Living the Volunteer Spirit
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With more than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.
National Junior Pledge
I pledge my loyalty
To the Junior Club Woman
By doing better than ever before
What work I have to do;
By being prompt, honest, and courteous,
By living each day
Trying to accomplish something;
Not merely to exist.
GFWC members, from ages 12 to 102, live in cities, suburbs, and rural communities around the globe. They are professional women, students, stay-at-home moms, and retirees, united by a shared commitment to volunteer community service.
Members of GFWC clubs are encouraged to focus their efforts on Community Service Programs and Special Programs in Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, and Advocates for Children (Juniors' Project) that meet local needs, and take advantage of our national network of organizations and programs that have provided a framework for over 100 years of accomplishment.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs
GFWC Emerald Coast Junior Woman's Club, Inc. is a proud member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Honoring the motto of “Unity in Diversity,” we come together as unique individuals dedicated to community improvement through our community projects. Our mission is to enhance the lives of others in the panhandle through volunteer service.
GFWC is one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan and nondenominational women’s volunteer service organizations.
GFWC is distinguished from other service organizations by the breadth of our outreach. Our programs span all areas of the lives of our members, their families, and communities.
GFWC members create global change working on a local level — they select projects and programs by determining the specific needs of the communities in which they live and work every day.
Founded in 1890, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization, has been a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs from around the country and throughout the world that are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
With more than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.
Located in Washington, D.C., GFWC Headquarters was named a National Historic Landmark in 1991, and houses the GFWC Women’s History and Resource Center. The GFWC Women’s History and Resource Center collects, preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of GFWC and women volunteers. The WHRC documents the social and political contributions of GFWC clubwomen from 1890 to the present through the GFWC archives, related special collections, and publications.
GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change, with its members raising an average of $40 million through more than 100,000 projects and volunteering nearly five million hours annually.
Visit us online:
GFWC Federation of Women’s Club
1734 N. Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-2990
GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs
4444 Florida National Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813