A note from Gorland McBride | Club President, 2013-2014
The Wake Forest Woman's Club is a passionate team of ladies who work within our community to help others. We don't need magic to change the world; we have heartfelt desires and the power within ourselves to accomplish our goals. Together, we make a difference!
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. On Dec. 1, 1961, 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., or the surrounding vicinity. The club holds a general meeting once a month; between meetings, we are busy with service projects. Dues are $40 each year. We embark on a new club year each September - always with exciting expectations.
Summary of Projects
Club honors origins, continues mission
Our 50 or so clubwomen continue to pursue the organization's original dedication to community service by investing time in such widely known projects such as Backpack Buddies, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and more. We carry our own ideas, too, including placing free books in laundromats for patrons; making dog 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 emergency 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.
One group focuses on self-improvement through Epsilon Sigma Omicron, a GFWC-organized book club. ESO members select a book and gather every other month over a meal in a member's home to discuss what they've read. WFWC members are welcome to participate for a single book discussion or to become regular readers. In a new initiative, the ESO has begun to donate our book club selections to the Wake County Library System.