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GFWC Central Florida Woman's Club

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2009  --  CFWC presented a $2175 check to HAVEN (local domestic violence safehouse) ...  the proceeds from our recent Melon Patch sponsored play

Our current Club Year begins May 1, 2009  ...  some events pictured on this Site are from previous years.  New photos/info are being updated/posted as it happens.
Check out on pg 2 our very special ... 
District 7's 2009 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR ...  Congratulations, Annette!
Our club also has the 2009 D7 LEADS candidate ...  Congratulations, Martha!
See our members stuffing HEART PILLOWS for heart patients  ...  an FFWC 2007 HOME LIFE project 
Check out our participation/fundraiser in Leesburg, FL's Annual Bike Fest (Apr 27-29, 2007) ...   in Recent Events folder ... also participated April 2008, raising $1136 (yet to be donated)
YES ...  we participated in the Leesburg Christmas Parade for four years (2005-2006-2007-2008) ...  see Christmas Parade pages
Check our 2006 sponsoring of 1940s  RADIO DAYS  Melon Patch Production ... and 2005 Cinderella show ...  Recent & Upcoming Events page
IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS ...  "Prisoner of Second Avenue" ...  Saturday, March 8, 2008, 2 PM  ...  tickets $15 ...   Proceeds raised (after expenses):  $2066 -- was divided between Leesburg and Fruitland Park Food Banks ... $1,033 each.
COMING SOON:  March 21, 2009 - 2 pm --  $15 
MELON PATCH PRODUCTION:  "Butterflies are Free" ... 
all proceeds going to HAVEN domestic violence safehouse
October 2007; January and October 2008 ...  helping those whose need is great ...  donations to HAVEN (local domestic violence safehouse).
In both April 2007 & February 2008 we donated $300 to Fruitland Park Rec Dept toward the 5K race.
Current 2008-2010 FFWC President's Project ...  donating $$ to HEIFER INTERNATIONAL  ...  a non-profit organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.  "Sharing Hope For A Better Tomorrow"  (details on separate page)
DISTRICT 7 Arts & Crafts 2007 (TACKY) meeting ...  DISTRICT 7 Arts & Crafts 2008, our member was the BIG "Best in Show" winner for the entire Arts Division
...  see PHOTO PAGE

GFWC Central Florida Woman's Club
was organized in November 2002
and was accepted into the
GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Clubs
in May 2003.
Our Mission Statement:  A Volunteer Service Organization to help make our local, state and national communities a better place in which to live; to enrich our own lives and to work with others having similar goals.

Club year runs from May 1 to April 30
Each month, year round
(unless suspended July/August by membership)
ANNUAL DUES:  $65.00 
Business Meeting:  First Monday, 1 PM
Fruitland Park Casino Bldg
General Meeting:  Third Monday
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 143,
Fruitland Park, FL  34731-0143

CFWC, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization.  Your gift, minus the value of any tangible benefit, may be tax deductible.  Consult your CPA.
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Six members labeled, sorted by zip code
and counted over 2500
October 2005
for bulk mailing ...
We did it again in December 2005,
 in March 2006, in August 2006, December 2006, 
 in April 2007, 9 members and 3 helpers 
prepared a record 4600 newletters for mailing.
Helped in December 2007 ...  and in April 2008;
again in November (photo below) and December 2008.
Several members also signed up to furnish
cookies for several "home dedication"
ceremonies in 2006 - 2008
One member is working as Asst. Editor to the
Editor of the Habitat Homeowners quarterly newsletter


This is one of our Community Service projects
(usually once a quarter)
Our help is much appreciated
by the local
Habitat organization
Members manned the Book Fair
in the media center at
Rimes Early Learning Center (2006)


Pictured below: Member (at right) helping with Pre-K art fair (2006)


Below:  Yes, it's one of our members, clowning around ... Imagine that!


B U T T E R F L Y  U P D A T E  ...
Many thanks for all the hard work
our club Garden Coordinator,
Barbara Plakke,
(with various helpers)
has put into the Butterfly Garden

Sponsoring a Butterfly Garden
at PEAR Park

Do you see "our" BUTTERFLY ...  among the Florida natural plantings?   June 2006

PEAR = Palatlakaha Environmental & Agricultural Reserve
Off US27 south of Leesburg
(Lake County), FL
The PEAR Association was formed to protect an environmentally sensitive property from commercial and residential development.  It will encompass 318 acres when ongoing acquisition is completed. 
Current PEAR projects include a 1.3 mile hiking trail, a dog park, 600 trees have been planted around the park and a scrub jay/gopher tortoise habitat is under development.  
The Butterfly Garden (50'x135'x50'x55') is a club project, working with the PEAR Association, an Eagle Scout group and other local volunteers, using only plants native to Central Florida.  A GFWC grant was applied for and awarded in the amount of $49.11 and was received on 4/26/05. 
Members have "worked" the Garden for two years ...  the time appropriated by the club for support.  Now the PEAR Association will incorporate it into their total plan for the Park, and members will continue to help with it as time allows.  
Scrapbook Editor is holding the RED ribbon
won at FFWC Fall Board on our entry
in the "computer generated" category  --  Sept 29, 2006


"Start with the Arts" Program
for Pre-K kids
 5th Annual
at Hickory Point Recreation Complex
just North of Howey Bridge
Friday, October 31, 2008
9 AM - 1 PM
Photos at left are from 2006 participation
CFWC was one of MANY community
organizations who volunteered
to help with the 40 Arts Stops
where the children make
and take their creations.
The committee for the
Start with the Arts Program 
lauds and thanks all
who have joined hands
for this celebration
to proclaim the  importance
of our children and
to punctuate the need
for a quality educational program
that includes the arts
in our schools.
2006, 2007-  800 Pre-K children participated. 
10 CFWC members volunteered (both years).
2008 - 900 children --  12 CFWC volunteers

We gather to plan and re-energize ...
We depart to volunteer and serve
        --  Paraphrased from a local church sign

With the challenge of strengthening the UNITY
and widening the DIVERSITY
in the General Federation (GFWC),
the theme for the administration will be:
GFWC ...  Empowering Women ...  One by One
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