The General Federation of Women's Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women's clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With 104,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.
We are affiliated with the GFWC/California Federation of Women’s Clubs with over 12,412 members in more than 267 clubs statewide. CFWC is divided into 4 Areas: A, B, C, D and 21 Districts.
Our club is in the Sierra–Cahuenga District and is part of Area C which has 4 Districts. Sierra-Cahuenga District extends from the city of Burbank, through the San Fernando Valley, Ventura County, Antelope Valley and Mono County
The CFWC motto “Strength United is Stronger,” reminds us that “In Unity There is Strength,” (our club motto) and that together we make a difference.
GFWC & CFWC Role: Manage Federation business/finances, operate according to the bylaws, be of service to the members in many capacities-mainly motivate the membership to keep their clubs active but not to meddle too much with individual club policy.
In these Federation levels, think of them as family relations: Your relationship with her is:
GFWC = Is your Grandmother - respectful, mysterious - Over 125 years old
Regions = Your Aunt - Always a fun place to visit different from home.
CFWC = Your Mother - She knows you best good Mentor, comfort - 117 years old.
Areas = Your Cousins- they teach you new things - 1955 areas started and VPs
Districts = Your Sister - Support and Camaraderie you can count on.
Club = The Children! Active, many dynamics, your original commitment.
This is basically how we are related as members.