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  • Summer conference promises lots of star-spangled fun!

    Are you ready to join me at the beautiful Canaan Valley State Park Resort, August 5 –7? This year’s summer conference will be full of federation learning, federation friendships and federation fun! Remember to pack you past GFWC and GFWC West Virginia administration apparel for the Friday evening HEROES Banquet. And bring your military uniform, Uncle Sam or Rosie the Riveter costume, or red, white and blue for the USO Picnic and Show on Saturday evening. The troops will be entertained by Mr. Lee Dean and some of our talented GFWC WV Clubwomen. Here is a reminder of the schedule for the weekend: Registration will be from 2:00-5:30 p.m. on Friday with a general session beginning at 3 p.m. This session will feature information on GFWC contests — photography, writing, Jennie Award and community improvement. Speakers will also give information on Pearl Buck, 1734, WHRC and public policy and legislation. Friday evening will be a H.E.R.O.E.S banquet at 6 p.m. honoring Federation heroes with presentations on communication, leadership and membership -- areas all members need to be invested in. Friday at 9:30 p.m. will be a time to be together with your district friends as we have DISTRICT FUN. Saturday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m. group meetings for district presidents, state chairmen and club presidents will be held. Then it is back together for CSPs, Advo-cates for Children and Domestic Violence. Saturday’s luncheon is Lunch and Learn where we will hear about LEADS and schol-arship winners. Saturday afternoon’s general session will focus on reporting and fundraising. Bring your patriotism along and enjoy a USO picnic and show at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening at the picnic shelter in front of the lodge. See you at Canaan! In Federation Friendship, Cathy Jo

  • Here we go!!! Are you excited?!

    With the changing of every guard (in the case of GFWC, the changing of every new administration), there is excitement and a teeny-weeny bit of anxiety (in a good way). For me, as your new webmaster, this is especially true. I was both honored and scared when the idea of taking over the GFWC West Virginia (GFWC WV) website was presented to me. The only website I’ve ever designed and managed was for my own business, not for an organization whose reach and influence are as far reaching as GFWC WV. I’ve blogged before, but only for my own website and for that the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce on occasion. But I am excited for the opportunity to serve as your webmaster for the next two years and learn about all of the organizations, members, and projects that make up this amazing organization. That said, this is your website. You are GFWC WV. A couple of months ago, President Cathy Jo Bryant put out the call for our clubs to submit photos to me for the website. Some of you did just that – thank you. I didn’t get the response I thought I would, so I went mining onto the social media pages I could find for our member clubs and borrowed photos from there. These photos put a face to GFWC WV and the work our members do. That’s why you will find photos from our clubs throughout the website. Periodically, these photos will change as we want all of the wonderful clubs in our organization to be featured, so please do not be shy about sending them to me. I can’t guarantee that all of the photos you send will be used, but I definitely want to feature as many photos as possible on the website during the 2022-24 administration. In the coming weeks I will be adding a gallery of photos from the 2022 spring convention at the Greenbrier. Other photo galleries will follow. Links to program information and other pertinent information will be added after summer conference and throughout the duration of the administration. We want this website to be a place you can rely on for valuable information and inspiration. In this blog space, you will find thoughts, tips, and other useful information from Cathy Jo and her fellow administration members as the term continues. Again, I say, this is your website. Please make use of it and feel free to ask me questions and make suggestions. I can’t wait to see how our content grows and evolves. It’s exciting to imagine all of the creative ways GFWC WV members will be living the volunteer spirit and contributing to the growth of our respective communities.

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  • Volunteer | Gfwc West Virginia | United States

    GFWC West Virginia Making our communities better one project at a time Are you a joiner? JOIN US Do you love your community and want to volunteer your time to make it the best it can be? GFWC-WV is comprised of clubs all over the state that welcomes women of all ages who enjoy community service and take great pride in being a part of their community's success. GFWC-WV membership provides opportunities for growth and the development of friendships that will last a lifetime. Service to veterans statewide as a token of our gratitude for their service and sacrifice ​ Learn More

  • H.E.R.O.E.S. | GFWC West Virginia

    During the 2022-2024 administration, we will honor and serve our veterans. The project logo, H.E.R.O.E.S. , spells out our commitment to veterans. H onor E ducate R espect O pportunities E mpower S erve ​ Clubs are encouraged to develop their own projects meeting specific needs within their communities. However, the administration does want clubs to participate in the following projects during the year: ​ February -- Valentines for Veterans -- Club members will prepare and deliver Valentine's Day cards for local Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VAMC) and other VA facilities. May -- National Military Appreciation Month -- Club members will collect Kroger and Walmart gift cards for the Hershel "Woody" Williams Fisher House in Huntington, West Virginia. Clubs will mail their gift cards along with the donation form directly to: Hershel "Woody" Williams Fisher House 1540 Spring Valley Drive Huntington, WV 25704 More information about Fisher House is available at: November -- Collect and donate items to your local VAMC or other VA facilities in their respective areas. December -- Participate in National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 17, 2022. Visit for more information. ​ For more information about the H.E.R.O.E.S. initiative, contact April Binkley, special project chairman, at (240) 925-9742 or . ​ ​ Our junior department will be supporting children of military families during the H.E.R.O.E.S. initiative with these projects: April -- Month of the Military Child -- April 15 is "Purple Up" Day. Wear purple to support military kids. On April 29, support "Operation Megaphone", an event for middle and high schools to give military kids a way to connect; identify issues military kids face; build partnerships; raise awareness; and develop a plan to reach out to other kids in their communities. June -- Youth Leadership Camp (Camp Dawson) -- June 26-July 2, 2022. This camp is specifically for military families. Clubs have the opportunity to sponsor the $150 fee kids attending camp. July -- Tie-Dye Camp -- Clubs have the opportunity to donate 100% cotton t-shirts and hats, snacks, and drinks for this event. September -- Gold Star Camp (Camp Dawson) -- Club members have the opportunity to volunteer at this two-day event which features activities all day and an outdoor movie and bonfire at night. November -- Hero Ball -- Clubs have the opportunity to support this event during which military kids dress up and are escorted by their military parent(s). ​ For more information about the junior department's initiative to support children of military families, contact special project chairman Jennifer Watterson at (304) 812-6454 or . ​ ​ ​ ​

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