“CFWC Keeping Up With The Times"

​​California Federation of Women's Clubs


My President’s Projects are Gail’s Love Mail, Writing letters of support  to women who have just been diagnosed with Breast cancer. girlslovemail.com & adopting shelter pets along with that spaying and neutering our pets so they don’t make more pets. 

Hello to all CFWC Members; I am so thrilled to be able to write a note to everyone and invite all of you to your first California Federation of Women’s Clubs meeting of the 2018 - 2020 term. This is your Women’s Club Executive Board meeting everyone is always welcome. We have lots of fun and interesting things planned. It is my deep belief that we should have fun while we work hard to meet our goals of making our communities, California and our world a better place for all to live.

Also, that we should make new friends while we do that work. What a fabulous thing to be able to do to make the world around us a better place. The CFWC “Keeping Up With The Times” is our new theme. I think of it like the song that says: “everything is up to date in Kansas City”. We want to be up to date but still user friendly.

We will try to keep you informed by use of our CFWC Year Book, Club Woman Magazine, Quick Bytes, the Web site, and emails. We are in the information age and we shall try to get that information to you as soon as possible. Your free new Yearbook will be either by memory stick or CD, your choice. Paper copies are available for a fee. An important way to get information will be directly from your CFWC Officers and chairmen. Please invite these “fountains of information” to speak at your districts and clubs. The CFWC has a fund to pay the travel expenses of these wonderful fountains of information.

You want to know about “Girls Love Mail” the CFWC President’s project you can ask two people, the Home life Chairman Donna Shackel or the CFWC President Dori Kelsey to speak at your meeting. You want to know about another project ask that chairmen to your meeting.

Check the CFWC Web site for the Itinerary form, call the chairman to see if she is able and has that date open, then fill out the form and send it to Jean von Bargen and the process is started. You will get your speaker. Use our Officers and Chairmen to speak at your meetings and events. This is a huge perk of being a CFWC member. You have your own Speaker’s Bureau!

We will try some new fun games at the meetings. One will be the “Forbidden Word” game. We will do things like our beach party which is fun and an ice breaker, so you can all get to know each other better. The new up to date term it is a leadership exercise. Here you thought you were just going to have fun! There is method in my madness.