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 pretenses 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 – Kathleen Novack
Vice-President – Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl
Treasurer – Jaynee Andree
Recording Secretary – Ginny Lockman
Corresponding Secretary – Carole Brinkman
Director – Mary Dietz
Director – Nancy Ackley
Past President – Ella Dzioba

Federation Presidents

GFWC International Mary Ellen Brock
GFWC International Junior Clubs Director Trish Shafer
GFWC-Great Lakes Region Paula Schlice, Wisconsin
GFWC-WI Deb Brossard
GFWC-WI Junior Clubs Director Michelle Munoz
GFWC Rolling Hills District Nancy Dickman, Muskego

Community Service Programs and Chairpersons

Arts & Culture – 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 Joy Allen

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

Education & Library – The GFWC Education Department encourages club women to create learning opportunities for our members and our communities, to support local libraries and continue the pursuit of lifelong learning. Ginny Lockman and Jeanie Matkin

Health & Wellness – the GFWC Health & Wellness Department (formerly the 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

Civic Engagement & Outreach – The aim of the GFWC Civic Engagement & Outreach (an expansion of our former Public Issues Department) is to heighten community awareness of critical issues as violence prevention, community safety, citizen responsibilities and the importance of community partnerships.  Additionally, this department is our leadership arm for the club’s participation in “Pewaukee Dementia Friendly Community Initiative.”  Abby Lorenz and Christine Howard 

Elimination of prior International Department – The new GFWC Departments do not include the prior International Affairs Department.  GFWC’s rationale on eliminating the International Affairs department is the intention to fully integrate international projects into each individual program area.   To facilitate this transition, we have identified a member to serve as a liaison to all the departments.  Alexandra Lerch-Gaggl  

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


 

Special Committees

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Book Club and ESO
(Epsilon Sigma Omicron)
Bridge Marathon
Financial Review

Fundraising
–Luncheon Raffles
–Razzle Dazzle
–Spring Theme Party
Helen F, Mears Art Contest
Historian
Membership
Nominating
Parliamentary Advisor
Publicity
Red Cross Blood Drive
Rolling Hills District Meeting
Scholarship Committee
Sunshine
Writing Contest
Yearbook
Nancy Niedziela

Nancy Koepp
Sue Goldstone and Pat Gallagher

Joy Allen and Fran Holloway
Abby Lorenz
Sue Goldstone and Joy Allen
Sue Goldstone and Kathy Novack
Pat Gallagher
Mary Dietz and Linda Kowalewski
Sue Atherton and Nancy Ackley
Nancy Niedziela
Barb Butler
Mary Dietz
Nancy Niedziela
Jean Miller
Sherry Foyer and Geri Coen
Nancy Niedziela
Nancy Niedziela 

*Blood Drive Date – February 24, 2020