President's Message

The Dalai Lama wrote that “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects”. The members of GFWC-SC are all like that pebble. We are each having a positive effect in our community.

“Make a Splash in Your Community” is our theme for the 2018-2020 Administration. There are three ways our members can embrace this theme. First members can Honor the Past. Clubs are encouraged to support the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial (https://suffragistmemorial.org/) that is being built Occoquan Regional Park, Fairfax County, Virginia, part of the historic prison grounds where the infamous Occoquan Workhouse was located. Scores of suffragists were unjustly imprisoned here during the fight to secure the right to vote. 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. GFWC-SC hopes to raise $1000 so our name will be inscribed on the memorial’s donor wall.

Second members can Raise Their Voices in the Present by participating in the GFWC Legislative Action Center (http://cqrcengage.com/gfwc/home?0). Clubs are encouraged to sign up their members for this powerful advocacy tool. Tracking bills on issues germane to GFWC Resolutions and contacting legislators is made easy with this tool. GFWC-SC hopes to track a state bill or two during this administration and participate in a legislative day at our state capitol.

Third members can Show Gratitude and Kindness. “Thankful Tuesdays” will be the day each week that members are encouraged to write in a journal what they are thankful for, send cheerful cards to folks, or do random acts of kindness. GFWC-SC will feature a “Thankful Tuesday” post on its Facebook page each week (https://www.facebook.com/gfwcsc/).

By participating in these three initiatives our pebble is going to make a huge splash in our community, state and world.

With Federation Love,

Juliet Casper
GFWC-SC President
2018-2020