GFWC Virginia Calendar

MARCH 2014
1 Special Awards Deadline
15 Deadline for State Chairmen's Awards Entries to the GFWC Chairmen
?? Southside Annual Meeting - Official Visit
APRIL 2014
4 Registration Deadline and Hotel Reservation Deadline for the GFWC Virginia Convention

Hotel reservations may be made by individual call-in no later than Friday, April 4, 2014.  After that date, any additional reservation requests will be honored on a rate and space available basis only. Please call the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel toll free at (800) 325-3535 or (540) 563-9300 and ask for GFWC Virginia Convention room block. Guest room rates are: king or queen/queen: $99 per day, plus taxes.

Registration Form          Call to Convention
24 Federation Day
MAY 2014
1-2 GFWC Virginia Executive Board Meeting, TBD
2-4 GFWC Virginia Convention at the Sheraton Roanoke in Roanoke, VA

Registration Form          Call to Convention
JUNE 2014
2 The Virginia Clubwoman Article Deadline  The Virginia Clubwoman Editor
21 GFWC LEADS Seminar - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, Arizona
21-24 GFWC Convention
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass
Chandler, AZ
26, 29-30 State Fair Educational Exposition
1-3 State Fair Educational Exposition

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Meeting Highlights and Tips

  • Encourage fellow club members to attend.

  • Send in your registration.  Check to see if your club plans to do this as a group.  For GFWC Virginia meetings you can find a form online on the CALENDAR page or in The Virginia Clubwoman.

  • Reserve a hotel room, if necessary.  Mention the event for possible special room rates.

  • Carpool with members in your club and in clubs nearby.

  • Come to the meeting ready to make new friends, gather new ideas for club projects, learn about the organization, and have fun!

  • If you are attending a Convention be sure to bring your Call.

Unity in Diversity

GFWC’s motto is Unity in Diversity. It was first used in a speech given by New York clubwoman Ella Dietz Clymer at a banquet for Sorosis, one of the founding clubs of GFWC, on March 20, 1889. Ella’s words, “unity in diversity,” expressed her hope that the women of Sorosis would “form a lasting union of the women's clubs throughout the United States and possibly throughout the world. We do not feel that sectional differences will separate us; on the contrary, we hope that these very differences will form a bond of sympathy.”