Fuquay-Varina Junior Woman's Club

volunteering

This past year our club of 16 woman volunteered over 1,000 hours and donated over $18,500 in money and $2,000 in kind donations to our community.

The FVJWC COMMUNITY calendar: 

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH

​CHAIR: Heather Whittington

EDUCATION

​CHAIR: Brittany Weathersbee

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS

We strive to increase awareness of conservation issues, work to preserve, maintain and restore our natural resources, preserve habitats for plants and animals, and participate in endeavors to beautify and sustain the world around us.  Some of our local projects include:

  • Sponsoring recycling drives
  • Participating in our local Big Sweep Program
  • Supporting our states Zoo, Aquariums, and Science Museums
  • Recycling grocery bags and making them into mats for the homeless

 september 2017


september 18 - FVJWC BOARD MEETING


october 2017


October  2- GENERAL MEETING, 
7PM FUQUAY-VARINA WOMAN'S CLUBHOUSE


The program will be sponsored by our international outreach community service program committee.  

october 16 - FVJWC BOARD MEETING


november 2017


​november 6- GENERAL MEETING, 
7PM FUQUAY-VARINA WOMAN'S CLUBHOUSE


THE PROGRAM WILL BE SPONSORED BY OUR public issues COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM COMMITTEE.  

november 20 - FVJWC BOARD MEETING


december 2017


december 4 - social


january 2018


january  1 - GENERAL MEETING, 
7PM FUQUAY-VARINA WOMAN'S CLUBHOUSE


The program will be sponsored by our art community service program committee. 

january 15 - FVJWC BOARD MEETING


february 2018


february 5 - GENERAL MEETING, 
7PM FUQUAY-VARINA WOMAN'S CLUBHOUSE


THE PROGRAM WILL BE SPONSORED BY OUR home life COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM COMMITTEE.  

february 19 - FVJWC BOARD MEETING

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March 2018

March (TBD) - GFWC-NC State Arts Festival, Campbell University

March 5 - General Meeting, 
7pm Fuquay-Varina Woman's Clubhouse

The program will be sponsored by our Conservation community service program committee.  


March 19 - FVJWC Board Meeting

April 2018

April 2 - General Meeting, 7pm Fuquay-Varina Woman's Clubhouse

The program will be sponsored by the Education community service program committee.  We will be having a shower for our scholarship winner and reception for our student art winners and local donation recipients.


April 16- Board Meeting

April 19-22- GFWC-NC Convention
    Doubletree, Cary,  NC


April 24- GFWC Federation Day

May 2018

Ma​y 7- End of Year Banquet


May 25-28- Freedom Balloon Fest
    Fleming Park, F-V


JUNE 2018


June 2-Run the Quay


July 2018

July 15- Fuquay-Varina Ice Cream Social
    Mineral Spring Park

HOME LIFE

​CHAIR: Elizabeth Edwards

ARTS

​CHAIR: Caitlyn Campbell

PUBLIC ISSUES

​CHAIR: McKelle Ulm

CONSERVATION

​CHAIR: Valerie Seymour

We focus on the areas of Citizenship, Military Personnel, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, and Safety and Crime Prevention.  Some of local projects have been: 

  • Support Military Missions in Action
  • Donated McGruff Costume to Police department
  • Education and Participation in Elections
  • Volunteered at Freedom Hot Air Balloon Festival
  • Participate in Run the Quay

We raise awareness and help address issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.  Some of our local projects have been:

  • Donated car seats to local fire department
  • Clothing drive for Dress for Success
  • SPCA
  • Hand of Hope
  • Christmas caroling at Senter's rest home
  • Donated to Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry
  • Support local youth sports team
  • Easter Seals

recent programs

We have been very busy serving our community.  See what we have been up to here.

We strive to help improve the quality of life and create a better world through education.  Some of our local projects include: 


  • Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship

Each year, we award a $1,000 Scholarship to a high school student who will be attending a 4 year college in NC. The FV Woman's Club also awards a scholarship. The two clubs work together to judge applicants from FVHS and HCHS. Each club's winner goes on to District Competition.  The state winner of this scholarship is awarded $3,000/yr for four years.

  • Greeson-Johnson Teaching Scholarship

Our local club awards a $250 Scholarship to a rising College Junior who has declared their major in education to become a K-12 teacher.  The student must be a resident of North Carolina, attending a four-year college or university in North Carolina.  The winner of the Greeson-Johnson Teaching Scholarship at the state level is awarded a one-time award of $2,000.


  • Box Tops for Educations
  • Donate technology to Fuquay-Varina Middle School and Ballentine Elementary
  • Donate Lego's to Lincoln Heights for STEM program
  • Volunteers in School
  • Donate to Fuquay-Varina Library




We work to support projects that benefit children in our community.  Some of our recent projects include:

  • Donated a handicap swing for children to use free of charge at the Fuquay-Varina splash pad
  • Donated a handicap accessible swing at a local park
  • Sponsor the Read and Feed program one night a month for a local school
  • Support the Fuquay-Varina Police Departments Shop with a cop
  • Sponsor and support our local High School Juniorette Club

We strive to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action.  Some of our projects include:

  • Shoeboxes for Operations Christmas Child
  • Sponsor a child through Plan International USA
  • Operation Smile

mission & vision

We are a non-profit organization of women who share a common desire to serve the community while building lasting friendships. 

The FVJWC promotes and supports art activities in our club, schools, and community by:


  • Co-Hosting and participating in GFWC Arts Festivals at the local, district, and State level:

   Local: The Local Arts Festival is held in January of        each year in conjunction with the F-V Woman's Club.      Entries are from local schools, the community, and          from club women. Works cover painting, photography,      knitting, writing, sculpting, music and lots more.

   District: Entries in qualified categories that win at the      local level, go on to District competition held in                February in Raleigh. 

   State: Entries in qualified categories that win at the          district level, go on to State competition held in March    at Campbell University. 

  • Attending and promoting the Follow Me 2 Fuquay Music Series
  • Supporting the performing arts: NC Symphony, DPAC, Duke Performing Arts Center, and local schools
  • Supporting events at NC Museum of Art

GFWC SIGNATURE PROGRAM:

Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention

​CHAIR: Florence Matthews

Volunteers:

The Heart of the Community

Juniors’ Special Program:

Advocates for Children

​CHAIR: Florence Matthews

We work to create awareness to help prevent domestic violence.  Domestic Violence includes Teen Dating Violence, Elder Abuse, and Child Abuse.  Some recent projects our club have done include:

  • Support Interact of Wake County and Pass It On
  • Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness
  • ​Clothing Drive for Dress For Success, Triangle, NC