I hope you all have a nice summer, remember all the pointers we learned at one of our meetings on staying cool and safe during the hot summer months here in Arizona. We will continue to need volunteers during the summer months for a few events posted in the newsletter but especially for the planning of the GFWC-AZ Fall Convention that will be held at our clubhouse. Maureen Downey
WATER DRIVE AND BAKE SALE July 13 and 27 GFWC Florence Woman's Club is spearheading the annual community water drive to help keep our firefighters hydrated through the hot summer months. People will be bringing donations to the clubhouse the mornings of July 13 and 27, and we will hold a community bake sale those days.
Have your special occasions listed on the 61st annual Florence Woman's Club calendar. Contact Lois Utt or Cheryl Miller for listings or to volunteer to work on the calendar.
Going Places GFWC-Az Central District Conference ~ November 3 at the Florence clubhouse Thank You to all the talented club members who volunteered to help GFWC Florence host a wonderful fall conference. Please contact Coylinda Wall to join the planning committee or to share your fundraising ideas.
Registration for the 2013 GFWC International Convention in Hollywood, Florida June 30, 2013 thru July 2, 2013 is now available online at:
GFWC.org Annual Convention
GFWC FLORENCE WOMAN'S CLUB
In Unity Lies Strength Club Flower ~ Saguaro Blossom Club Colors ~ Turquoise and Copper
2012-2013 Officers President ~ Maureen Downey 520.233.6436 firstname.lastname@example.org 1st Vice President ~ Coylinda Wall 2nd Vice President ~ Doreen Craig Secretary ~ Jeanne Rosdahl Treasurer pro tem ~ Sharon Clark
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.
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. To visit the clubhouse or check on availablilty please contact Sally at 520-709-0543.
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.
The FWC clubhouse is a popular stop on the annual Florence Historic Home Tour.