HIGH SPRINGS – The 84-member GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club received recognition for their club's efforts during the GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Clubs 121st Annual Convention on May 20. The state organization has more than 400 clubs in Florida and singled out the High Springs club as GFWC Florida 2015 Club of the Year.
At the same convention, held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, the GFWC New Century Woman's Club also received recognition in several areas within Category 4, which is the second largest category.
They received first place for Legislation and Public Policy, Membership and for their informative Newsletter. The group took second place in the areas of Communications and Public Relations, Conservation, Domestic Violence Awareness and Education and third place in the area of Presidents Projects for their Canine Companions project. In addition, the group received Honor Score for fundraising and other donations provided to the federation organization.
In the Arts and Crafts area, Katherine Rothgeb took first place for her mixed media entry, Debbie Wolnewitz took third place for her floral design and Karen Wheary received honorable mention for her portrait photo. Photos of these arts and crafts were featured in the April 7 edition of Alachua County Today Newspaper.
“Our group really works hard all year long and I am extremely pleased the state organization recognized our efforts,” said Carole Tate, President, GFWC New Century Woman's Club. “We have women in our organization who are dedicated to helping our community in several different areas. It is a delight to represent such a hard-working group of women,” said Tate.
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