Event Descriptions and Info

CALL TO CONVENTION:  See News and Views for complete details
May 9 and 10, 2013


Convention Chairman - Rose Marie Patin

Registration - Ruthann Bilowith and Ann McFarland

Credentials - Sue Ockles

Sussex County Vice President - Henrietta Belcher-Stack

Hostesses - Members of Sussex County Clubs


"By The Beautiful Sea"

The GFWC Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs will celebrate their 116 th

Convention on Wednesday May 8th, Thursday May 9th and Friday May 10th, 2013 at the Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, DE.

from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M there will be an Arts Project in a Day presented by Clear Space Theater. We will tour the theater which is located across the street from the hotel. Also, an actors workshop will be presented by actors, singers and dancers from the theater’s current production of "Nine to Five."

GFWC DSFWC Executive Committee meeting, hotel, 3:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 8

Wednesday , May 8th from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M there will be an Arts Project in a Day presented by Clear Space Theater. We will tour the theater which is located across the street from the hotel. Also, an actors workshop will be presented by actors, singers and dancers from the theater’s current production of "Nine to Five."

GFWC DSFWC Executive Committee meeting, hotel, 3:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 8

A Pre-Convention Reception will be held at the Village Improvement Association’s newly renovated clubhouse on Wednesday May 8

th at 5:00 P.M. Dress is casual. Dinner on your own.



Members are to make their own room reservations at the Atlantic Sands, Rehoboth Beach, DE at (302) 227-2511 and ask for GFWC Delaware State Federation of Women’s Club room rate which is $109.00 for a king or 2 double beds, plus tax. Deadline to receive this rate is

April 8, 2013. Please use Code # 6663 when making your reservations.


An event, meal and drink reservation form is enclosed. Fill out this form, please enclose a check payable to GFWC- DSFWC and mail to Ruthann Bilowith, 727 Hickman Drive, Millville, DE 19970-9634.


Late fee of $5.00 extra will be accessed to forms received after April 19, 2013.



Reporting Workshops:

1/10    Kent County, Rising Sun Clubhouse, 9:00am with lunch provided by Rising Sun, reservations required, pay at the door.


1/16    Sussex County, WSFS Millsboro branch conference room  9:00am to 12:00


1/17    New Castle County, Women's Club of Odessa clubhouse, St. Paul's church,  9:00am with lunch provided by Odessa Club, reservations required, pay at the door


What to Bring to the workshop:

 pad and pencil or your laptop

a calculator

GFWC DSFWC yearbook with the contest entry forms

Your Clubs 2011/12 and 2012/13 Club program/directories  books

Number of your Club members on January 1, 2012 and the number of your Clubs members on December 31, 2012.   Hint to success: if you don't have good membership numbers your statistics will not be a true reflection of your Clubs achievements for 2012

Your Club budget  Hint to success:  if you don't have complete breakdown of income and expenses for each project the Club's budget is  invaluable for figuring it out.

Your Club community service program chairwomen reports for Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012.  Hint for success:  get your club chairwomen to do their 2012 reports in the next week while they are still fresh for the new     year.

Any other information you have on your 2012 Club year that you want to make sure is in the State History.


Agenda for GFWC DSFWC Board Meeting on October 18, 2012 at Sheraton, Dover

GFWC Delaware Federation of Women’s Clubs

Fall Executive Board Meeting

October 18, 2012

Sheraton Hotel, Dover, Delaware





9:00 am  Registration:
9:30 am  GFWC DSFWC Executive Board Meeting convenes
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance – Eleanor Twardus


Recess for County Meetings and Program Chairwomen meetings


10:15 am Meeting reconvenes


Invocation given at  2012 GFWC MAR Delaware Breakfast– Cynthia Angermeier

Presentation of 2011 GFWC Awards – Past President Sandra Roberts
st Place Fundraising – Women’s Club of Odessa

            1st Place Arts Partnership – The Woman’s Club of Claymont

Recording Secretary:   no minutes from previous meeting


Reports of Executive Committee Officers



            Kent County Vice President

            New Castle Vice President

            Sussex County Vice President

                        2013 DSFWC Convention – Henrietta Belcher-Stack

            Corresponding Secretary- in her absence the Recording Secretary


            Custodian of Student Funds – Muriel Pfieffer


Recommendations from the Executive Committee – Recording Secretary

            Regarding:  Past State President’s Club

                                    DSFWC Contests and Awards


Committee Reports


            Finance Committee - Peggy Long

                        2012-2014 GFWC Budget

            Nominating Committee - Rebecca Pernol

                        2013 Officer position vacancies procedure for Club nominations


            Communications and Identity (Public Relations) – Rita Hollada

                        GFWCDelaware.org website

            Federation Day – Terry Wright

                        2013 Federation Day – March 2

            Leadership – Carolyn Forbes and Henrietta Belcher-Stack

            Membership – Judy Kirkey

                        Quartely membership reporting Club statistics

                        County membership luncheons

                        GFWC Shoe Award Contest


            Clubwoman Magazine – Margaret Alexander

            News and Views – Emme Miller


Community Service Programs


            Arts – Nancy Landskroner – no report

            Conservation – Carmetah Murray

            Education and ESO – Lydia Livingston

            HOBY – Sue Davis

            Home Life – June Otten

            International Outreach – Claire Sylves

            Public Issues – Catherine Dagnets and Blanche Carey


Special Projects


            President’s Project Gardens for Women’s Comfort – Mary Homan

            Community Improvement Program – Carla Pyle

            Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention – Jan Conant


Photography – Elayne Cannarozzi


Statistical Report – Contests – Awards  – Jane Folz



New Business




            Stockley Center Fall Fling – Gesine Abrutyn

            Yearbooks – $10.00

DSFWC President’s Train Trip to GFWC Headquarters Christmas tea


Club Announcements

            Laurel Club is publishing a “Down Home” cookbook fundraiser.  All the members are invited to send recipes   Ruth Hickman and Marge Starr will have the forms.


Winter Executive Board Meeting – Feb 17



12:15 pm  Recess for Lunch

            Blessing – Eleanor Twardus


1:00 pm Reconvene


Introduction of Program:

 “Hometown Delaware”  speaker, Tom Summers Director of the State of Delaware Outreach program.  Mr. Summers will show slides of the home town Delaware project.  He will also show the clubs how to start identifying members in their old photos and start an archives project.




October 4-7, 2012 - Middle Atlantic Regional Conference
CLICK HERE for all the details!
October 18, 2012 - GFWC-DSFWC Board Meeting - Registration now available. Please be reminded that only members of the Board may vote. This includes club presidents and directors as well as state officers and chairmen. Other members are welcome to attend but have no voting privileges. Please send registration to Gladys Watkins by October 12.

DATE:        Thursday, October 18, 2012
PLACE:      Dover Sheraton Hotel, 1570 DuPont Highway, Dover Delaware
REGISTRATION:          9:00 am 
MEETINGS:                  9:30 am         County Vice Presidents’ and Club Presidents’  meeting
                                                            Program Chairmen meetings
                                     10:30 am        Business Meeting
LUNCH:                       12:30 pm

REGISTRATION (including lunch) $18.00

OCTOBER 12, 2012

Jane Folz
38254 Bay Vista Drive  #1197
Selbyville, DE  19975





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