Welcome to 2019
I am so excited about what this year brings to GFWC Georgia and the Junior Conference. Please let me know of your club meetings and events as I would love to come and visit during the year. We have a great convention coming up in April so go ahead and mark your calendars for April 5 – 7 at Lake Blackshear State Park. Registration details will be coming.
Three important events coming up soon:
MLK Day of Service
– Go to the GFWC Georgia website for some very creative ideas to serve our communities on this day. Whether big or small, find a way to volunteer on Jan 21, 2019.
– Friday, January 25, 2019 – Remember you can file electronically. Go to GFWC Georgia website for the forms and instructions. I hope to see a report from every Junior club in Georgia!
GO RED DAY – Feb 1, 2019
As Women, we have a large risk of contracting Heart Disease. The GO RED movement was started by the American Heart Association to bring awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. It is about women making a commitment to take charge of their own heart health as well as those we can’t bear to live without. There are no age barriers with heart disease and stroke.
With Diabetes as my special project, I found an interesting fact that people with diabetes have an elevated risk of heart disease. The connection between diabetes and heart disease starts with high blood sugar levels. Over time, the high glucose in the bloodstream can damage the arteries, causing them to become stiff and hard. Fatty material that builds up on the inside of these blood vessels is a condition known as atherosclerosis. This can eventually block blood flow to the heart or brain, leading to heart attack or stroke. What can you do to reduce your risk? Be Active, eat a heart-healthy diet, If overweight, try to shed the pounds, Keep blood cholesterol levels within target ranges. Keep your blood glucose level within the target range. Maintain a controlled blood pressure level, quit smoking, and take all your medications as prescribed. Please read and make this commitment with me because we are worth it:
Commit to Better Health
As women, we tend to put others ahead of ourselves. But if we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t take care of everyone else around us. If you don’t make your health a priority, who will? Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone, invite your family and friends to achieve better health goals with you and make a
Go Red Healthy Behavior Commitment
“Journey to Healthy Living”
The meaning of GO RED
GET YOUR NUMBERS
– Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE
– Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise and eat healthy. It’s up to you. No one can do it for you.
REALIZE YOUR RISK
– We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills one of three women.
EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY
– Make healthy food choices for you and your family. Teach your children the importance of staying active.
DON’T BE SILENT
– Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer. Raise your voice and
WEAR RED on Feb 1, 2019 to bring awareness.
Let’s start 2019 by taking care of ourselves so we can help others. Be sure and post your pictures of you, your family, friends, co-workers, federated sisters, etc on Facebook and tag our Junior Conference page. Always Remember: “It’s What You Do For Others That Counts” (and that includes YOU!)
Love In Federation,