|H A T S O F F T O S P R I N G !|
2016 Luncheon and Fashion Show
FLORENCE WOMAN'S CLUB
In Unity Lies Strength
Club Flower ~ Saguaro Blossom
Club Colors ~ Turquoise and Copper
Membership Open to Women of All Ages
Second Thursday of Each Month at 5:30 p.m.
231 N. Willow Street 520-868-8197
E-Mail Florence Woman's Club
Coylinda Wall and Ginny Valdespino
1st Vice President ~ Lina Austin
2nd Vice President ~ Marianne Sage
Secretary ~ Becki Peterson
Treasurer ~ Mary Lindsey
GFWC Florence Woman's Club
is an active member of
GFWC-Az and the
General Federation of Woman's Clubs
W E L C O M E B A C K
Thursday, September 8
Treats at 5:30, Meeting at 6 p.m.
Keys to community service
GFWC-AZ Board of Directors Meeting
September 9 and 10, Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa
The Collect for Club Women by Mary Stewart
Keep us, O god, from pettiness; Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face,
without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things; make us grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things that create differences;
that in the big things of life, we are one.
And may we strive to touch and to know the great common human heart of us all;
and O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind.
|Thank You GFWC Florence Woman's Club members for supporting the Christmas bazaar and working on fundraising projects.|
Your generosity allowed us to make the holidays merrier for our long-time member Lucilla Osborn, and to buy gifts for children of another family.
Thank you for your generous support of the food bank at Christ the Victor Lutheran Church, aiding residents of Florence, Coolidge, and San Tan Valley.
Mary Battle (right) honored with Jennie June Award
GFWC Florence Woman's Club member Mary Battle was recognized as the Arizona candidate to receive the national Jennie June Award.
Named after the founder of the General Federation of Women's Clubs,
this is the only award given by the organization in recognition of the candidate's outstanding service to both her club and her community.
Mary Battle was honored at the GFWC South Central Region Conference recently held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dickie Gabel receives the Quilt of Valor
Earlyn Gabel, nicknamed Dickie, served in the US Navy WAVES in 1944-45. She attended boot camp at Hunter College in New York and served as a pharmacist's mate in Great Lakes, Illinois. She first worked on a scarlet fever ward, where she developed scarlet fever. After recovering she worked as a nurse in the operating room, reattaching limbs and doing reconstructive plastic surgery on wounded servicemen. The GFWC Florence Woman's Club is very proud of Dickie.
||RENT THE CLUBHOUSE|
The Historic GFWC Florence Woman's Clubhouse at
231 North Willow Street is available for meetings, weddings, receptions,
birthday parties, anniversaries, family gatherings, community and social events.
For rental information contact the club
at 520-868-8197 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan your event in Historic Florence and feel the history!
|The 16,260 square foot adobe building was constructed in 1929 with labor from inmates at the Arizona State Prison. It is on the National Register of Historic Buildings as an example of Spanish Colonial Revival style. An ornate, Spanish-style fireplace and original light fixtures are still in place.||