NM Clubs are encouraged to promote and support art activities in clubs, schools, and communities. The goal is to create programs & projects that include music, literature, dance, drama, theater, & any other arts related areas that are traditional, as well as innovative throughout their communities. Contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts" to ask for more information.
Club Members promote preserving or protecting our natural resources, environmental education, recycling, clean up roadways, waterways, parks, trials, & state or national parks, protect botanical & community gardens, plant & care for trees and anything that increases awareness of our natural resources. Contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts" to ask for more information.
Education projects improve the quality of life and create a better world for children and families throughout the community. Club members donate scholarships, books for libraries, school supplies, backpacks for homeless kids with various items, and these projects can also be combined with other organizations. Contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts" to ask for more information.
This program is designed to increase awareness and prevention of health issues, research & treatment of disease, address hunger issues, inadequate housing & homelessness, theft prevention, service dog programs, people with disabilities, and promote healthy lifestyles, and child care projects. Work with "The Heart Truth", "Inside Knowledge", "Canine Companions for Independence", and "Easterseals" Contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts" to ask for more information.
International Outreach reaches out globally to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, their families, and communities. Through donations, fundraising activities, cultural awareness, and partner agencies we help make a difference for basic needs. Advocating health, education, raising cultural awareness for food, water, and clothing. Through UNICEF program we raise awareness of Human Traifficking. Support Operation Smile, Shot at Life, and the Heifer International program. To learn more about these programs go to www.gfwc.org or contact the GWC NM Chairman under "Contacts".
Civic & social responsibilities are the key components to connect members & communities with effective projects & activities for Public Issues. Advocate legislation for several public issues. There are five main categories in this program. 1) Citizenship - Educate members & communities on rights & responsibilities of citizenship; preserve/ visit historic sites, mounments, & homes. 2) Military - Support military families; advocate for severely wounded, ill, or injured soldiers, veterans, & their families. 3) Emergency & Disaster Preparedness - Educate on disaster readiness, recovery, & relief; increase public awareness with law enforcement & 1st responders. 4) Safety & Crime Prevention - Educated on home, transportation, & internet safety; crime prevention; and encourage "Neighborhood Watch". Support ESO and Sew Much Comfort. Contact GFWC NM Chairman for more information.
GFWC Increases awareness & prevention through club members across the nation for domestic abuse. Clubs support and fundraise for organizations that assist victims of abuse; protect the safety, security, and dignity of older citizens; develop & influence federal & state legislation that positively affets the lives of domestic violence victims & their families. GFWC promotes the "GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship" which provides a positive & constructive solution to victims of abuse. See www.GFWC.org for more information. or contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts".
GFWC Juniors encourages all clubs to make a difference in our world by becoming advocates for children. Clubs can advocate by working to ensure children are protected from harmful situations; encourage healthy, physical, emotional lifestyles; & impact policy to improve children's lives. Projects are numerous: members should educate themselves on current issues facing children, child abuse, health issues, poverty, cyberbullying, teen dating violence, child obesity, texting while driving, depression, & suicide. Work with March of Dimes, and St. Jude Children's Hospital. See www.GFWC.org for more information. or contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts".
Everything your Club does has a public relations component. GFWC provides a guide full of ideas, resources, tools, & tips necessary for achieving successful public relations & professional communication to promote GFWC clubs, districts, States, Regions, & the International organization. Publicizing your club's projects & initiatives lets your community know what you do and opens the door to worthwhile partnerships. By branding, adding GFWC to your club name, newsletters, website, social media, celebrating Federation Day, special events, press releases, photography, cable, television, & radio announcements are public relations. See www.GFWC.org for more information. or contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts".
Fundraising generates non-dues revenue for your clubs, districts, States, Regions, and GFWC. As community leaders you are building the foundation on which most fundraising & development takes place. Establishing a fundraising plan will help sustain the financial security & integrity of your clubs. GFWC has an array of ways for fundraising and planning your event. See www.GFWC.org for more information. or contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts".
Leadership involves taking risks, being innovative, & providing new direction. Most of us can learn to be good leaders by developing a clear & compelling vision for what we want by establishing clear goals, providing encouragement & appreciation. We find leaders from our membership, current & former club officers, and new members. See www.GFWC.org for guidance. or contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts".
As stated in the GFWC Advancement Guide, more than 100 years of GFWC advocacy has resulted as child labor laws, women's suffrage, pure food & drug statues, rights for people with disabilities, & domestic violence programs. As members we can affect change in our communities, state or nation. See www.GFWC.org for more information. or contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts".
L.E,A.D.S. stands for Leadership, Education, and Development Seminar which identifies GFWC members at the local level who have the potential and desire to assume leadership positions in the State Federation and/or GFWC on the national level. LEADS can help leaders to gain the capabilities, confidence, & commitment necessary to pursue & achieve higher offices & serve with distinction. They learn tips/ techniques for leaders, conflict resolution, mediation, public speaking, time management, and parliamentary procedures.
See www.GFWC.org for more information. or contact your GFWC NM Chairman under "Contacts".