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Wake Forest Woman’s Club

Rooted in service to the community since 1961

Welcome!

Marilyn Bonnett | Club President, 2014-2015


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


club logo 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. (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.

Coming Events

October TBA
Membership Open House Social. Carolyn Furr, cfurr1@nc.rr.com or Gorland McBride, lindamcbride7@gmail.com.
October 2
General Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. Marilyn Bonnett, bonnettm@hotmail.com.
October 4-5, 10-12, 17-19
Parade of Homes fundraiser, noon to 5 p.m., Heritage of Wake Forest. Carolyn Furr, cfurr1@nc.rr.com.
October 18
GFWC-NC District VI Fall Meeting. Marilyn Bonnett, bonnettm@hotmail.com.
October 30
Chamber of Commerce Expo, Wake Forest Charter Academy, 1851 Friendship Chapel Road. Children's crafts. Carolyn Furr, cfurr1@nc.rr.com.
November 6
General Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. Marilyn Bonnett, bonnettm@hotmail.com.
November 6-9
Southeast Regional GFWC Meeting, Kingsport, Tenn., Marilyn Bonnett, bonnettm@hotmail.com
November 11
Chamber of Commerce Spelling Bee for teacher grants, 6 p.m., Century Link, Project Co-ordinator Carolyn Furr, cfurr1@nc.rr.com.