GWFC Hendersonville Woman's Club - General Federated Woman's Club

Highlights 2008-2009

Beth Pickel served as President. 

We held our first fundraiser before our first meeting, joining forces with the new Stein Mart in town to sell tickets to their soft opening. We raised more than $3,000. A portion of this money was divided among all the Committees to expand current projects they were doing or to enable them to pursue new projects.

We chose Faces of Hope, a Child Therapy Center working with children with autism and other special needs, as our CIC Project. We raised $638 for them at our Festival by the Lake Booth. We  also hosted an Open House for them at their new facility and provided food and drinks for their Grand Opening. We are looking forward to lots of hands on activities now that the facility is open.

Our next big endeavor was as a major sponsor for the Books from Birth Gala held at Bluegrass Country Club. In addition to making a donation, we had several members serving on the committee, including Lisa Stubbs and Debby Wiston who co-chaired the event. More than $40,000 was raised that night.

We continued our annual support of the Christmas Party for the Community Child Care Center by raising $6,500 to provide a gift bag with a book, toy and gift card to 128 children.

We also held book drives, raised money for school supplies, transformed the landscaping at Cragfont, a local historical landmark; and much more.

Membership was a major focus for the year. We built stronger relationships and Club Spirit with a Sleep Over and Pearl Stringing parties. We also selected Hot Pink and Black as our Club colors and had t-shirts made. Our efforts paid off with 17 new members joining.

Our Annual Bake sale moved to the Streets of Indian Lake this year in conjunction with Holiday Fest. The Bake Sale was a huge success, selling out before the end of the day. 

Our very own Lisa Stubbs was elected Queen of Holiday Fest.Members voted Lynn Takacs Clubwoman of the Year and Abigail Brown as Rookie of the Year.
Our 24 Annual Fashion Show was a huge success with more than 290 attendees.

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