The North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club is a proud member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
Honoring the GFWC motto of “Unity in Diversity,” our club brings together unique individuals dedicated to community improvement. Our mission is to enhance the lives of others through community projects, volunteer service and fundraising.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is headquartered in Washington D.C. and is also one of the world’s largest non-partisan and non-denominational women’s volunteer service organizations. The organization was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901. In 2015, GFWC will be celebrating its 125th anniversary. There are currently more than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs throughout the United States and the world.
Credited with starting over 75% of the public libraries in America, the organization has been actively working in South Carolina since 1898. GFWC members are true volunteers in action working locally to create global change. GFWC and its members annually raise an average of $40 million on behalf of more than 100,000 projects and volunteer nearly eight million hours of service.
In 2014-2016 the GFWC President’s Theme will be “Living the Volunteer Spirit” and the President’s Signature Project will be “Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention.” For more information please visit the GFWC website or follow it on Facebook.
Our club is also affiliated with the South Carolina General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC-SC) which was founded in 1898 in Seneca, South Carolina and now headquartered in Columbia. GFWC-SC is made up of 58 clubs around the state consisting of 1,400 members who work in six areas related to the following: Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues.
At its 116th annual convention in April 2014, GFWC-SC awarded the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club an unprecedented number of awards based on the club’s community service, contributions, and fundraising. Club member, Juliet Casper, was inducted as 2014-16 GFWC-SC Second Vice President and Brenda Tarkenton, also a NMBWC member, was inducted as 2014-16 GFWC-SC Eastern District President.
In the 2014-2016 term, the GFWC-SC State Theme and the President’s Special Project deal with “Mental Health Matters”. Clubs in South Carolina will be working to raise awareness and funding for this project.
Visit the GFWC-SC website or the GFWC-SC Facebook Page for more information about clubs in South Carolina. When you become a member of the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, you become a part of an international and a state service organization which provides education, training and interaction opportunities for volunteers.