GFWC Pennsylvania

GFWC Pennsylvania members include teachers, business owners, social workers,
elected officials, medical professionals, homemakers, corporate executives, students, 
and retirees, representing six geographical districts, 27 counties,
and 124 clubs with an approximate membership of 4260. 

Officers (2016-17)

Lois Richards, President
Shelly Smolnery, First Vice President
Sandy Hauenstein, Second Vice President
Judy Grace, Secretary
Diane Lake, Treasurer    

President's Project (2016-2018)

Enrich, Educate, Empower – Every Child Every Day

This project encourages the GFWC Pennsylvania clubwomen to carry-out projects to benefit the children of their communities and/or the world.

GFWC Pennsylvania clubwomen work to provide food, school supplies, programs and projects, funds, volunteer hours and other needs that support the health and welfare of children in their schools and communities.

More information about this project will be shared in future Clubwoman articles, mailings, meetings, and on our website:

Project pins are available from the project chairman for $5 at district and state meetings.

State Membership

The GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club is a member of GFWC Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic Region, and South Central District of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Annual Convention

The 2017 GFWC PA Convention will be held at the Blair County Convention Center - Altoona, April 28 - 30, 2017.

Barbara Weakland, Chairman                                          Andrea Verobish, Assistant to Chairman                           Jamie Baser, Vice Chairman                                                 Carol Bogar, Treasurer                                                         Edith Rathbun, Credentials & Registration Chairman
All GFWC Pennsylvania Women's Clubs are invited to meet at the Annual Convention to celebrate the previous club year's achievements. At Convention we celebrate our goals, accomplishments, and interests with fellow clubwomen. While attending Convention we discover the many ways GFWC impacts our State. 

Our clubwomen look forward to participating in workshops, the arts and crafts fair, and hearing interesting speakers. Attending Convention gives us the opportunity to meet the Officers and District Directors of GFWC Pennsylvania, the GFWC Regional Directors, and seeing many familiar faces from across Pennsylvania. 

Summer Leadership Conference

The 2015 GFWC Pennsylvania Summer Leadership Conference - IGNITING THE VOLUNTEER SPIRIT - was held July 17th and 18th at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, State College, Pennsylvania.

GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club members Alyssa Barilar and Donna Malone presented a workshop:  "How to Market Your Club Responsibly on Social Media."   The presentation featured a bookmark created specifically for our workshop to promote a new hashtag:  #LivingTheVolunteerSpirit.   GFWC Pennsylvania clubwomen are encouraged to use the hashtag to unite our clubs and raise awareness of GFWC and GFWC Pennsylvania when posting to their social media accounts.

Click on the image to download your own copy of the Social Media Presentation.

Click on the image to download your own copy of the Social Media Presentation.


GFWC Convention Photos