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General Federation of Women’s Clubs – New Hampshire

Official Call

Capital North District Meeting

Ashland Woman’s Club

St. Mark’s Church

Highland St.

Ashland, NH  03217

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

GFWC Theme:  “Living the Volunteer Spirit”

GFWC-NH Theme:  Celebrating NH Women:  Past, Present, Future

District Director: Anne Lamson

Hostess Club:  Ashland Woman’s Club

GFWC NH President’s Project:  Assisting NH Homeless Teens and Young Adults

Costs:  Registration $5 Meal $20

Registration Deadline:  October 15, 2023

Anticipated Schedule:

9:00 AM   Arrival and Registration, Early Bird Coffee/Pastry

     Raffle Tickets


9:30 AM   Call to Order

                             Collect – led by:  Dorothy McNamara

     Pledge of Allegiance – led by:  Caroline Gosse

     Welcome:  Anne Lamson, GFWC Ashland Woman’s Club President/ Capital North

     District Director

                             Response:  Denise Raisanen, GFWC-NH President Elect

                             Presentation of Club Officers, Chairmen, and Guests

                             Roll Call – Rosemary Gates  

         10:00 AM     Welcome:  Beth Roth, GRWC-NH President, 2022-2024

                             President’s Project Update

        10:15 AM      Reports of the GRWC-NH Chairmen – approx. 3 minutes each

        10:30 AM      Remembrance of Past Members

        10:45 AM      Linda Barnes – Weaving Elizabeth’s Story

        Noon            Sandwich and Salad Buffet, Assorted Desserts and Beverages

        1:30 PM        Discussion of how your club uses the resources you brought in.

     Socialize, have fun and work on Project:  Signing cards for Veterans.

        2:30 PM        Announcements and updates



For any questions or concerns, please contact Sue Harville at: [email protected] / 202-374-5920.


We would like to encourage each club to bring a Fall or Christmas-themed item or basket which will be raffled off to help support the President’s project for Stepping Stones.

For Remembrance Service

Please email the names of Clubwomen who have passed away this past year.  Include a brief biography and anything your club would like to share about this woman for the Memorial Service to Sue Harville at:  [email protected].  Alternatively, you may have another member from your club to speak.


Each Club President and State Chairman will be asked to give a short report (no more than 3 minutes).  Please provide a written copy of your report to give to the District Recording Secretary.  You can focus on your club’s top projects, fundraiser, and/or committee updates.  Please feel free to bring any show and tell items, fun photos, great ideas, or anything you’d like to share.


If your club has any current or past samples of brochures, business cards, postcards, new membership information, or any other resources that help your club, please either email them to [email protected] or bring hard copies with you.  Be prepared to discuss how your club used these resources.

Item for Food Pantry

We ask that each member bring along a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Ashland Food Pantry.  Each donation will receive one raffle ticket. 

Finding Us

Ashland is located off Exit 24, Interstate 93.  Turn right onto Main Street.  Turn left onto Gordon Street (at Bob’s Shurfine), at end, turn right onto School Street, and the church is directly in front of you on Highland St.  Your own GPS will get your there, I’m sure!

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