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

Mother's Day Purse Project


Paradise Valley Junior members and guests came together to help create Mother's Day purses for Women's Hope Center. For over 38 years, Women's Hope Center has provided a safe haven for at-risk women and girls across Arizona to get back on their feet; serving, teaching & supporting women in any difficult life situation. Over 100 purses were filled with various toiletries, makeup, jewelry and small gifts by PVJWC and given to Hope Women's Center clients providing them with a special Mother's Day gift.

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Paradise Valley Junior

Woman's Club

Kathy Chesser

GFWC Paradise Valley Executive Board Members 2022-2023

President- Kathy Chesser

1st VP- Membership-Jody Taylor & Andrea Orose

2nd VP-Programs-Debbie Grieder & Joan McDonald

3rd VP- Ways/Means-Open

Recording Secretary-Anne Phelan

Treasurer-Beate Yancy

Corresponding Secretary-Laurie Carter

Paliamentarian- Jackie Black

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 @ 7:00 p.m. Meetings are being held virtually until further notice. Please contact Kathy Chesser for more information