GFWC of Montana 1921-1924 President ~ Mrs. S.M. Souders, Red Lodge
The History of GFWC in Montana
Who we are
The purpose of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Montana is to unite women’s clubs around the state in order to enhance community service efforts throughout our state. We are professional women, homemakers, teachers, elected officials, business owners, students, retirees, wives, mothers, and single women.
Our clubs are very diverse in age as well as agendas and interest. We have a wide variety of meeting times and programs. We meet in homes, in clubrooms, in public buildings, senior centers, and in libraries.
In 1904 twelve clubs banded together to form the Montana Federation of Women’s Clubs. Early records show that the still active GFWC Deer Lodge Woman’s Club, organized in 1890, was the first woman’s club organized in Montana.
Montana’s first state convention was held in Butte in 1905, with Mrs. H. Mitchell of Great Falls elected as our first state president.
The state official seal was adopted during the 1962-1964 administration with the official colors of copper and green; official bird, the meadowlark; and the official flower, the bitterroot.
Notable projects from GFWC of Montana:
What we do
A wide variety of projects in Juniors Special Program: Advocates for Children, Signature Program: Domestic Violence and Sexual Awareness and Prevention, Arts and Culture, Education and Libraries, Health and Wellness, Environment, and Civic Engagement and Outreach to address issues of importance to our communities, state, nation, and world. With ‘Unity In Diversity’ as our motto, our clubs are free to choose programs and projects suitable to their interests and their communities’ needs.
We tackle many issues such as:
We raise money for:
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