Worthington Woman's Club was organized on March 24, 1964 when a group of seventeen homemakers became concerned about the welfare
of their neighborhood, Worthington Farms. Worthington became a federated member of General Federation of Women's Club
(GFWC) in July of that same year and quickly jumped into fundraising and volunteering. The early projects provided
local support for the November election, volunteering for the chest X-ray unit at a local hospital, providing a
meal for an adopted family for Thankgiving, adopting a family through the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program
(a project that we continue today), making Easter baskets for disabled children, dressing dolls for the Salvation Army, and
petitioning for things such as street lights, a school bus stop, reducing the speed limit and the setup of a stoplight at nearby
is a group of women who care and want this world to be a better place for generations to come. Our members include women
of all ages with diverse backgrounds and talents. The founding members were homemakers, whereas today most of our
members hold full-time jobs outside the home and we are scattered all over the Metro Richmond area. We have supported
hundreds of philanthropic projects, contributed thousands of volunteer hours and raised and contributed thousands of dollars.
The club remains small but we are united by our passion of improving our community and the hope to be a positive influence
in our world.
membership gives women the opportunity to take an active role in the community, state, national world affairs.
is a network of women volunteering on local, state and national levels. More than 100,000 clubwomen in affiliated clubs
in every state and over twenty countries form a powerful, service-oriented organization from which they derive many enrichment,
leadership opportunies and benefits. GFWC areas of activity and service include the Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life,
International Outreach and Public Issues, Community Service Programs as well as special projects in domestic violence
awareness and prevention and advocates for children.