GFWC Windsor Woman's Club
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 2013-2014 club year are:
Lisa Miller - President
Beverly Callan - Vice President
Carol Gregor - Secretary
Glenys Lemere - Treasurer
At the bottom of this webpage, there are links to our club's newsletters. Please feel free to read them.
On Tuesday March 11th, the GFWC Windsor Woman’s Club will meet from 6:30-9:00PM, in the cafeteria at the LP Wilson Community Center on 599 Matianuck Avenue. The speaker for the evening will be club member and real estate agent, Louise Lombardi. Louise will speak about various real estate topics, including how to prepare your home to be shown to prospective buyers.
The GFWC Windsor Woman’s Club is offering a scholarship to a graduating senior who is a resident of Windsor. This graduating senior must be in the top 1/3 of their class. To request an application, please call Mary at 860-683-0347. Applications must be completed and returned no later than April 15, 2014.
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 an organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteering.
To learn more about our club, go to our Facebook page (GFWC Windsor Womans Club of Connecticut); Twitter uses can view the webpage by typing #GFWCWWC). If you prefer the human touch, call 860-219-1185.
At the club’s February meeting, members and guests enjoyed a slide show presented by John and Mary Kelling, a retired couple from Windsor, who spend their summers volunteering at national parks around the country. Their adventure in volunteering began after visiting Big Bend National Park in Texas. Seeing how the volunteers made visitor's time there enjoyable, they decided they too wanted to make other people's stays pleasurable. John and Mary shared slides of some of the perks of being volunteers - helping band eaglets, riding in a ranger's jeep, flying in a park's pontoon plane and also an air boat ride. They also showed slides of the work side of volunteering: collecting trash, repairing buildings; they talked about rescuing visitors that fall overboard, and encounters with wildlife. Mary told how excited their dog, Daisy, gets when anyone says: "hey, look at the deer!"
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 are the speakers John, Mary and GFWC WWC program committee member, Diane Moulthrop. Diane presented John and Mary with some native honey from Northwest Park.
GFWC Windsor Woman’s Club
In Partnership with
Dom’s Broad Street Eatery
330 Broad Street, Windsor, CT
Invites you to help support our Homeless Veterans by joining us for a
BREAKFAST OR LUNCH
On Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dom’s will be donating 10% of their total sales on March 8th to “Homes for the Brave”
Dom’s – Where old friends meet and new friends gather
For more information on Homes for the Brave, please visit:
WWW.HOMES FOR THE BRAVE.ORG
At the GFWC Windsor Woman’s Club’s recent monthly meeting, members and guests were enthralled by the history and human tragedy that made up Karen Parsons’ presentation of the Loomis and Chaffee families and their combined vision to help the children of others, due to a heart-breaking family-wide tragedy. Colonel James Loomis and Abigail Sherwood Chaffee, both of Windsor, married in 1805. By the early 1870s, their five remaining children –– four sons and a daughter- had made their fortunes, traveled, married and had children, but tragically, all of the children in all five families died before reaching the age of 21. Through their grief, an idea was born; they methodically planned out the creation of a school and made sure there were funds for the running and maintenance of the school into perpetuity. At the schools inception, both sexes were taught together; in 1926 the students were split into separate facilities and in 1970 they were reunited at their current location. Karen advised that the school is excited to be celebrating its centennial in September of 2014.
Pictured are Karen Parsons (archivist for Loomis Chaffee) and Diane Moulthrop (a member of the GFWC WWC Program committee). An honorarium to the Windsor Food Bank will be made in Karen’s name.
Below are links for the following websites: one for the national GFWC website and one for Connecticut's website - GFWC CT.