August 17, 2018

Local Women Participate In Annual GFWC of Massachusetts Junior Membership Annual Conference

Join volunteers from across Massachusetts to celebrate achievements.

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April 28, 2018 (Taunton, Mass.) Eight members of the GFWC Taunton Junior Woman’s Club attended the Annual Conference of GFWC of Massachusetts Junior Membership in Springfield Massachusetts at the Hilton Garden Inn. Held annually in April, this meeting celebrates the achievements from the past year of the 18 clubs which comprise Junior Membership in Massachusetts. The community service projects done by local clubs are recognized and those clubs with the most outstanding projects receive awards.

The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Junior Woman’s Club is made up of women who live and work in the greater Taunton/Raynham area. The club is in its’ 68th year of volunteer service to the community and the world. They have hosted many fundraisers to benefit student scholarships and charities. Some of their more popular events are their yearly themed Teas, Soup Samplers, Foxwoods trips, and Fashion Shows. They also have supported the homeless through Matthew’s Mission 25, our veterans, the elderly in our local nursing homes, and our local schools, and libraries. This past May they hosted ‘A Royal Tea’ and are planning their second annual fashion show for the month of August.
At this Annual Conference, the club was recognized for their Overall Creative Excellence in Leadership and received Special Recognition for Education, International Outreach, Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention programs, and WHRC (Women’s History and Research Center). They also had their member Cindy Brogan chosen to receive the Shell Award for her outstanding work in GFWC. For a second year in a row the GFWC Taunton Junior Woman’s club was presented with the overall award, in their division, of the coveted Silver bowl for programs and activities throughout the year. Members also received first second, third place, and honorable mention ribbons for their entries in the Arts Department’s photography contest.

About the General Federation of Women's Clubs
The General Federation of Women's Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women's clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With over 80,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement and working toward world peace and understanding.

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