General Federation of Women's Clubs New Hampshire

Environment

Donation to Past President' s Project

Lisbon - Friends in Council Denise Raisanen Money donated to the Past President's Project was used to support projects that involved nature.

Plastic Bag collection for Lions Club

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Marjorie Inderbitzen The Lions club in Hudson was engaged in a project to collect plastic bags so that once the quota was reached a bench could be produced, free of charge, using the recycled plastic. The total weight of bags was considerable (500 pounds) and thus many organizations were notified to assist in the…

Drive By Rabies Clinic

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Marjorie Inderbitzen Typically held in the spring, this year because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the club held a smaller Rabies Clinic in October 2020. Residents of the Town of Hudson were able to have their dogs immunized against rabies. Without the assistance of students in the Vet-Tech program at Alvirne High School…

Butterfly garden Clean-up and Winterization

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Marjorie Inderbitzen One of the last clean-up days at Benson's park occurred in October 2020. Members present raked leaves, planted bulbs for spring blooming, and mulched perennials.

Butterfly Garden Maintenance

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Marjorie Inderbitzen Th club maintains an active presence at Benson's Park in Hudson. Members periodically plant, weed, mulch, and maintain the beauty and the integrity of the garden for the many visitors and families who enjoy the walking trails , exhibits, and play ground equipment.

Animal Shelter

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Marjorie Inderbitzen The animal shelter located at the Hudson Police department complex requested donations of towels, laundry detergent, and fragrance free dryer sheets. Typically these supplies would be collected at a monthly meeting. Members instead brought the donations to the Rabies Clinic which was held at the…

Support for Environmental Causes

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Marjorie Inderbitzen Supporting the vision and endeavors of organizations engaged in environmental education and conservation is important to the Hudson Women's Club. We were fortunate to have had sufficient funds to contribute to three organizations in the amount of $50.00 for each: National Parks Conservancy…

Backyard Bird Count

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Marjorie Inderbitzen The Backyard Bird Count was an event held February 8 and 9, 2020 which engaged bird watchers to count birds in their backyards to create a snapshot of bird populations. Once observations are submitted, we can learn how to protect different bird species to preserve their continued health and the…

Seacoast Science Center

GFWC New Hampshire Denise Raisanen Using the remaining funds from the GFWC NH Past President's Project, Past State President Phyllis Appler donated to the Seacoast Science Center. This coastal education center has long been a favorite project of the GFWC NH. We have had the opportunity to have state meetings at this science…

GFWC NH Donation to Grow Nashua

GFWC New Hampshire Denise Raisanen GFWC NH Past President Phyllis Apler donated the remainder of her President's Project funds to the Grow Nashua, a community garden project.

GFWC NH Donation- GFWC Lisbon Friends in Council

GFWC New Hampshire Denise Raisanen GFWC NH Past President Phyllis Appler donated a portion of her remaining President's Project funds to the GFWC Lisbon Friends in Council to support a outdoor community event. She and her husband were able to travel to the event.

GFWC NH Donation

GFWC New Hampshire Denise Raisanen GFWC NH Past President Phyllis Appler, a retired biology teacher and environmentalist, chose to donate the remainder of funds to an organization long supported by GFWC NH.

Dover Trail

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club planned walks along the Dover Community Trail during the spring and summer .A couple years ago we adopted a portion of the trail to keep clean, maintain and walk.The walks provided good exercise ,fresh air during Covid , time to converse with members and time to…

Dover Beautification

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club members met with Dover Beautification group leader expressing our interest in volunteering with them.We would like to ultimately adopt a spot in Dover to plant and maintain.In the fall Dover Beautification planted 400 bulbs around the flagpole at the head of the…

New Riverside Gardens

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson Throughout the year GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club members decorated and maintained gardens at Riverside Nursing Home. The original octagonal large garden was removed due to maintenance issues. Six whiskey barrels and containers were the replacement containers.For Memorial Day spring flowers…

Plastic Bags Recycled

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWF Dover Area Woman's Club members donated recycled plastic bags to End 68 Hours of Hunger and the Dover Food Pantry.

Arbor Day

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area woman's Club members were made aware of Arbor Day and its mission to plant, nurture, and to celebrate trees. One member joined the Arbor Day Foundation and received ten trees.She planted the trees in her yard and neighborhood common land. She provided care for themas they grew.

NH Audubon Backyard Winter Bird Survey

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club members were made aware of the NH Audubon Bird Survey and encouraged to participate .A couple members observed and completed the Backyard Winter Survey.

Lunar Events

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's club members were encouraged via email to watch special lunar events throughout there year . Events included lunar eclipses and special moons.Since everyone was home due to Covid these events became more special to witness.

Earth Day

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club members were invited via email to observe Earth Day by picking up trash in their neighborhood thus making a difference in their community.Members were also encouraged to recycle their personal trash unused items in their home.

Park Coffees

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club members attended coffees outside during Covid. We held them outside to encourage outside activity, walking , to promote good mental health and to explore some of Dover's hidden treasures . Dover has a number of old parks and buildings with a history .We…

GFWC-NH Non-game wildlife

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Phyllis Appler During the year, one member posted conservation items of interest on the GFWC-NH Facebook page. These included special events held by NH Audubon or NH Fish and Game, such as Discover Wild New Hampshire Day, available surveys and classes in which members could participate, such as the Audubon Bird…

Memorial Grove Cleanup

Brookline Women's Club Sarah Lewis Donated lifeguard supplies, cleaned up local beach & repainted supply shed for a weekend

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and bats

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Phyllis Appler While attending the GFWC International Convention in Austin, Texas, one member was able to visit the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. Three members attempted to view Austin's famous bat colony rising out from under the nearby bridge, and two succeeded in seeing bats.

Arbor Day

Nashaway Women's Club Bobbie Knickerbacker $20 was donated to the Arbor Day Foundation

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