By joining one of our local clubs we hope to give our members a meaningful experience by offering them volunteer opportunities to make a positive difference in their communities while connecting with others. There are many reasons why you should join a local club, the top two reasons people join our woman’s clubs are to meet new people and to get involved in their communities.
GFWC Georgia members, from ages 12 to 102, live in cities, suburbs, and rural communities around the globe. They are professional women, students, stay-at-home moms, and retirees, united by a shared commitment to volunteer community service.
Club members are encouraged to focus their efforts on Community Service Programs and Special Projects in Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention and Advocates for Children that meet local needs, and take advantage of our national network of organizations and programs that have provided a framework for over 100 years of accomplishment.
Our member clubs belong to one of GFWC’s different club membership categories.
- General Woman’s Clubs, also known as general clubs, are clubs that are not otherwise designated as Juniorette, Junior, International, or National clubs. This group constitutes the largest portion of active membership.
- Junior Woman’s Clubs, also known as Junior clubs with members called Juniors, hold active membership status and participate in GFWC Community Service Programs and special projects in Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention and the Juniors’ Special Project: Advocates for Children. Junior Woman’s Clubs vary in age ranges, and not all states have Junior Woman’s Clubs membership categories. Some State Federations place an age cap on Junior membership. Other State Federations support Junior membership at any age. On the international level, GFWC Junior Woman’s Clubs are represented by a GFWC Director of Junior Clubs, a nationally elected officer who serves as a member of the GFWC Executive Committee and who presides over all Junior functions at GFWC meetings.
- Juniorette Clubs, whose members might be called Juniorettes, are composed of young women in junior or senior high school with an age range from 12 to 18 years. Juniorettes may have voting privileges at the GFWC Annual Convention, are eligible for awards, and have reporting responsibilities, just like Woman’s Clubs and Junior Woman’s Clubs. Juniorette clubs are sponsored by a Woman’s Club, Junior Woman’s Club, or their districts or State Federations. It is recommended that a Juniorette club not be organized unless there is a regular GFWC advisor from a Woman’s Club or Junior Woman’s Club assigned to it. For further guidelines on organizing a GFWC Juniorette club, please refer to the GFWC Juniorette Handbook.
To join a local club today, please click on our “Find a Club Near You” page to find a club that is convenient to your area. However, you have the freedom to choose which any club you feel comfortable with, whether it’s close to your office or close to your home, the choice is yours. If you are uncertain who you should call, please don’t hesitate to contact our State Office, and they will make sure a club representative in or near the town where you live will contact you right away to answer any questions you may have. We would love the opportunity to help connect you with a club.
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