for the "Especially for Presidents" pages in Information
Please. The "Calendar
to Guide Club Presidents" can
be found on these pages.
that as a representative of your club,
Junior Membership and GFWC we are counting on you to share your
thoughts and ideas. There is so much information available for clubs to
utilize within our State and National organization. Please take
advantage of all that there is to offer and encourage your
club’s participation. Together we can and do change lives to
better our communities and our world!
CLUB PRESIDENTS SHOULD:
- Invite State
Officers, Chairmen, District Representative, and Nominating Committee
members to your meetings.
- Attend all
Junior Conferences and report pertinent information back to your club.
conferences in your newsletters and at club meetings.
conference registration forms available to members in a timely manner.
- Attend at
least one state board meeting during the two year administration.
- Share Daisy
Doings with your club.
the completion of end of the year reports.
- Pass along
- Use the GFWC
of Massachusetts Junior website – www.GFWCMAJuniors.org
that your clubs taxes have been filed each year.
Catalyst – club profile for GFWC
- Send a copy
of club yearbook/directory to Junior Membership Chairman and GFWC of
Massachusetts headquarters, P.O. Box 679, Sudbury, MA 01776
of Massachusetts have MEETINGS
GFWC of Massachusetts Junior
Membership have CONFERENCES
Day – Junior
GFWC New England Region
Conference, Junior Membership
of Massachusetts Annual
Membership is always looking for clubs to serve as host clubs for Fall,
Mid-Winter, or Annual conferences. Hosting –or co-hosting- a
conference is a great way to encourage newer members to get a broader
picture of GFWC as a state and national organization.
easy! Host clubs help by providing: nametags for attendees,
centerpieces for the tables
staffing for the
table and a Welcome or Greeting. For more information contact the
– GFWC of
GFWC of Massachusetts Voting
Every Massachusetts club receives a Voting Delegate Card (1 card per
every 25 members) to be used by the club president or her designee for
voting privileges when attending GFWC of Massachusetts meetings. These
meeting dates are listed on the back of the delegate card (business
card size). The Director of Junior Clubs distributes these cards to
Junior club presidents when available. Voting delegates to GFWC of
Massachusetts meetings sign the back of the cards. Delegate cards are
to be enclosed with event registration forms, after which are then
punched and returned to clubs with confirmation of registration.
(voting) to Junior membership Conferences
is entitled to one vote for every 10 members in the club.
Voting generally occurs for Junior Executive Board officers, District
Representatives, and District Nominating Committee members elected at
Annual Meeting. When completing conference registration forms,
presidents designate which attending members are to be the voting
delegates for their club.
NOTE: No delegate or
is required when submitting registrations for Junior Membership
conferences. Voting forms used at GFWC of Massachusetts Annual Meeting
indicate appropriate number of votes per club.
are used by GFWC of Massachusetts to assist in connecting clubs
geographically and for dispersing Federation information effectively.
General clubs operate under District Directors; Junior clubs have
District Representatives. Clubs are asked to invite their respective
District Representative and District Nominating Committee member to at
least one club meeting each year, and include them on official mailing
lists to receive club newsletters.
See Directory of Junior
Membership Executive Board in Information Please or visit our website: www.GFWCMAJuniors.org
for complete information on district
divisions and the representatives in your district.
Pins: GFWC for the office of club President, $10.00 per pin, are
available at the GFWC Marketplace www.GFWC.org.
generally arrange to purchase a pin in advance so that the official pin
can be presented to the incoming president at the time of installation.
GFWC of Massachusetts: Other federation items such as the
GFWC of Massachusetts State President’s theme pin may also be
available. For information contact the President’s
Assistants – www.GFWCMA.org
pins: with the GFWC emblem are available through the Junior Membership
Chairman or by using the GFWC Marketplace at www.GFWC.org.
Baskets at Conferences
Raffle tickets are
sold at Junior
conferences for the chance to win theme baskets provided by Junior
clubs. Money raised from Basket Raffles is used to defray costs of
travel required of the Director of Junior Clubs as she represents
Massachusetts Juniors at State, Region meetings and GFWC International
Convention. Every club is asked to donate a decorative, themed (your
club choice) basket of items (i.e. candles, books, stationery) at each
conference in order to help support the Director’s Travel
Fund. Baskets should be labeled with club name and given a
creative theme title. Awards are given to clubs at conferences for
basket creativity and originality.
Every Director of Junior Clubs
uses a newsletter to
update club presidents, Junior Board members, and Past Junior
Directors. The newsletter is known as Daisy Doings to honor the
official flower of GFWC of Massachusetts
The newsletter is
issued approximately 4 times a year. To submit information or calendar
items for Daisy Doings contact the Junior Director.
Every administration promotes
activities on behalf of the Director of Junior Clubs. Monies raised are
deposited in the General Fund of the Junior Board Treasury to be used
as deemed appropriate or necessary by the Junior Executive
Board. Presidents are asked to make club members aware of
featured fundraisers and encourage sales. Items are generally sold at
all conferences and through the Director or her Assistants while
Membership Donation Form to properly send club donations to
designated GFWC of Massachusetts and GFWC of Massachusetts Junior
designated charities and scholarships.
Please send only ONE
check for the total of all donations entered on the Donation Form.
NOT SEND SEPARATE CHECKS FOR EACH DONATION!
provides a convenience for both the State Treasurer and the Club
Treasurer. A club is not expected to make donations for all entries on
the form. It simply identifies suggested monies which can be
submitted to the State Treasurer.
In order for a club to
receive credit, donations must be postmarked by December 31.
Junior Membership Donation Form to Treasurer of Junior Membership:
offer comments and or to receive more information about
our organization Please contact: Diane Murphy,
or write to: GFWC of Massachusetts, Junior
Box 679, Sudbury, MA
GFWC of Massachusetts Headquarters is at 245 Dutton Road,
Sudbury, MA. Click here