Shelli Pue is a native of Columbia, SC. At the age of 21 she became a licensed Realtor and worked with the leading Real Estate Firm in the Midlands area. As a new construction onsite agent, her interest in home development sparked. In 2010 she became a licensed Residential Builder and founded Imperial Management Professionals, LLC. Every day she has the pleasure of helping poverty-stricken homeowners get major repairs and rehabilitation done at no cost.
Fall of 2011, Shelli joined the Junior Woman's Club of Columbia. Being a member of the GFWC organization has forever changed her life. It is through this affiliation various opportunities have been made available such as South Carolina LEADS 2014 candidate, Advocates for Children Chair, Headquarters Committee member, serving on the Palmetto Place Board of Directors, past-president of JWC of Columbia and last but not least having great friends.
Shelli has coined the phrase, "having fun is SERIOUS business!"
Michelle Blackmon was born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina and now resides in Lexington with her husband and 2 boys. Michelle has been active in community service projects since she was a young girl as her mother was her girl scout troop leader. This instilled in Michelle, at an early age, the importance of community service. As a child, Michelle remembers participating in litter sweeps with her girl scout troop and annually collecting toys for an organization in Pickens County called Country Santa. After spending some time volunteering in a nursing home, Michelle knew as a young adult that she wanted her career to be one of service. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 2006 with a bachelor’s of science in nursing. While working in critical care, Michelle fell in love with healthcare. She then later returned to Clemson University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a master’s degree in nursing. She is now employed as a nurse practitioner in the specialty of pain management. Despite working in health care, Michelle‘s heart still yearned to serve in a larger capacity and to make an impact on her community. In August of 2018 Michelle attended a recruitment event for the Junior Women’s Club of Lake Murray and immediately fell in love with the GFWC organization. In 2019 Michelle served as her club’s secretary and in 2021 she served as her club’s president. In 2022 she served as her club’s past president. At the GFWC-SC 124th Annual State Convention, Michelle received the award for “Carol Vann Rowland & Susan Vann Haynes Junior Clubwoman of Achievement.” The Blackmon family is very active in their church in Lexington, SC. Michelle enjoys trips to the library, exploring SC’s State Parks, and organizing. Michelle feels serving others has helped her with her personal battle with anxiety and she ultimately feels there is no greater calling in life than to love and serve others. She looks forward to many more years of serving alongside GFWC-SC fellow clubwomen.
My name is Carrie Zimmerman and I have been a GFWC-SC member for 11 years. I am a current member of the Seneca Junior Woman’s Club. I am married to my husband Jason of 19 years and have two children, Zoe 16 and Gavin 9. We live in the Upstate of SC in Tamassee, SC. I have lived in SC for 20 years and have worked for the State of SC in the human service field for 18 years. I currently work for Continuum of Care, a division of The Department of Administration as a Wrap Facilitator. Volunteering is something I have done most of my life. When I moved to SC volunteerism was a way for me to meet new people and make new friends. My volunteerism in SC has included Angel’s Volunteer, church children's activities, school events, recreation Coach for over 11 years, Past Executive Board member of Christmas W/Hero and past Board member of the Walhalla Civic Auditorium.
My history with GFWC-SC started when friend, Sandra Mattox, a founding member of WJWC, brought me to a meeting of WJWC in 2007 and I was hooked. After the first year I was nominated to the executive committee as Secretary and have been on the executive committee ever since and have filled position of Treasurer, 2nd VP, 1st VP, and became President of WJWC in 2011 for 2 years. I was appointed GFWC-SC NW District President by Past President, JoAnn Bolchez in 2013. I was re-elected by my NW District peers to this position for the 2014-2016 term. I have attended and volunteered in GFWC-SC conventions since 2008, and went to Southern Region in 2014. In 2015, I was Co-Chairman of the 2015 GFWC-SC Convention in Greenville along with Norma England from North Central District. I was selected as the 2015 L.E.A.D.S candidate and attended part of the 2015 International GFWC convention in Memphis, TN.