The GFWC Woman’s Club of Spokane works to strengthen our community, preserve our historic clubhouse, and enhance the lives of others through volunteer service, friendship, and leadership development.
Membership Form It’s time to join.
Annual dues: $50
Full Time Student: $25 annual dues
SMALL CLUB-BIG GIVING
In 2013, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Spokane gave $22530.00 in reduced rate rentals to local non-profits and community minded organizations working in areas that coordinated with GFWC Community Service Projects and Signature projects, and assorted religious organizations needing a facility for regular services or large special occasion celebrations. Another $850 of club member in-kind and cash donations were provided to various local causes from Ronald McDonald House to Hope House. The club also spent $24000.00 maintaining our historic clubhouse so the public can continue to have access to this 100-year-old building for all sorts of community needs from Wednesday night contra dance to family weddings. We are proud of our continuous service to Spokane since 1907.
President Susan Bresnahan
1st VP Rosemary Small
2nd VP Louise Chadez
Recording Secretary Karin Peterson
Treasurer Ginger Bowman-Rape
Asst Treasurer Eric Johnson
Membership Brenda Strange
"The Woman's Club of Spokane is a nonprofit volunteer organization of women (and men) working together to make Spokane a better place for women and children. It is a great place to learn, make new friends and develop your leadership skills. Our historic building houses cultural, educational, and community service programs." Susan Bresnahan, Woman's Club President.
Reduced rental rates by $16775 for rental space for non-profits-in-the Arts activities in 2013.
Get Lit Pie and Whiskey Night an Eastern Washington University project with local poets reading their work,
SFS Contra Dancing on Wednesday evenings, Silver Spurs International Youth Dance classes for K-12 and recitals for children dance and music students.
Rose Garden planted in 2011 honoring women in history art and literature now has a new Rose of Sharon.We had our free first rose pruning class in April 2014 and added our 4th tree to the three trees planted since 2009 to shade the building and adjacent sidewalks. Held a Food Forest Seminar and provided a reduced rate rental for SNAP to provide energy assistance to low income clients.
In house live model shows and trunk shows at retirement facilities of Spokane Vintage Fashion 1880-1980.
Modeled vintage fashion at the MAC Museum Mid Century exhibit. Girls and Dolls Tea taught basic etiquette and doll and doll clothes history.
Create safer communities
Work to improve overall well-being of all citizens.
Provide free meeting space for neighborhood meetings, candidate forums and broad community interest issues.
Promote healthy lifestyles and family economic stability. Worked with Cliff Cannon Neighborhood to improve pedestrian safety on arterial Walnut and Maple streets with planted bumpouts and handicap ramps . Provided $4500 rental reductions to various religious groups needing regular meeting and special holiday space. Donated money to Crosswalk and Hope House [homeless havens for teens and women].
Past projects supported a child in Haiti and provided room for International Women's Day. Provided a reduce rate rental to the Peace Corp fora bon-voyage party for volunteers leaving for assignments.
Continued maintenance and upgrades to our National Register of Historic Places clubhouse built in 1910/1928.
Painting, cleaning and refinishing, there is always something to do in a 100 year old building. Development of a capital campaign the 2nd Century Fund "Celebrating the Past~Creating our Future" will provide grant matching funds for main floor ADA accessibility, HVAC issues and an exciting new community kitchen for teaching and event rentals.
GFWC Signature Project
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. We provide a luncheon for domestic violence prevention group leaders once or twice a year.
Interested in Volunteering at the clubhouse?
There are lots of volunteer opportunities:
Tending the Rose Garden
Interior and Exterior painting
Call Rosemary, House Superintendent 844-2941 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org