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Fort Pierce Woman's Club

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At 107 years old, The Fort Pierce Woman’s Club has an unimaginable history that continues to flourish with the efforts of our members today.  The club has experienced monumental movements throughout its long history, and in the more recent years, the club has seen exponential growth in not only memberships but overall participation and community relationships.

This rebirth of outstanding community volunteerism and achievement has gained recognition from the President of the General Federation of Woman’s Club and many other respectable organizations and community members. 

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Our History

The Woman’s Club of Fort Pierce was founded on October 17, 1913.  It became affiliated with the Florida Federation and the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs the following year.  It is the oldest social and civic organization in St Lucie County.

From the beginning, the Woman’s Club has been at the forefront of civic improvement and welfare. It had contributed to and/or organized groups such as the local Red Cross, Hospital Auxiliary, Humane Society, Concert Association and Community Theatre. It routinely contributed time and money to welfare organizations and Hacienda Girls Ranch, a project of FFWC. Many young people have been helped along the way to higher education by annual scholarships awarded by the Club.

For many years the public library was housed and its expenses are underwritten by the Club. When funds drive was launched in the early 1950’s for construction of the library building, the Club spearheaded the effort and contributed the first $1,000.

Fast Forward to 1966, the ladies of the Club had our beautiful Clubhouse built. It’s a uniquely built round shape that has wintered through hurricanes without any damage.  It is truly a Gem, just like the present-day ladies of the Club.  We inspire each other as well as others we meet. We work together for the greater good in our local community and throughout our world. Our projects touch lives!  If you have ever thought, “I would love to do something good for others but not sure what or how!” then here is your chance.   We still give yearly scholarships, we supply homeless shelters with items needed, we have raised hundreds of dollars for other charities as well. We work together to make it happen.

 

A Collect For Our Club Women

Keep us, Oh God, from pettiness;

Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.

Let us be done with fault finding

And leave off self-seeking.

May we put away all pretense

And meet each other face to face,

Without self-pity and without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgement

And always generous.

Let us take time for all things;

Make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.

Teach us to put into action our better impulses,

Straightforward and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize it is.

The little things that create differences.

That in the big things of life we are all one.

And may we strive to touch and to know

The great, common human heart of us all.

And oh Lord God; let us not forget to be kind!

Mary Stewart

“Living in the Volunteer Spirit”

General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) is Our Partner and Blub Affiliate. Find out more by clicking the tabs below.

Your FPWC Membership includes your affiliation with The General Federation of Women’s Club. GFWC is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

Founded in 1890, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization, has been a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs from around the country and throughout the world that are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

With more than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding. GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change with its members raising an average of $40 million through more than 100,000 projects and volunteering nearly $5 million hours annually.

With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.

The GFWC Bylaws is a comprehensive document that outlines the rules that govern the internal management of our organization. Bylaws are written by the organization’s Bylaws Committee and cover the organizational structure, membership, constituency, dues and finance, officer duties, nominations and elections, conventions, how board and executive committee members are elected, community service programs, committees, amendments, and ethical standards, among others. The latest approved version of the GFWC Bylaws can be downloaded by clicking this module or using the link provided below.

https://www.gfwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/GFWC-Bylaws-Revised-2019-Convention.pdf

Wondering How to Get Involved?

This club has a plethora of on-going activities, there is always something that will spark your interest. Below are committees we are always adding projects to.

Encourage Civic Involvement 

Involvement in public issues. Projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibility with focus on citizenship, military personnel, and crime prevention.

Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Implementing projects that promote a healthy lifestyle, educate for disease prevention, and promotion of personal development to create a better quality of life and health for all citizens.

Support The Arts

Inspiring Club Women to promote and support art activities in all committees, while also contributing to art education. 

Preserve Natural Resources 

Conservation. Preserving and maintaining our natural resources while stressing the importance of beautifying our communities. 

Advance Education

Improving others through higher education. We address this by offering scholarships and assisting in courses related to literacy in both local and global communities. 

World Peace & Understanding 

Our actions together can create an impact that works towards, and generates world peace and understanding.