GFWC Rotonda West Woman's Club

Affiliated with General Federation of Women's Clubs and GFWC Florida

GFWC Rotonda West Woman's Club, Inc.

Community Service Programs

Art Community Program
Encourages members to promote and support arts activities in all communities.  It is designed to inspire club women to engage the creative ambiance within their lives.  The objective is to create programs and projects that include music, dance, drama, theater, and other are-related areas – both traditional and innovative.

Tonettes Group
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as organized in 1999 to sing for the group’s own enjoyment and to share that enjoyment with others in the Club and in the community.  Programs are varied throughout the year.  Singing engagements at Assisted Living and Nursing Homes, as well as other organizations upon request, are arranged by the Director.  Any member who enjoys singing and also great camaraderie can join.  

Drama Club    coming soon

Conservation Community Service Program
Is designed for members to gain an appreciation for our environment.  The Club strives to educate members about the importance of beautifying our communities, preserving, maintaining, and restoring natural resources, and stimulates citizen action to address these concerns.  Our natural resources include, but are not limited to, water, trees, plants, air, land, and wildlife.

            Beautification Program        Charlotte County Adopt-A-Road
            Resource Conservation         Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
            Cedar Point Park                    E.A.R.S. (Englewood Animal Rescue Society)
            Suncoast Humane Society      Pet Food, Fostering and Supplies

Education Services Program
          Works to improve literacy and educational awareness in communities at home and around the world.  Club women are dedicated to promoting a commitment to literacy and lifelong learning by:
           
Encouraging members and others to foster and support education opportunities for all ages in their communities.
           
Promoting and supporting Epsilon Sigma Omicron, an honorary educational society open to all per capita paying GFWC members that provides club women with a structured reading program for self-enrichment and personal growth.
           
Educating members and others on ways to improve low adult and youth literacy rates.
           
Supporting libraries in their effort to provide information, materials and educational opportunities.

Education in the Community
           
 ESO (Epsilon Sigma Omicron) Reading Program
            Clippings for Education
            Rotonda West Community Center Library

Home Life Community Service Program
Is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering.  Through this program, clubwomen may develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle, increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease, target personal development, address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing and homelessness, and/or prevent or correct financial difficulties.

   Englewood Community Care Clinic
   Helping Hands in the Community
   Habitat for Humanity
   Canine Companion for Independence
   Local Food Banks
            
 St. Francis Outreach in October
            
 St. David’s of Englewood in May
   Nursing Home (Englewood Health Care and Rehabilitation)
   Focus on Health
   Blood Pressure readings are taken at monthly meetings.

International Outreach Community Service Program
Is designed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action which will, in turn, effect change in and for our global friends and their communities.
            Operation Smile
            Healing Arts Mission's
            Red Nose Day


Public Issues       
Is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic engagement.  This program focuses on the following areas:
            Citizenship
            Veteran’s Affairs
            Emergency Preparedness
            Safety
           Annual Gazebo Tree Lighting Refreshments

 Sassy Stitchers
Purpose: Sewing for the bazaar and other charitable projects
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 9am-noon, at the Rotonda Comunity Center
Contact: Beth Black (941-889-8956)

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – wear purple, which is the designated color for Domestic Violence Awareness

C.A.R.E.  (Charlotte County Abuse and Rape Emergencies)

Used Cell Phone Project – Phones are reprogrammed by the Sheriff’s Department

           

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