GFWC - Battle Ground


Schedule of Events

Biggest event for 2014: Ladybug Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 1st

Meetings, programs & activities for the club year (September - June)

Starting Time for most meetings:

6:30 p.m.: social time and refreshments; 

6:45 p.m.: meeting/program. (Times might vary to accommodate speakers.)

Meetings, Programs & Activities

Please note: Club communications are by email.

“Club year”: June 2013 into June 2014

We had these programs and meetings. . .


• Sept. 4-8 — Western States Regional Conference,

Portland OR

  1. Sept. 12 — Welcome Back Potluck, Farmer’s Market

• Sept. 19 — Washington State Past Presidents Meeting

• Sept. 20-22 — GFWC-WS Board Meeting, Yakima.

  1. Sept. 26 — Business Meeting, Ladybug Bazaar work signups


Oct. 10 —  Teen Consortium project by Curtis Miller

• Oct. 19 (Sat.) — GFWC-Columbia District Fall Conference

Oct. 24— “Ladybug Bazaar Business; final signups”

• Oct. 30 (Wed.) — Teen Truth assemblies, morning at BGHS

Sponsored by GFWC Battle Ground


    Nov. 1 — Ladybug Bazaar Setup

•    Nov. 2— Ladybug Bazaar

  1.    Nov. 15-19 — GFWC Board Meeting at Headquarters, D.C.

    Nov. 21— Business: Ladybug Wrap-up


  1. Dec. 12 — 6 p.m. Christmas Party


  1. Jan. 9 — “New Year: New You” Scarves, Cosmetics & Colors

  2. Jan. 23 Business Meeting, China theme of the evening


  1. Feb. 3 — BG Community Library, “Where is Battle Ground Headed?

  2. Feb. 13 — Valentine Dinner Party at Mill Creek Pub

Feb. 27 — Business Meeting


  1. Mar. 11 — Orientation: What is GFWC all about?”

  2. Mar. 13 — “Craft Night”

  3. Mar. 15 — GFWC-Columbia District Spring Conference

  4. March 19 — Tour of Pendleton Woolen Mill, Washougal

March 27   Business Meeting: Election of Officers

Rose Float Princess Court visitation


  1. Apr. 10 —  Business Meeting/pajama donations to women’s shelter

• Apr. 24 — Federation Day, always the 24th! Celebrating ‘Living the Volunteer Spirit’

  1. April 25-27 — GFWC State Convention, carpooling


  1. May 3 — Sat., Max to the China Gardens in Portland

May 8 —  “Business Meeting”

May. 22 —  Installation of officers, attendance and service awards

We look forward to . . .


§ June 7 — Portland Grand Floral Rose Parade

June 12 — Business: 2014-2015 Officers’ First Meeting

Hostess/Greeter: Paulette Stinson & Ruth Anne Lance

Place: Prince of Peace Church

• June 14 – GFWC booth at BG Village Saturday Market, GFWC booth open 10 to 3

• June 21-24  — GFWC 123rd International Convention

Place: Chandler, Arizona

      Our club president Bonnie Walden will be installed at the 11-state Western States Region President


July 1 thru August 1: $40 — Dues are due for 2014/2015 club year, payable to GFWC Battle Ground and given to the treasurer, mailed to the treasurer or mailed to GFWC Battle Ground, P.O. Box 871, Battle Ground, WA 98604


• Aug. 2 – GFWC booth at BG Village Saturday Market, GFWC booth open 10 to 3


The club year runs from September through Mid-June. In the fall each member is given a printed purse-size yearbook which includes all members contact information, officers at each level, pointers for successful club membership and a schedule of club meetings and events.

Left: GFWC offers an array of publications for its members and leaders including print on paper and electronic communications.

To find out more about GFWC and state and international events go to

Above: GFWC Silver Gavel, a club of past presidents that decided to no longer meet,  gave a parting gift of a bench for the public library. Library support has long been a tradition of GFWC. In 1930 the American Library Association credited GFWC with the establishment of 75% of the libraries in America.

Above: Twice, the club sponsored a “pajama party.” Members wore and brought sleep wear and children’s book bags to give to domestic violence victims at the YWCA women’s shelter. Hundreds of dollars worth of items were donated.

Join us in a wide variety of programs and projects!