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GFWC MOUNT DORA WOMAN'S CLUB, INC.

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GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club, Inc. wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Since our founding in 1919, we have been determined to make an impact.  The core of our efforts is to bring our team's fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we're involved in.  Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

 
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Who We Are

The GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club, Inc. is a member of the GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Clubs and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. The Club was organized in 1919 when a notice was placed in the Mount Dora Topic inviting all women interested in civic affairs to meet at Town Hall.  Fifteen women responded.  Today, we are a group of women, from Mount Dora and the surrounding towns and cities, dedicated to helping our community through volunteer activities and fundraising.  The Club is a section 501(c)3) organization.

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Executive Committee

President ..................................................Suzanne Gibson

First Vice President................................Roseanne Miller

3rd Vice President/Reporting... ...............Cathy Kautz

Treasurer..........................................................Judy Streeter

Recording Secretary........... ....Mary Colleen Gardner

Parliamentarian...................................Sharron Semento

Committee Service Program Chairs

Arts and Culture..........................................Flo Fenneman

Civic Engagement & Outreach......Sharron Semento

                                                                           Gina Conway

Education and Libraries..........................Alison Horvath

                                                                         Jerry Hardwick

Environment..................................  ..........Irene Rosenberg

Health and Wellness.................  .................Mary Groeller

Standing & Special Committee Chairs

Hospitality ...................................  ...................Donna Kelley

Membership...............................  ................Barbara Pauer

Ways and Means.....................................Nancy Kennedy

Communications.......................  ............Roseanne Miller

ESO...................................................  .........Cathleen Arciero

Past President...............................  ..............Judith Nelson

 
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What We Do

Our individual and group volunteer activities have five Community Service Programs

GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club, Inc. and its members are devoted to community service in the Central Lake County area.  Each member has an individual volunteer passion (and sometimes several).  Our members are active and involved at the Bay Street and Ice House Theatres, the W.T. Bland Library, Cornerstone Hospice, Guardian ad Litem services, local food pantries, and homeless shelters, to name just a few.  Together they organize events to raise funds for donations to local charities.

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Arts & Culture

This program encourgages members to promote and support arts activities in their clubs, schools, and communities.  It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make their work a more beautiful place.

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Civic Engagement & Outreach

This program focuses on citizenship, military personnel, emergency and disaster preparedness, and safety prevention.  This program is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibilities.

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Education & Libraries

Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities  These projects promote libraries, literacy and the love of a good book. 

Our club has been actively involved with the WT Bland Library in Mount Dora since the club's inception.  Today, many of our members volunteer their time to the library for their various community programs, and each year the Club donates to the library.

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Environmental Community

The Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world's resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, beautify our communities and enjoy nature. 

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Health & Wellness

This Program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering.  Club members develop  and implement projects that promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Tree Planting in Mount Dora

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Paper for Lake County School Teachers

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Volunteers at Mount Dora Senior Center

Volunteers at Rafiki International

Monthly Member Walk n' Talk

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Dr. Suess Read A Loud At Triangle Elementary

Food Drive for Lake Cares Food Pantry

 Books for Lake Cares Childen's Backpacks

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2021-2022 Fundraisers

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Spring Yard Sale  Fundraiser -  Proceeds Donated  to Cornerstone Hospice Pets

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Luncheon & Fashion Show  Fundraiser - Proceeds Donated  to 
The Haven of Lake Country

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Ongoing Library Project - Sofa Donated to the
Young Adult Readers Room at the W.T. Bland Library

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Fall Yard Sale Fundraiser - Proceeds Donated to
Local Charities

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Trivia Night  Fundraiser - Proceeds Donated  to
Forward Paths Foundations

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Donations made by the GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club for the Children of Ukraine

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Bingo Fundraiser - Proceeds Donated to the
Mount Dora Senior Center 

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Game Day Fundraiser - Proceeds Donated to
Local Charities

 
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Where We Work

GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club members are dedicated to community service in the central Lake County area. Each member has a personal volunteer interest, with some having several!  Members enjoy Living the Volunteer Spirit by donating their time and talents at the Bay Street, Ice House, and Taveres Theatres, W.T. Bland Library, Cornerstone Hospice, local food pantries, homeless shelters, and many other worthwhile causes. They organize events, raise funds for donations, and lend their helping hands to many in need.

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Keynotes

Keynotes,  our monthly Newsletter,   is published from October through May.  It contains news about upcoming events, the previous month's activities, and more!  

 
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