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April 3, 2014

Women’s Club seeks Volunteers


Carriage Towne News

---- — Women’s Club Seeks Volunteers

The GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

In the Exeter Area, we have three GFWC Clubs. One is the Girls in Action, a club for high school girls who are involved with community service, another is the Exeter Women’s Club. They meet the first Tuesday of the month during the day. The third, the Exeter Area GFWC, meets the second Thursday of every month in the evening. There are twenty-four GFWC clubs through out the state of NH and thousands worldwide.

Too often when we ask a potential member to join an organization, the response is that they may be uncertain, or they are unsure of what it would involve. We all have twenty-four hours to work with each day, but what we do with that time varies greatly. The trick is to make those minutes count for more.

We could definitely use help with our GFWC volunteer projects. So please look at what you do with your time. You may have a little one going off to school and find you have more free time, you may have an older child heading to middle or high school and have more time, you my have an infant or toddler and want to have a night out with local women for our monthly meeting. Maybe you were a GFWC member in the last place you lived. You may want to meet local women because you are new in the area or feel strongly about a community service project our club is active in. You may be retired and miss talking with other women and so on. Once you attend a meeting, find out if it works for you. Ask questions and think about attending as a guest a second time.

GFWC celebrates the official birthday of the Federation on every April 24 to commemorate the founding of GFWC in 1890. I am inviting you to come for a visit. Please consider joining a GFWC club in your area. Visit our national website at gfwc.org or locally gfwcnh.org or our GFWC NH Facebook page to contact one of our members and find a club near you. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

As president of the GFWC- NH I am proud to say in 2013 we had twenty-four clubs with over 800 members who worked on 1,264 Projects, volunteered 65,723 hours, Donated $112,653, and donated $54,495 with In Kind Donations.

I hope to see you at a meeting.

Carol Waters

GFWC NH- President 2012-2014

Exeter