Past Events

Federation Day

March 04, 2023

Federation Day

March 04, 2023

Federation Day

March 04, 2023

Federation Day

March 04, 2023

Federation Day

March 04, 2023

Federation Day

March 04, 2023

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.

State Board Meeting

Feb 16, 2023

State Board Meeting

Feb 16, 2023

State Board Meeting Feb 16, 2023

State Board Meeting Feb 16, 2023

State Board Meeting Feb 16, 2023

State Board Meeting Feb 16, 2023

Laurel New Century Club New member induction Luncheon Wednesday March 1, 2023 at Abbott's on Broad Creek

(Left to Right:  David See, Director of Hope House for the Homeless in Laurel, Delaware; Emily Abbott, Laurel New Century Club Vice President donating blankets to the Hope House residents

GFWC Delaware State President, Trish Rodriguez (left), conducts the induction ceremony for the Laurel New Century Club new member Triss Holland (center).  Laurel New Century Club Vice President Emily Abbott on right.

Federation Day 2023

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GFWC Delaware Congratulations 

to the

Women’s Club of Odessa

Winter Blahs Coffee

Saturday, February 18, 2023


The Home of Carla and Jeff Pyle

The Davis Store, Odessa, Delaware



40 attended

$1,000 raised

Loads of Diapers, Infant Items Collected



Photos by Elayne Cannarozzi 

Delaware winter state board meeting 

GFWC Blue Hen Chicks 

Meeting Schedule Here

2022 GFWC-DE Holiday Reception

December Events

A. Dover city mayor tribute to the GFWC Delaware 

B. GFWC IMPACT participated in the reverse advent calendar food drive for FeedMore Richmond.  They delivered 347 pounds of food for distribution to those in need.  Congrats to the 11 members for their terrific effort.

Dec 12th - Happy Holidays

Congratulations & Appreciations


Denise Long

GFWC Delaware Military Personnel & Veteran Chairman

For her GFWC Delaware collaboration with the

Dover Air Force Base, Director of Families

to provide the desserts for the

DAFB Family Dinner 2022

Extending Enormous Gratitude to those Clubs enriching the lives of our Military are as of today:

The GFWC Blue Hen Chicks

The GFWC Round Table Club of Wyoming/Camden  

The Dover Century Club

The Women’s Club of Odessa

The GFWC Federation Guild Association

The Women’s Club of Indian River

The Laurel New Century Club. 

And thank you to those clubs that have made contributions unlisted as of today on this thank you.


Thank YOU from the “bottom of my heart”


December 12, 2022 - Hello Ladies, I had the pleasure of representing GFWC Delaware Women’s Clubs at The Delaware General Assembly Program for Wreaths Across America, at Legislative Hall, Dover DE. The mission of the program is to remember, honor, and teach by laying wreaths at all 50 state capitals and the District of Columbia. 

It was a lovely ceremony with speakers that included the Honorable John C. Carney, Governor of Delaware; Senator David P. Sokola, President Pro Tempore Nominee; Senator Bruce C. Ennis, Past Chair, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee; Major General Michael R. Barry, Adjutant General, Delaware National Guard; Colonel Barry Flack, 436th Maintenance Generator Group Commander, DAFB; and Joshua Matticks, Executive Director, Office of Veterans Services. Special honored guests were the Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families.

Wreaths were placed at the various Monuments that encircle the Legislative Hall: 

Medal of Honor Monument, World War II Memorial, World War I Memorial, Delaware Women’s Service Monument, Gulf Wars/Afghanistan War Monument, Dover Light Infantry Memorial.

At a later date, a wreath will be placed at the Korean and Vietnam Wars Missing in Action Memorial

Lynn C. Barberi, Ed.D, President of GFWC Zwaanendael Women’s Club

In response from above - 

My Dear, Dear Dr. Lynn,

I am so so proud and pleased that YOU were able to attend the Delaware General Assembly State Kickoff for the "WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA”

Thank YOU so so much and our GFWC Delaware Kent County Vice President, Ann Alexander was there representing GFWC Delaware also for the event.

The timing had a real twist for me because my husband Nick had a cancer removed from his forehead at 10:30 am that day Monday, December 12 th. and I was just thrilled when you replied that YOU would attend - thank YOU again and to know that we were well represented.  Ann Alexander called me to determine exactly where to go. I had also agreed to do the Induction of New Members in Laurel for the GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River Luncheon with 11 new members being - inducted.

There will be several of our members attending the Saturday, December 17th "Wreaths Across America” Delaware Events - in the am - Millsboro and in Bear also that same day. Selbyville Community Club and The Indian River Ladies plus the GFWC Blue Hen Chicks, plus will be in attendance - Saturday, December 17 th.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to have received your fabulous report of the EVENT and for the images emailed from the Event … I have attended this event over the years in several capacities and I am the first to say that I know that YOU were so impressed to have been a part of this event … of great significance to our GFWC Delaware and NOW to our Organization.

I have asked Elayne our Communications State Chairman to send your report out to the clubs and to the state chairman And have made the arrangements to put your report on our Website.

Thank YOU again for,

Embracing Lives,

Trish Rodriguez,

GFWC Delaware State President 2022 - 2024

GFWC Holiday Reception 

Trip to D.C.

December 7th  

Christmas In Odessa 2022

58 th. Anniversary Year

December 3rd  

Village Improvement Association Saint Nicholas Tea 

Fall State Board Meeting 2022

Dover Century Club Gala 125th

Delmarva Life WBOC

Laurel New Century Club - Human Trafficking's with DOJ

New Club: GFWC Blue Hen Chicks September 15 2022

Village Improvement Association Fashion Show