family. She also represented PA as the LEADS candidate in St. Louis.
Heide and her husband Dave, as Board Members of the Stanley Cooper, Sr. Trout Unlimited Chapter, started the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Wilkes-Barre Program in 2008 when their son was deployed in Iraq. She was chosen as the Middle Atlantic Region Volunteer of the Year for Project Healing Waters in 2011 and was gifted with a fly rod inscribed with her name. She continues to serve as Program Lead. She also served as Deputy Regional Coordinator for many years, and a term as a member of the Field Advisory Council for Project Healing Waters. She also represents PHWFF, Inc. on the VAVS Committee at the Wilkes-Barre VAMC. She is a past president of the Stanley Cooper, Sr. Trout Unlimited Chapter.
She has been fly fishing with her husband for over 39 years and is currently working on her fly tying skills.
Heide started working part time for the family stained glass business, The Baut Studios, Inc. at 12 years of age cutting glass patterns and as janitor. She began full time employment after graduating college in 1979. She and her brother Conrad are the owners of the business where she works as an artist/designer of stained glass.
Heide graduated from Tyler School of Art with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She also spent her junior year of college at the Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy campus as part of the Temple Abroad Program.
Heide and Dave, her husband of 38 years, have 2 grown children, a daughter and a son, one granddaughter and one grandson.
615 Valley View Road
Dallas, PA 18612-8501
570.675.4881 (C) 570.709.0140
2nd Vice President
Donna has been an active member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs for 30 years. She joined the GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club in 1990 and has served her club as President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Corresponding Secretary, as well as chairing numerous departments and committees through the years. Donna currently serves her local club as the Communications, Public Relations & Social Media Chairman, and as Reporting Chairman.
Donna is also serving GFWC Pennsylvania as Communications, Public Relations & Social Media Chairman for the 2018-2020 Administration.
Donna previously served as Pennsylvania Clubwoman Newsletter Editor and Communications and Public Relations Chairman during the 2016-2018 Administration. Donna has been endorsed by her local club and the GFWC Pennsylvania South Central District as GFWC Pennsylvania 2nd Vice President.
Donna served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library for 14 years and, during her time on the board, she served as Board Secretary for six years (2003 – 2017).
Currently, Donna is the Office Manager at Spring Cove Container, a division of the Roaring Spring Blank Book Company, where she has been employed since 2007. Her hobbies and interests include scrapbooking, traveling, shopping, social media, being with friends, and spending time with her family.
Donna, and husband, Tim, have been married for 39 1⁄2 years. They have three sons: Jason, Matthew, and Eric; and two grandchildren: Jacob and Addison.
500 Belair Road
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-1014
Susan has been a member of GFWC Warrior Run Woman’s Club for 24 years. She has served at the club level as Recording Secretary, Vice-President, and President. She has been North Central District Director twice and served as Co-Chairman of Home Life for GFWC Pennsylvania.
Susan has been an LPN for 22 years and has worked at UPMC Muncy Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 20 years.
She has been married to her husband Brad for 24 years and has two sons, Tyler, 23 and Martin, 17. Her family also has two dogs, one cat, two tortoises, a turtle, and several fish and snails.
She enjoys spending time with her family, watching her sons play sports, reading and visiting her parents in Florida.
She is looking forward to this next endeavor with GFWC Pennsylvania with an open mind and heart.
301 Baylor Road
Watsontown, PA 17777-1115
Sue has been a member of GFWC Abington Heights Civic League, Inc. since 1989. She has served her Club as: President for two non-consecutive terms; First Vice President (Programs); Recording Secretary; multiple terms as Treasurer; Chairman of the Dance Department for over 10 years; and has served as chairman and committee member on numerous committees.
She served as the Northeastern District’s Art Chairman for 2012-2014, and the Crafts Chairman for several years. During the 2014-2016 administration, she was the chairman of the Education Committee. She was co-chairman of the GFWC Signature Project-Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention for the 2016-2018 administration. And, in the 2018-2020 administration, she has served as the Northeastern District Director.
Sue was the recipient of the GFWC PA Jennie Award in 2016, and runner up for the Middle Atlantic Region. She represented Pennsylvania as the LEADS candidate in 2017.
Returning to college as an adult, she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Keystone College in 2008.
Since 2012, Sue has been Chairman of the Snack and Beverage Tent for the Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate Race for the Cure.
For the past 27 years, Sue has worked for the Abington Heights School District, and is currently Coordinator of Student Services, in their Business Department.
Sue is an avid mountain biker, book reader, and a collector of rabbits (not real ones!). She lives in Scott Township with her significant other and has a son and a daughter.
61 Koehler Hill Road
Scott Township, PA 18447-7653
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
— Helen Keller
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