A publication of the GFWC Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs
“KFWC members enjoyed
the Southeastern Region
Meeting in November, held
in Lexington. Kentucky
was the host state and
the meeting was a great
success due to the support
of Kentucky clubwomen!”
Proposed Changes to Bylaws
Big Green Contributors
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE
Dear Federation Sisters,
“In My Heart There Rings a Melody ... a Melody
Yes, a love for this wonderful organization and
for you, the clubwomen, who give so much volunteer
time and financial support to projects and programs.
You are truly a volunteer in action.
We are united in the willingness to support the
betterment of human kind whether it is our own
community or around the world.
Our success began with the 2010 Expo and lead us
to our most recent event, Shop and Share. Thank you
for your support to the local chapters of the American
Red Cross, to Kentucky’s children, veterans, and
hundreds of other activities and projects initiated by
I became re-energized as I read club reports. I
feel an awesome sense of pride and gratefulness in
my heart that women can achieve so much and forge
through obstacles to ensure the success of a project.
Kentucky club women have donated or raised over
five million dollars for our Commonwealth. Wow!
As Christy Tussey, our Director of Junior Clubs
carries the Kentucky state flag, and I follow her in the
In November, GFWC/Kentucky
hosted clubwomen from across
the Southeastern Region for
the annual SER Conference.
Pictured are the KFWC officers
and clubwomen from across the
state who came to Lexington
for the event and helped make
it a true success.
From the Desk of
Mary Alice Oldfield
processional during the opening ceremonies of the
GFWC annual conventions, it is certainly a moment in
time. What an honor to represent Kentucky.
Serving on the GFWC Board has given me the
opportunity to travel and to visit exciting and beautiful
places across America, and to meet many wonderful
club women who have become part of my federation
It has been absolutely a wonderful experience
serving as state president. Knowing you has made it
special and rewarding. Your support has meant so
much. I appreciate and thank you for the commitment
to the 2010-2012 term.
What exciting events and times lie before us as we
begin transitioning administrative terms, and as we
continue to move forward in our thinking, our goals,
and our accomplishments.
I look forward to seeing you at the state convention
where we will celebrate the “Spirit of Harmony.”
Mary Alice Oldfield, President
GFWC/Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs
Shop and Share .....................................................4
New Opportunity School ......................................... 6
KET TeleFund ............................................................ 7
Spotlighting KFWC Clubs ....................................... 8
2012 KFWC Spring Conference................................ 11
Candidates for KFWC Offices .................................. 13
Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws ......................... 15
Big Green Contributors ............................................. 17
Office brings friendships, experiences
Well, I can’t believe that these two years are
coming to a close. What a fun ride it has been!
First and foremost, I want to thank all the ladies of
the GFWC/Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs for
embracing the Junior Special Project, Prevent Child
Abuse Kentucky. The support that you all have given
this organization was amazing to me and to them.
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is so appreciative
of the relationships that they have formed with the
clubwomen in our state. The Kentucky clubwomen
have brought awareness about Child Abuse and
Prevention in areas of Kentucky that had yet to be
touched. We truly have made a difference! Every time
that I talk with anyone from PCAKY, they can’t say
enough kind words about the work that the Kentucky
clubwomen are doing.
With the beautiful pinwheel gardens that have
sprung up every April in Kentucky, to the prevention
literature that has been handed out, and also the
programs and events that have been organized for the
children of Kentucky to spread the word of prevention
of child abuse….Thank you, thank you, thank you! I
hope that you will continue supporting this worthy
cause even after my term is over…the children of
“Celebrating 92 Years of Service!!!”
1919 - 2012
Included on National Register of
Historic Places, November 2011
Kentucky are counting on us to keep them safe and to
continue to work on this problem.
It has been such an honor to represent the
Kentucky Junior Clubwomen at all of the exciting
GFWC national conventions and meetings. I have
made federation friends that will last a lifetime and
have had experiences that I would have not happened
if it wasn’t for serving as the Director of Junior Clubs
for Kentucky. Thank you for the opportunity and
We have so much work left to do and I leave you
in very capable hands with your incoming Director
of Junior Clubs, Theresa McFarland. I hope to see
you all often at the state events and even a GFWC
Convention or two!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication!
GFWC/Kentucky Director of Junior Clubs
is proud of the new
McLean County Public Library
established in 2011
Shop and Share Day nets more than $782,000
in combined goods and monetary donations
Shop and Share Day, a one-day drive to provide
domestic violence shelters with needed goods, has
been deemed an overwhelming success.
First Lady Jane Beshear, whose office began the
project in 2008, announced that the combined goods
and monetary donations were estimated at more than
$782,000. This amount far exceeds the $500,000 goal!
“Kentuckians truly stepped up to the plate
on Saturday, donating their time and money to
support victims of domestic violence throughout the
Commonwealth,” Mrs. Beshear said. “I am proud
of the tremendous work of our volunteers and the
generosity of the many individuals who contributed
goods to this important drive. Thanks to everyone’s
efforts, we collected more donations this year than
all previous years combined, and I hope that all who
participated realize the positive impact they have
made in this state.”
“Shop and Share Day” was held Saturday, Feb. 4
at Kroger stores across Kentucky. In addition, 13 Food
City stores in eastern Kentucky collected donations
for the first time this year. Volunteers at each store
provided a list of items needed at the shelters, such as
canned foods, toilet paper and soap.
All collected contributions will be given to
Buechel Woman’s Club
Congratulates 50 Year Members
Appreciates our Club President
Mary Jane Tyler
A portion of the donations received by Maysville
Younger Woman’s Club on February 4.
Kentucky Domestic Violence Association (KDVA)
shelters throughout the state.
In addition to the Kentucky Federation of
Women’s Clubs, organizational partners for the 2012
Shop and Share Day include the First Lady’s office,
KDVA, Kroger, Food City, the Kentucky Commission
on Women, the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the
Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council.
In honor of
101st Birthday and 38-year Member
for a great year to each
Valley Woman’s Club
Members of the Maysville Younger Woman's
Club show off their display for the Shop and
Share Event at Kroger February 4 to benefit the
Maysville Women's Crisis Center. Pictured, left
to right, Kathy Peterson, Estefania Fernandez,
President Jennifer Boone, Vice-President Jessica
Fulton, Maggie Prater, Melanie Mineer, and
Rachel Stanfield. They helped collect more than
$2500 in goods and services!!
Volunteers in action for domestic violence survivors
Members of the Morgan County Woman’s Club
volunteered for the Shop and Share event at their local
Hometown IGA. Pictured, left to right, are KFWC
State President Mary Alice Oldfield, Brenda Jones,
and new club member, Heather Johnson.
serving our community
for 64 years!
Salutes All Lady Veterans
. . . Past, Present, Future
In Memory of
November 21, 2011
3rd District Governor
The Woman’s Club of St. Matthews
The Benton Woman’s
wants to wish everyone
a great club year in 2012