“YOUNG WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES”
“YOU CAN DO IT, WE CAN HELP”
Juniorette Chairman: Deidra Devore
STATE GOAL: To form and federate new Juniorette Clubs: “You Can Do It, We Can Help.” During this administration we need to increase membership by Federating (3) new Juniorette Clubs.
The 2018-2020 encourages GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs club women to support their Juniorette Clubs by attending events the Juniorettes hold, if appropriate, and recognizing their efforts in “Proudly Patriotic” work that they do in their communities. Juniorette clubs bring young women together through volunteer efforts, community service projects and leadership will instill a thorough understanding of GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs and its structure.
Juniorettes are young women, ages 12 to18, and working together to meet the needs of their communities through volunteer service projects. For over 30 years, GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs Juniorettes have learned leadership skills by using their ideas through projects that have benefited children, families and communities.
Juniorette Clubs promote volunteerism and Federation leadership development. To recognize achievement and encourage club participation in reporting, the following Juniorette Awards are given annually at the OFWC Convention.
Juniorette of the Year: The Juniorette Club will nominate the successful candidate for this award. An application for this award is in the OFWC Forms section of this Club Manual.
Inter-federated Activity Award: This award is for any joint project involving a Juniorette Club and either a Junior Women’s Club or a General Women’s Club.
Pacemaker Award: This award is presented to the best overall Juniorette Club and is based upon
the reporting pages submitted by February 1, 2019 and 2020.
Juniorette Advisor of the Year Award: The sponsoring Junior or General Club will nominate
the candidate for this award. If your club wishes to sponsor a candidate, send an essay of 200 words or less explaining the reason for the nomination to the Juniorette Chairman, Deidra Devore.
Juniorette Clubs are encouraged to participate in the GFWC Jr. Special Project “Advocates for Children” with emphasis on GFWC partners- March of Dimes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Juniorette Clubs are also encouraged to participate in the OFWC Special Jr. Project, “Books Nourish the Mind
Visit the OFWC website for further information
Visit the GFWC website- www.gfwc.org. Print out the Juniorette Handbook “Everything You Need to Know to Start and Maintain a GFWC Juniorette Club”. This contains information regarding sponsoring a Juniorette Club.
Visit local schools for potential Juniorette Club members.
The sponsoring club should designate an advisor or advisory committee from its membership to attend Juniorette meetings and functions. The advisor, or advisory committee, also serves as liaison for the club.The purpose of the advisor, or advisory committee, is to guide the Juniorettes as they learn to govern themselves independently. The young women will receive guidance in Federation programs and projects, and they will also develop leadership skills by planning and organizing activities. Inviting them to attend the sponsoring club’s meetings facilitates the mentoring process and informs by example.