Welcome to GFWC Delaware

Volunteerism - The Art of Giving

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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 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. 

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Eden Brothers Donation

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Eden Brothers of edenbrothers.com for their generous donation of $200 with which we were able to purchase seeds to be used as favors at our May2nd luncheon 

🌟 GFWC Delaware Mindset Tips !

It is noted that If you learn to master your mindset, you hold the keys to a life well lived with satisfaction.  Changing the way you think can be the key to getting the results you want in your life.

Too often, what holds us back our goals and dreams -- is US ! …our negative thoughts, our self-limiting beliefs and our fragile mindsets. Yet, when you work on your mindset, everything changes for the better.

(8) mindset TIPS that can possibly change your life to a positive mindset.


Butterfly Bolt

Rehoboth Beach

October 6, 2023

Selbyville Community Club - National Day of Service

404 LBS of Food - $627.00 - Collected for the:

Community Lutheran Church in Selbyville, Delaware 

Congratulations to Deb Hiob, Club President and each and every member who participated.

The Dover Century Club Day of Service 2023 - 40 The Green

Dover, Delaware - 2,198 lbs. of Food - $1,000 Donated By Bally’s.

Food collected for the Salvation Army of Dover, Delaware. 

Delaware Senator, Eric Buckson volunteered to assist.

GFWC Blue Hen Chicks

National Day of Service 2023 

Collected 1169 pounds of food Saturday, Sept 30th 2023 at 40 the Dover Green with 130 pounds donated to the Veteran's Pantry in Wilmington, Delaware!

$500 was donated by Bally's Hotel & Casino and donated to the "Home of the Brave”.

Eight "Blue Hen Chick" Members volunteered and the "Home of the Brave" truck left full of food. 

Phyllis Milano, President 

Gathered at Epworth Food Pantry are (l-r) Gwen Osborne, pantry representative; and Zwaanendael Club members Cindy DeEmedio, Nancy Phillips, Deb Cebula and Vickie Burrier.

Delmar New Century Club

Food Drive

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!

American Red roses representing the USA, Sunflowers for Ukraine, the Peach Blossom for Delaware, Forget Me Nots embroidered by an Alaskan tribe American Indian friend plus pink roses by young mothers from a Delaware school were stitched to contribute to the gift from GFWC Delaware!

Ukraine silk was dyed by artist Johnson to match the blue color in the Ukraine Flag.

The embroidered art piece is a gift of love to embrace the lives of women in the Ukraine from Deborah, GFWC Delaware and Trish Rodriguez , State President of GFWC Delaware 2022 - 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

The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Delaware was honored in June 2023 with Delaware Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 84, declaring Saturday, September 30, 2023, as GFWC Delaware "Step Up to End Hunger Day of Service". Both chambers unanimously approved the Resolution, sponsored by Senator Dave Lawson in the Senate and Representative Ruth Briggs King in the House. 

The organization is partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware; the Salvation Army; Veterans organizations; Code Purple; and churches, food pantries and shelters in Delaware and invites other organizations to join GFWC Delaware, The Dover Century Club, GFWC Blue Hen Chicks Club, GFWC Round Table Club of Wyoming - Camden, and The Rising Sun Community Club in hosting a drive-by food collection and distribution at 40 The Green, in Dover on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Organizations working in food insecurity are invited to join them in networking by setting up partnership tables on that date. 

For more information, contact Kim Luton, State Chair for The GFWC Delaware Day of Service, at 302-270-0459.

GFWC Delaware is excited to announce the GFWC Delaware Jennie Awardee, Mindy Goss.

Congratulations Mindy!

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