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Welcome to GFWC of Arkansas !  Travel Arkansas
The General Federation of Women's Clubs in Arkansas consists of women volunteers in community service with a history of over 100 years.
 
Libraries 2000.....Arkansas was awarded 8th place at the International Convention in giving for 2000.  We donated $259,264 in books, computers and learning materials.
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Officers and Membership

 

GFWC of Arkansas Officers 2000-2002
President Mary Ann Arnold, Fort Smith
President-Elect Katherine Foust, Morrilton
Vice President Glenna Ragan, Harrison
Treasurer Shirley Morgan, England
Secretary Mary Glover, Stuttgart
Advisor Dorothy Rapert, Pocahontas
Advisor Martha Lou Nowlin, Blytheville
Corresponding Secretary Debbie Hall, Fort Smith
Parliamentarian Joanne Swafford, Fort Smith
Counselor Julianne Sallee, Pocahontas
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State President's Project
"Membership"


Arkansas has 1500 women who are involved in the General Federation of Women's Clubs.  The organization is open to all women in the state.  New clubs are always welcomedFor more information, contact:

 

 Membership Chairman:    Julianne Sallee            or  President:    Mary Ann Arnold

                                            206 Ridge Road                                      7321 S Q St

                                            Pocahontas, AR 72455                          Fort Smith, AR 72903

                                            Email jsallee@tcac.net                          Email madarnold20@juno.com

 

 We also offer an At-Large Club for members who do not have a club in their town.

GFWC of Arkansas provides a quarterly newspaper which is mailed to all members and other interested parties.  It is "The Federation Speaks."  The International association publishes "GFWC Clubwoman" magazine six times annually on a subscription basis.  Our International Headquarters are located at 1734 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.



Events to note:

 
 

 WHAT WE DO...

 GFWC of Arkansas boasts of donating over 56,272 volunteer hours in 2000,  services valued at $249,000

Our programs include *Libraries 2000, *Operation Smile, *CARE,  *Plastics Recycling in our 3R's for the New Millennium Program (sponsored by American Plastics Council), *Wheel Safety (sponsored by Allstate Foundation), emphasis on *Literacy (sponsored by Procter & Gamble), and the Community Improvement Program (sponsored by Shell Oil).
    We work for public and community involvement in our activities.  Some of our other areas of interest are improving women's health, promoting arts and crafts for youth and for members, and helping members as well as the community be up to date on legislative matters nationwide and in our state.   Our state provides a $1,000 scholarship for a college student who is working toward a teaching career.


    The GFWC of Arkansas through its affiliation with the General Federation of Women's Clubs International offers a place for everyone to give volunteer service.
 
 

Your Invitation~

To South Central Region Conference
        October 11-13, 2002
                Fort Smith, AR
                    Holiday Inn - City Center
                                                                  Fort Smith National Historic Site
 
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 CONVENTION NEWS - INTERNATIONAL AND ARKANSAS
 

***GFWC INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION WAS HELD AT ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA IN JUNE, 2001.  ARKANSAS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ALTHA MURPHY OF THE ALTRURIAN CLUB OF IMBODEN WON 2ND PLACE IN THE MEMBER SHORT STORY CATEGORY, NATIONWIDE!

The Century League of Morrilton won "Most Creative" in the all-club photo contest.


 Congratulations to our Golden Girls....

The 20th Century Club of Harrison celebrated their 100th year anniversary in 2001 and celebrates their 100th year of being federated in 2002.  They celebrated in the fall for a week with their community.  To honor their 100 years of being federated these women decided to take care of the needs of their cemeteries.  They hired a licensed Arborist to help them and will be working three days a week until all the work is done.

We hope your next 100 years will be great.

State Convention News! 

The 2002 State Convention will be held May 3-5, 2002 at the Riverfront Hilton in North Little Rock.  International President Shelby Hamlett will be our guest speaker and will install our incoming officers.  Please read your "Federation Speaks" for more information and to make reservations.

 

South Central Region Conference . . . . . . .
Our very own Arkansas GFWC club woman, Marianne Maynard presided over the South Central meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, in October 2001.  These Arkansas sisters enjoyed informative meetings and workshops, as well as the wonderful hospitality of the Arizona clubs.  (The men enjoyed their golf, too!)

Pictured:  Front row - Willie Oates, State President Mary Ann Arnold, International President Shelby Hamlett, SCR President Marianne Maynard, International President-Elect Judy Lutz.  Second row - Debbie Hall, Gail Garlinghouse, Lori Burton, Debbie Thomas, Diane Johnston, Joanne Swafford.  Back row - Don Hall, Dave Arnold, Chris Burton.