GFWC NH VETERANS PROJECT
Recently, members of General Federation of Women’s Clubs New Hampshire (GFWC NH) filled and delivered 110 Easter and spring bags for the residents of the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton. Participating Clubs included: Salem Area, Hudson, Concord Contemporary, Exeter Area, Candia, Dover, Hollis, Nashaway. They worked in partnership with Granite State Baptist and CenterPoint Community Churches in Salem and the bags were filled with candy, pens, paper, flashlights and other treats, plus hand-written cards of appreciation to the veterans. GFWC NH also filled a gift basket for the staff. Patti Copeland, Volunteer Activities Supervisor at the Veterans’ Home, and Sarah Stanley, Program Information Officer, were happy to accept the delivery on behalf of the residents and staff. One of the oldest non-partisan and non-denominational women’s service organizations in the world, GFWC unites diverse women in a single goal to improve the lives of others. We welcome new members to join us in “Living the Volunteer Spirit.” Visit us at gfwcnh.org for more information or to get involved.
Jennie Award Deadline - June 1st
The GFWC Jennie Award honors one clubwoman from each GFWC Region for outstanding commitment to club, community, and family. They are chosen by their clubs to compete at state, region, and national levels for their outstanding personal commitment to club, community, and family.
The GFWC Jennie Award is named in honor of GFWC’s founder, Jane Cunningham Croly, who wrote for national newspapers under the pseudonym, “Jennie June.” The award highlights those extraordinary clubwomen who epitomize her spirit of independence, courage, and persistence in purpose through their roles as volunteers within their clubs, elsewhere in the community, and as members of a family or extended family. Although GFWC has many awards for states and clubs, the GFWC Jennie Award is the only national honor that recognizes individual members for personal excellence. In fact, it is the highest honor bestowed by GFWC.
Go Forth With Confidence Scholarship
The theme for our administration is adopted from the GFWC slogan, Unity in Diversity. Every club and every member is unique, yet we all complement each other. When we work together, we surpass what we can do on our own. My President’s Project ties in with GFWC’s Signature Program. It is to support our State Federation’s new initiative for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the Go Forth With Confidence (GFWC) scholarship.