1st Vice President, Dean

Sonya Matthies
2022 – 2024

As 1st Vice President of GFWC California Federation of Women’s Clubs, I am excited to begin our travels together in the 2022-2024 Federation!    

It is my pleasure to assist President Barbara Briley Beard whenever and wherever she may need me. I serve as CFWC’s Dean of Chairmen and coordinator of all community service advancement and other programs of the Federation. I also serve on the Executive, Convention, Communications, and Finance Committees.

Writing is an important part of my CFWC duties. When writing your annual narrative reports, remember to refer to your club minutes, financial reports, prior reports and monthly newsletters. Having these materials handy will serve as guides and references as you draft your reports. It is a good ideas to begin reports early. Remember that reports are the history of your clubs and are valuable records to be kept as resources over the years.

Along with my efforts to assist President Barbara, my goals are many…and all involve membership! Our members are the lifeblood of our Federation. The light that shines from our members working together to make a difference in their communities, and beyond, should always shine bright!  President Barbara’s theme is “Blessed, Bright & Bold” and her special focus is the Advocates for Children community service program. We can make a difference in the life of a child by taking on projects in areas of concern!

I am looking forward to getting to know you better and continuing to make a difference each and every day.