The Cookeville Junior Woman’s Club is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), which is one of the world’s largest and oldest nondenominational, nonpartisan, international volunteer service organization of women.


GFWC has more than 6,500 local clubs in the United States and clubs in over 20 countries globally. Clubs shape their local agendas to suit their particular community needs. They benefit from membership services, materials and program support from the state and national Federation levels working through the six areas of Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Affairs and Public Affairs.

Established in 1890, GFWC has over one million members worldwide. Their headquarters is in Washington, D.C., and is a National Historic Landmark, which houses the Women’s History and Resource, a repository for books and resources devoted to women’s history and women in volunteerism.

For more information contact GFWC Headquarters, 1734 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2990, 202-347-3168, FAX 202-835-0246 or visit their web site at www.gfwc.org.

The CJWC supports the following charities and organizations;

  • American Cancer Society
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
  • Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center
  • USO

What’s New with CJWC: (from Facebook)

The application for non-profit organizations wanting to request funds from Santa's Workshop will be available on our website by July 31st. The deadline to apply is August 31st. ...

If today's 2016-2018 GFWC of TN Summer Board Meeting is any indication of what's ahead for us, watch out World!! Btw, thank you, Sherry Hickey with the Sparta Woman's Cub, for letting me confiscate your phone to take all the pics I did, since I forgot mine at home. ...

It was wonderful to once again be among my CJWC Sisters after skipping our usual June meeting to allow for family/school break vacations.
Thank you to the Conservation Committee for the delicious dinner. Also thank you for the speaker tonight. Gabby Lewis, a Holistic Practitioner. Great tips that many of us plan to implement in our every day lives.
Also kudos to Diane Glashow, Shot@Life Ambassador, for her efforts in bringing home an International 2nd Place award from GFWC!!

GFWC CJWC about to present our donation to the Jere Whitson Agriculture Program.

Jere Whitson Elementary and Extended Learning Programs Ag Lab is a partnership that will engage students in STEM learning experiences on the Jere Whitson Elementary School campus. It will provide a unique agricultural hands-on experience and provide the exploration of a variety of STEM fields, ranging from agricultural principles to renewable and sustainable energy to weather measurement and even virtual reality. The goal is to increase student’s interested in the value of agriculture and consider possibilities in the field.

Members of the GFWC CJWC Community Improvement Program (CIP) Committee; Gayla McBroom, Sarah Starkey. JW Staff Beverly Hall, Brenda Hughett, and Thomas Fuhrman. CIP member Nicole Brim. The presentation took place during the club’s annual May Banquet, held at Crawdaddy’s Grill.