The 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.

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May 5-8, 2016

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GFWC Southeastern Region Semi-annual Meeting
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, Maryland

June 27 - 29, 2016

Linda Beatty, GFWC Past President 2004-2006, has been chosen as the Jennie Award nominee 2016 for the Southeastern Region!   If you are planning on attending the GFWC Convention please make plans to attend the Tuesday, June 28th luncheon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.   The "Wonderful, Wacky Women" luncheon will honor its prestigious Jennie Award winners, eight ladies who share a passion and commitment to GFWC.  The GFWC Jennie Award is the only national honor that recognizes individual members for personal excellence

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Woman’s Club member Linda Wheeler

describes her volunteer work in Guatemala


 At the McLean Woman’s Club meeting on April 5th, member Linda Wheeler described her continuing work as an onsite volunteer in eastern Guatemala, providing medical aid to infants and children in remote mountain areas. Linda works with a program called Operation Baby Rescue, which brings babies and young children from these impoverished areas to a “rescue center” in a low-lying village for medical care. The youngsters are usually seriously ill or malnourished, largely because of the lack of clean water in the region. The most serious cases brought down may be rushed to a nearby medical facility for extensive care.


On numerous occasions, Linda and her husband have travelled by plane, train, boat and on foot to the remote mountainous areas. Such trips can last up to six hours each way over rough and rocky terrain. Linda’s next trip to Guatemala will take place in November. She had planned the trip for this month, but because mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus will be present until fall in the areas of concern, she is postponing it for drier weather.


The total cost of such a trip is about $1,800. At the Woman’s Club meeting, a collection toward this cost was taken, and club members had brought contributions of clothing, toys, towels and over-the-counter medical supplies.


Operation Baby Rescue partners with a program known as Hope of Life International-Guatemala, which was begun some 30 years ago in the eastern part of the country and serves hundreds of thousands of people each year. Hope of Life-International is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

--Laura Sheridan, Photo credit: Laura Sheridan, Woman’s Club of McLean.



Volunteer and Make an Impact on Breast Cancer


Susan G. Komen Central Virginia is looking for volunteers for a variety of opportunities in the coming weeks. They need your help in order to make these events successful and bring awareness to breast health. or Ryan Elizabeth Foulds, Volunteer & Oerations Coordinator



Ginger Robertson, a member of the Grundy Woman's Club, was inducted into the Buchanan County Hall of Fame for her 50 years of volunteer service.  Congratulations Ginger!  See the whole story posted in the Virginia Mountaineer newspaper by Scotty Wampler.



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