FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT
WOWWEEEEEE…what a fabulous few days I have had! The GFWC California Federation of Women’s Clubs 118th Annual Convention has ended. Meetings began on the 5th of May and just kept coming. The pre-day meetings ran beautifully, and I was happy to see so many happy smiles attending. Thursday, May 13the we open the Convention with a Call to Order and kept things moving all the way through to Saturday, May 15 just before 3 pm.
On Sunday, May 16, we held our date night with the CFWC Open House session, anyone is invited to attend…I can honestly say I am tired.
I would like to shout out to the Convention Team that worked tirelessly behind the scenes and those that worked in the line of fire. Please give a thank you to the following CFWC Members that helped to make our Zoom Convention Experience one for the record books: Lu Arredondo, Valerie Barnes, Priscilla Bolinder, Peggy Baughman, Barbara Briley-Beard, Vicki Holden, Sonja Hults, Jean Lash, Sonya Matties, Reggie Mattox, Joyce Opjorden, Debbie Pietraszko, Janice Petrosino, Linda Queen, Mickie Reid, Edie Seger, Lynne Youngstrom, and Stephanie Zichichi. Without the help of these members, we would have had a different Convention. Each had their job assignment and did it beautifully. We are already planning to meet and go-over what can be better the next time even though we are planning an in-person event.
Thank you to all that attended, I think we can all agree that although a Zoom Convention was not conventional in any way, we had a splendid time together and enjoyed the videos, the debate, the voting, the speeches, and the presentations. Planning the event took many hours and a lot of creative thinking, but each of us was up for the challenge. We are so happy you were open to the idea and joined us for the fun!