The General Federation of Women's Clubs Delaware State Convention was held May 8 at the Atlantic Sands in Rehoboth. Henrietta Belcher-Stack was elected as the new GFWC DSFWC president-elect for the state of Delaware; her term will begin in 2014.
GFWC Delaware is a nonprofit federation of 23 community women's clubs located throughout the state.They are all members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
GFWC Delaware honors the motto Unity in Diversity. The New Century Club of Wilmington was organized in 1889, the same year delegates first met in New York City to consider a national organization, to be known as the General Federation of Women's Clubs. By 1898, a state federation was formed in Delaware.
They come together as unique individuals and community women's clubs dedicated to serving communities through various community improvement and education projects.
Members of GFWC clubs are encouraged to focus their efforts on community service programs and special projects in domestic violence awareness and prevention and advocacy for children. Clubs meet local needs and take advantage of a national network of organizations and programs that have provided a framework for more than 100 years. Their mission is to enhance the lives of others in Delaware through volunteer service. They are working women, stay-at-home moms, retirees and students, united by a shared commitment to volunteer community service.
Federated clubs in Sussex County include GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford, GFWC Delmar New Century Club, GFWC Laurel New Century Club, GFWC Milton Century Club, Selbyville Community Club, Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach, GFWC Women's Club of Indian River and GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club.