Welcome to the GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness, FL, Inc

The Largest Women’s Volunteer Organization in the World

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness is a charitable service-oriented 501©3 organization affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (www.GFWC.org) and GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs (www.GFWCFlorida.org). You are invited to see what can be achieved through a group of dedicated women.

“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect you just have to CARE.”

Our Committiees




Art and Culture  

Debbie Sargent, Chairman


The GFWC Arts Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in their clubs, schools, and communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make their world a more beautiful place.  As Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”


The goal is to create programs and projects that include music, literature, dance, drama, theatre, and other arts-related areas, both traditional and innovative, that cause the world around us to see and feel what they might have only once imagined.

GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness FL clubwomen design and support arts activities in our local communities.






Civic Engagement and Outreach

Barbara Cooper, Chairman


Civic and social responsibilities are key components in our lives. The GFWC Public Issues Community Service Program is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibilities. This program focuses on citizenship, military personnel, emergency and disaster preparedness, and safety and crime prevention. The “broad strokes” of this effort: Citizenship, Crime Prevention, Safety and Disaster Preparedness, the needy, hungry and homeless; and our Military Personnel and Veterans. 

GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness FL clubwomen design and support public issues activities in our local communities.


Education and Libraries

Katherine Regan, Chairman

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey


Having founded over 474 public libraries and 4,655 traveling libraries in the 1930s, The American Library Association credited GFWC with establishing 75% of America’s public libraries. In the 21st century, libraries continue to be an important part of our communities, demonstrated by a 2013 survey in which 90% of Americans, ages 16 and older, said the closing of their local public library would have an impact on their community.

We continue with the support of our library systems and maintain a lending library at our club. We also give scholarships annually to deserving high school students planning to attend college.

GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness Fl. clubwomen design and support education activities in our local communities.

Environment

Linda Chuckman, Chairman


The GFWC Conservation Community Service Program encourages awareness of our natural resources and caring for the world around us. It offers information and ideas to promote environmental appreciation and protection. Work to preserve, maintain, and restore our natural resources; protect habitats for plants and animals; and develop sustainable habits.

Ideas about how to care for our air, land, and water; recycling; litter cleanup; partnerships with community groups, schools, and children; support of wildlife; energy conservation; tree planting; and beautification are included in this Community Service Program. In general, members are encouraged to become better stewards of the environment.

GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness Fl clubwomen design and support conservation activities in our local communities.

Health and Wellness

Rosalie Matt, Chairman


The human body, mine and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our wellbeing, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.

GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness Fl clubwomen design and support conservation activities in our local communities.



State President’s Project

Marian Gundling, Chairman


Our state president’s project this year calls for us to do things for and in our community. With that in mind, members have submitted numerous ideas of where to help and what projects we might work on that will be for the betterment of our community.  We had wonderful input, and, of course, far too many suggestions for what we might be able to do, especially facing the challenges of togetherness in this COVID-19 world. However, our plans go forward to make an impact in the lives of numerous residents of Citrus County.

The theme, Love, Respect and Kindness for All will be addressed in our actions!!

We hope you will embrace the idea of the many little projects (and perhaps one really huge one) and make the coming two years ones where we have a significant impact on our community.

Our local President Project is Jessie’s Place.

GFWC SIGNATURE PROJECT

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

The goal of the GFWC Signature Program Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of domestic abuse and violence against women in communities across the nation by working with national domestic violence networks, supporting existing activities, working with various established programs and initiating educational opportunities for club members and local citizens. Program areas of focus:  Intimate Partner Abuse  Child Abuse  Teen Dating  Campus Sexual Assault  Elder Abuse  Violence Against Native American Women  Military Sexual Assault  Human Trafficking







OUR CHARITIES


CASA - Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association - Local

C.U.B. - Citrus United Basket - Local

Family Resource Center - Local

Scholarships - Local/State

HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program) - Local/State

Youth Orchestra - Local

GFWC Florida President’s Project Operation Smile - State

Canine Companions - State Partner

Heifer International - State Partner

Sew Much for Comfort - State

Terry Lynn - GFWC Partner

1890 Society - State

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial - State

UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign - Local/State




Arts

The GFWC Arts Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in their clubs, schools, and communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make their world a more beautiful place. 

GFWC Inverness projects include:

•Competition in local, district and state arts/crafts show. 

•Craft workshops for members. 

•Donations of art and craft supplies to schools.

•Tours of local museums.

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