The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne (WCLC) was organized in 1948 and is dedicated to improving the community of Cheyenne and Laramie County through scholarships, direct grants and service projects. These projects are initiated by the members or in collaboration with other non-profit organizations, charities, schools, or governmental agencies. Equally important, is the development and support of each member as she becomes a valued contributor to our community and club.
We are proud to have granted, financed, or supported the requests of over 200 different organizations and special events in and around Cheyenne as well as helping to improve the quality of life of countless individuals. Over $1 million has been returned to our community in a variety of ways from projects as diverse as conservation projects and city park development, to education scholarships for young people and non-traditional women students returning to school, to support for the homeless to name just a very few. Our success is the collective expression of the individual commitment of our members to be active, involved and supportive of our Club’s endeavors.
Our club has been a member of GFWC since its inception. GFWC is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
As one of the world’s oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organizations, GFWC is now in its third century of volunteer service in communities throughout the United States and the world. Recent statistics reported to GFWC headquarters in Washington, D.C. indicate GFWC members raised nearly $32 million on behalf of more than 230,000 projects, and volunteered more than 8.4 million hours.
GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne is proud to have had club member Ernie Shriner serve as the International President from 2004 – 2006.
Two club members have served GFWC-Wyoming as state presidents. Read More...
What We Do
Project Committees are the heart of WCLC. They represent the areas of interest within the organization for improving the quality of life in our community. The proceeds from Christmas House fund these projects.
Community Improvement Program - Supports all aspects of community development and involvement including cultural development, recreation, education, conservation, health and the improvement of the quality of life for community residents.
Education Services - Promotes higher education for students through scholarship grants to high school seniors from Laramie County to be used at Laramie County Community College, the University of Wyoming or any Wyoming College or licensed or accredited technical or trade school.
Senior Services - Addressing and meeting the needs of the elderly of our community.
Substance Abuse Program - Provides drug and alcohol prevention education to the community.
Ways and Means (Christmas House) Committee - This committee is responsible for raising money to support WCLC’s community endeavors.
Women’s Issues - Examines issues of interest to women in the community and to promote women’s good health.
Youth Services - Supports programs that promote citizenship and the intellectual and physical well-being of the youth of our community.
Special Needs Committee - Addresses the needs of anyone in our community with a physical or mental disability.
Activity and Social Groups
Service and fund-raising are not the only objectives of our organization. We promote intellectual and social fellowship among our members through the groups listed below. Participation is voluntary but joining one or more of these activities is an excellent way to meet other members in a more relaxed setting. All groups meet over the membership year which is September though May.
Afternoon Gourmet - This group holds four cooking sessions over the year.
Bunko - Members get together once a month to play this “pure luck” game.
Afternoon Bridge - This club meets once a month to play.
Couples Marathon Bridge - A group for you and a partner to attend as you are able.
Evening Dinner Club - Couples are split into groups and dine in each other’s homes four times a year, potluck style.
Stitchin’ Gals - Members enjoy camaraderie of the group while sewing, quilting, crafting and visiting. They meet twice a month in the mornings.
Book Club - Once a month, the club meets to discuss assigned books. (Book Club Reporting Form) GFWC has an educational sorority, Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO) that recognizes member as they reach reading milestones.
How to Get Involved
To join GFWC, you must have resided in the Cheyenne area since the preceding August
You must be sponsored by one member and endorsed by an additional member. Membership applications are available in the spring of each year with members joining the following September.
For Further Information about membership or any of the committees please contact the 2011/2012 President, Karen Kent at (307) 634-9022 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org