GFWC Women's Civic League of Cheyenne
About Us - A Thumbnail Sketch
Women’s Civic League is a Cheyenne, Wyoming-based organization founded in 1948. Our mission today is basically the same as it was 73 years ago.
GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne (WCLC) is an organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Members work to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, promote social fellowship, and work towards world peace and understanding.
Because of proceeds from 52 years of Christmas House (and other fundraising efforts), WCLC has given grants to more than 250 local non-profit organizations. Many organizations have received more than one grant since 1948.
Members of the organization are hands-on and involved in many exciting community endeavors.
We are proud of our heritage and proud of our continued activities.
Community Service Program Committees
Members of Women's Civic League actively participate in Community Service Program Committees. Committees award mini-grants and committee members participate in hands-on activities in the community. Detailed grant information is available here: Grants.
The Committees are:
Arts and Culture Community Service Program. This committee promotes and supports community projects that include creative arts such as crafts, music, literature, drama, dance, and other visual and performing arts that develop skills, awareness, and appreciation.
Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program.This committee encourages member participation in the areas of citizenship, crime prevention, safety and disaster preparedness, supporting the military and their families; and assisting the needy, hungry, and homeless.
Education and Libraries Community Service Program. This committee promotes education through scholarships and projects for Laramie County residents. Additional programs may be supported for, but not limited to, overcoming learning disabilities, supporting local libraries, promoting literacy, mentoring young people, and encouraging lifelong learning.
Environment Community Service Program. This committee suggests activities and projects that encourage members to become stewards of the earth, working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, beautify our community, and enjoy nature.
Health and Wellness Community Service Program. This committee provides resources through volunteering to meet and address nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care.
The annual fundraiser for Women's Civic League is the Christmas House. For more information on the annual Christmas House, click here.
Activity and Social Groups
A benefit of being a member of WCLC is the offering of several activity and social groups. Current activity and social groups may include:
Afternoon “Just for Fun” Bridge.
Afternoon Bunko. Members get together once a month in the early afternoon (usually September-May) to play this “pure luck” dice game.
Afternoon Gourmet. Four cooking sessions per year held at the homes of participating members.
Book Club. The Book Club meets several times a year to discuss assigned books.
Evening Bunko. Members get together once a month in the evening (usually September-May) to play this “pure luck” dice game.
Evening Dinner Club. Open to couples and singles. Members are split into groups and dine at member homes four times a year, potluck style.
Ladies’ Marathon Bridge. Members partner and play in bridge groups.
Mahjong. A tile-matching game.
To request more information about GFWC Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne click here.