General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. GFWC’s roots date back to 1868, when a journalist Jan Cunningham Croly was refused entrance to attend an event at an all-male press club honoring British novelist Charles Dickens, and in response, she formed a woman’s club—Sorosis.
Two decades later at a New York City convention, in April 1890, 63 woman’s clubs officially formed the GFWC.
Current CFWC President, Pam Ament has chosen honoring our Military & Veterans and saving the honeybees as her awareness projects. Community service programs include Advocates for Children, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement & Outreach, Community Impact, Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention.