About the General Federation

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About Us

*GFWC La Verne-San Dimas Woman's Club was formed in August of 2015 and chartered at the CFWC State Convention in May of 2016. Our club is part of the San Gabriel Valley District and is composed of 28 Woman's Clubs and 3 Affiliate Groups.

Our meetings are scheduled the 3rd Thursday of every month. Meetings start at 7 PM but all are invited to arrive at 6:30 PM for socializing with other members.  We meet January - June with no meeting in July and August. Meetings resume September - December. 

*We are a club within the GFWC California Federation of Women's Clubs which is divided into 4 Areas: A, B, C and D. We are part of San Gabriel Valley District which is located in Area B.

*The California Federation of Woman's Clubs is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs International, which was chartered in 1901. We are part of the largest women's philanthropic organization in the world.

The San Gabriel Valley District of Women's Clubs

The San Gabriel Valley District #20  (SGVD) consists of 28 Federated Clubs  and 3 Affiliate Groups with a combined membership of about 1,400.  It is a member of the California Federation of Women's Clubs : (CFWC) and the General Federation of Women's CLus (GFWC).  San Gabriel Valley District is located in AREA B and a part of the international GFWC General Federation of Women's Clubs: (GFWC). 

 

The California Federation of Woman's Clubs

The emblem of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs was designed by Miss Bernice Scoville.

The emblem is the insignia of a common cause and creates a spirit of cooperation among those who wear it.  The torch represents the educational work of the Federation and invites all to knowledge of the principles of American Citizenship.  The wings pointed upward are symbolic of the higher thoughts and aspirations which are the aim of all.  The band encircling both typifices the unbroken chain of strength and loyalty—loyalty not only to the clubs, but also to our State.

The motto of the California Federation is “Strength United is Stronger”, chosen because it best portrays how our clubs work together.  The goals of the CFWC include (1) Building leaders and Training volunteers, (2) Providing service to those in need, (3) Active advocacy in legislation, (4) Encouraging enrichment programs for members, and (5) creating opportunities for volunteerism.  For more information about the California Federation of Women’s Clubs visit www.cfwc.org.

 

The General Federation of Woman's Clubs

The General Federation Motto, “Unity in Diversity” emphasizes our ability to use the diversity of our backgrounds to work toward a unified vision and purpose.  Historic accomplishments include (1) Founding more than 75 percent of our nations’ libraries, (2) Developing kindergarten programs in public schools, (3) Working for food and drug regulation, and (4) Leading the drive for emergency relief support.  For more information about the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, visit www.GFWC.org

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