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GFWC Florida Juniors News
September 2019 
Fall Board preview and highlights
This Thursday 9/5 is the deadline for early registration and all meals for GFWC Florida Fall Board of Directors. Register now and make it a girls' weekend! Click here for all the details. 
So much to look forward to at Fall Board:
-- fun baskets and other items at Junior Fundraising
-- social time in the Junior suite and at district get-togethers
-- GFWC Director of Junior Clubs Trisha Schafer as our guest

-- Scholastic Book Fair & many other vendors
-- Junior Business Session, Junior Reporting Workshop and many other workshops
-- photo scavenger hunt and prizes
-- "Wrangling Joy & Balance as a Volunteer" luncheon
-- Boot Scootin Fun Night featuring the Andrew Morris Band and costume contest
-- Walk for St Jude Sunday morning
-- "Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Roundup" luncheon

What to bring:
-- "Southern Hospitality" themed basket for Junior Fundraising
-- Grocery or Walmart gift cards for Fisher House (please bring to Junior Fundraising)
-- your best cowgirl duds or rodeo gear for the costume contest at Fun Night

What to wear:
Friday daytime: casual (no shorts)
Friday dinner: cocktail/after 5
Saturday daytime: GFWC emblematic or club shirts
Saturday dinner: boots, bling & jeans (no shorts)
Sunday: business casual 

 LAST CALL to order the GFWC Book Heroes tshirts -- Fall Board is the last time we will be ordering these shirts. Deadline is 9/13! If you'd like to save shipping costs and pick them up at Fall Board, simply select that option in the Shipping tab once you start your order. You also have the option in that tab to add direct shipping. Wondering about size? The number next to each size in the dropdown is the width of the shirt across the bust in inches, if the shirt is laid flat. Thanks for supporting Junior Fundraising! 

GFWC Florida is raising funds to support St. Jude's lifesaving mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and we need your help to reach our  fundraising goal.

We are accepting donations through this page during the month of September, at the Juniors table at GFWC Florida Fall Board, and as we walk through the Rosen on Sunday, 9/22 during our Fall Board meeting. Donate now or join us there!

How your donation helps:

  • Thanks to donors like you, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
  • Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.

Join us! Together we can help St. Jude change the world.

Don't miss lunch on Sunday at Fall Board as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street and all this program has done for children's literacy and healthy development. Click the photo for registration info!
Director's Project:
Book Heroes details
President's Project:
Operation Smile details
Check out the 
GFWC Florida 
ESO Facebook 
Book Club
, and get reading! 

We are on our 8th book -- you can discuss any of these books by finding the book event page in the ESO group link above. And you can learn more about ESO and join here.
Upcoming Club Events
Event hosted by GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club  
Click here for the Facebook event Page.
Event hosted by GFWC Junior Woman's Club of Lakeland 
 Click here for the Facebook event Page.
Event hosted by GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club  
Click here for the Facebook event Page.
Event hosted by GFWC St. Petersburg Junior Woman's Club 
Click here for details.
Event hosted by GFWC Pasco Junior Woman's Club 
Click here for details.
Event hosted by GFWC Lake Placid Junior Woman's Club
Club Photos & News
 GFWC JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB of MIDTOWN helped prep the garden at Maclay Middle School for the new school year. This garden is funded by grants, and the school uses it for education on flora and sustainability. 
Book Heroes projects are going strong! GFWC ST. PETERSBURG JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB recently donated 700 books that will be distributed to 5 local elementary schools through the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg.
GFWC SEMINOLE JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB loves cooking meals for Ronald McDonald House!
We need YOU to submit upcoming events and photos of what your club has been up to -- click here to submit and share with all of us.

GFWC 7 Grand Initiatives 

At the GFWC Convention in June, we learned about our progress from the 2018 reports. 

  1. 1,000 projects completed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – 789 projects. 
  2. 1,000 projects for Women in the Military – 799 projects. 
  3. 1,000 members to donate $1,000 to the GFWC Capital Campaign and become members of the Million Dollar Club – 120 have donated. 
  4. 1,000 members will join the GFWC Legislative Action Center – 1,594 have joined, so we have a new goal: 2500 members by 2020. 
  5. 1,000 trees planted on Federation Day or Arbor Day – 17,811 trees have been planted, and we have a new goal: 20,000 by 2020. 
  6. 1,000 pairs of shoes will be donated to Soles4Souls and Nike Reuse-a-shoe program – 36,763 pairs of shoes donated, so we have a new goal: 40,000 by 2020. 
  7. 1,000 Dr. Seuss books be donated with 500 going to local schools and daycare centers and 500 going to DC schools and daycare centers – 50,716 Dr. Seuss books donated, and we have a new goal: 55,000 by 2020. 

3 NEW BRAND Initiatives - more on these at Fall Board...

  1. 1,000 calls or emails to United States Representatives on September 23, 2019 urging passage of HR 2793 Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act. 
  2. 1,000 calls or emails to US Representatives and US Senators on October 23, 2019 urging passage of HR3265 and S1831 3D Printed Gun Safety Act. 
  3. 1,000 club/state projects to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s right to vote, August 26, 2020! 
The GFWC Florida Juniors Reporting Handbook and Form have been updated slightly to add these new Brand Initiatives. The remittance form has also been updated to include a donation to the Turning Point Women's Suffragist Memorial so that GFWC Florida can contribute $1000 and have our name on the permanent wall of the exhibit when it opens August 2020. Junior reporting info can be found here. 
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