GFWC of Kansas President's Message

Dear GFWC of Kansas Clubwomen,

     We've stepped into the 2020-2022 administration late and find that we have a lot of catching up to do! Amid a National impeachment, COVID-19 coronavirus and search for a vaccine plus we've witnessed rioting and looting after untimely murders of citizens. We've had a "stall out" as our Clubs and State organizations have been unable to meet until Fall. Schools closed in March and graduations had to be "re-thought", holidays have been observed from a distance;masks are now "the norm". The toll of the coronavirus on our citizens has been immense. We've learned what "social distancing" is and how to suppress our need to hug one another. Unemployment has sky rocketed and returning our students to school is a daunting issue for our school districts.

      Our International President, Marion St Clair's theme is "Lighting the Future" and that must be our beacon!

        Our State's Clubs are the backbone of GFWC of Kansas. We are strong. We can and will survive the "new normal" ending up even better. Keep you Clubs active by thinking of ways to safely volunteer in your community.

      Be well, stay safe and bring your Club close together in spirit and effort. The 100th anniversary of the 19th U.S. Constitutional amendment has occurred - those women suffragettes were strong too!

In Federation Friendship Always,

Jan Moore, GFWC of Kansas President

Our History

           The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Kansas is the State affiliate of an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

            In 1890 Kansas became a charter member of the national General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) adopting the motto:

“And what they dare to dream of . . . dare to do.”

            Kansas club women represent the full spectrum of lifestyles of women today: married, single, with or without children, homemakers, women in the marketplace, professional women, career women - all interested in self improvement as well as community improvement.

            There are clubs for all ages and interests. The exchange of knowledge is via The Kansas Clubwoman magazine that every member receives.

             The accomplishments of GFWC of Kansas are part of the history of the many communities of this state and the nation. As members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International, the largest organization of volunteer women in the world, Kansas club members have the advantage of suggested projects with support materials, sponsors, leadership development opportunities and experienced direction.               “U N I T E D together, we can make a difference.”