GFWC DISTRICT 2 MEETING IN MARIANNA, FL

FEBRUARY 11, 2017

There were 11 members from our local club attending the meeting. 

From left: Nancy Balmer, Marlyn Grawey, Tunnie Miller (President), Laura Baxley, Patty Fisher (District 2 Director), Rhonda Alderman, Carolyn Watson Dianne Semmes, Ann Nunery, Dana Boyer, Jo Grogan

 

 
President Tunnie Miller accepted the 1st place blue ribbon for having a 52% increase in our membership from last year. 
 
The District 2 meeting was a great success and all of the districts were represented. 
 
 
 
 
 
Arts & Crafts Winners
 
                                                        
   1st Place       Nancy Balmer           2nd Place     Jo Grogon             2nd Place    Nancy Balmer       3rd Place       Ann Nunery
 
GFWC Fall Tour of Officers

September 27, 2016

Front row: Shannon Bailey, Patty Fisher,Tunnie Miller, and Sharon Oliphant

Second row: Carolyn Watson, Teresa Lykins, Dianne Semmes and  Marlyn Grawey

The General Federation of Women's Clubs Florida District 2 recently held its Fall Tour of Officers.

 GFWC FL President-Elect Sharon Oliphant and GFWC FL Junior President-Shannon Bailey spoke at the local meeting.

 All clubs in District 2 were represented. Patty Fisher, District 2 director, from Wewahitchka, was in charge of the meeting.

 District 2 consists of the following Florida counties: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties.

Members from Dristrict 2 of GFWC Florida brought items to donate to the GFWC Gulf Coast Woman's Club for the local backpack program.

Donations were taken to Oakland Terrace by President Teri Floore, Home Life Chairman Lila Locke and President Elect Helen Longo.

   

                                          Members of the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman's Club attending the GFWC Florida District 2 Annual Meeting.

     If you are interested in enriching your life as well as the lives of others, come be a part of the oldest woman's volunteer organization, the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC). 

Patricia "Patty" Fisher    GFWC Florida District 2 Director 2016-2018

I accepted an invite in 2006 to the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club from one of their long standing members, Betty Holloway.  I will always be grateful to her for opening my world up to GFWC.  I currently hold the title of District 2 Director.  At the District Directors training I kept hearing “being a District Director is the BEST job….” I thought umm hmmm they are trying to butter us up, but I am thrilled to find out that what they said was so very true!  I love going to the clubs in the district and meeting all the members.  I have had the privilege to Install Officers, Induct new members and to talk to non GFWC women’s club to encourage them to join GFWC.  My goals as Director are:   to increase Membership, work towards 100% compliance on reporting and 100% compliance on signing up to take action on Legislative Action Alerts.  My objectives are:  to increase awareness of GFWC.
 
I live in the Panhandle of Florida.  Wewahitchka is known for Tupelo Honey, the Dead Lakes, and is the proud home (for 80 years) of the GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s club.  I have been married to my husband Ralph for 40 years.  We own a building supply store and a construction company.  In 2014 I decided I needed another challenge in my life so I starting working full time with North Florida Child Development.  Ralph and I have one son, Jason who has blessed us with a Daughter-n-law, Ryanne and an awesome grandson, Jack.
 

I grew up as an “Air Force Brat,” and it is because of my Dads service in the military that I have such a love for our Veterans, our Military and the American Flag.  With that said, my favorite project in which I worked on was the American flag project.  It is an ongoing project which started out getting donations to purchase 100 American Flags to be flown up and down the main highway in Wewahitchka, and then designating an area to honor all those who serve and have served in the military by erecting a 35’ flag pole which flies the American Flag, next step was erecting more flag poles which flies a flag from each branch of the military, then came the monument dedicating the flags to all those who have served.  The last phase of the project will hopefully be a fundraiser to help maintain the flags by selling engraved bricks to honor those who have served in the military.