First organized in 1901 as a “Self Culture Club”, the primary aim was self-improvement from a literary standpoint. Originally a study club, members played an important role in the social and cultural development in Glendale. One of the primary concerns was the establishment of the town park and library. When asked why did you fight for the park and library? She simply said "because we needed it." Pictured: 1st President of the GFWC Glendale Woman's Club was Elizabeth Lettie Mossman Jack. Lettie, a schoolteacher, arrived in Glendale in early 1897 to teach at Jefferson School for $50 a month. She met her future husband while helping the Ladies Aid Society of the First Methodist Church one Saturday afternoon. They were selling ice cream in a real estate office to raise money to build a church. She married E.E. Jack in 1901. Jack had come to town to take over management of Samuel Bartlett’s Rancho del Higo. Lettie gave up teaching to raise four children and work on the family's ranch. The town’s life became an integral part of Lettie’s life. She was once quoted as saying “We must try to make Glendale a splendid city in which people want to live.” 120+ years later, her contributions to the city and to our club are still remembered in everything we do. As one of one of the oldest 501c3 nonprofit community service organizations in Arizona, we are one of the largest GFWC Clubs in Arizona, and one of the very few who still own their own clubhouse. Focused on the Club's Top 5 priorities, club members have
"I joined to meet new friends, see if I could help out. I stayed because the more I learned about the history of this Club, the more I wanted to be a part of this legacy, help to keep traditions going. Come join the Club, there is strength in numbers" C. Kappes
Even during the pandemic (2020-2022), we continued to find ways to raise monies and donate most needed items. GFWC-Arizona State President challenged all Clubs to find ways to help our community, Club members delivered over 1800 pairs of socks to USVETS, 321 blankets to community service organizations, almost 5000 pencils to the local schools, and thousands of new and gently used books. were delivered to a variety of organizations and community partners.
Membership dues are $40 per year. Someone asked, when is the best time to join Club? The answer is now. 2nd best time to join is at our Club next meeting. For those who are still working full time, our flexible membership allows you to get the latest information on projects and programs via email. Choose the volunteer opportunity best meets your schedules. Join our TEAM today; Together Everyone Accomplishes More. Call or email for more details.
Just in time for summer, we offered basic sewing machine classes for kids and adults (June 2022)..
We had lots of students eager to learn, and great support from our community who provided sewing teachers and portable sewing machines. Club members pitched in, and with help of our extended family we had several sewing machines and supplies donated, which kept registration costs to a minimum. "Click" on picture to watch our Youtube video.
As part of our 2020-2024 women's history and resource center programs, we are doing our part to raise funds to get the Frances Munds statue fully funded. Your generous donations will enable us to provide support to a variety of community service programs. Let Club members decide where to apply the funds or just leave a comment on donation slip to let us know which programs you want to support. Thank You!
GFWC Glendale Woman's Club is a 501 (c) 3, charitable service organization. Donors can deduct contributions made to us under IRC Section 170. Our organization is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522, and further classified as a public charity under IRC Section Code 509 (a) (2). Your Donations and support are greatly appreciated.
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