Marilyn Bonnett | Club President, 2015-2016
The Wake Forest Woman's Club is a community service organization of volunteers. We work to enhance our community of Wake Forest, N.C., by participating in projects that highlight the arts, conservation, education, home life, international outreach and public issues. Together, we make more joy!
Club honors origins
We are guided by the clubwomen who went before us. Our club logo, at left, is one example: On Dec. 1, 2011, our members voted to adopt a club logo that is based on the cover of the 1961 Scrapbook, a volume that was completed at the end of the club's first year. (We have since built seasonal versions of the logo, to express the work we do in the community year-round, in every season.) On the same day 50 years earlier, the club had received its certification as a member organization of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The club is in District VI of the GFWC of North Carolina.
As you read more about the Wake Forest Woman's Club, we hope you will consider joining us! Membership is open to any woman who lives in Wake Forest, N.C. (northeast of Raleigh), or the surrounding vicinity. The club holds a general meeting once a month; between meetings, we are busy with service projects. Dues are $45 each year. We embark on a new club year each September - always with exciting expectations.
We're on a mission!
Our clubwomen continue to pursue the organization's original dedication to community service by investing time in such widely known projects as Backpack Buddies, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and more. We implement our own ideas, too, including placing free books in laundromats for patrons; making toys for shelter dogs; planting flower bulbs on the grounds of the local museum; and giving art supplies to art teachers for use by their students. We participate in town events, and we honor those who serve by promoting the national Women in Military Service Memorial, volunteering at the annual Purple Heart dinner for veterans and spotlighting our local first responders. With an emphasis on literacy, the club awards a scholarship annually to an area student; members serve as tutors in the public school system; and we support our community library.