June 7, 2021
Summer is here and while most of our clubs and districts remain in flux between getting ready to open the clubhouses and meetings and hybrid combos of both, this is also the time of year many of us are “dark”. Being in the “dark” does not mean we stop working, quite the contrary, for there is so much to plan and do to run smoothly come Fall.
This summer we are offering a series of Workshops and Virtual Training with the CFWC Summertime Back to Basics Series! We plan on bringing forth several levels on the how a position is done and offer different points of views from members that are in the positions now and what they have found to work. These members will also share how they do their job and answer your queries on how they make it all work.
There are fliers on their way and once again, Lynne Youngstrom will be heading up the reservations for all 15 of these 2-hour presentations. I shall be giving you a quick rundown below with dates and titles, all will be offered via Zoom. Fliers are on their way so look for those too.
Send reservation inquiries to: reservationcfwc@gmail.com
I hope that many of you will join us for the sessions, working hard to provide you with training is a pleasure for those of us planning these and we want to make sure as many of you as possible can join in the fun! These are open for all our Federation members.
June 2021
Tuesday, June 15 from 10 am - noon: SECRETARIES; RECORDING & CORRESPONDING
Friday, June 18 from 10 am – noon: NEW CLUB PRESIDENTS & PRESIDENTS-ELECT
Monday, June 25 from 10 am – noon: PRESIDENT’S OPEN FORUM
July 2021
Thursday, July 1 from 1 – 3 pm: CLUB & DISTRICT FINANCE
Tuesday, July 13 from 1 – 3 pm: AMENITIES, PROTOCOL & PRESIDENT’S AIDE
Sunday, July 18 from 1 – 3 pm: COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR MEMBERS
Monday, July 19 from 1 – 3 pm: COMBINING IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL MEETINGS
Tuesday, July 27 from 1 – 3 pm: KEEPING PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES
August 2021
Friday, August 6 from 10 am – noon: THE ROLES OF A CLUB & DISTRICT DEAN
Wednesday, August 11 from 10am – noon: THE CHAIRMEN
Saturday, August 14 from 1 pm – 3 pm: NAVIGATING WITHIN GFWC
Tuesday, August 17 from 1 pm – 3 pm: THE MEMBERSHIP OFFICERS
Monday, August 23 from 6 – 8 pm: WALKING AWAY & LOOKING AHEAD
We carefully put this series together with just the right balance of training session and workshops, hopefully you will be attending all of them as they are FREE!
Also, just a quick reminder that we shall be continuing our Open Houses for all members on the 16th of every month this summer between 5 – 7 pm. See you there!
Luv, Pam


There are 2.3 million children in the world and many are in need of basics for survival. That is why this is such a “hot topic.” As clubwomen we advocate to ensure that children are protected from harmful situations. We encourage healthy physical and emotional lifestyles. We acquaint ourselves with public policy that has an impact on improving children’s lives. Every project we do for children makes a difference. This spring GFWC offered several Zoom talks on Affiliate Organizations. I watched them all and found the work done by these organizations extremely impressive. March of Dimes focuses on babies born prematurely, Operation Smile helps children born with a cleft palate or cleft lip, St. Jude assists seriously ill children and their families, Shot @ Life offers vaccinations to children worldwide, UNICEF USA and Heifer International help families with sustainable food supplies. There are 155 million people worldwide facing food insecurities. All these organizations do wonderful things to help children and families around the world. 
From Lu Arredondo , California Clubwoman Editor
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Champion with Shot@Life. Many of you reached out to us to let us know that you would like to attend the training on the 29th but due to scheduling conflicts were not able to. The number of requests for a second workshop were many. So, due to popular demand, we have created a second workshop with the UN Foundation Shot@Life team. Please select the registration that works the best with your schedule.  
See you soon! 
When: Jun 8, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time: Register in advance for this webinar:  https://unfoundation.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r1A_wRcMT1eGjvnZZ6YkhQ
In our thought for a speedy recovery: 
We have just heard that Joy Sullivan, a past CFWC Finance Team Officer is recovering nicely from pneumonia and will be finishing her mending in a care facility. We wish Joy a speedy recovery and if you would like to send Joy a card you may send it to:
Joy Sullivan
31245 Del Ray Road
Temecula, CA 92591
Leadership Minute
Let’s take a minute & talk about working together. Does your Club work well together? Some Clubs work great together. Why? Because everyone knows & does their job & they treat the other members well! What about at the District level? Are you all humming along like good worker bees? Let’s even go to the State level, are you making it easier for the State officers & Chairmen around you to do their jobs? If not, why not? We are all Volunteers. It is a simple question but one that dogs many organizations.

Sometimes egos get in the way, people forget what their jobs really are, they don’t listen or don’t care enough about the other people they are working with. If your club or other level isn’t working, look to yourself as a leader. It is a hard thing to do. Ask yourself what could you do better? We all have things we could do better, me included. If you are not willing to take a look at yourself it most likely means you may be the problem. What am I trying to say?

We need to get along better. We need to stop saying horrible things about others & events just to make ourselves feel better. We need to find out what our jobs are & then we need to do our jobs to the best of our abilities. If you do not understand how to be a Club President, how can you be a great Club President or other Officer? Read your & other Club bylaws, read what the Federation at a Glance says, read your & other District bylaws & the CFWC bylaws. All of these things will give you hints.

Talk to someone else. A suggestion would be to talk to many of our women as possible & not limit it to women you know well. Ask someone you admire in another district or area from yours. Someone you may not know well. Get a completely different idea or view from what you already know. Step outside of your comfort zone. You may be amazed by what you hear. People who you thought were giving you good advice may not have the only answer or the whole answer. Keep learning about being a good leader. I keep trying. Notice I said trying, because it is something we all need to work at continuously.
Dori Kelsey,
CFWC Leadership Chair
In case you missed it in the recent GFWC News & Notes...
Electronic Summer Magazine Now Available for Download

GFWC’s first ever electronic magazine is now available for download in the Member Portal’s Digital Library within the “C” Resources folder for Clubwoman. 
All of the articles in this environment-themed issue are filled with tools for you to plan projects that encourage outdoor learning, reduce plastic waste, have some fun in nature, and more. For fall, Clubwoman will revert to a printed issue, as the Executive Committee and GFWC Staff continue to evaluate the future design and content of the magazine. 
Enjoy the 2021 summer issue, and join our efforts to protect and preserve our earth. Download the 2021 summer magazine from the Member Portal’s Digital Library now.

Just a thought ......
"Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it"
Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat.
Prince Phillip of England