GFWC Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach
May 2016, GFWC Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach member, Mary Powell, becomes GFWC-Florida President for 2016-2018
GFWC Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach is the sponsoring organization for Little Women of Fernandina Beach.
201 Jean LaFitte Boulevard
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 15354, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
Welcome to GFWC Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach was organized in 1920 by twenty-seven ladies who met in the city library with the goal of doing everything possible to improve their city, educationally and physically. The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach was born.
In January 1960, ground was broken for the new Club House on land which was donated by Mr. C. E Ward.
The completed building is in a perfect location, three blocks from the beach, where it sits amongst large
live oaks and colorful azaleas.
The Woman' s club of Fernandina Beach is a non profit 501(c) 3 organization and an affiliate of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC). Our members do volunteer work in the local community and raise funds in support of women's health and the promotion of literacy and education.
2016-17 Woman's Club Donations to the Community
Due to the generosity of our members and friends during the past year we were able to not only offer continued support and service to the community by providing, the Christmas Glow, Bike Rodeo, Special Olympics, and Jumpstart Reading events we were able to:
1) Donate over $13,750 in monetary donations to local charities and education foundations to include:
America's Youth, Communities in Schools, FIT Program (for Homeless or near homeless school children), Girl Power 2 Cure, Hacienda Girls Ranch< HOBY Seminar Scholarship, Hope House, Interfaith Dinner Network, Joy to the Children, Micah's Place, Nassau County School Programs (to include but limited to the Positive Behavior Support Program; Pre-K books program; FBHS Band and Chorus Departments; FBMS Chorus and Drama Departments; and purchase of needed school supplies), Nassau Education Foundation, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Scholarships for three deserving students
2) Donate food, coffee, clothing, toiletries, school supplies, glasses and other needed items to:
Adopt-A-Solider, America's Youth, Council on Aging, Hacienda Girls Ranch, Hope House, Interfaith Dinner Network, Lions Club, Nassau Human Society, Nassau Schools - provided school supplies; food/snacks and clothing for homeless school children, Salvation Army’s Wish Tree for local seniors, VA Hospital, Collected Boxtops and Labels for Education for local schools, Collected children’s books for laundry mats
3) Provide free parking and assistance for several community fundraisers such as the Katie Ride.
4) Make some needed maintenance repairs and improvements to our clubhouse and property to include tree trimming, AC repairs, painting trim throughout the clubhouse, installing storage shelves in the back rooms, repairing the sidewalk and purchasing five new card tables and 15 new table clothes.
Thanks you for your support during the last year.
Without you we cannot make a difference in our community!
With you we can touch the lives of many and make it a better world!