Welcome to GFWC Delaware

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GFWC Delaware State Federation of Women's Clubs (DSFWC) is a nonprofit federation of 20 community women's clubs located throughout the state of Delaware. We are a proud member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. GFWC DSFWC proudly honors the motto of “Unity in Diversity.” We come together as unique individuals and community women's clubs dedicated to serving our communities through various community improvement and education projects. Our mission is to enhance the lives of others in Delaware through volunteer service.

Our roots date back to 1889 when the New Century Club of Wilmington, Delaware was organized. This was the same year that delegates first met in New York City to consider a national organization, to be known as the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC.) By 1898, when a state federation was formed in Delaware, the Wilmington club was already an important community institution.

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2020-2022 Jennie Award Winner, Susan Carla Pyle

Ruth Ann Bilowith (center) recognized for 65 years of membership in GFWC

GFWC President Elect, Deb Strahanoski and GFWC DSFWC President, Rita Hollada (May 2021)

May 12, 2021 - the 124th GFWC DSFWC Annual Convention - "Seasons of Change"


Keep us, O God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.

Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.

May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face - without self-pity and without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.

Let us take time for all things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.

Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straightforward and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize it is the little things that create differences, that in the big things of life are at one.

And may we strive to touch and to know the great, common human heart of us all,

and O Lord God, let us forget not to be kind!

Mary Stewart ~ April 1904

Martin Luther King Day of Service 2020

Selbyville Community Club packed backpacks for the homeless; Women's Club of Indian River distributed warm gloves; Newark New Century Club made no-sew blankets