Join us on November 16 for a festive fundraiser, benefitting the Mammoth Lakes Women's Club, which supports local programs and people. There will be bingo, fun prizes, and lots of laughs!
The 2015 Holiday Dazzle with be THIS SUNDAY 11/15 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at The Bistro in the Snowcreek Athletic Club. Admission is FREE and the live auction starts at 4:30 PM.
Don't miss this awesome event and get a head start on your holiday shopping! All for a great cause!
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WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!
At our regular July 2015 meeting, we honored members who have been with the club for 25- and 30- years! Here is a picture of these loyal, giving, and fun-loving women along with special guest Dory Kelsey, CFWC 2nd Vice President. Thank you for your service!
Below is the slideshow that the delegates to the annual District Convention presented. Enjoy!
Four of our members travelled to Simi Valley on April 16th for the annual Sierra-Cahuenga District Convention. Fourteen clubs reported on events in their clubs during 2014. Two speakers from the California Federation of Women’s Clubs (CFWC) spoke to members regarding leadership and the benefits of membership.
Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club (MLWC) was proud to receive ten awards in the small club category, honoring our efforts in: fundraising, community service, membership, domestic violence awareness, arts and culture, education, leadership, conservation, communications, and public issues. The awards are a tribute to our members’ efforts in raising as much money as we do for our community, and we should all be proud.
The District Convention is a great source of inspiration and entertainment. It is truly amazing to see the combined efforts of all the Women’s Clubs, and to meet incredible women from all walks of life. We encourage members to join us in the future and experience the power of women.
Contact: Peter Charbonneau, Director of Communications and Public Relations For Immediate Release
The General federation of women’s clubs celebrates 125 years on April 24
Influential Community Service Organization Honors Proud History, Looks to Future
April 23, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service, celebrates its 125th anniversary on April 24, the organization’s Federation Day. This morning, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) made a statement on the floor of the House honoring GFWC’s history of service to communities throughout the country.
“What a grand day for GFWC to be honored,” said GFWC International President Babs J. Condon. “Each year on this day, our members celebrate the history of our organization and the impact we have made on our world.” Condon currently serves as GFWC’s 50th International President.
To mark GFWC’s 125th Anniversary, state federations have sought and received proclamations from their states’ governors and mayors, proclaiming April 24 GFWC Day, in recognition of the often unheralded work clubwomen contribute to their communities. The organization has produced a commemorative 125th Anniversary stamp and a series of 125 facts shared daily through social media in the 125 days leading up to April 24. The 125th celebration will culminate at GFWC’s annual Convention in Memphis, Tennessee from June 13-15.
GFWC’s Signature Project is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. It also focuses heavily on veterans’ issues and child advocacy, among a host of other programs. GFWC partners include Canine Companions for Independence, Easter Seals, The Heart Truth®, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), Inside Knowledge, The Kettering Foundation, March of Dimes, Prevent Child Abuse America, Sew Much Comfort, UNICEF, the U.N. Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, and USO.
The seeds for GFWC’s existence were sown in New York in 1868 when journalist and founder Jane Cunningham Croly was denied entry because of her gender to a press club dinner honoring author Charles Dickens, leading her to form a woman’s club, Sorosis. On April 24, 1890, 63 clubs officially formed the General Federation of Women’s Club by ratifying the GFWC constitution.
About the General Federation of Women’s Clubs
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.