pages 1-5 Spring 2012.pdf - Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs

pages 1-5 Spring 2012.pdf - Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs



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!”


Convention Schedule

Proposed Changes to Bylaws

KET TeleFund

Big Green Contributors



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Dear Federation Sisters,

“In My Heart There Rings a Melody ... a Melody

of Love.”

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

your clubs.

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.

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From the Desk of

Mary Alice Oldfield

GFWC/KFWC President

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

Dear Clubwomen,

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



Woman’s Club

“Celebrating 92 Years of Service!!!”

1919 - 2012


Murray Woman’s


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!

Federation Love,

Christy Tussey

GFWC/Kentucky Director of Junior Clubs


Woman’s Club

is proud of the new

McLean County Public Library

established in 2011

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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

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Congratulates 50 Year Members

Barbara Davis


Betty Heimerdinger


Woman’s Club

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

Caroline Ransdell

101st Birthday and 38-year Member


Woman’s Club

Best Wishes

for a great year to each

GFWC/KFWC member

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.


Woman’s Club

serving our community

for 64 years!


Woman’s Club

Salutes All Lady Veterans

. . . Past, Present, Future

In Memory of

Alma Talbott

November 21, 2011

Two-Term President

3rd District Governor

The Woman’s Club of St. Matthews

The Benton Woman’s


wants to wish everyone

a great club year in 2012

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