Our Club’s History
Under the guidance and sponsorship of the Youngsville Woman’s Club, the Wake Forest Woman’s Club received its Operational Membership Charter in 1961 to become part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), the largest national and International alliance of Women’s Clubs worldwide.
Our mission’s focus is to enhance and support the social, cultural, civic and educational well-being of our local community; and through our connection within the GFWC, to support women’s needs, causes, and activities to help them have and lead better lives.
Shortly after receiving our Charter the club’s first major project was to assist in the establishment of the Town’s first Library; followed by support and assistance in the restoration of Calvin Jones House, the Birthplace of Wake Forest College.
Both the library and the Calvin Jones House have continued to receive our involvement and support.
Over the years our volunteer and support activities have grown to include a wide variety of involvement with local schools, the Arts, sustaining the Environment, supporting local Veterans and police, fire and EMS, and assisting other organizations in providing aid to those who are food insecure.
For more detail on specifics of our Community activities please click on our Facebook page link – Wake Forest Woman’s Club. You can also find us on Instagram at wfwomansclub.
Club Honors Origins
This slideshow gives examples of how GFWC clubwomen have lived “The Volunteer Spirit!”
Just The Facts
The club holds a general meeting the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., September through April, at the Wake Forest Community House. Our annual banquet is in May. Between meetings, we are busy with service projects and other activities.