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GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club, Inc.

The beginning of the GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club originated in 1919 when a notice was placed in the Mount Dora Topic inviting all women interested in civic affairs to meet at the Town Hall.  Fifteen women responded and began all the good work of the local community.  In 1926, the Club became a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

Today, we are a group of over 50 women from Mount Dora, and its surrounding towns.  All of our clubwomen are united in their dedication to volunteer service.  Diverse in age, interests, and experiences, we all share the desire to create positive change in our local communities.
Upcoming Events
  • February Luncheon
    Wed, Feb 01
    Country Club of Mount Dora
    Registration begins at 11:30 am, Lunch is at Noon, followed by the General Business Meeting. Lunch this month is Beef Tips w/Wild Rice and Red Velvet Cake for dessert. Registration ends on January 26th, 5:00 pm
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  • Fashion Fiesta
    Sat, Mar 04
    Mount Dora
    Please join us for an afternoon of fashion and fun. Proceeds benefit The Forward Path Foundation.
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Registration ends on January 26th, 5:00 pm

Home: 2022-2024 Board of Directors
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Executive Committee

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

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

2nd Vice President/Membership....Therese Haberle

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

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

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

Communications Secretary.................Flo Fenneman

Parliamentarian..........................................Judith Nelson

Committee Service Program Chairs

Arts and Culture............................................Gina Conway

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

Education and Libraries......................  Jerry Hardwick  

Environment..................................................Alison Horvath

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

Standing & Special Committee Chairs

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

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

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

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

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

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2022-2024
Board of Directors

Home: What We Do
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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.

Yoga Practice
October Speaker

October Speaker

Deputy Walter Wolf from the Lake County Sherriff's Department

October Opening Meeting

October Opening Meeting

Dancing in the 22-24 Season

ESO

ESO

GFWC Mount Dora Women's Club ESO Book Club

Yard Sale Helpers

Yard Sale Helpers

Terry & Steve helping out at the yard sale

Boggy Creek Rocking Chairs

Boggy Creek Rocking Chairs

Taking a rest outside the Dining Hall

Camp Boggy Creek

Camp Boggy Creek

Visitors to Boggy Creek

Guardian Ad Litem Angel Tree

Guardian Ad Litem Angel Tree

Guardian Ad Litem Angel Tree guarded by Angels, Gina and Liz

12 Days of Christmas led by Alison Horvath

12 Days of Christmas led by Alison Horvath

6 Geese A-Laying

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

5 Gold Rings......

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12 Days of Christmas

A Partridge in a Pear Tree...

Santas Elves for Kiva 2022

Santas Elves for Kiva 2022

Wrapping gifts for Kiva residents

Symphony Picture

Symphony Picture

The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra

Trivia Fundraiser w/Dominic

Trivia Fundraiser w/Dominic

Fundraiser for Children's Advocacy Center

Fun with Dominic

Fun with Dominic

Fundraiser for Children's Advocacy Center

1st Place Winner

1st Place Winner

"Fire Water"

2nd Place Winners

2nd Place Winners

"The More You Drink, the Better You Think"

3rd Place Winners

3rd Place Winners

"We Are Smarter Than 5 Year Olds"

4th Place Winners

4th Place Winners

"3rd St. Smarties"

5th Place Winners

5th Place Winners

"All My Knowledge Is From You Tube"

6th Place Winners

6th Place Winners

"This Is My Alibi"

7th Place Winners

7th Place Winners

"I Swear That Is the Right Answer"

8th Place Winners

8th Place Winners

"Do We Get Lifelines Here"

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Center Street Kitchen Volunteers

Center Street Kitchen Volunteers

Center Street Kitchen Volunteers

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Center Street Kitchen Volunteers

Center Street Kitchen Volunteers

Center Street Kitchen Volunteers

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Fall Yard Sale Fundraiser - Proceeds Donated to
Cystic Fibrosis

Volunteers at Mount Dora Senior Center

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Volunteers at Rafiki International

Monthly Member Walk n' Talk

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Blankets for The Linus Project

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Tree Planting in Mount Dora

Paper for Lake County School Teachers

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 Books for Lake Cares Childen's Backpacks

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Food Drive for Lake Cares Food Pantry

Dr. Suess Read A Loud At Triangle Elementary

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2021-2022 Fundraisers

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Santa and Mrs. Clause delivered gifts to the residents of Kiva that were donated by the Mount Dora Woman's Club.  

November Trivia Night Fundraiser - Proceeds donated to Lake Sumter Children's Advocacy Center

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Gifts for the Children of the
Guardian Ad Litem Program

 

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October Yard Sale Proceeds donated to Cystic Fibrosis "Breath"
 

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Donations made by the GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club for Hurricane Relief

Trivia Night  Fundraiser - Proceeds Donated  to
Forward Paths Foundations

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

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Donations made to UNICEF
for the Children of Ukraine

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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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Bingo Fundraiser - Proceeds Donated to the
Mount Dora Senior Center 

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Spring Yard Sale  Fundraiser -  Proceeds Donated  to Cornerstone Hospice Pets

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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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Newsletters

Keynotes

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

Home: Contact

Contact GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club, Inc.

Here at the GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club, we are driven to do our part in making the world a better place. Since 1919, we have taken part in a wide range of activities that empower individuals and communities. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Are you ready to join us and create real transformation in the lives of so many?

Learn how you can help. Email us at gfwcmdwc@mail.com 

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