GFWC Illinois is a philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness
of its member clubs’ service to local and international communities; community improvement;
and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
3 Great Reasons to Join
Volunteer opportunities for women to better their communities.
Women networking toward common goals and mutual interest.
Personal growth through leadership training and development.
GFWC Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs membership ranges from ages 12 to 100!
Almost 8000 women, in about 250 clubs, throughout the state of Illinois, in small
towns and big cities, have found fun and fellowship working together with over 100,000
women world wide to improve their communities and support charities and important
causes. In the past GFWC has supported the installation of street lights nationwide,
the painting of white lines in the center of highways, the installation of seat belts
in our automobiles, supported soldiers and veterans, and worked to fight child abuse
to name just a few of our programs.
The GFWC Illinois State Project is: Our Promise A Safe Place for Every Child (prevention
of child abuse). Today the signature project of all GFWC clubs worldwide is to work
to fight domestic violence, because THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE.
Won’t you join with us and become a member of GFWC Illinois? A list of our clubs
in your area can be found by calling our office in Joliet or visit this page to see
clubs that have their own web sites.
Our members belong to one of GFWC's three divisions:
* General clubs, in every state and internationally, whose members range in age
from 18 to 102
* Junior clubs, in 25 states, whose members meet the requirements for Junior
membership in their state
* Juniorette clubs, sponsored by women's or Junior women's clubs, whose members
are middle school, junior high school, and high school students