Leading the Way
Leading the Way
During 2020-21, LWC will participate in the five General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) Community Service Programs. They are as follows:
(A) The GFWC Arts and Culture Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support art and cultural programs in their clubs and communities, and to expand understanding on every level, from local and regional to national and international. Our goal is to create projects that include crafts, dance, drama, food, music, and other manifestations of art and culture that develop skills, awareness, and appreciation. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make the world a more beautiful, thoughtful, and caring place. As Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
(B) In the Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program, four “broad strokes” of Civic Engagement and Outreach are highlighted and encouraged, including: Citizenship; Crime Prevention, Safety, and Disaster Preparedness; the Needy, Hungry, and Homeless; and Our Military Personnel and Veterans. Beyond these suggestions, look within your own community and to the wider world for ways to make a positive impact.
(C) As clubwomen, GFWC members promote education in both children and adults. We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities, and to promote libraries, literacy, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.
(D) The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature. Environmental degradation is cumulative and many scientists warn that we are at a tipping point. There is no time like the present to act. It is vitally important that we do everything within our power to care for our world.
(E) The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our wellbeing, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. The Health and Wellness Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.
All Committee Chairpersons and Special Appointment Chairpersons shall be active members for at least one (1) full year before being eligible for appointment to these positions. If there are co-chairs, one may be a member of less than one (1) full year.
Members volunteer to participate on one of the five (5) CSPs and on other committees. Co-Presidents finalize the assignments based on preferences and Club needs.