“CFWC Keeping Up With The Times"
California Federation of Women's Clubs
“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”
― Coco Chanel
CFWC Area A Vice President
Thank You for having the confidence and bestowing onto me the privilege of serving as your CFWC Area A Vice President, representing Northern California.
In keeping with President, Dori Kelsey's Theme, "CFWC Keeping Up With The Times", we should all observe that, time is our most single precious commodity and effective communication is a necessity for success.
I am excited and inspired to have the honor to be working with a great CFWC Membership Team. CFWC Second Vice President, Barbara Briley Beard is an exceptional communicator and will motivate our Membership Team to Our Future grand achievements in the next two years. It has been a pleasure to get to know my fellow CFWC Area Vice Presidents, Anna Dinter, Debbie Pietraszko and Jan Imonti, we all have a common passion and desire to build our membership across the state and to promote the importance of our club women. After all, "there would be no CFWC without the club woman".
We are fortunate to have a great leadership lineup representing Area A. Gloria Santiago has been an effective leader in Alameda District along with Mary Richard from Redwood District who has stepped up to lead our furthest district to the north, both will be a tremendous asset.
We have a "Top Gun" in Social Media communications, who can set up a club or district on the internet, in Sutter District President, Kristi Hernandez and a formidable "organizing and fundraising" specialist in Cindy Sanders, out of Mount Diablo District. Winding up the Team is our new comer Betty Morales, from Shasta District who has endless energy and enthusiasm to jump in and give a helping hand to any of her sisters in federation. I am so proud to know these committed and dedicated women, they are a true "Dream Team".
I am committed to keep up the foundation our immediate past Area A Vice President, Deborah Bushnell created and visit every district and as many clubs as I possibly can. I have always worked with an "open door" policy and will assist you I your endeavors, any project, program or event you may need assistance in.
I believe it is time for a very aggressive membership program. It is time to blow our own horn, it is time to get the word out to our communities, it is time we stop being “that best kept secret”. We are proud to be a member of the largest women's volunteer organization in the world, GFWC and we are here in your community working locally, nationally and internationally for the betterment of our communities and the world.
Both GFWC and CFWC have always been a force to be reckoned with, we are bonded together by our ideals, goals and endeavors and especially the love for mankind.
Together, we can accomplish all of our district and club membership goals, there is never a problem to great we cannot solve with the guidance, direction and motivation of our current administrative team. Please contact me if you need assistance. We are all here for you!
Promotion! Promotion! Promotion!
Ideas that may work for you:
District and Club Information Tri folds/Profiles: GFWC/CFWC history with club activities, projects, programs and events. Club meeting dates and times with more than one good contact club member. Have plenty on hand at all events and have placed in all public areas.
Participation in Community Activities & Events: parades, festivals and fairs are a lot of Fun, be sure to invite new members and use your banners.
Chamber of Commerce: host a meet and greet or a chamber mixer. Have your most friendliness member at the door and have more than one.
News Media: get the word out on any form, a picture says a million words, cell phones with a small caption is appreciated by all news media.
Communication: create a club or district E-mail Tree, provide an e-mail buddy for those who do not use a computer. Share your beautiful self, make it a goal to sit with a different club mate at each meeting.
Membership Chairman: some clubs and districts are having a problem filling the office of Second Vice President. It is the responsibility of all club members to assist in this most important office. If there is not a Second Vice President in place, create a Membership Chairman and support and aid her promoting your club at all community events.
In Federation, Linda
We are the Eye of the Tiger and it is Time to hear us Roar!