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.
Tuesday, February 10: The Windsor Woman’s Club meeting will be tonight at 6:30-9:00PM in the cafeteria at the L.P. Wilson Community Center on Matianuck Avenue. Chef Robbie from Zocco's, will give an Italian inspired cuisine presentation. Please call 860-219-1185 or 860-688-8444 for more information. Free.
The 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.
The Windsor Woman’s Clubs January meeting began with an interesting and entertaining presentation by Ken Whiting and retired Fidelco dog, “Ollie”. The members learned that Ollie had been fostered by the Whiting family and returned to them upon her retirement.
The dogs are trained by foster families in common obedience commands, exposes them to people, sights, sounds and smells that they will have to ignore when they are “working”, but as fosters, can investigate and satisfy their curiosity. At four months of age, the dogs receive their red working dog jacket. When 18 months old, the dogs begin their formal training to become a working dog. This can be an emotional time for the foster family - most are eager to take on a new foster. At 24 months of age, the dogs go to their recipient - after a 2 week “get acquainted” time period where the In Community Placement Fidelco Dog employee helps the recipient and the dog become comfortable with each other. This is a very critical time for the dog and recipient, the volunteer needs to make sure both are comfortable with each other and are not at all hesitant in any of their interactions.
Twitter users, type #GFWCWWC@WindsorCTWC to learn about the club’s activities. If you prefer the human touch, call 860-219-1185.
Picture caption: Ken Whiting getting and keeping Ollie’s attention.
Prior to The Windsor Woman’s Club January meeting, Elizabeth McAuliffe was installed as the clubs newest member.
Pictured, left to right are: Bev Callan, (President); Shirley Hennessy (Membership co-chair); Barbara Zawrotny, shown reading Elizabeth's bio to the membership. (Membership co-chair); and Elizabeth McAuliffe, (new member).