General Federation of Women's Clubs

New Hampshire


2016-2018 GFWC-NH President Project

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Aug 17 Summer Board Meeting Approaching

Join us at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd, Portsmouth, NH for the Summer Board Meeting. We are holding the meeting in the evening 5:00-8:30 in the hopes that it will appeal to more members. Please come!

Plan ahead!!

Here is the schedule as best as we have it right now. More details in the actual Calendar

Communications and Public Relations

GFWC Chairman

Carol Waters

News and Notes

Have you signed up for News and NOTES from GFWC? Its a great way to stay informed of with GFWC activities.

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Read the June Inside Out

Here’s an Inside/Out Meeting idea: Curt Laffin, a volunteer with the American Chestnut Foundation, will be happy to come to your club meeting to talk about the restoration of the American Chestnut. He is also interested in working with clubs to set up American Chestnut information areas, complete with growing chestnut trees! You can email Curt at .

The Annual meeting in May will be here.

It's a sleepover for those interested. Fri May 19 - Sat May 20. View Call


at WCC in Concord

An Update on the Correctional Facility for Women

And Introducing Dismas House of NH

Thursday, April 20 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Please join the Women's Club of Concord to hear Assistant Commissioner of Corrections Helen Hanks talk about the status of the women's prison in Concord. The long-delayed prison project is scheduled open this fall, although hiring issues could delay that target further. Learn what sort of programs and facilities will be offered to the women in the prison located behind the men's facility on North State Street. The new prison was first promised in the late 1980s after a group of female inmates sued the state and won. The state moved the inmates to an overcrowded, "temporary" facility in Goffstown — the former jail — while plans for a permanent solution were put together. In the meantime, the Woman's Club and other non-profit groups have volunteered at the temporary facility to provide programming and other activities that are not offered.

The WCC is also pleased to welcome Sara Lutat, the Director of Dismas House of New Hampshire. Dismiss House helps create safe communities by offering formerly incarcerated individuals a second chance and the tools to transform their lives. Sara will be joined by a formerly incarcerated woman who will talk about her experiences.

We hope you will join us : 44 Pleasant St., Concord, NH

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Here are three ....

1. Expanding Your Horizons S.T.E.M conference May 6

Read more in March InsideOut

2. The NH HOBY Leadership Seminar will be held on June 3-5, 2017 at St. Methodios Retreat Center in Contoocook.

Read more in March InsideOut

3. Attention Knitters! Donations Coordinator of the Pease Greeters, recently let us know that they are desperate for hats!

Read more in March InsideOut

An inside out activity!!

The Great Backyard Winter Bird Count takes place between February 17th and 20th. If anyone is interested you can get more information by going to You can count for 15 minutes or hours; all counts welcome and will help researchers learn about how birds are doing and what we can do to help them. The New Hampshire version, the Backyard Winter Bird Survey, takes place February 11 and 12. will have forms for you to print and instructions for doing the count. And of course, count your hours for next year’s Conservation Report.

(from the January Inside Out newsletter. Read more )

Three backyard winter birds at a bird feeder, cardinals and chickadee

House Bill 106

Thanks to all of you for your active opposition to House Bill 106, which would have required corroboration in sexual assault cases. The sponsors are no longer supporting the bill.

(from the latest Inside Out newsletter. Read more )

From the Mid-Winter Meeting held Jan 14, 2017

It was fun to make the food pantry sculptures. Some good laughs and creative minds! A woman, a pinwheel and a Coliseum. Wish some pictures of inside the coliseum were taken! Food was carefully repacked and donated to food pantries in NH.

New Website

This is our new website it just went live today 1/12/17. There are still a few more things that are being updated, so please bear with us as this happens. If you have suggestions or comments please send them to me, Lynne Abt at

We have a meeting coming up on January 14th. Hope to see you there.

FUNdraising at Mid Winter Meeting

Surprise Purse Silent Auction!! We request that each club bring a new or gently used purse with a surprise inside, total value greater than $20. The surprise inside could be jewelry, a gib certificate, movie tickets, etc.

We will also have a 50/50 Raffle

Food Pantry Sculpture at Mid Winter Meeting

Members are asked to bring 6 to 10 cans for building the Food Pantry Sculpture! Cans will be divided among member-related food pantries!! Extra cans from members not attending are also welcome.

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