2018-2020 GFWC Georgia Second Vice President and Dean of Community Service Programs – Kim Sekulow
Clubwomen are encouraged to select a “program of work” wherein their interest lies. The Six Community Service Programs are listed below. There is something for everyone who becomes a member of the Federation. Each Community Service Program has an area where club members work to improve their communities through different projects. There are also organizations that Partner with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and provide resources and suggestions for each Program. GFWC Program partners are the organizations with whom GFWC has established a formal relationship and mutual understanding.
GFWC is proud to partner with a number of dynamic and impactful organizations. Together, we work to improve our communities and better our world. Our partners offer unique and customized services, including: materials, speakers, kits, and/or additional information specifically designed for GFWC clubs. Click here to view all GFWC Partnerships and Partner Videos.
- Art for Youth
- Foster Community Art
- Member Craft Competition
- Photography & Member Writing Contests
- Youth Writing & Art Contests
Conservation Community Service Program
Mission: Educate members about the importance and benefits of beautifying their communities.
- Community Beautification Projects
- Tree-Planting and Preservation Projects
- Litter Prevention Projects
- Climate Change
Education Community Service Program:
Mission: Promote a commitment to lifelong learning by encouraging members and others to foster and support educational opportunities in their communities.
- Adult Literacy Family Literacy
- Youth Literacy Tutoring
Home Life Community Service Program:
Mission: Introduce members and communities to organizations that improve the lives of those in need.
- Heavenly Hats
- Hunger in America
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Healthy Self-Worth
- Weight Loss Challenge
- Heart Disease
- Breast Cancer
- Pandemic Flu
- Shingles Stroke
- Checking Your Credit
- Preventing Identity Theft
- National Organization on Disability
- Canine Companions for Independence
- Easter Seals
- The Heart Truth
- Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer
International Community Service Program:
Mission: Educate members and communities about global topics and provide opportunities to support and contribute to world issues
- Global Volunteers
- Save the Children
- Clowns Without Borders
- Project Hope
- Beads for Life
- Room to Read
- World Food Day
- Cultural Exchange
- Community Awareness Youth Exchanges
Public Issues Community Service Program:
Mission: Educate members and others about the importance of active citizenship, and encourage participation in related activities. Educate members and others about community, home and vehicle safety issues, and encourage citizen action on these issues.
- Veterans Affairs
- Citizenship Participation
- Community Safety
- Home Safety
- Vehicle Safety
GFWC Georgia’s State President, Tina Daniel has chose Girl Scouts as her signature project. Girl Scouts offers the best leadership development experience for girls in the world. Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership—from taking a night-time hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow. We believe that Girls Scouts are our future members and leaders of this organization and country.
Junior Club Director’s Special Project is “Women’s Health with an emphasis in Diabetes.” I believe that we as women need to take care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally to be the best we can be. We will focus on many different aspects of Women’s Health over the next two years. However, I want to emphasize Diabetes because I have two close family members, my sister and son-in-law, who suffer with this disease, so it is very personal to me. I imagine that most people who read this know someone who suffers with Diabetes. It is non-forgiving and the damage it causes your body is irreversible. However, the good news is, it is manageable. With all the latest advancements in technology, people of all ages are able to live with the disease. Since Advocates for Children is the Junior Conference’s special project, we are going to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Juvenile Diabetes Research Project. They have teamed up with Emory Pediatrics and serve the entire state of Georgia. They are making substantial process in preventing and treating Diabetes. I am very excited to share more about the many accomplishments in the field, and to support this important cause.
GFWC Advancement Areas
Because of the integral nature of the GFWC Advancement Areas, these areas are now recognized as core Advancement areas of any successful program. These programs are intended to benefit the Clubs. They include:
- Communication & Public Relations
- Fundraising and Development
- Women’s History and Resource Center
- Legislative and Public Policy