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GFWC of Kansas President's Message

Dear GFWC of Kansas Clubwomen,

    I am excited to welcome you to the 2022-2034 GFWC of Kansas administration. I am truly honored d and humbled to serve as your state president. GFWC of Kansas has an immense history and I will be reaching out to all of our clubwomen to draw on their strength to help this organization succeed.

Anytime is the right time for clubs to honestly think about how they are making a difference in their communities.

"Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." - Julia Child

Talk with your fellow clubwomen and discover what makes their "Whirl Go 'Round". Take that enthusiasm and channel it into strengthening your community with your service.

"Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love." - Mother Teresa.

I am passionate about ensuring consistent access to food for anyone in need. A small and simple way of helping alleviate food insecurity in your community is by routinely donating items to an already established blessing box, food bank or food pantry. A slightly larger task would be agreeing to be a sponsor of a blessing box in your community. I am challenging clubs to collect and donate 999 items for the 2022- club year. For the 2023-2024 club year I will reevaluate the challenge and adjust as needed.

Advocating for children with Diabetes and learning about the disease is my president's project. Together we will learn and understand the importance of diabetes camps as a method of learning lifesaving skills for those children affected by this disease.

I am an advocate in using technology as best we can. Please check our website frequently as I update our working document the "state handbook" I will also endeavor to post on our state Facebook account.

I am looking forward to working together so we can "Make the Whirl Go "Round" in your community.

Let the fun begin with every Spin.

Janine Eilert, GFWC of Kansas President

Our History

           The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas is the State affiliate of an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

            In 1890 Kansas became a charter member of the national General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) adopting the motto:

“And what they dare to dream of . . . dare to do.”

            Kansas club women represent the full spectrum of lifestyles of women today: married, single, with or without children, homemakers, women in the marketplace, professional women, career women - all interested in self improvement as well as community improvement.

            There are clubs for all ages and interests. The exchange of knowledge is via The Kansas Clubwoman magazine that every member receives.

             The accomplishments of GFWC of Kansas are part of the history of the many communities of this state and the nation. As members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International, the largest organization of volunteer women in the world, Kansas club members have the advantage of suggested projects with support materials, sponsors, leadership development opportunities and experienced direction.               “U N I T E D together, we can make a difference.”

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