UNITY IN DIVERSITY
Women ages 18 and over with
various backgrounds, skills, and experiences
come together united in volunteer service
for their Community, Nation, and World.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs
GFWC GALESBURG JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB
The third Tuesday of each month from August through May
Meetings start at 7:00 P. M. and are held in member’s homes
except in May when a banquet is held.
PRESIDENT’S THEME 2009-2010:
President’s theme is “Change comes in many forms in our life and in nature.” “Growth comes from change as in the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. From seeds planted in the soil, emerge spring flowers.”
President’s graphics are butterflies and spring flowers
President – Kim Busch
Vice President – Cassandra Hunt
Secretary – Bonnie King
Treasurer – Bonnie Kniss
Parliamentary Advisor – Anne Dowers
INVITATION FROM MEMBERS:
We extend an invitation to attend a meeting and join as a member!
Annually have a Knox County Relay for Life Team, fundraiser, and sponsor of a Miss Relay
Financial donations are given to community and national organizations and GFWC Illinois projects
Collections of pop tabs, empty pill bottles, and canceled stamps are given to designated organizations
Collections of Box Tops for Education, Campbell Soup Labels, and everyday items for Bright Futures are donated to local schools
Two teachers are recipients of Kind News subscriptions
Canned goods are given to the local food pantry and Stamp Out Hunger Campaign
Survival Kits for Knox College Students: Club members gather to fill bags with food and items for students during exam days.
STATE LEADERSHIP FROM CLUB:
GFWC Illinois Director of Junior Clubs, 1974-76
GFWC Galesburg Junior Woman’s Club is a member of the GFWC Illinois 14/15th Junior District, the GFWC Illinois 15th District and the Central Region of GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs.
FOUNDING CLUB HISTORY:
The GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs asked for a Junior Woman’s Club to be started in Galesburg.
The theme was “Service, Study and Sociability” for 1938 – 1939.
There were 76 members.
Mrs. Roy (Viola) Nichols was the first President of Galesburg Junior Woman’s Club.
Mrs. Roy C. Frankenburger was the club advisor. The Club Year book was dedicated to her with this inscription:
“To Mrs. Roy C. Frankenburger whose kindly interests, helpful inspiration, indomitable spirit, and fund of optimism have inspired us to our best efforts in organizing this Junior Woman’s Club we respectfully dedicate this 1938-1939 Year book.”
In May, Mrs. S. S. Johnson was present at the state convention of the GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs in Chicago during their first club year.
The club members supported the free dental clinic held in the schools for a number of decades with comedy plays and Red Garter Revues. They provided equipment and transportation while local dentists donated their time.
The club members started a fundraising program in cooperation with other organizations to purchase an iron lung for the community but before it could be recognized in a public ceremony, it was needed for use in the Quad Cities.
Clubwomen were awarded for their initialization of a campaign in the community to have safe neighborhoods with street lighting and for holding classes for citizens to learn how to drive automobiles and bicycle riding safety classes.
NATIONAL PLEDGE FOR JUNIORS ADOPTED IN 1930:
BY MRS. HELEN CHENEY KIMBERLY
I pledge my loyalty to the Junior Clubwomen,
By doing better than ever before, what work I have to do;
By being prompt, honest, courteous;
By living each day trying to accomplish something,
Not merely to exist.
Galesburg is located approximately one hour south of the Quad Cities off of Route 150 and one hour west of Peoria, Illinois, off of I-74.
Galesburg is a railroad community with trains passing through town every few minutes.
It is the home of Knox College and Carl Sandburg Community College.
Carl Sandburg and Ronald Reagan as youth have lived in Galesburg.
Visit the “Jewel of the Prairie” The Orpheum Theatre when you visit! Because it was on the vaudeville circuit many well-known entertainers have been featured on stage.
Our GFWC Illinois Junior Organization Project is Children’s Research Foundation, Chicago: www.childrensresearchfoundation.org/
Our GFWC Illinois Project is Our Promise…A Safe Place for Every Child
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, Springfield:
Save an empty gallon milk jug to fill with pop tabs as a donation toward their electric bills!
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, Springfield:
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GFWC Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs:
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GFWC~IT’S A VOLUNTEER THING! ®