Founded and Organized by Lilian Carpenter Streeter
on the 24th of October 1895
To All Those Who Shared Her Labors
And Whose Imagination And Energy
Sent Roots Deep Into Our New Hampshire Life
Admitted to the General Federation of Women's Clubs
November 13, 1895
Incorporated, March 1933
2016-2018 GFWC-NH Presidents Project
NH Inside Out
The theme for this year’s administration will be “New Hampshire Inside Out.” What are some ways that we can encourage New Hampshire’s residents to move from inside to the great outdoors so that they can appreciate and enjoy those things that make New Hampshire such a wonderful place to live? Jeanne O’Sullivan will be President’s Project Chair, so she will also be sharing ideas with you.
Some projects are those that we can work on together. We have found that we have a legacy from Bernice Stucker’s administration, money raised for her president’s project, the audio trail at the Seacoast Science Center. The Seacoast Science Center can only spend that money on the audio trail, and we want to make it useful again. So at our Fall Field Meeting on October 22, we will meet at the Center, revisit the audio trail, and find out how we will be able to bring it back to become a useful teaching tool that gets visitors outside the building to learn about the natural history and people of the area.
In the spring, we hope to move Federation Day outside at the Heifer Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts. Sights and smells of the world of Heifer will connect us to Heifer families.
Within your own club, you can find ways to move people to the outside in many of our community service areas:
Arts: When you are outside, take pictures! You will be all set when the photo contest rolls around at Midwinter Meeting!
Conservation: Obvious! Use the resources from our GFWC Partner, The Nature Generation, to encourage kids and adults to learn about nature. Create a butterfly garden! Donate books about nature to your schools. Maybe you could set up a geocaching site in a GFWC park or other place important to your club. Send a kid to camp!
Education: Create Outdoor Learning Centers with your schools. Help provide funding for field trips, or offer to chaperone if needed.
Home Life: Start a walking group in your club! Build wheelchair accessible raised beds at your senior center or a local nursing home. Maybe that nursing home could use some bird feeders, too! Learn about therapeutic horseback riding!
International Outreach: Help refugee families start or become involved in a community garden. Teach a child from a place without snow how to enjoy all that white stuff!
Public Issues: Help a veteran at the VA Hospital in Manchester enjoy the lilac gardens there in the spring. Who planted them??—GFWC- New Hampshire.
Enjoy turning your club Inside Out!!
GFWC-NH Admin for 2012-1014
GFWC-NH President 2012-2014 is Carol Waters
Women's Health: Breast and Uterine Cancer Awareness, Vaccine Information, American Heart Association and more...
Tina Smith, VP, is the chairman.
The theme of
GFWC-NH President Nancy Greenberg
for her administration was
"The heart of GFWC - Reaching out to children."
Pictured below is the 2010-2012 GFWC-NH Executive Board and GFWC-NH Junior Executive Board.
Nancy Greenberg Describes 2010-2012 Administration Theme