Monday, November 1, 2010

Wreaths Across America

The ladies in District 7 are trying to get a holiday wreath placed on each of the graves at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

All it takes is $15 for one wreath.....please visit:

From there you can place an order for a ensure that it goes to this cemetery of fallen soldiers, please use the following when completing the form:

State - Florida
Location - Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl - FLNCBU
State Org - Florida
Group ID - FLGFWC7

The Group ID is very important, as the ladies will get one free wreath of every two purchased....but you must indicate their ID for this to happen!

If your club is like mine you may also be sending cards and packages to troops during the holidays. For only $5 shipping you can help Wreaths Across America send a million thank yous to our troops and veterans. Stop by the website and see how you can help.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fun Stuff in our District this Weekend

There are a couple of fun events happening this weekend.

GFWC New Tampa Juniors are having their Fire Safety Day on Saturday. Here is the info:

Saturday October 16, 2010 10am-1pm
Location: Tampa Fire Rescue Station #20 in Tampa Palms. 16200 Bruce B. Downs Tampa, FL 33647

The GFWC New Tampa Junior Women’s Club is sponsoring the 8th Annual Fire Safety and Community Awareness Day to be held at Tampa Fire Rescue Station #20 in Tampa Palms. This is a free and fun family event to promote and teach safety awareness to the community. Children will be able to interact with the Fire Fighters and learn about the Fire Trucks and Fire Hoses. There will be fire safety demonstrations and arts and crafts for the children.

GFWC Temple Terrace Juniors:

The Temple Terrace Juniors are hosting their Temple Terrace reads book exchange. Children have donated books and in "exchange" they get to come and pick up new books. This is a great project that encourages young children to read!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Great Events Happening at Our Junior Clubs

There are some great projects being done at our District 8 Junior Clubs. Here are some that you are all invited to attend:

On September 26th, New Tampa Juniors will be collecting pet food donations at Texas Roadhouse to benefit Casper's Cupboard for the Humane Society of Tampa bay. Also if you decide to have dinner at Texas Roadhouse they will donate 10% of your food and drink bill to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. This is a great way to have fun and make a difference.

On Saturday October 16th, New Tampa Juniors will be hosting their Fire Safety Day at Fire Station #20 on Bruce B downs from 10am-1pm, this is a great event to take your kids and family to.

On October 6 from 10am-8pm Temple Terrace Artful bra's will be on display at the "Fi(gh)t for a Cure" event at Dillards at Wiregrass. Stop in and check out Temple Terrace Junior's nice arts and crafts work.

On October 9th the Tampa Juniors will be walking/running in the Police Memorial Run in Downtown Tampa. If you will be at this event let me know, the more groups of walkers we have the more fun it is!

In November the Temple Terrace Juniors will be having their Junior Junque Sale. As you know, one Junior's Junque is another Junior's treasure!

If you don't see your event here it is because you didn't send me your newsletter! I would love to know what all the clubs are doing and help get the word out to the other clubs.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

GFWC Plant City Junior Installation

Provisionals inducted as Members (Alison Grooms, Kathleen Waite, Shannon Davis, Audrey Bartlett and Laurie Stephens)

Newly installed 2010-2011 Executive Committee (Kristen Hitchcock-Recording Secretary, Laurie Stephens-Treasurer, Kathleen Waite-Corresponding Secretary, Kaila Gosselin-Fundraising, Alison Grooms- 1st VP, Shannon Davis-President, Racquel Sturgis-Membership) (not in attendance: Kendelle Prestwood-New Members and Bethani Coone-Historian)

Celebration at Carrabba's after meeting

On Thursday August 12th, the GFWC Plant City Juniors inducted new members and installed their 2010-2011 executive committee. The following awards were also presented at their meeting: Provisional of the year: Shannon Davis; Member of the year: Alison Grooms ; President's award: Racquel Sturgis ; 5 year Membership Pin awarded to Kellie Morrow. After the meeting members celebrated with dinner at Carrabba's.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

District Installations

Valrico Service League Installation

Temple Terrace Juniorette Installation

As Junior District Director one of my responsibilities is to perform New Member and Board installations when asked. It is a privilege and a lot of fun to be a part of a clubs special event.

Over the last few months I have participated in the installations for the Tampa Juniors, the Valrico Service League and the Temple Terrace Juniorrettes. It was a wonderful experience meeting more of the members of these different clubs and hearing about all the great things their members have accomplished over the last club year and the things they plan to accomplish in the next year.

I wish all the clubs in District 8 a wonderful club year.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

April 24th is Federation Day

GFWC Founder Jane Cunningham Croly

GFWC Federation Day is an annual celebration of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, which was officially formed on April 24, 1890, in New York, N.Y.

The history of GFWC is traced back to 1868, when a pioneering woman journalist named Jane Cunningham Croly (1829-1901) sought to attend a dinner honoring British novelist Charles Dickens at an all-male press club. Croly was denied admittance based upon her gender, in response, she formed a club for women. In 1890, Croly extended an invitation to women's clubs throughout the United States to attend a convention in New York City. Representatives from 63 clubs from throughout the nation attended the convention and took action to form the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

In honor of GFWC founder Jane Croly the GFWC Tampa Junior Woman's Club have organized a writing workshop to take place on April 24th at 10am at the GFWC Tampa Woman's Club. Personal historian and author Paula Stahel of Breath and Shadows will be leading a 3hr workshop on life writing. To learn more about Paula please visit her website at

Sunday, January 10, 2010

We had a FUN Junior Fun Night

Getting some Texas Hold 'Em Training

Group Shot of the Juniors around the Pole in Bar 9

We had Juniors from Temple Terrace, Brandon, New Tampa and Tampa. We learned a couple of line dances, watched some people fall off the mechanical bull, learned to play texas hold'em and had a really fun time.