GFWC Windsor Woman's Club
The GFWC Windsor Woman's Club is a member of the General Federation of Women's Club of Connecticut (GFWC/CT) and the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). (Please use these links to checkout the State and International websites).
The GFWC Windsor Woman's Club meets the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at L.P. Wilson Community Center, located at 599 Matianuck Ave., Windsor, CT., from 6:30pm-9:00pm.
The GFWC Windsor Woman's Club, (whose symbol is the pineapple), was founded and federated in 1963, and is part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (www.gfwc.org). The GFWC, begin in New York in 1890, and is an organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteering.
For more information, please call 860-651-1386
Officers for the 2014-2015 club year are:
Beverly Callan - President
Carol Gregor - Vice President
Paula Banasieweicz - Secretary
Glenys Lemere - Treasurer
At the bottom of this webpage, there are links to our club's newsletters. Please feel free to read them.
The recent October meeting's program was a speech about the GFWC CT State Project for 2014-2016 - Manes in Motions, a therapeutic riding center (a/k/a Daniel's Farm), in Middletown, CT.
Recently, several of the states clubs helped raise funds for the building of an indoor arena. The center's Program Coordinator, Janice Anderson, spoke to the members of the GFWC Windsor Woman’s Club at their October meeting. She informed the members that the equine assistance project was started in 1999. The facility recently added hansom ramps, which allow easier transfer from wheelchair to saddle of a rider. Engaging in riding, allows participants to increase their range of physical motion, as well as their verbal and non-verbal communication (they need to tell the horse and/or volunteer aide their desires, such as go and stop). Participants who are on the autism spectrum; have suffered a traumatic brain injury; are physically handicapped or are a veteran, can all benefit from the center. The facility sees 80-85 riders a week. There is always a need for volunteers with and without prior horse experience. Donations of horses from 9-10 years of age, with an even temperament, that are patient at standing, and are an attention junkie, are just the type of horse (or pony) they are looking for.
To learn more about our club, go to our Facebook page (GFWC-Windsor-Womans-Club-of-Connecticut). Twitter users, type #GFWCWWC@WindsorCTWC to learn about the club's activities. If you prefer the human touch, call 860-219-1185.
Photo caption: L-R: Janice Anderson, Manes in Motions Program Coordinator, receiving a thank you gift from Maureen Fernandes, WWC Program Chair.
The GFWC Windsor Woman’s Club recently welcomed 2 new members and is happy to say they are eager to jump right in and help the club help the community. Welcome aboard ladies, it’s going to be a lot of fun!The GFWC Windsor Woman’s Club is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The GFWC, started in New York in 1890, is one of the world's largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women's volunteer service organizations.To learn more about our club, go to our Facebook page (GFWC-Windsor-Womans-Club-of-Connecticut). If you prefer the human touch, call 860-219-1185.Pictured, left to right are: Shirley Hennessy (Membership co-chair); Lynn Bestor (new member); Val Champagne (new member); and Bev Callan (President).
Among the activities occurring on the Town Green this past wet weekend was the annual canoe race sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Windsor, to benefit the Windsor Food and Fuel banks. Town of Windsor employees were the overall winners.The Windsor Woman's Club won trophies for most food collected (1,088 pounds) and for best dressed canoe.The race raised over 8,551 pounds of food and over $3,000 in cash donations. Participating in this year's race were the Town of Windsor, Kiwanis Club of Windsor, Windsor Woman's Club, Boy/Cub Scout Troop 149, and Boy Scout troop 151.