Welcome to the General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina District 7 Website. GFWC-NC District 7 is comprised of hundreds of diverse ladies of all ages who proudly represent Women's Clubs, Juniors and Juniorettes from the following counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Pender, New Hanover, Robeson and Sampson.
We are an integral part of The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), which is one of the world's largest and oldest non-partisan, non-denominational, women's volunteer service organizations. The GFWC was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901.
We hope that you will enjoy perusing our website and that if you are not already a member of GFWC-NC, that you will contact a local club within your community and join us Today! For more information on local clubs please click on the "Club Info" tab on the right side of your screen.
Click Here to Register for our District 7 Spring Meeting and Arts FestivalMake Plans to join us! Saturday, February 22, 2014Holden Beach Chapel and Holden Beach Town Hall107 and 110 Rothschild Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462Arts Festival Deadlines:
Submit Literature Entries to Debbie Sheehan
(Literature entries must be postmarked by this date!)
Contact Vicki Daughtery at email@example.com to register your Arts and Crafts entries
Contact Melon Corsini at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your ArtFest entries
NOTE: Arts and Crafts entries and ArtFest entries must be registered with the appropriate chairman by this date in order to be eligible for judging at the District 7 Arts Festival on February 22nd.
Please contact the appropriate chairman if you have questions or concerns!
Send your Newsletter Award entries to Carol Ann Lohman, email@example.com
Send your Federation Day Award entries to Becky Hart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Send your Individual Clubwoman Award entries to District 7 President Cindy Hewett email@example.com
NOTE: These entries must be postmarked by this date!
Submit your Scholarship entries (Sallie Southall Cotten, GFWC-NC Teaching Scholarship and Whitener Piano Scholarship) to Eileen Brown firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Marshburn email@example.com
by Feb 14th:
Send your District 7 Arts Festival Registration (For Clubwomen and Guests) to our District 7 Treasurer Sharon Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
On Feb 21st:
Pre-registration for Arts & Crafts entries: 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Holden Beach Town Hall!
Click Here to download Minutes from District 7 Summer MeetingGFWC-NC District 7 Summer MeetingAnd the Winner of our Quilt Raffle is...GFWC-NC District 7 VolunteersVA Medical Center- Wilmington, NC Grand Opening Cermony GFWC-NC District 7 Members, attending 2012 SER, presented a $500 donation, on behalf of District 7 members, to GFWC-NC President Wendy Carriker and GFWC-NC Junior Director Crystal O'Neal supporting "Feed the Future". (Pictured L:R- Cindy Hewett, Wendy Carriker, Crystal O'Neal, Peggy Schiavone, Carol Ann Lohman, Ann Landis, BJ Stephens and Julie Rigsbee.Introducing the 2012- 2014 GFWC-NC President's and Junior Director's Special Project:Childhood Hunger: Feed the FutureFeed the Future will focus on feeding children who are food insecure. The goal is to help feed 500,000 children across North Carolina. Clubs are encouraged to support local school backpack programs, or feeding programs in their communities that feed children and their families. To calculate the number of children being served:
One dollar donated equals 6 meals for children
1 pound of food donated equals 18 meals
One hour worked in a school feeding program, or food pantry equals 1,140 meals
Hunger is not just a poverty issue it's an education issue!
GFWC-NC District 7 Ladies Supporting our Veterans at the VA Medical Center Veteran's Day Program.
Pictured (L:R) GFWC-NC District President Cindy Hewett, VA Medical Center Volunteer Coordinator, and GFWC-SBI Members Chris Angotti and Eileen Brown.
GFWC-NC District 7 Ladies Celebrating Graduation
at the Boys & Girls Home of North Carolina
What a wonderful day GFWC-NC District 7 had at Union Elementary School in Sampson County! We visited with 125 happy, smiling first grade children. The children were treated to the story, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff read by Hellen Lane who is a member of the Sampson County Woman’s Club and the mother of Sharon Smith from the North Carolina Sorosis Woman's Club in New Hanover County. Helen is also a retired second grade teacher who once taught at that school. Linda Branch, the President of the Sampson County Woman's Club organized our visit to this school and planned the student involvement in the story reading. She brought along props and selected children did a role play as the story was being read for the second time. All children received a copy of the book and chocolate chip cookies. Debbie Sheehan is the GFWC-NC District 7 Literacy Chairman and this is the fifth school to receive books from District 7. GFWC-NC District 7 President Ann Landis welcomed the children and introduced the story reader.
Sampson County Woman’s Club is a unique club with only four members but they are really active. They have an annual meeting to plan their service projects and they meet monthly to do a project. This month, it was Union Elementary School and next month they will go to the pediatric unit at the local hospital to give out books. All four members recently attended the GFWC-NC District 7 Arts Festival in Brunswick County. They are a wonderful example of what can be accomplished by determined women. This project is an example of the support District 7 has shown for the GFWC-NC President's and Junior Director’s Special Project: Literacy--The Adventure of a Lifetime.
LINKS 4 LITERACYThank You District 7 Ladies for your support of our 4th Annual "Links 4 Literacy" Golf Tournament. The weather was beautiful and it was another successful fundraising event supporting scholarships for NC educators!Friday, September 20, 2013Riverwood Golf Course, Clayton, NCHope you will be able to join us next year!
GFWC- South Brunswick Islands
Lumberton Woman's Club
NC Sorosis Night Department
Director of Juniors
Southport Junior Woman's Club
Hello District 7 Ladies-
What a fabulous honor to serve as your District 7 2012-2014 President. I am so excited and humbled to have this incredible opportunity. I truly believe that our District 7 Ladies are the best in NC (I know, I may be a little biased- but that’s OK!) We have some great things planned for this administration and I hope that you will plan to be a part of them. We have three goals set forth for our District and they are as follows:
I look forward to traveling to each of your clubs and to meeting all of you. I would love to attend one of your club meetings as well as a fundraiser or event. I love seeing our Volunteers in Action!
In Federation Spirit,