GFWC District I to meet Sept. 29

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) of Tennessee will hold its District I Fall General Meeting on Saturday, September 29th at First Presbyterian Church, 110 North Main Street, Greeneville. The theme for this meeting is “Visioning for the Future”.

District I has 12 clubs in more than 11 counties including the cities of Erwin, Elizabethton, Greeneville, Johnson City, Morristown, Rutledge, Sevierville and Sneedville. The GFWC Greeneville Woman’s Club will be the host club.

The day will consist of a business meeting, followed by a ‘Creative Reporting” workshop and speeches by the GFWC of TN President and Director of Junior Clubs. Lunch with entertainment provided by the Andrew Johnson Historic Site will follow. The afternoon is filled with a “Create a Club Brochure” computer workshop, and ideas for programs and projects from District I Community Service Program and District I Special Project chairs. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to bid on the various silent auction holiday baskets and shop our arts & crafts vendors.

District I service project for this meeting will be the Mary Project, a mission of Asbury United Methodist Church and the Greene County Family Resource Center. The attendees are asked to take sanitary napkins, tampons and other hygiene items which will be distributed to the Greeneville City and Greene County schools.

Club women, and those interested in learning more about GFWC of TN District I, are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, contact your local GFWC Club President or District 1 President, Barbara Powell, at 423-928-6889 or email

GFWC ( The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With more than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm