GFWC
North Pinellas Woman's Club

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

August 13, 2003

Due to the large attendance at the first meeting, the second organizational NPWC meeting was held at Countryside Public Library.  Major highlights included approval of bylaws, dues, the official club name, establishment of officers and special chairs, as well as selection of the club symbol and the president’s theme.

April 24, 1890

Jane Cunningham Croly formed the General Federation of Women’s Clubs to support clubs throughout the nation and further their efforts at providing education and improving working conditions, health care, scholarships and other reforms.

November 2003

At the end of 2003, NPWC membership was 45 women, comprised of 51 % junior woman's club members, 18% past junior members, and 31% women new to the federation.

1901

The 56th Congress of the US chartered GFWC and 
designated that the Federation be headquartered in Washington, DC.

1940

GFWC celebrated its Golden Jubilee commemorating 50 years of Federation work.

1932

GFWC established the Junior Department in response to an increasing number of younger women participating in volunteer community service.

January 25, 1898

The Florida Federation of Women's Clubs (FFWC) was admitted into membership in the GFWC. The FFWC broadened its scope to include activities and projects on a state and national level.

1905 - 1906

A new Federation constitution was adopted and a Florida Federation pin was designed and accepted.

2003  Jane Hussar (Founding President)
2004  Jane Hussar

2005  Jane Hussar

2006  Laurie Auth

2007  Sandy Incorvia

2008  Debbie Struk

2009  Fran Falkenhayn

2010  Alana MacBain

2011  Sandy Incorvia

2012  Randi Canfield

2013  Laura Bentz

2014  Virginia Papadopoulos

2015  Cassandra Blakley

2016  Ellen Hoffmann


July 9, 2003

The first organizational GFWC North Pinellas Woman's Club meeting was held at the home of Jane and John Hussar in Safety Harbor.  The club was founded by current and past members of the GFWC Clearwater Junior Woman's Club. 27 women attended and the group voted to become an organization and join the federation.

NPWC Past Presidents

September 27, 2003

NPWC was accepted into membership by GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Clubs at the Downtown Tampa Waterside Marriott.

May 1995

The Centennial Celebration of GFWC Florida.

April 24, 2015

GFWC celebrated
its 125th Anniversary.

1983

The Juniorette category was officially accepted into the FFWC structure.

1949

GFWC was awarded a stamp by the US Post Office in honor of its 75th anniversary.

1994

GFWC’s founder, Jane Cunningham Croly, was inducted into the National Women’sHall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.

1965

GFWC came to Florida for its convention for the first time in Hollywood, FL.

Organizational History

1950

Sub-Junior groups of high school girls were formed and had their first state convention in Jacksonville, FL.

Since its inception, North Pinellas Woman's Club continues to carry out GFWC's mission, and is dedicated to identifying the needs of the local community and then working to meet those needs through community service projects.