THEME: TEAM ARKANSAS Together Everyone
PRESIDENT’S PROJECT: Supporting People in Extraordinary Ways
See the Need, Fill the Need
GFWC SIGNATURE PROJECT: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
Notice: Board of Directors Meeting and Fall Workshop
Dear GFWC of Arkansas Federation Sisters:
I am excited yet petrified to serve as your 58th GFWC of Arkansas President. I will be calling on each of you to share your knowledge and God given talents with our wonderful organization. As noted above in the 2012-2014 theme, "TEAM ARKANSAS" there is not a letter I in team. I can not even begin to take this challenge on alone. I will need the support of the dedicated executive committee as well as each member to reach our goal of making Arkansas and America a better place to live.
There is much to be done in the great State of Arkansas and throughout our country to help those in need. A person in need does not always require financial assistance. Often instruction, concern and a sense of belonging or acceptance can make a big difference in a life. We need to be out and about in our communities and state making a difference. Our projects should be as varied as the needs.
When you are out serving in your community don't forget to let everyone know that you are representing an international women's organization that is helping people at home and all over the world. You are a member of a winning team. Everyone wants to play on the "Championship Team" so give them the chance. If they are a woman, ask them to join GFWC. If it is a man or business encourage them to support your GFWC projects.
I would like to encourage each of you to find time to attend not only your local GFWC of AR monthly club meeting, but your semi annual GFWC of AR district and state meetings. Let's make it clear to all members that district and state meetings are for all club members. They are an opportunity to share ideas, visit with other club women and learn more about what the General Federated Women's Clubs actually do in the USA and abroad, and above all have fun while you are doing it!
Yours in Federation,
GFWC of Arkansas President
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