Membership includes 8 districts and 190 clubs
Henry Clay Woman's
Club of GFWC participated in the annual
Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade on November
24, 2013. Club members and volunteers
decorated the float.
McLean Woman’s Club
Holiday Homes Tour
Dec. 5, 2013.
Looking for an exciting
project? Heifer International, a GFWC International
Outreach partner, has been invited to undertake an
“Empowering Women in Nepal, India” project. Heifer
has secured a 3 million dollar matching fund through
December 2013 to provide goats to women in Nepal.
With the match, a $120 donation will purchase a male
and female goat for a woman in Nepal. Consider a
donation to Empowering Women in Nepal as a wonderful
Christmas present for your family – offering Nepal,
India women the opportunity of a livelihood and
creating an environment where they can realize their
right and achieve self-reliance– putting an end of
the suppression of women and girls.
www.heifer.org; Contact information -
Susan Strother Donor and Volunteer Services
Contact Pat Bickel
Partnership Formed with HOBY
This summer, GFWC and
HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) formed a
Partnership! This is the only Partner organization
under Education identified by GFWC. Please consider
donating to HOBY Virginia this year and don't forget
to report on it come January! For more information
on HOBY Virginia and their Leadership Seminar see
their website at http://www.vahoby.org/
It is getting close to the time to start thinking
about reporting all of those awesome projects that I
have heard so much about. It isn't too late to
start up a State Project if your club hasn't already
done so. It's really easy, find a project within
your community that could use some help in the area
of conservation, now get some kids involved. We
want the kids to learn about their environment and
the world in which we live in. So grab those kids
and get outside! If you need some help or have
questions please contact me.
Home LIfe partners with Heart Truth
GFWC has added a new Partner to the Home Life
division. Heart Truth – a national
campaign sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, &
Blood Institute and partner organizations.
The campaign goal is to give women a wake-up call
about their risk of heart disease.
The symbol, a Red Dress, is to remind women that
“Heart disease doesn’t care what you wear – It’s the
#1 killer of Women”. For more