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

Items being collected October, December, February & April. A collection box will be available in the RWA foyer at the meetings.

     Diapers - sizes 3, 4 and 5
     Baby wipes
     Diaper cream
     Shower curtains, liners and hooks (ten sets)
     Utensils (forks, spoons and knives)
     Adult and children Tylenol and Advil
     Laundry soap
     Dish soap
     Dishwasher soap

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
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.  

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 Art Missions
            Shot at Life

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

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