We had a fantastic (hot and sweaty!) Junior Summer Fun Day on July 13th at Treehoppers Aerial Adventure Park! We did some fun icebreakers, played tenzi, had lunch, and then took to the trees. We challenged ourselves and encouraged each other, and headed home with sore muscles and great memories.
I am so excited to invite you to the 2019 GFWC Florida Fall Board of Directors Meeting. The weekend will be full of celebration and lots of opportunities for FUN. We are delighted to host TRISHA SCHAFER, GFWC Director of Junior Clubs, at this meeting. Trisha is a lot of fun and is looking forward to seeing what the buzz of GFWC Florida is all about! Trisha will be our keynote speaker at Saturday’s dinner, so don’t miss it.
GFWC Florida will work together to fulfill the GFWC GRAND INITIATIVE of supporting our female military veterans by asking clubs once again to bring gift cards for FISHER HOUSE. Fisher House is a home away from home for families of military veterans receiving medical care at VA centers. There are 6 Fisher House locations in Florida. Please bring grocery or Walmart gift cards for the Orlando Fisher House, where our Thursday DAY of SERVICE will take place.
I can’t wait for the BOOT SCOOTIN’ FUN NIGHT, featuring the Andrew Morris Band, on Saturday. We’ll have line dancing and a costume contest, so gather your best honky tonk duds or rodeo gear and win prizes — you can fly solo, or groups of up to 8 can be judged together. Come out and enjoy the music!
All clubs are invited to donate a fundraising basket with the theme of SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY for the Junior Fundraising table. You’ll want to raise your glass or feel like a superhero for our Junior fundraising items! Proceeds help to fund One Voice for Children grants, Junior Education Scholarships and Youth Leadership awards – thank you for supporting Junior Fundraising. We will also host a SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR during the weekend, so plan to shop for yourself and gifts — and you can also buy books to donate!
Juniors will meet on our own at our JUNIOR BUSINESS SESSION as well as a JUNIOR REPORTING WORKSHOP, and we’ll join all clubwomen in WORKSHOPS on many other topics. We’ll learn about new volunteer projects and initiativesthat we can take back to our clubs, and we’ll also learn leadership, membership, public relations and fundraising tips that can help our clubs grow and thrive.
Come be empowered and encouraged at Saturday’s lunch as we learn how to find JOY and BALANCE in being a volunteer. The weekend won’t be complete without a WALK for ST JUDE through the hotel on Sunday morning. We will wrap up our weekend in true BOOK HEROES fashion celebrating the 50thanniversary of SESAME STREET at our Sunday Luncheon. You won’t want to miss this weekend – I look forward to seeing you there!
So proud to represent you and to serve you --
Shannon Bailey, GFWC Florida Director of Junior Clubs