We encourage members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action, which will effect change in our community locally, nationally, and internationally
Some of the International Outreach activities being considered this year include:
- Support the GFWC Woman's Club of Peru through sales of their beautiful international cookbook. The proceeds will be used to help young girls who are planning to be teachers to pay for their college education.
- Help abolish human trafficking by partnering with a local organization, Catch the Wave of Hope to raise awareness and funds, to help restore victims, and to support legislation to penalize the perpetrators.
We create and contribute to arts education and activities in our community. Encourage programs and projects for the arts including dance, music, theater, all forms of self-expression.
Some of the Arts activities being considered this year include:
- Host the club's annual Art-Craft-Photography competition. The club competition will take place at our monthly business luncheon on January 16th. Winning items will go on to compete at the district and state levels.
- Increase support for arts in our community by attending shows and exhibitions.
We educate our members and the community about the importance of preserving, maintaining, and restoring natural resources, and stimulating citizen action to address these concerns.
Some of the Conservation activities being considered this year include:
- Participate in Arbor Day ceremony at J.D. Parker Elementary School with gifts of tree seedlings to 4th graders.
- Monitor local water and conservation issues.
- Hold a beach or park clean-up day.
- Further clean-up of club grounds beautification and a short article in the club newsletter.
- Set up recycling at the clubhouse.
- Encourage members to recycle and to reduce the use of single-use plastics.
Our members become motivated, educational change agents to increase rates of adult/youth and family literacy.
Some of the Education activities being considered this year include:
- Donate school supplies and books for the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center and 4C's (Caring Children, Clothing Children)
- Assist with reading, science, conservation and other programs at the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center in Stuart.
- Partner with 4C’s in their literacy program that has been established in five elementary schools in Martin County. Tutors work one-on-one in a school setting, focusing on reading strategies according to the needs of the individual students.
- Fund attendance at a leadership seminar run by HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) for a high school age girl. HOBY is a program to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership.
We provide focus and support for community endeavors on issues such as clean water, veterans' issues, the opioid crisis, mental illness, and All Aboard Florida/Brightline.
Some of the Public Issues activities being considered this year include:
- A clothing and toiletries drive for our veterans.
- A park cleanup in the spring.
Under the leadership of GFWC and GFWC Florida, our six community service programs contribute to the mission of our organization.
Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public Issues.
Each committee has a chairperson and works hard to meet its purpose as outlined by GFWC. Every member of our Club is required to serve on one Community Service Committee each year.
A Member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs
2019 - 2020 Community Service Programs
Working with partner organizations, we support prevention, research, and treatment of diseases, promote a healthy lifestyle, address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing, and homelessness, and promote financial responsibility.
Some of the Home Life activities being considered this year:
- Field a team for the annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” on Saturday, October 27th at Memorial Park in Stuart. The walk begins at 9:00 am.
- Host a yearly Christmas Party at the Clubhouse for the residents of The Refuge Ranch, a Martin County drug addiction treatment center.
- Provide meals in October, February, and April to the residents of Molly’s House, a short term, affordable accommodation for the families of hospitalized loved ones located near Martin Memorial Hospital.
- Donate to the residents of Safe Space, a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence.