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GFWC Leadership Advancement Guide

Download Leadership Booklet

(Excellent tool for those who want to learn how to lead...by Nancy Lee Sept. 2010)

Download the It’s UP Time Presentation

(Excellent tool for District Meetings or any workshop where training Leaders takes place....

by Nancy Lee Sept. 2010

Download the 2012 Leadership Kit

By Nancy F. Lee and Malinda (Feit) Valeu

100 pages of GFWC specific leadership lessons, tips and tricks.  

This book includes the two downloads above.  (PDF format)

Download the 2015-2016 Treasurer’s Packet

Download The 2015 District Reporting Grid (pdf)

Download the xls verion of the Grid

2018 Illinois LEADS Application

2014-2016 Jenny Award Information

GFWC Illinois is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Jenny Award Winner is Marge Nelson of Indian Head Park Woman’s Club.  She was honored at the 2015 Great Lakes Region Conference in Toledo, OH, in October of 2015.  The winner of the International competition will be announced at the Convention in Baltimore, MD, in June.

GFWC is very dedicated in making great leaders out of all of its members.  Strong women leaders not only make our clubs better, they help make our communities and the nation better.  To help facilitate this both the International organization and our state organization offer seminars devoted to developing leadership skills.  The Illinois seminar is usually a one day workshop held just before our state convention in May.  Details of the 2016 seminar will be forthcoming in January of 2016.