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GFWC Manhattan Illinois Woman's Club

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Club President 2022 - 2023
Patricia Heitman

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 Celebrating 45 years 
of Community Service


What We Do

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women’s volunteer service organizations, was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901. 

Since it was founded more that 117 years ago, the General Federation of Women's Clubs has been a unifying force, bringing together local women's clubs from around the country and throughout the world. Although there is considerable diversity in the ages, interests, and experiences of GFWC clubwomen, all are united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.

Accomplishments during GFWC's first century include: establishing 75 percent of the country's public libraries, developing kindergartens in the public schools, and working for food and drug regulation.

During its second century, the Federation has pledged to maintain its commitment to working for a better world. With "Unity in Diversity" as its motto and a strong umbrella of programs that clubs may adapt to suit the needs of their communities, GFWC encourages the flexibility that has enabled it to expand its reach in a rapidly changing society.

I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully to defend from waste the natural resources of my country -  It's air, soil and minerals, its forest, waters and wildlife.

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Put your Heart in it!


Looking forward to 2022 and hopefully hosting our 21st - Floral Demonstration Show in the Fall at Wilson Creek School - more information soon. Check our Facebook page too!

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