Community Service Programs
Arts and Culture CSP
Fran Frank and Jane Burgold, Co-Chairs
The Arts and Culture Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support art and cultural programs in their clubs and communities, and to expand understanding on every level, from local and regional to national and international. Our goal is to create projects that include crafts, dance, drama, food, music and other manifestations of art and culture that develop skills, awareness and appreciation. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make the world a more beautiful, thoughtful and caring place.
Susan Patchell and Brenda Bergevin, Co-Chairs
The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world's resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, beautify our communities and enjoy nature. Environmental degradation is cumulative and many scientists warn that we are at a tipping point. There is no time like the present to act.
Education and Libraries CSP
Joanne Willis and Barbara Arrington, Co-Chairs
The Education and Libraries Community Service Program aims to help others while we also continue to learn. Projects in this CSP are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities. These projects promote libraries, literacy, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.
Health and Wellness CSP
Barbara Thomas and Susan McBurney, Co-Chairs
The human body, mind and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and enhancement of each of these vital areas.
Civic Engagement and Outreach CSP
Lara Read and Suzy Brett, Co-Chairs
The Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community - locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This Community Service Program highlights and encourages citizenship; crime prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness; the needy, hungry and homeless; and our military personnel and veterans.