Women's History and Resource Center

Purpose: The GFWC Women's History and Resource Center Advancement Guide encourages clubs to investigate and document their own history by learning about our past.  We hope this information will motivate and provide the incentive for you and your club members to explore and boast about GFWC's amazing history, which will serve to help facilitate a growing and purposeful future. The GFWC Women's History and Resource Center Advancement Guide encourages clubs to investigate and document their own history by learning about our past.  We hope this information will motivate and provide the incentive for you and your club members to explore and boast about GFWC's amazing history, which will serve to help facilitate a growing and purposeful future.

Ideas:
1.        Your club's history is valuable to your community and to GFWC. The WHRC can help you preserve your club's archives, record the oral history of longtime members, and write an engaging historical narrative. The WHRC has prepared two guidelines to help you with these projects: A Guide for Recording Oral History and A Guide for Preserving and Writing Club History. Call 1-800-443-4392 (GFWC), email WHRC@GFWC.org, or write the WHRC, 1734 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-2990, for a free copy of these publications.

2.        More help can be found using the above information.

AWARDS GFWC recognizes State Federations for outstanding projects and clubs for creative projects in implementing effective Women's History and Resource Center program, as follows: Certificate to one State Federation in each membership category

$50 award to one club in the nation for project creativity

Award winners will be determined by entries into the Awards Program. Each State Federation may submit one State Award Entry Cover Sheet and one Club Creativity Award Entry Cover Sheet for the Women's History and Resource Center program. Clubs do not submit entries directly to GFWC. 

Refer to the Awards section of the Club Manual for more information, including the Award Entry Cover Sheet guidelines