Indiana Federation of Clubs is not only a member of GFWC but the parent organization to 32 volunteer clubs throughout Indiana. The Indiana clubs consist of both general and junior clubs. (Junior clubs at one time were those members between the age of 18 and 40. The membership age limits for Junior clubs no longer exist in Indiana.) There are over 630 active members of IFC.
Like GFWC the service areas for IFC as well as the local clubs are divided into six areas distinguishing us from other service organizations by the breadth of our outreach. Our programs span all areas of the lives of our members, their families, and communities: arts, conservation, education, home life, public affairs, and international affairs.
In addition, GFWC has earned a reputation as a powerful force in the fight against domestic violence and abuse. The IFC 2018-2020 administration has also adopted this fight. Working with the domestic violence and abuse shelters across the state IFC will help make a difference for those affected by this struggle. IFC urges all Indiana clubs to join this challege in their community by supporting local shelters and establishing projects aimed at preventing domestic violence.
GFWC's Junior members along with IFC Juniors have designed a special project, Advocates for Children, that encourages members to become active advocates for children by working to:
Members can participate in projects that address issues such as bullying, children with cancer, car safety seats, and emergency medical services for children. In addition, Juniors work with partner organizations that advocate on behalf of children across the country.
- Protect children from harmful situations
- Encourage healthy lifestyles
- Prevent substance abuse and youth suicide
IFC STATE FLOWER-- PINK and WHITE PEONY
IFC STATE COLOR---- BLUE
IFC STATE BIRD-------- CARDINAL
" Living The Volunteer Spirit "
Report totals for 2013 club year:
The final reports show that clubs in Indiana completed 605 projects spending 52,279.5 hours in their work. They donated $67,688.15 and raised $40,323 through fundraising efforts. They also reported $54,166.78 in-kind donations.
The Indiana Federation of Clubs, (IFC) is a statewide organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. Our members are your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances. We are professional women, homemakers, elected officials, business owners, students, retirees, wives, mothers, and single women.
We bring members together and provide a networking system so that individual clubs may communicate effectively and combine efforts to better serve communities all across Indiana.
In addition to the joys of working with friends to improve the community, members grow through these activities, deepening their talents and skills. Members become increasingly aware of the value of their contributions to their local, state, and global communities. They come to appreciate the big picture of the small world in which we live and the direct impact each individual can have.
Local clubs, IFC, and GFWC develop outstanding programs and projects to help ensure that members grow in understanding and are enriched through their service.