Dear GFWC/Ohio Club Members,
As we were getting this new administration off on the right foot, the incoming GFWC/Ohio Board members were excited learn of the new GFWC Seasonal Recruitment Campaign, Membership- The ‘Sole’ of the Federation! You will be asked to Kick Up Your Heels in the Summer, Lace Up Your Shoes in the Fall, Dig Out Your Boots in the Winter and Pump Up Your Membership in the Spring! Let’s remember what we all learned at State Leadership Day last summer…that everything is possible with the right pair of shoes!
There are just a few changes in reporting this year. First, Clubs will not send any reports to GFWC, as all of the GFWC/Ohio reporting information will be sent through the State President, the Director of Junior Clubs and the State Community Program/Partnership and/or Committee Chairmen. Also, GFWC and GFWC/Ohio have eliminated the word “collaborative” from reporting. The reporting areas, in each CSP will simply fall under the Partnership Chairman and the Community Service Program Chairman. When you look at the updated reporting pages in this Directory, you will find that our pages have been simplified and as a result, should be easier for Clubs to complete.
The GFWC Signature Project, Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness and the GFWC Junior Special Project Advocates for Children are both at the forefront of our communities’ concerns and all Clubs are encouraged to participate in these projects. This administration is also introducing some new initiatives, new contests, new challenges and most of all, new ideas for Clubs and their communities. Tap into your Club’s most creative members and perhaps they will want to enter the GFWC Tagline Contest! While GFWC…It’s A Volunteer Thing has been a great tagline for us over the past years, a new tagline may be just around the corner….so send your entries to GFWC Headquarters by November 10, 2012 and compete for a valuable prize!
Please remember the My Initiative challenge as each of you choose the one change in your own life that you will endeavor to sustain yearly. I encourage each of you to find something to do differently that will have a lasting impact on your community, your world or on your own well-being. Just… Do One Thing!
Have a wonderful club year and rise to meet the challenges…..whether they deal with Tag Lines or Membership……Signature Projects or Personal Initiatives! I hope you enjoy being a part of these two exciting organizations: GFWC and the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs!
In Federation Friendship,
GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs President, 2012-2014