The Fulton Civic Club will host the District III General Federation of Women’s Clubs/Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs on March 28, 2009, at the Itawamba Community College Student Services building.
The GFWC is a national organization of women founded in 1868 by Jane Cunningham Croly; the Fulton chapter has been operational since 1938.
The organization promotes general welfare of the state through programs and services in the areas of arts, international affairs, conservation, education, health and public affairs.
This year’s theme is “Helping Hands through Healing Hearts,” a platform to assist pediatric cardiology patients with supplies and funds such as food cards and gas cards.
The group has also supported domestic violence education and Hugh O’Brian Youth seminars which help train youth to become better community leaders.
In addition, they help to provide support for Mississippi Public Broadcasting station and Mississippi public library institutions.
They also helped to replace libraries destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
The Fulton Civic Club has been instrumental in providing toys for under privileged families in Itawamba County through G.I.F.T.S. The club also provides lunch for “Lunching with Books” at the Itawamba County Pratt Memorial Library. During 2008, the Fulton Club honored Cheryl Oswalt as Teacher of the Year.
The GFWC has been instrumental in many humanitarian services and helped provides funds for establishing many other organizations.
The women’s group volunteered 175,139 hours and raised $1,076,872 in 2006.
This organization is truly devoted to serving others and boasts 1,900 members with 83 clubs divided among five districts.
The Fulton Civic Club is looking forward to hosting the District III convention which will include arts/crafts presentations, a business meeting and awards for arts, crafts and photography.