GFWC Paradise Valley Junior Woman's Club

GFWC Paradise Valley Junior Woman's Club

We are the GFWC Paradise Valley Junior Woman's Club of Arizona and we are part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.  The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women’s volunteer service organizations.  It was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901.

More than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.

The club focuses on projects that benefit their community and the world, while strengthening and building leadership and friendship among its’ members.  Club membership is open to all women aged 18 years and older.

Junior Pledge 

I pledge my loyalty to the Junior Clubwoman.  By doing better than ever before, what work I have to do. By Being prompt, honest and courteous. By living each day, trying to accomplish something, not merely to exist.

-Helen Cheney Kimberly

National Day of Service

Cans Because We Care Email Sheet.docx

Dinner at Ronald McDonald House

Summer 2023

PVJR's Woman's Club had fun preparing and cooking a meal for the Ronald McDonald House. The dinner was for 45 people of the families  staying  at the house while their child is being treated at the hospital. Ronald McDonald provides a "home away from home" for families traveling to the Valley for medical  care for their children. 

Free Arts Day at the Heard Museum

GFWC members from four different clubs came together to volunteer for Free Arts Day at the Heard Museum. We guided children from foster care and group homes around the museum and helped them participate in various activities. There was  an exhibit tour, clay art, making Jacia necklaces and Hoop dancing performed by the Duncan family, world champion Hoop Dancers. Over 1oo children got to participate and  experience this wonderful day put on by the Free Arts Organization.

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Paradise Valley Junior

Woman's Club

GFWC Paradise Valley  Executive Board Members 2023-2024

Co-Presidents- Lyn Geake & Kathy Chesser 

1st VP- Membership-Jody Taylor & Andrea Orose

2nd VP-Programs- Joan McDonald & Shelly Pollnow

Recording Secretary-Anne Phelan

Treasurer-Beate Yancy

Corresponding Secretary-Laurie Carter

Paliamentarian-Barbara Guerrero

Member-at-Large- Monica Bischof

Newsletter Editor-Leslie Brown

About GFWC Arizona

This is a website of GFWC Arizona

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Collectively, we are Living the Volunteer Spirit. 

GFWC PV Juniors WC General Meeting

Last Wednesday of the Month @ 6:00 p.m. August through May . Dates may change.  Please contact Lyn Geake or Kathy Chesser  at for more information.