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Living the Volunteer Spirit

Public relations is in everything you do, from the manner in which you respond to a telephone inquiry from a reporter or a prospective new  member, to holding a press conference, to the appearance and content of your printed materials. In order to play a role in GFWC's outreach efforts, consider the following ideas:

    * Use ‘GFWC’ preceding your club, district, and state name, and remind states to require that all new clubs do the same.

    * Design a club website. Create a link between your website and the GFWC website.

    * Obtain a proclamation from a local elected official acknowledging the occasion.

    * Display the GFWC banner, flag, or emblem at clubhouse or meeting place and at all club events.

    * Develop a Public Relations display that includes photos of club projects and meetings, reprints of good newspaper articles and a calendar of club programs and projects for the year. Use this display at all events open to the public..

    * Wear GFWC t-shirts, or other logo apparel, when working on community projects. Promote the sales of club t-shirts/sweatshirts to members.

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