Featured Club Events
GFWC Agawam Junior Women's Club
The GFWC Agawam Junior Women's Club hosted their 1st AJWC Spring Fest on May 14th at the Agawam School Street Park. Visitors shopped at over 60 vendors, enjoyed tasty offerings from various food trucks, participated in a raffle of donated vendor items, and children took advantage of a dedicated fun activity area. Face painting, a balloon artist and a pie eating contest added to the fun. A surprise visit by Mrs. Claus was a wonderful addition to the day's festivities.
Entertainment by The Doug Rossi Band entertained the crowd from 12-3.
A Membership table was set up to offer information about the club and encourage future membership.
Here is the event link:
AJWC Spring Festival | Facebook
GFWC Northboro Junior Woman's Club
The GFWC Northboro Junior Woman's Club celebrated Earth Day this year by giving back to their community. Working in conjunction with Stop & Shop, members set up a table at each entrance of one of the chain’s locations and greeted customers. Club member Mary Anne Bryant explained clubwomen gave out reusable shopping bags to people who didn’t have one, and anyone else who wanted one, and a $5 Stop & Shop gift card to everyone who already had their own reusable shopping bag to thank them for “being green.”
“The store was very excited about working with us because they are very environmentally friendly,” she said. “It was a very successful event.”
In total, Mary Anne said the club gave out more than 100 bags and $125 in gift cards. She added the bags featured a design to recognize Earth Day and promote recycling.
Nancy Coughlin, Environment Committee Co-Chair, said she was happy with the response to the project from both club and community members.
“There was much enthusiasm and kind words from shoppers as they received their gift cards and bags. Many folks are truly committed to helping our planet,” she said.
Mary Anne said the club wanted to organize this project to bring awareness to how much plastic waste people produce and to encourage others to limit how much single-use plastic they are throwing out.
“We have to look out for the Earth for generations to come,” she said.
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Millbury Women's Club
The Milbury Women's Club held their annual pansy sale to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance
Thursday, March 31st from 1:00 to 5pm at the Charles F. Minney VFW Post #3329 behind Fidelity Bank, South Main Street, Millbury. Pancreatic Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US. Know the signs, as Pancreatic Cancer can be a silent killer.
What Happened around the State
GFWC Northboro Junior
The GFWC Northboro Junior Women's Club and the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women presented Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking In Massachusetts on September 9, 2021. Special guest presenters included: Senator Harriet Chandler and Northborough Police Chief Lyver as well as Voices Against Violence Living in Freedom Together (LIFT).
Watch here at:
Human Trafficking Forum.mp4 - Google Drive
GFWC Dedham Junior Women's Club
The GFWC Dedham Junior Women's Club hosted a special event on May 24, 2021. The Suitcase Stories
presentation in conjunction with the International Institute of New England is an artful storytelling event where immigrants unpacked the story of their journey to the USA.
The objective of this program was to foster a more welcoming and inclusive environment for newcomers into our neighborhoods, schools, and
View it here:
Usborne Books and More ~ donation to the Western MA YWCA Domestic Violence shelter in Springfield, MA. ♥
GFWC MA held a November 11th FaceBook event. We earned $120 in free books and President Shibley donated another $168 in half price books (30 total).
Last year's Usborne Books and More fundraiser, GFWC Massachusetts donated 34 free books worth $300 (GFWC MA earned $265 and President Shibley donated another $35 to round out our donation).
Thank you to Jane Hong our fabulous Usborne rep.
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