Community Service Program & Advancement Area Chairmen

ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN
Kelly Davis, CFWC Chair
The goal of the 2022-24 President’s Project: Advocates for Children is to encourage members and clubs to: 1) Speak up for children of all ages; 2) Make a positive difference in the lives of children in foster care; and 3) Increase child abuse awareness so that, together, we end exploitation, abuse and neglect to build a future for all children free from violence.
Additional Info: Presidents Project 2022-2024

ARTS & CULTURE
Stephanie Zichichi, CFWC Chair
What gems does your community hold? What makes your community sparkle? GFWC encourages clubs to actively enhance their community by partnering with the City Hall and/or Chamber of Commerce to create a brochure highlighting where visitors and families may go to experience local art and culture, such as: walking trails; concerts; historical buildings; farmers’ market locations; dog parks; library; theatres; and more! Be sure to brand your brochure with your club name and contact information.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACH
Diane Waterhouse, CFWC Chair
Civic Engagement is defined as working to make a difference in the civic life of our community and developing the knowledge, skills and motivation to make that difference. Focus areas are: citizenship, crime prevention, safety and disaster preparedness, helping the hungry and homeless; and our military (active members and veterans).

COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECT
Jane Thomey, CFWC Chair
This is a GFWC award offering clubs a financial incentive to impact a specific goal or concern in their community.  The award is designed to offer flexibility to clubs in deciding how to approach and implement the goal and may inv0lve up to three (3) related projects, ranging from “in-a-day” projects to those that may require more rigorous planning.

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
Marcia Willett, CFWC Chair
The goal of GFWC’s signature program is to increase awareness of and help prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence by working with and supporting national domestic violence networks and established programs and by initiating educational opportunities.
Domestic & Sexual Violence Program Trifold (updated 2022) (printable)
Campus Safety Trifold (2022) (printable)

EDUCATION & LIBRARIES
Sandra Cabral, CFWC Chair

EPSILON SIGMA OMICRON (aka ESO)
Reggie Mattox, CFWC Chair
Epsilon Sigma Omicron is an opportunity for club members to expand their knowledge and personal growth through reading. Developed by GFWC in 1924, the ESO motto is: Enlighten your own pathway. One benefit of belonging to a Federated woman’s club is self-improvement. Participating in ESO helps accomplish this goal. Becoming a better leader, recruiting new members, learning about healthy living, and more –these topics all fall into ESO’s reading categories. Find ESO forms and additional info at the ESO tab.

ENVIRONMENT
Patsy Wilson, CFWC Chair
This service program concerns projects that preserve our natural resources, such as: Penny Pines, Coastal Clean-Up Day, Arbor Day, and community gardens.
NOTE: When donating to Heifer International, Inc., clubs and districts are encouraged to use this CFWC link: DONATE/Heifer International

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Lois Fitzhugh, CFWC Chair

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (aka LEADS)
Vicki Holden, CFWC Chair
*2022-23 LEADS applications/instructions are at the FORMS tab

LEGISLATION & PUBLIC POLICY
Carole Burkhardt, CFWC Chair

WOMEN’S HISTORY RESOURCE CENTER
Priscilla Bolinder, CFWC Chair
As WHRC chairman (a position sometimes referred to as “historian”), my goal is to encourage CFWC clubs and districts to maintain their important and unique history.  These records, photographs and other documents will provide insight to future club members about issues that were important during past decades and will be helpful to others researching Women’s History.