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 By Mary Walkup    People 

A Life Lived for Others

Have you ever thought about what it means to be of service? Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." We have all been... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

The Woman's Club of Lake Wales to Hold Virtual Bingo Fundraiser Jan. 17

Fundraising is beneficial to our community, our club, and its members. Raising capital for a local project, recognized charity, affiliate organization, or an organization's... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

The Haunting of a Grand Lady

It was just another ordinary morning when I opened the doors of the old building. I wasn't even worried about turning on the lights. After all, I'd been here many times before and... — Updated 1/10/2021

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club of Lake Wales to Recreate a Century Old Tradition

It's starting to feel like the Holiday Season! Whatever it may be that gives you that festive feeling – the festive lights being switched on in the city, the first pumpkin pies... — Updated 1/10/2021

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club Spreads Message of Holiday Hope

We all want the Norman Rockwell Christmas with the perfect family gathering of laughter and well-behaved children. We want our homes to look like something out of a magazine. We... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Save a Piece of Lake Wales History

Well into the 20th century, bank accounts, credit cards, and household finances were legally left to the control of men. Women's lack of financial freedom was one of General... — Updated 11/11/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Reaching Young Leaders of Tomorrow

The world's current youth population (people aged 15-20) is around 1.8 billion. Most of this population has the potential to be great leaders, while only a small percentage of this... — Updated 11/11/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club Seeks Gardening Volunteers for Lakeshore Triangle Beautification

Getting outside provides more than a fun break for adults, children and teens. It is also good for your physical and mental health and development. While staying at home and... — Updated 7/18/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

GFWC Florida Women's Clubs Volunteer Over 1.2 Million Hours in 2019, a 50% Increase over 2018

In the midst of Florida's stay at home order, the clubwomen of GFWC Florida (www.gfwcflorida.org) used online meeting technology to announce the unprecedented accomplishments of... — Updated 5/26/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club Encourages All to "Give a Little Kindness"

"Small gestures in everyday life," like showing compassion and performing random acts of kindness, help us feel loved. During this time of the Covid-19 "Stay at Home" rules that so... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Local Woman's Club Celebrates All Things Conservation

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales will participate in the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) efforts in Conservation. The GFWC Conservation Community Service Program... — Updated 2/26/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Feb. 6

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales will participate in the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) efforts in recognizing the celebration of the centennial of the passage of... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club of Lake Wales Supports the Arts

GFWC Woman's Club members are very vocal about many things they are passionate about, so why not art? There are many studies - pro and con - regarding the arts in connection with... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales Remembers the Ghosts of Christmas Past

In 1912, the early settlers of what is now Lake Wales, were hearty, adventuresome people, real Pioneers, descendants of their ancestors who traveled via oxen-driven covered wagons... — Updated 12/26/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales Honors Veterans Through Service and Community Awareness

As everyone was preparing to honor Veterans for Veteran's Day, the GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales was gearing up to carry on their traditions and dedication to serving the... — Updated 11/21/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club Honoring Veterans Nov. 7

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales joins the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) in recognizing all Veterans past and present in recognition of Veterans Day The GFWC... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club Kicks Off 10 Cents a Door Game to Benefit Operation Smile

Are you and your friends looking to have a great time for a great cause? Come join the General Federation of Women's Club (GFWC) Woman's Club of Lake Wales every 1st Thursday of the... — Updated 10/22/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

Woman's Club of Lake Wales Leads the Way in Conservation Efforts

There's an old truth about hurricanes: they take out the trees that gardeners don't have the heart to cut down. Like wildfires, they clear the land of deadwood. They fell trees... — Updated 9/17/2019

 
 By Mary Walkup    People

The GFWC Woman's Club of Lake Wales - Women Pioneers in History

The early settlers of what is now Lake Wales were hearty, adventuresome people, real Pioneers, descendants of their ancestors who traveled via oxen-driven covered wagons and were... — Updated 9/5/2019

 

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