Volunteer Community Service Non-Profit Organization Since 1898
"Embracing Lives" for 125 Years
GFWC Delaware is a 125 year old 1000 member strong volunteer community service organization with 21 clubs in Delaware communities and a member state organization of the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC).
The Mission is "to enhance the lives of others through volunteer service".
The 2022-2024 theme is "Embracing Lives, Star by Star".
The 2022 - 2024 symbol is the Starfish.
Human Trafficking Awareness is the State President's Special Project.
The first club in Delaware was the New Century Club of Wilmington, Delaware.
The second club's were The Dover Century Club and the Avon Club of Felton.
The General Federation of Women's Clubs is a 60,000 member strong volunteer community service organization with Headquarters located at 1734 N. Street NW, Washington, DC.
The GFWC motto is “Unity in Diversity.”
In 1889, Sorosis (the first professional women's club in the United States) members proposed a conference of women’s clubs to pursue the cause of federation. A conference was held in New York City on March 29, 1889, with the goal of preparing a constitution for ratification the following year. On April 23-25, 1890, 63 delegates from 17 states met in NYC. On April 24, 1890, the constitution was ratified.
We invite you to explore our site to learn more about us!
Who We Are - A Volunteer Community Service Organization
What We Do - Provide educational opportunities to women
GFWC Delaware Tour of What is YOUR Voice … August 2023
The famous Butterfly Quilt presented to the organization by a dear friend.
Artist: Deborah Johnson
The finalized “Embracing Ukraine Lives” Embroidered tapestry; an art gift to the Mitzi Perdue school for girls in the Ukraine, Created and designed by well known artist GFWC Blue Hen Chicks member Deborah Johnson!
💐 GFWC Delaware State Convention 2024 💐
GFWC The Dover Century Club honors members with long service
DOVER, Del. (July 6, 2023) – In a special ceremony, GFWC The Dover Century Club (TDCC) honored several members for their many years of service to the club and valuable contributions to community improvement projects that have enhanced the lives of others. Those recognized were left Retta Zimmerman, 20 years of service; Nancy Hall, membership chairwoman; Marge Locke, 15 years; Audrey Daniels, 35 years; Mary Jane McGinnis, 40 years; Joyce Waring, 15 years; Florence Frost, 25 years; GFWC Delaware President Trish Rodriguez; and TDCC President Jerry Travers. Not pictured: Esther Krueger, 35 years; Annetta Long, 35 years; Phyllis Petrosky, 40 years, and Betty Pazder, TDCC President (1982 - 1984), 55 years.
GFWC The Dover Century Club is celebrating 126 years of volunteer service dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others. Founded in 1897, the club is a member of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organization. Women interested in joining or learning more about the club are encouraged to contact TheDoverCenturyClub@gmail.com.
GFWC Delaware President Rodriguez addresses Delaware State Senate
GFWC Delaware is excited to announce the GFWC Delaware Jennie Awardee, Mindy Goss.
Pictured at the DAFB Fisher House garden patio include Col. Chip Hollinger, Commander, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations; Lt. Col. Crystal Glaster, Deputy Commander, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations; Chief Master Sgt. Bobby Drayton, Senior Enlisted Leader, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations; Capt. Lyndi Minott, Chief, Operations Support Division, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations; Master Sgt. Kayla Hemmesch, Section Chief, Fisher House for Families of the Fallen, Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations; Fisher House for Families of the Fallen Specialists; Jerry Travers, President, The Dover Century Club (TDCC); Carolyn Forbes, TDCC Fisher House chairwoman; TDCC members; Bill Travers, TDCC volunteer; Chris Dunn, Dunn Right Lawn Services; and Bill Lord and Amy Lord Hughes, Lord’s Landscaping, Inc.
Press Release from the Del State News, 6/25/2023
The Dover Century Club supports the DAFB Fisher House
DOVER, Del. (May 17, 2023) The Dover Century Club has contributed to the Fisher House for Families of the Fallen at Dover Air Force Base (DAFB). The Fisher House provides care, service, and support for families of fallen military personnel who come to DAFB to witness their loved ones returning home to American soil. The club donated money, kitchen items, and children’s toys, and created a rose garden for the patio. The beautiful garden, planted with pink and yellow roses, winterberry bushes, a fragrant tea olive tree, and ornamental grasses, will provide a place of solace and comfort for grieving families. Lord’s Landscaping, Inc. of Millville, Del. donated the tea olive tree and ornamental grasses.
The Dover Century Club is celebrating 126 years of volunteer service dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others. Founded in 1897, the club is a member of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organization.
GFWC Delaware Day of Serivce
GFWC Delaware Delegation on the Delaware Legislative Hall Senate Balcony celebrating the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution #84 to establish THE GFWC Delaware Day of Service, September 30, 2023to "Step Up to Hunger in Delaware”.
“Trish" Rodriguez, State President 2022 - 2024Kim Luton, Day of Service, State Chairman
Village Improvement Association
Saint Nicholas Tea
State Board Meeting 2022
Caesar Rodney H.S. ROTC
State Leadership Training 2022
Amanda & Peggy
Delmarva life WBOC
President's Special Project - Trafficking