FOR OVER 35 YEARS, GFWC HENDERSONVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT BY ENHANCING THE LIVES OF OTHERS THROUGH VOLUNTEER SERVICE.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer service organizations. Working locally in thousands of clubs in the U.S., and globally in more than seventeen countries, GFWC members support the arts, preserve natural resources, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, stress civic involvement and work toward world peace and understanding. The mission statement of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicate to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
The General Federated Woman’s Club of Hendersonville was organized on November 10, 1970, and federated with the Tennessee Federation of Woman’s Clubs on April 27, 1971. Their charter members including Sumner County notables:
Mrs. Roger A. Attanasio
Mrs. Richard Y. Newton
Mrs. Robert Benson
Mrs. John S. Powell
Mrs. Trajan H. Carney
Mrs. Walker C. Raiford
Mrs. Ilene Robinson Cowden
Mrs. Richards M. Sellers
Mrs. W. Scott Lindsay
Mrs. Thomas Suarez
Mrs. James A. McCloud
Mrs. Samuel W. Walton, Jr.
Mrs. Lloyd McKelvy
Mrs. J. Kenneth Woodard
Mrs. Frederick W. Miller
The Hendersonville Woman’s Club is proud to be a women’s organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. GFWC’s history can be traced back to 1868, and now is the largest, oldest, non-partisan, non-denominational, international volunteer service organization of women in the world.
Members of GFWC are women of all ages who want to expand their horizons by meeting new friends, gaining knowledge about their communities and the world around them, learning new skills, and bringing new interests into their lives while accepting the challenge of improving their communities and themselves.
The HWC has an annual calendar of fabulous events to bring women together in the community and to benefit many deserving and in need groups across our county. Coming up in September is Dancing with the Stars to be held September 24th at the Bluegrass Country Club. This fun take off on the popular television competition will feature local “celebrities” in a competitive dance off – all to benefit Community Childcare Services.
Come Christmastime – these ladies put on a sale that would rival Santa’s workshop! Mistletoe Market 2016 information to be released soon! This is an upscale, unique shopping experience featuring over 100 boutique businesses, gourmet food, fashion, personal accouterments, home decor and countless gift ideas; making this a truly exceptional gift buying experience.
And don’t forget their annual “Social Scene” Fashion Show. Everyone is excited to see what they will have in store in the spring of 2017!
Interested in joining? Or want to know how you can be involved in these events? Contact them at hendersonvillewomansclub.org.