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.

GFWC Paradise Valley Juniors Woman's Club did their part for one of 7 Grand Initiatives proposed during the 2018-2020 Administration.

Members collected over 100 pair of shoes for Soles4Souls, an organization that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. A big thank you to members Terry Greenslade and Kate Petersen for chairing this project and much appreciation to all who participated.


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Last Wednesday

of each month

August - May

Desert Skies Retirement Community Center

19802 N. 32nd St Phoenix

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The color purple is the symbol of strength and hope in support of domestic violence victims and survivors. Support survivors and speak out against domestic violence all month long. Arizona is committed to ending domestic violence. You can support the statewide #LightingAZPurple campaign by purchasing a purple lightbulb from any Home Depot location across AZ during the month of October. Take a picture and post the image to social media using #LightAZPuple & #EndDVinAZ. A percentage of all purchases will go to support domestic violence prevention programs and awareness messaging.

Come get your gifts wrapped and support our causes between November 23rd and December 24th. You can find us at PV Mall.

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Contact us:


Paradise Valley Junior

Woman's Club

Karen Simone


Joan McDonald

GFWC Paradise Valley Executive Board Members 2019-2020

President-Karen Simone

President- Joan McDonald

1st VP-Membership- Barbara Guerrero & Maya Coffey

2nd VP-Programs-Debbie Grieder

3rd VP- Ways/Means-Rachel Peterson & Lisa Hall

Recording Secretary-Teresa Schrock

Treasurer-Beate Yancy

Corresponding Secretary- Pat Hiland

Paliamentarian- Penny Peterson

Member-at-Large- Judy Newan

About 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.

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