GFWC Virginia Calendar

5-8 2015 GFWC Southeastern Regional Conference, Crowne Plaza, MD
Call to SER     More Details     
Meal Reservations     Proposed Standing Rules Changes
CHANGE OF LOCATION   The Sheraton Annapolis is being changed to a Crowne Plaza effective immediately.  Don’t panic.  When members contact the hotel to reserve rooms they must do this: Call 410/266-3131 and ask for Christa or Joy for group meeting reservations.  Do not let them send you to a toll free number, you will just have to call the hotel again.
19 The Virginia Clubwoman Article Deadline  The Virginia Clubwoman Editor
30 Proposed Candidate Resume DOC    PDF    Deadline
9 GFWC Holiday Open House, GFWC Headquarters, Washington, DC
15 Deadline for LEADS Application
25 Club Reporting Deadline
25 GFWC and GFWC Virginia Dues Due
5-6 GFWC Virginia Mid-Winter Executive Board Meeting
16 GFWC Virginia Legislative Rally in Richmond, A Day in the Capitol
18 The Virginia Clubwoman Article Deadline  The Virginia Clubwoman Editor
20 Deadline for District Chairman Reports to GFWC Virginia
27 Incoming Officer Training, Suffolk, VA
MARCH 2016
1 Special Awards Deadline
15 Deadline for State Chairman Reports to GFWC
APRIL 2016
24 Federation Day
MAY 2016
5 GFWC VA Executive Board Meeting/Pre-Convention Meetings, DoubleTree by Hilton, Williamsburg, VA
6-8 GFWC VA Convention, DoubleTree by Hilton, Williamsburg, VA
8 GFWC VA Executive Board Meeting/Post-Convention Meetings, DoubleTree by HIlton, Williamsburg, VA
JUNE 2016
3 The Virginia Clubwoman Article Deadline  The Virginia Clubwoman Editor
TBD Incoming Chairman Training
24 GFWC LEADS Seminar, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
24-26 GFWC Pre-Convention Meetings, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
27-29 GFWC Convention, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
June 30-July 1 GFWC Post-Convention (Incoming Officers)
12 GFWC Virginia Pre-Conference Board Meeting
13-14 GFWC Virginia Conference, Skelton Inn & Conference Center, Blacksburg, VA

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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.”