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GFWC - Beloit Junior Woman's Club
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What is the age limit to be a member?
All adults are welcomed.
How can I become a member?
Attend a meeting, fill out a membership form, pay dues, & orientation.
What is the membership fee?
Membership for initial year is $25. After that annual regular membership fee is $35.
When do I pay the fee?
Pay when you join and at the first fall meeting of each year after.
When are meetings held?
On the 2nd Thursday of the Month at 7pm from the months of September thru April.
Where are the meetings held?
The meetings are usually held at the Survive Alive House, 911 Newark Rd, Beloit.
Am I obligated to attend all meetings?
No! Members attend as they can.
What am I obligated to do?
We request that our members help at our annual art and craft show called Wonderfest, which is being held on 2nd Sunday of November. There are many capacities in which you can help and this is our only Fundraiser to raise thousands of dollars, which we donate to the community. We bake and frost 1000 cookies to sell at Wonderfest. The Cookie proceeds go directly to Caritas for Thanksgiving and is usually $1000. We encourage members to sign up and help “hostess” one meeting during the year by bringing a soda or a snack. We also sponsor a meal once a month at the Sparrow Nest, which is a local homeless shelter.
What does GFWC stand for?
GFWC stands for General Federation of Women’s Clubs. It is the largest women’s community service organization in the world! GFWC has a membership of over 100,000 members in clubs in every state and over a dozen countries. The women of GFWC have addressed the needs of their communities, worked to promote education, healthy lifestyles, advocating for issues of concern to women and children and preserving our natural resources.
How do I fit into BJWC?
How will being a member benefit me?
How do I get in contact with the organization?
Best way to contact us is through our email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address is P.O.Box 1144, Beloit, WI 53511. We do not have a phone number.