About

index.2HISTORY

  • Organized in 1904
  • Joined the State Federation in 1920
  • Elected to Membership in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1929

CLUB MOTTO

In great things unity;
In small things liberality;
In all things charity.

CLUB FLOWER: Pink Carnation

CLUB COLORS: Pink and Green

Keep us, O God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.

Let us be done with fault-finding, and leave off self seeking.

May we put away all pretences and meet each other face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.

Let us take time for all things; make us grow calm, serene, gentle.

Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straight forward and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize it is the little things that create differences, that in the big things of life we are as one.

And may we strive to touch and to know the great, common human heart of us all; and O Lord God, let us forget not to be kind!

Mary Stewart – April 1904


Officers

President – Ella Dzioba
Vice President – Kathy Novack
Corresponding Secretary – Barb Butler
Recording Secretary – Nancy Niedziela
Treasurer – Pat Gallagher
Director – Abby Lorenz
Director – Deb Bayee
Past President – Sue Goldstone

Community Service Departments and Chairpersons

Arts – The GFWC Arts Department provides a framework for club women to pursue a variety of artistic interests which educate their communities about the important role art plays in our lives. Abby Lorenz and Sue Goldstone

Conservation – The GFWC Conservation Department motivates club women across the U.S. to establish and implement and maintain and preserve the earth’s natural resources. Nancy Ackley and Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl

Education – The GFWC Education Department encourages club women to create learning opportunities for themselves and their communities, to support local libraries and continue the pursuit of lifelong learning. Roz Carroll and Jeanie Matkin

Home Life – the GFWC home Life Department is a compilation of programs geared to acquaint members with contemporary issues from social security information to women’s health programs. Sue Atherton and Karen Merz

International Affairs – The aim of the GFWC Public Affairs Department is to heighten community awareness of such critical issues as violence prevention, community safety, citizen responsibilities and the importance of community partnerships. Bezmi Kranick and Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl

Public Affairs – The aim of the GFWC Public Affairs Department is to heighten community awareness of critical issues. Kathy Novack and Christine Howard

Special Projects and Standing Committees – The GFWC Special Projects & Standing Committees are a collection of unique GFWC entities. WCP Members


Federation Presidents

GFWC International Sheila Shea
GFWC International Junior Clubs Director Jolie Frankfurth
GFWC-Great Lakes Region Lin Wilken
GFWC-WI Sue La Buda
GFWC-WI Junior Clubs Director Loretta Caron
GFWC Rolling Hills District Pat Soefker, Oconomowoc

Special Committees

Auditing – Rona Kasdorf, Jaynee Andree and Roz Carroll
Nominating – Sue Goldstone, Jeanie Matkin and Nancy Ackley
Ways and Means

DSC04583Bridge Marathon – Nancy Koepp
Luncheon Raffles – Ginny Locknan and Fran Holloway
Razzle Dazzle – Abby Lorenz
Derby Day Luncheon – Sue Goldstone
Publicity – Barb Butler
Sunshine – Sherry Foyer
Historian  – Pat Gallagher
Book Club and ESO  Nancy Niedziela
Parliamentarian – Bev Coshun
Yearbook  -Nancy Niedziela
Membership – Mary Deitz and Linda Kowalewski
Writing Contest – Nancy Niedziela
Scholarship Committee – Jean Miller
Rolling Hills District Meeting – Nancy Niedziela