Welcome to the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club
GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club is a non-profit charitable organization serving the North Myrtle Beach area and surrounding communities. Our club was organized in 1974 and joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) in 1979. We are also a member of the South Carolina General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC-SC). Visit our GFWC Information Page to learn more about GFWC.
The GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club is a group of ladies committed to improving the lives of others in our community while developing leadership potential in our members. We are active in many community projects and partner with other organizations to help obtain charitable goals. While our members enjoy having fun, our primary focus is community service and leadership development.
Each year we work to raise funds for charitable organizations through two major fundraisers, the Christmas Candlelight Home Tour held in December and the Purses with Purpose Charity Benefit held in April. We award funding each year to several charities. Explore our Contributions Page for a current list of charity recipients.
In January 2010, we proudly celebrated our 35th anniversary at Barefoot Resort’s Lakeside Conference Center. North Myrtle Beach Mayor and club member, Marilyn Hatley, presented a formal declaration to the club proclaiming January 5th in our great city as officially “North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club Day”.
At the North Myrtle Beach Chamber Annual Dinner in 2010, we were awarded the prestigious “Non-Profit of the Year” Award based on our community service and fundraising activities.
During the 2015 GFWC-SC Annual Convention in Columbia, SC, our club received an unprecedented number of awards based on our community service, contributions, and fundraising. In January 2015, we celebrated our 40th year as a nonprofit service organization in North Myrtle Beach.
You are cordially invited to visit a club meeting or become a member and experience the fun, fellowship, and true spirit of volunteerism.
Please browse our web site. The Join Our Club page has information about membership. If you have questions, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions. You can also visit our Facebook page to learn more about our club.
Save the Date! Purses with Purpose Charity Event Scheduled for April 19th, 2017!
The 2017 “Purses with Purpose Charity Event” will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 PM at Marina Inn Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. In 2016 it was standing room only with over 300 ladies attending the April event. Attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner buffet. A large selection of gift baskets chocked full of gift certificates for services and restaurants, cosmetics, jewelry, spa treatments, weekend getaways, and other niceties lined the entrance to the Nautilus Ballroom in the silent auction.
The live auction was the main event and promises not to disappoint. A fine selection of handsome male models (Check out our 2016 models!) will showcase gorgeous designer handbags and purses donated by celebrities and local professionals. Vanna White, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Garner, and Louise Mandrell have donated purses in the past. The models prance and dance to win the highest bid for their purse from some very competitive lady bidders.
Tickets are $60 per person this year and are available at the North Myrtle Beach Chamber. You can purchase your ticket online at www.nmbwcpurses.eventbrite.com. Purchase early as there are a limited number of tickets available due to heavy sponsorship participation.
“Purses with Purpose Charity Event” (Take a peek at last year’s event.) is our number one fundraiser and allows our club to support other charitable organizations. Please check out our Contributions page to view recent contributions.
Last year our club raised $28,000 just in sponsorships. Sponsorships defray event expenses and allows our club to contribute more to charities. If you would like more information about being a sponsor, or a purse contributor, or would like to donate an auction item, please email Jeri at email@example.com or call her at 843-450-4001.