President's Message

“Sharing Our Passion…One Step at a Time” is our theme for the 2016-2018 Administration.  Members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of South Carolina serve the communities in which they live and work each and every day.  The women of GFWC-SC are passionate about what they do whether it is helping add new books to their local library or restocking a food pantry for those in need.  Passion shows in their smiles and determination to make a difference in their community.

There are three President’s Special Projects for 2016-2018 that I will be focusing on and welcome the support and passion of our members.  The first is “What Color is Your Cancer?  Mine is Pink and Teal”.  Clubs are encouraged to work in the area of cancer awareness that means the most to them and that they are most passionate about and go out and do something…walk, run, host a fashion show, or make a cancer care package. 

The second is “Dyslexia Awareness”.  One in five students suffer from some degree of dyslexia and unfortunately, only one in 100 teachers knows how to identify the signs of dyslexia.  Members are being asked to help raise scholarship money for children to attend the Summer Skills Program at Sandhills School in Columbia, South Carolina during the summers of 2017 and 2018.  Sandhills School is the only accredited Orton-Gillingham college preparatory school in central South Carolina.  They offer a six week camp for children to attend and teach skills to help them when they return to school in the fall.  Sandhills also offers an Orton-Gillingham Training for teachers.  Clubs are encouraged to identify a teacher in their local school district that would benefit from this training and raise dollars to help with the expense of attending. 

The third and final focus is “Your State…Your Project”.  Members voted on what they would like to be a part of the President’s Special Project and they chose the GFWC Signature Project:  Domestic Violence Awareness.  Members will be asked to continue their great work in helping those who have been victims of domestic violence by providing items for shelters.  GFWC-SC has made great progress at the South Carolina State House and we want to continue to have our voice heard.  Members will monitor issues brought before the State Legislature and will contact their local representatives as the need arises.

GFWC-SC Clubwomen worked selflessly for their community 365 days a year and the state of South Carolina is better off today because of that level of commitment and passion. 

It is an honor to serve as the GFWC-SC President representing our Clubwomen from the Upstate to the Midlands, to the Coast of our great state.

Janet Prince
GFWC-SC President