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G – GOLDEN    F- FORCE OF    W – WOMEN   C – COMPANY

We are a mobile society and membership in GFWC knows no geographical restrictions. Reach out to former/current GFWC members living in your hometown or nearby communities but who are not current members of your club.

 

Downloads

GFWC Membership Grant application

Membership Advancement Guide

 

MEMBERSHIP Focus – “BE IN THE GAME!”

HAVE YOU BEEN . . .

THE LOUDEST CHEERLEADER FOR YOUR CLUB‘S PROJECTS?

THE COACH ON THE SIDELINE WITH ALL THE EXPERIENCE?

A FOUNDER OF THE CLUB (FRANCHISE OWNER)?

THE PERSON SELLING THE CONCESSIONS (WORKER/VOLUNTEER)?

All of those roles were important to your club and they have guided you to this point in your club’s history.  Now it is time to put down the clipboard and pompoms and get in the game!  Your club needs YOUR skills to bring in new members to your organization.  We can all use more helping hands for our community service projects.

 

HUDDLE FOR FEDERATION!

Your Unity in Diversity Team is in tip top shape and ready for a season of great plays!  So don’t be on the sidelines or up in the booth or watching in the stands.

The Focus for the Membership Team is to contact every membership club and/or county chairman in Pennsylvania.  

  1. This chairman or your district chairman will call you to discuss any membership questions, concerns or successes you have achieve with membership.

  2. We will offer our ear to gather information and then your state membership team will huddle to work out a strategy for your club to gain new members.

  3. We will also offer suggestions to keep your “team” together so you can score the goals your club has set forth for this administration.

  4. While you are conducting your “pre-season workouts”, we have a great tool for you to utilize. GFWC Membership Grants. These grants are available to clubs to assist with the recruitment efforts. Funds are designated each GFWC fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30 to help underwrite membership recruiting and rebuilding in your community. GFWC offers $50 for club member recruitment programs. You must return the application form to GFWC Headquarters at least 45 days prior to your event. You must be the club president or membership chairman to apply for the grant. On the grant application you will explain your recruiting strategy, activities you will use to achieve your goal, and an outline of the budget for your event. (Food, marketing materials, venue, supplies, etc.) GFWC will award a maximum of one grant per club per GFWC fiscal year. The grant awardees will be notified on the following dates:

    1. Notify fall winners and distribute grant funds: September

    2. Notify winter winners and distribute grant funds: December

    3. Notify spring winners and distribute grant funds: March

    4. Notify summer winners and distribute grant funds: June

    5. We will continue the work of the previous administration by celebrating your club members’ successes with the Star Recruitment Pins.

 

Recruitment Campaign - "Unity In Diversity"

Focus on Retention – June, July and August

Focus on Recruitment – September, October and November

Focus on Mentoring – December, January and February

Focus on Recognition – March, April and May

 

Remember DIVERSITY:

Different

Individuals

Valuing

Each Other

Regardless Of

Skin

Intellect

Talents Or

Years

 

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

Local sports organizations are a great way to maximize your audience to talk about GFWC and potentially gain new members.  Look for partnering opportunities with other organizations. Make contact.  Tell them who we are, what we do for the community and how partnering can benefit both organizations.

 

GOAL SeTTING FOR MEMBERSHIP INCREASE:

The future of a club depends on its ability to maintain and increase its membership. Invite at least one prospective member to a meeting or club event, distribute a GFWC/club brochure to a prospective member or distribute in a place of business for clients/customers to pick it up, participate in planning a membership recruitment activity.

SCHEDULE EXTRA TIME FOR MEMBERS TO SOCIALIZE:

At the first meeting of the club year, it is always fun to find out what everyone did or went during the club’s summer break. 

HOW ABOUT AN ICE BREAKER?

After a long summer break, introductions may be needed to help “refresh” our memories of members’ name.  Have each member introduce herself and answer a question with a “short” reply, i.e.  “Where did you go this summer?”
Or what special day you or your family celebrated this past summer.

Milestone Wedding Anniversary, a new Grand Child, a new Great Grand Child, something special in your life.


Chairman

Cathleen M Wink
1733 First Street
New Brighton, PA 15066
724.846.1391  catwink2@yahoo.com

 

DISTRICT  CHAIRMAN

Northeastern District

Andrea Hauck                    542 Lake Shore Dr.    Pocono Lake, PA 18347  570.646.9532

ahauck03@ptd.net

Southeastern District 

JoAnn Arnold
288 Jefferis Rd.
Downingtown, PA 19335
610.942.4285 

 joannarnold@comcast.net

 

North Central District

Cathleen M Wink
1733 First Street
New Brighton, PA 15066
724.846.1391

 catwink2@yahoo.com

 

South Central District

Mary Braun
314 Baumgardner Dr
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717.566.1249 

mebraun22@yahoo.com

Northwestern District

Paulette Widman
865 Grove Street
Meadville, PA 16335
814.724.1032  

pwidmann@zoominternet.net

 

Southwestern District

Denise Tovlin
204 Williamsburg Dr
Elizabeth, PA 15037
412.751.1853 

djtovlin@gmail.com