woman expects to gain a lot from her club affiliation. Here
is a list of some of the benefits belonging to a GFWC club:
satisfaction that comes from making a difference in the
community–every member contributes her individual efforts.
The combined forces of members on the club, district, state, and
national levels demonstrates ―strength in unity‖ and provides the forum
to make a difference where it counts.
network of support and encouragement from women with similar interests
and concerns–fun, fellowship, and most important of all,
lasting friendships based on mutual respect and shared experiences.
training and professional skills development–skills gained
from volunteer work can used to open career doors, build a resume,
obtain academic credit, or put to use in a personal business venture.
diversified set of national resources are offered in the Arts,
Education, Conservation, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public
Issues Community Service Programs as well as special projects in
domestic violence awareness and prevention and advocates for
children–truly something to satisfy every member, and
opportunities, not to mention inspiration, that otherwise would not be
available to help you and your club better function within your
to mold public opinion–GFWC clubs‘ united efforts
provides a greater impact on important issues than individual voices
would be able to provide on their own.
makes the heart grow stronger–reports show that volunteers
have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of
depression, and less incidence of heart disease.
comprehensive list of benefits and services provided by GFWC can be
the Resources Section and can be downloaded at
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