WFWC Awards

Pauline Hildebrand Award
Pauline Hildebrand Award
Pauline Hildebrand and her husband operated the Western Auto store in Wake Forest. Polly was a charter member of the club and held most of the executive positions including president 1965-66. She also served as an officer at the district level. She was noted for her strict adherence to the bylaws and the habit of always being perfectly dressed. The recipient of this award shall be the Community Service Program chairman who through her leadership has made the greatest contribution to the program and ideals of the club.
Ursula Wilkinson Award
Ursula Wilkinson Award
The Ursula Wilkinson Award. First given May, 1977. Given to a member who best supports her Community Service A native of New Orleans, Ursula Wilkinson was an active member of the community and the First Baptist Church. She loved flower designing and arranging and was a good public speaker. A charter club member, she was a consummate volunteer and member of nine other organizations. She was named the 1985 Wake Forest Citizen of the Year. On display at the Wake Forest Birthplace Museum is her picture with a plaque that reads “She had boundless energy and was very interested in making the world a better place.” The award is intended to reward a Community Service Program member who best supports her Community Service Program.
Thelma Wright Award
Thelma Wright Award
Thelma Wright was a Wake Forest native and an active church member, serving as Glen Royal Baptist Church organist for about 30 years. She worked for the state Department of Health in vital records. She was loved by town residents and was affectionately called “Mrs. Wake Forest.” She was named Wake Forest’s Citizen of the Year in 1982. It is believed that she initiated the club’s involvement with the Murdoch Developmental Center. She served in various executive roles and won many club awards. Thelma herself launched this award in 1983, to be presented to a member of less than two years who has performed all given duties and assignments with enthusiasm and zeal.