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
GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club Library
The GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s club has maintained a library in the Community of Rotonda West since 1977. In 2017 a new Community Center was built and the Rotonda West Association included a room for the club to continue maintaining the library. It is an honor system library allowing residents to pick out the book of their choice, sign it out and simply cross off Their name when they return it. The books are all donated by club members and residents. Several ladies of the club act as librarians and shelve the books when they arrive. Recently a children’s section has been added to accommodate not only children in the community but grandparents of visiting grandchildren. All children’s books have the GFWC Florida Book Heroes label placed inside. Games have also been made available for loan.
The club is grateful to the Rotonda West Association and honored to have maintained this library for the benefit of the residents for the past forty years.
ESO and Susan Kiray, Education Chairman, are asking all GFWC RWWC members to become "BOOK HEROES". We are joining with GFWC State Juniors Director, Shannon Bailey, in putting 20,000 books in the hands of Florida's children in the next two years. As you know children who have access to books at home and who are read to develop strong literacy skills and a lifelong love of reading.
At each general meeting we will have a basket to collect your donations of new or gently used books for preschoolers through middle school. One of the beauties of this project is that we will then distribute these books to children in our own area through a variety of charities.
By donating these books or money to purchase books your become "Book Heroes"
With more than 50 years of service, the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Program lets young people make a difference and become positive catalysts for change in the home, in the school, in the workplace, and in the community. As the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organization and with more than 335,000 alumni, HOBY is respected worldwide.
We support The HOBY Leadership scholaship program. A scholarship is awarded through our funds from Bunco.
Bunco is held at the RWA community center on the 4th Thursday each month.
The cost is $6.00.
Come join us for an afternoon of fun. Susan Kiray Chair of Education and Scholarship Committee