“I am not Afraid, I was born to do this” said by Joan of Arc & by many Club, District and CFWC Officers.
As your First Vice President it is my honor to help all of the Clubs, the Districts & the State Chairmen with their reports.
Reports are important for three main reasons:
They are the history of what your club or district did for a certain year. 2. They document if projects worked or didn’t work & how well the projects worked for the next year or the next team to work on that project. 3. They show the IRS that you are doing non-profit work for your community & that your group should keep your 501c3 status.
As you write your reports remember to be as complete as possible when you describe the projects you choose to report on. You do not have to put every project in your narrative report. Pick the best projects that have the best stories to tell and that are the most interesting for all of us to hear about. Remember you are telling the story of this project and your club for future club members and possibly for another club that may want to do something similar because your project was so wonderful and helped so many people or this project made such an impact on your community.
I would love to visit your clubs and districts to help with report writing or any other GFWC or CFWC issues you feel are important. I am at your service. I am your First Vice President, so please all you need to do is ask and I will do my best to help you and your clubs and districts. I love meeting each one of you at your meetings, I love seeing how different and unique each club is, and that is the beauty of our Federation.
My second job is to help the District Deans with their jobs, if I can be of any help to you as deans call or email me. We will be going over things at the CFWC Board meetings to help with report writing training, collecting of reports, and making certificates.
We all have many places to look for the answers to our questions about club work and projects; a good place to start is the California Federation of Women’s Club Yearbook. In our Yearbook you will find addresses, phones number and the names of your State chairmen for each of our Programs and State Committee members. Each of our chairmen will have a page that will list their emphasis project with information about that project and other project information. You might find a new project for your club or district. Feel free to contact any of the CFWC Chairmen about any project in their program areas.
You will also find out more about our President Toby’s project “The City of Hope”, it will be listed under Home Life program. This is a wonderful place that works tirelessly to help all who have cancer. It is worthy of your consideration when your clubs are looking for a new project or a place to donate money.
You will find the names and phone numbers for all of CFWC Officers, Clubs Presidents, District Presidents and District Chairmen.
You will also find the CFWC Bylaws & Standing Rules.
The next place to look is the GFWC Club Manual. You can find this on-line at www.gfwc.org. It has many of the same items our Yearbook does but it is longer. They are Grants for clubs, more projects under each program area and the GFWC Market place that has GFWC items for purchase.
Plus both CFWC and GFWC have electronic newsletters that will keep you up to date on the newest projects & programs. Check both websites for sign up information or email me. Check your Yearbook for my email address.
Remember Joan of Arc once again, “I am not afraid, I was born to do this” You were all born to be GFWC/ CFWC Club Women! We as the CFWC Executive Committee thank you for all the fabulous projects that you and your clubs do each year. It really is a job well done!
A Legacy of Strength, A Spirit of Hope
California Federation of Women's Clubs