GFWC-Wisconsin Woman's Club of West Allis is a service organization which promotes community improvement through education, fellowship and involvement. We are affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC), GFWC-Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs and GFWC-WI Lakeshore District.
The General Federation of Women's Clubs is one of the world's largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women's volunteer service organizations. Founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901, it is headquartered in a National Historic Landmark building in Washington, D.C., (1734 N Street).
GFWC has a long history of philanthropy, social and political advocacy and community leadership. With more than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia and more than a dozen countries 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.
2014-2016 By The Numbers:
Total Projects: 86,225
Volunteer Hours: 4,063,037
Dollars Donated: $16,260,725
In-Kind Donations: $11,284,972
In 2017 GFWC- Woman's Club of West Allis donated nearly 3,200 volunteer hours to our community.
GFWC clubs founded over 75% of our Nations Libraries.
Lane Library, located at Ripon College, is a government depository library and sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Wisconsin. Many Wisconsin writers' works may be found at Lane Library.
Go to www.gfwc.org to find out more.
Go to www.gfwc-wi.org to find out more about GFWC Wisconsin
GFWC Woman's Club of West Allis - Past Presidents - supporting Domestic Violence Awareness at their Sea of Purple October Meeting. Mary Pike (2012-2014) Pat Hladilek(2002-2004) Virginia Strukel (2008-2010) Monica Jerich (2010-2012) Rosalie Reinke (1998-2000) Linda Taylor (2017-current) Alyce Weiss (2006-2008) Annabelle Weishan (2004-2006) Lois Ruehle (1994-1996) Paula Berkhahn (2014-2016) Joycle O’Donnell (2000-2002)