Following the guidelines of GFWC Florida the GFWC Arlington Woman’s Club Members work to support and enhance the following departments.
ARTS AND CRAFTS, CONSERVATION, EDUCATION, HOME LIFE, INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH, and PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Club Membership. First and foremost, our Club offers our members a special place where friendships and service to others can provide meaningful relationships.We actively recruit and involve the women of Arlington to join us in our mission.We believe in our federated motto, unity in diversity.Our Club has an organizational chart, local, district, state, national.
Community Involvement. Our members are asked to be active in the community, therefore our Club has close associations with other local organizations, such as Tree Hill, Old Arlington, Inc., the Frances Padgett Senior Center, Emergency Pregnancy Center, PACE, USO Mayport,Local schools,Arlington Community Center Food BAnk and our community churches.Many of our members are also members of these organizations.We support them through either money or goods in kind.
State, National and International Involvement.Through the Federation, our Club supports the following organizations with donations to Heifer International, Sew Much Comfort, Hacienda Girls Ranch, Operation Smile, Operation Christmas Child, Canine Companions for Independence, Wounded Warriors, Special Olympics, Christmas Cards to our troops overseas, ROCK Camp and HOBY.
Civic Activities. Several of our members are very involved with local and state government.They bring us information from Council meetings and current legislation, usually in the form of hand-outs or e-Mail.
Fundraising. One of the main functions of the Federation is Fundraising.This is how we can donate so much money to all of the organizations and worthy causes that we support.It is also the means by which we own and operate our Clubhouse.The Clubhouse receives its funding through rentals for various occasions, such as receptions, weddings, etc.There is a Rental Chairman and Holding Corporation.The Club fundraisers include but are not limited to an annual Garage Sale, Sunday Dinners, Bridge Luncheons, Country Cupboard, silent auctions, and other special events.
Club Organized April 5th, 1920