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GFWC
Mount Dora Woman's Club, Inc.

 

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Mount Dora Woman's Club, Inc.

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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 60 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.

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2024-2026
Board of Directors

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Executive Committee

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

First Vice President....................................................................Linda Urry

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

3rd Vice President/Reporting.........................................Diane Capitola

Treasurer.............................................................................Roseanne Miller

Recording Secretary..........................................................Judy Streeter

Communications Secretary............................................Gina Conway

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

Community Service Programs Chairs

Arts and Culture.............................................................To Be Announced

Civic Engagement & Outreach.............................. To Be Announced

Education and Libraries ........................................... To Be Announced

Environment.....................................................................To Be Announced

Health and Wellness....................................................To Be Announced

Standing & Special Committee Chairs

Hospitality....................................................................................Cathy Kautz

Ways and Means.........................................Linda Urry & Donna Kelley

Communications........................................................................Joanna Fox

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

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

What We Do

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, the Forward Path Foundation, 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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Arts and Culture

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Many of our members are theatrical buffs and volunteer their time at our local theatres. They also participate in the GFWC Arts & Crafts Festival at the District and State Levels.  Our goal is to create projects and opportunities that develop skills awareness, and appreciation of both Arts & Culture.  It is designed  to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make a more beautiful, thoughtful, and caring place.

2024 Mount Dora Woman' Club Arts and Crafts Contest

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Claire Holland
1st Place GFWC Florida
Counted Cross Stitch

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Gina Conway
Painted Ceramics

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Suzanne Gibson
Stuffed Animal

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Dee Olive
2nd Place GFWC Florida
Bead Work

Kathleen Drotar
Embroidery

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Roseanne Miller
Painted Ceramics

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Our Members love the
Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra.

Our Member's Band played music at Barberville, an historic town in Florida.

We took the train to Winter Park for a trip to the Morse Museum.

Civic Engagement and Outreach

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Civic and social responsibilities are key components in our lives.  The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibilities.  This program focuses on citizenship, military personnel, emergency and disaster preparedness, and safety and crime prevention.

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We placed wreaths on the graves of veterans in our community as part of Wreaths Across America.

On the National Day of Service, we gathered food for the Forward Paths Foundation.

We made Boggy Bears and Afghans for Camp Boggy Creek, a camp for children with serious illnesses.

We prepare and provide meals for those in need.

At the local Senior Center, we offer companionship, nourishment, and amusement to the elderly.

We were thrilled to donate toys to the children of Guardian Ad Litem during the Christmas season!

Education and Libraries

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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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The ESO Book Club holds bi-monthly meetings to engage in thoughtful discussions regarding the literature we have read.

We offer our support to the library during a variety of events throughout the year.

We've gathered a wonderful collection of books to be distributed to children through Lakes Cares!

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Our responsibility involves the scanning of books for the Book Scanning Program implemented by the library.

Environmental Community

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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. 

Our members contributed their extra coins towards World Water Day. The funds gathered will be utilized to purchase water purification tablets for individuals who require them.

We are thrilled to have collected an abundance of sheets, towels, and blankets for a nearby animal shelter!

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All types of recyclable plastic were donated by our members, which will be utilized by Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis to construct a bench.

During our visit to Tavares, we were given a tour of the Waste Water Treatment Center where we gained knowledge about the process of water collection, treatment, and its subsequent usage.

During our visit to Blue Spring State Park, we went on an ecological tour and witnessed Sea World releasing a rescued manatee back into the springs. The park is known to attract hundreds of  manatees during winter due to the warm waters.

Health and Wellness

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With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

We enjoyed a mouthwatering adventure at Bountiful Farms! We indulged in a farm-to-table afternoon luncheon featuring the freshest and most locally sourced ingredients. 

We delivered Christmas gifts and spread joy to a local Assisted Living Home!

Baby hats were knitted and crocheted then donated to the March of Dimes Military Moms.  

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Several crocheted and handmade blankets were donated to the Linus Project, which gifts them to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.

And, we Walk and Talk!  Each month a group of ladies, and sometimes their fur babies,  get together and walk to explore new locations throughout the area.

Ways & Means

Fundraising is beneficial to our community, our Club, and its members. Raising capital for a local project, recognized charity, affiliate organization, our Club’s outreach plans and operations, or GFWC Designated Funds is also an opportunity to make the achievements of jour Club known throughout the community. As we work together on a fundraiser, Club members learn new skills and much more. Successful teamwork fosters cooperation, provides a sense of accomplishment, cultivates pride and ownership in the organization, and creates life-long friendships—all while building a stronger and better Club.

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On May 4th the Mount Dora Woman's Club successfully hosted the  Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon. The event's profits will  benefit the Children's Advocacy Center and Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties.

Celebration Tea, a fundraiser honoring the legacy of the Mount Dora Woman's Club and the Library was held on January 26, 2024.  Proceeds of the event was presented to the Forward Paths Foundation.

 Camp Boggy Creek was chosen as the GFWC Florida President's Project. The annual yard sale of the Mount Dora Woman's Club raised $2500.00 to support the camp.

Awards & Recognition

We at the Mount Dora Woman's Club,  take immense pride in celebrating the successes of our members. We believe that every achievement, no matter how big or small, deserves recognition. That's why we go above and beyond to ensure our members receive the recognition they deserve. We understand that recognition not only boosts morale but also motivates our members to strive for even greater success.

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Golden Key Award 24-26
Cathy Kautz

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District 7
Volunteer of the Year
Roseanne Miller

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1st Place - Website
GFWC Florida Division 3
Roseanne Miller & Diane Cole

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1st Place - Presidents Project
Camp Boggy Creek 
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Suzanne Gibson

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1st Place - ESO Book Club
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Cathleen Arciero - Chair

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2nd Place 
Woman's History & Resource Center

2nd Place - Environmental
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Alison Horvath - Chair

3rd Place - Communications & Public Relations and  Yearbook
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Roseanne Miller - Chair

 

Keynotes

Our monthly newsletter, Keynotes, is published between the months of October and May. It provides valuable information on upcoming events, highlights of the previous month's activities, and other relevant news.

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?

*Includes Convenience Fee

 GFWC Mount Dora Woman's Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 471
Mount Dora, FL 32756

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Off-Duty Delights: Our Club’s Extracurricular Escapades

Our members enjoy having fun outside of regular club activities. By organizing social events, members build stronger relationships and create positive experiences. These events  help foster a sense of community within our Club.

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Members participate in Tuesday Night Trivia, where they can put their knowledge to the test. This weekly event provides an opportunity to enjoy dinner and have fun with Club members.

Members enjoy a lovely afternoon at the June Salad Social hosted by the Hospitality Committee

It looks like our members had a great time at the Old Bag Bingo event organized by the Hospitality Committee in July! 

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