About the SLJWC
The SLJWC is currently a member of our State Organization, the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs (FFWC) and our National organization, the General Federal of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). Currently there are 14 districts in the State of Florida. We belong to District 7, which includes Clubs from Lake, Sumter, Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties.
The SLJWC supports the community and other organizations such as Pig On The Pond, Coopers Memorial Library, and GCCF Bras for a Cause. Each Christmas we raise money for Operation Christmas Child in order to provide less fortunate middle and high school students with a good Christmas.
In February and March we do fundraising for Education to raise money to award High School Seniors with College Scholarships.
Who Are Junior Clubwomen?
Junior clubwomen are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service while being actively engaged in creating families, raising children, pursuing careers, pursuing higher education, and caring for aging family members.
In November 1922, the GFWC Florida Junior level of community service was adopted as a division of the Woman’s Club membership with Junior members reporting separately on their activities.
Junior clubwomen gained separate status during the 1930-1932 GFWC Florida Administration. For every District Director and CSP Chairman at the Woman’s Club level, there is a Junior level counterpart. In addition to their work in the six GFWC Community Service Program Areas and GFWC Focus Areas, the GFWC Juniors also have Juniors’ Special Project. GFWC Florida Juniors voted to create the slogan, “One Voice for Children” as their States continued emphasis on community service for the sake of children.
GFWC Florida Junior membership is made of women aged 18-40. Women who join by the age of 40 may continue in a Junior Club or move to a Woman’s Club, whichever club better fits her need and community service passion. Women over 18 are always welcome to join a Woman’s Club, if a Junior Club does not exist in her area.