The GFWC Story:
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) roots can be traced back to 1868 when Jane Cunningham Croly (1829-1901), a professional New York journalist who wrote under the pen name of Jennie June, attempted to attend a dinner at an all-male press club honoring British novelist Charles Dickens. Croly was denied admittance based upon her gender, and, in response, she formed a club for women. In 1880, 63 women’s groups from around the country met in New York to become the GFWC. Today the GFWC is over 100,000 members strong with over 4000 clubs.
GFWC Westford Women’s Club Mission Statement:
Chartered in 1976 with the purpose to encourage the development of its members in intellectual endeavors, social fellowship and community service.
To bring women together in friendship, enabling them to meet other women, diverse in ages, careers and interests.
To support town wide events and projects such as the “Last Night” Graduation celebration for seniors at the Westford Academy, and the Veterans Book Corner.
To serve Westford’s youth and seniors as well as women and their families, through education related to domestic and health issues.
To provide scholarships to students at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, who have demonstrated service to their community as well as academic success.
To promote projects brought to us through the General Federation.
When and Where We Meet:
Our club meets the fourth Monday of every month September through May at 7 pm. There are a few exceptions.
We meet at the Cameron Senior Center, 20 Pleasant Street Westford MA.
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