Recognition Time. Let the celebration begin for celebrating years of service milestones. Sandy Hauenstein, State President, and Denise Malone, State Vice President presented framed service certificates and roses to Patricia Reichley (10 years), Joyce Stambaugh (40 years), Molly Morris (45 years), and Susan Erlemeir (50 years). Not pictured: Sally Kern (5 years), Connie Clancy (20 years), Carol Weins (30 years), and Sarah McCloskey (45 years).
A special shout out to Susan Erlemeir for 50 years of service. Susan was also presented with a GFWC 50-year gold pin and a letter from GFWC international
We are celebrating our 81st year of community service
(1940 – 2021).
We are the Women's Club of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, a local branch of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) and Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsylvania. GFWC has played a role in our nation's history since the early 1900s.
Thinking about Joining?
Membership is an excellent choice for any woman seeking personal growth, leadership skills, community awareness, fun, public speaking skills, international knowledge, entertainment, friendship, and service opportunities. We welcome new members. Potential members must be 18 years of age or older and attend at least one meeting, complete a membership application, and pay yearly dues.
Benefits of Joining
Nearly 80,000 members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) are united in their dedication to volunteer community service. While diverse in age, interests, and experiences, all clubwomen are united by a desire to create positive change in their communities.
With roots in local communities and branches around the world, GFWC members enjoy opportunities to learn from and share with one another at district, State, Region, and international meetings, seminars, and conventions. Operating under the broad umbrella of community service, GFWC clubs are able to assess the needs of their individual communities, consider the abilities and interests of their members, and focus their projects and programs in areas that satisfy the needs of both. Program guidelines, materials, and resources provided by GFWC and State Federations assist clubs in serving the needs of their communities effectively and efficiently.
· Belonging to a GFWC club provides the opportunity to:
· Contribute to the quality of life in your neighborhood and community
· Gain a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in doing good
· Participate in interesting, informative, and inspiring programs
· Explore and sharpen skills that can lead to professional advancement
· Expand your network of contacts—professional and personal
· Build lifelong friendships and fun
Some other service projects: yearly scholarships to seniors at the Spring Grove Area High School and sponsoring a sophomore student to the Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) Foundation for their Leadership Training Program, donations to the Visiting Nurse Association, Fire Companies, Ambulance Club, Windy Hill Senior Center, Canine Companions, Saint Jude Red Wagon donation, and many, many other causes. We are very proud of the flower urns at the library that we repot every Spring and Fall and water all season long. We have maintained these urns for some 50 years.
Our current emphasis is serving at Harvest of Hope food pantry twice a month besides giving a monetary donation. Our committees reflect whatever interest you may have, including Conservation, Education, Finance, Home Life, Hospitality, Leadership, Public Affairs, Membership, Legislation/International, Programs, Public Relations, Ways & Means, among others. Committees allow each member to specialize in an area provides a more intimate group to develop relationships and friendships.
The GFWC-PA President's Project for the present year is Vision Impairment Awareness and encourages members to participate in the support of their affiliate of the Pennsylvania Blind Association through volunteering and donations.