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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.

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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 next time we feel like complaining about the U.S.A., imagine these statistics from Italy:
1. 50% of women work outside of the home.
2. There is no affordable daycare
3. No school meals, and
4. No after school programs.
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Really looking forward to our annual May Banquet tonight, again at Crawdaddy's. Yum!! ...

Really looking forward to our annual May Banquet tonight, once again @ Crawdaddy's. Yum!!. ...

Cookeville Junior Woman's Club shared Heart of the City Playground's photo. ...

Plans are in place for Fam Fest '15 to be the event that your kids will talk about for years to come! Join us May 16 from 11-4 at Dogwood park to play games, have fun and raise funds to build the playground!

A special THANK YOU to our own Diane Glasgow (wearing green) for being one of a slected few Shot@Life Champions invited to spend a week in the Phillippines bringing awareness to the GFWC Shot@Life Program. Way to go Diane. We are so proud of you!! ...