GFWC GA Monthly Connections
Dear GFWC Georgia members,

Stop Violence Against Women Day is our annual advocacy event. It is an opportunity for concerned Georgians from across the state to demand attention be paid to victims of domestic violence. Every year the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) prepares over 300 supporters for Stop Violence Against Women Day – our supporters gather at the capitol building to advocate for victims of domestic violence, to ensure services are not impacted through budget cuts, and communicate the need for the state to be involved and vigilant in the quest to end domestic and sexual violence. The upcoming Stop Violence Against Women Day will be held on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. We will partner with GCADV this year and provide the continental breakfast items, paper products, and some printing. Join your state president and others on this day! 

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with family & special friends and close with a Thanksgiving prayer by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see;
Father in heaven,
We thank thee.

With much friendship,

Tina Daniel
GFWC GA State President 2018-2020

Tina's Pearls of Wisdom for the day:   " Notice how the trees do not cling to their leaves. Fall is about releasing the old to make way for the new ."
The Georgia Clubwoman
Newsletter is Here!
Please enjoy our November Newsletter which is packed full with wonderful news from across our great State.

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December 1 Deadlines
GFWC GA Dues/Roster Deadline &
GFWC Seasonal Recruitment form
GFWC Seasonal Recruitment form:  Have you gained new members this season? We encourage our clubs to complete  GFWC's Seasonal Recruitment form which can be found here. This season will cover September, October and November. R emember always download the form to your computer before you begin to fill in. Please send to gfwc@gfwc.org and copy membership@gfwcgeorgia.org. It's important to us and to your new member that they are placed on our State's database as soon as possible so they can begin receiving important messages from our State, along with our monthly bulletins and quarterly newsletters.
December 14, 2019
Wreaths Across America
National Wreaths Across America Day ("Wreaths Day") will be held this year on Saturday, December 14, 2019!

What is Wreaths Across America Day?

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

What should I expect as a Volunteer on Wreaths Across America Day?

As a volunteer, you'll join tens of thousands of others across the nation in placing wreaths on the markers of fallen heroes. Volunteers then "say their name" to ensure that the legacy of duty, service, and sacrifice of each veteran is never forgotten. There is no age limit to volunteer and, in fact, we encourage families to come and share in this patriotic experience!

The quickest way to register is to click  More Information  and then to click the "Volunteer" button. https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/

Our President, Tina Daniel will be giving the opening speech at the   Andersonville National Cemetery (GAANHC) location. If you are unable to attend ceremony in Andersonville, search for a cemetery location near you.

Besides volunteering, two other powerful ways exist to support our mission:
1) Please click  Sponsor Wreaths  to purchase a wreath that will be placed on the grave of a veteran, and 2) Spread the word, by sharing our mission on your social media channels.

In closing, we are delighted that Dale Reddick invited you to participate, and we look forward to seeing you on National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 14, 2019!
Sincerely,
The WAA Team
Junior Conference Corner
#GAJUNIORSROCK
Thanksgiving – This is such a wonderful time of the year. I think back to the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving meal. I am pretty sure that it was very different than our celebrations today. They had traveled so far and suffered through the cold, disease and conditions beyond their control. The Wampanoag Indians had become friends to the Pilgrims and helped them plant their gardens so they produced that year. In fact, the first Thanksgiving was actually the Harvest Celebration of all their hard work.
When I think of this, it reminds me of GFWC and our love of volunteering. As the Indians became friends with those outside their comfort zone, we do the same all of the time. We reach out to our neighbors and those in need without any care of our differences. We teach others how to plant a harvest (of all kinds including food) and we reap the benefits of all of our hard work. We celebrate our time together, our friendships and our accomplishments. So, what are you thankful for this year? I am grateful for my faith, family and friends. I am also very grateful for my GFWC sisters and the many people we help each year. As you celebrate with your family and friends around a table full of food this year, let’s reflect upon that First Thanksgiving. Giving Thanks and Helping Others is timeless – whether today, years ago or even tomorrow. 

Always Remember: “ It’s What You Do For Others That Counts

Love In Federation,
Becky Bolden
JuniorDirector@gfwcgeorgia.org or beckybolden11@gmail.com                
GFWC Women's History
Oral History Project
The WHRC is launching a new project to digitize our entire Oral History Collection. The collection is comprised of 341 cassette tapes which contain interviews with clubwomen. The bulk of the interviews were conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s with women who were also largely in their 80s and 90s. The tapes preserve the voices of a mostly lost generation and help to document the early years of GFWC, participation in suffrage marches, and the voices of GFWC International Past Presidents.

Currently, the WHRC is aiming to fundraise $6,000. This would enable us to digitize the tapes, and grant us the storage space to store them online where they are readily accessible to clubwomen and the general public. Would you each be willing the aid in the fundraising efforts for the WHRC? If each of you could forward this email to Club Presidents in your state or to other parties you feel might be interested, it would be greatly appreciated, and enable us to get this project on its feet in the near future.

To make a donation please click here:    https://gfwc.users.membersuite.com/donations/donations-workflow  and select the WHRC as your donation category.
You must be signed into Member Suite in order to access the donations page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or contact WHRC Manager Alyssa Constad at    aconstad@gfwc.org .

Thank you for your help with this exciting new project!

In Federation Spirit,

Sally Harper
GFWC WHRC Committee Member
Save the Date - MLK Day
Jan. 20, 2020
We are asking our clubs to embrace Georgia Cares as the recipient of our MLK Day of Service initiatives. Below please find a list of items they are requesting. You can purchase all items through the amazon.smile links and give to Georgia Cares both online and in gift form!
Dates to Remember
  • NOVEMBER AWARENESS EVENTS
  • Veterans Day Mon, Nov 11, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Thu, Nov 28, 2019
  • Black Friday Fri, Nov 29, 2019
  • Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • American Diabetes Month
  • CPR Awareness Month
  • Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Month
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
  • DECEMBER AWARENESS EVENTS
  • Dec 1 First Sunday of Advent
  • Dec 2 Cyber Monday 
  • Dec 6 St Nicholas Day 
  • Dec 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 
  • Dec 13 National Guard Birthday
  • December 14 - Wreaths Across America, Andersville, GA
  • Dec 15 Bill of Rights Day 
  • Dec 21 December Solstice 
  • Dec 23 Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day) 
  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve 
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day 
  • Dec 26 Kwanzaa (first day) 
  • Dec 30 Last Day of Chanukah 
  • Dec 31 New Year's Eve

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