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Welcome to the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club

Scholarship AwardGFWC 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.


Community Forum on Human Trafficking on October 12th, 2016Human Trafficking Logo

The GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club is presenting a “Community Forum on Human Trafficking” on October 12, 2016 at the Conference Center at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

This forum is hosted in conjunction with the City of North Myrtle Beach, the City of Myrtle Beach, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Horry County Government, McLeod Seacoast, WPDE, Elliott Realty, and North Myrtle Beach Times.

The keynote speaker will be South Carolina State Attorney General, Alan Wilson. In addition, the forum schedule will include experiences from the frontline and discussions with local experts. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The purpose of this forum is to raise awareness of human trafficking and its devastating effects on our communities. Forum discussion topics will include:

  • How people are targeted and held against their will
  • Who the victims are, and how to recognize them
  • The kind of help needed by people who have been trafficked –physically and mentally
  • A review of cases in SC; what the Federal and State laws are; difficulties law enforcement face; success stories
  • Community resources and gaps

In addition to the forum, we are partnering with Coastal Carolina University’s Division of Academic and Community Outreach to offer a workshop. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of human trafficking through readings, case studies, and discussion.

If you attend both the forum and the workshop, you could be eligible to receive one continuing education credit (CEU). The workshop is scheduled for October 18, 2016 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM at the Myrtle Beach Education Center, 900 79th Avenue in Myrtle Beach.

The forum is $15 and includes a boxed lunch. The workshop is $15. You must attend the forum to sign up for the workshop.

Register for the forum only or for both forum and workshop at www.humantraffickingcommunityforum.eventbrite.com

Online registration ends on October 7. Tickets can be purchased after this date, but lunch will not be included. Email questions or comments to vpmbrnmbwc@gmail.com or call 843-399-6590.

Should you wish to participate, club members will also be accepting donations of new/gently used bras for the international organization, Free the Girls. This is a donation and not a prerequisite for attendance at the forum. Free the Girls is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to provide jobs to survivors of sex trafficking in developing countries by helping them set up micro enterprises selling bras.  In addition, through the collection of bras, the organization strives to educate people and organizations about the scourge of human trafficking worldwide.