Welcome! . . . Living The Volunteer Spirit!
GFWC Brandon Service League, Inc.
Chartered May 9, 1960, GFWC Brandon Service League is a proud member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Honoring the motto of Unity in Diversity, we come together as unique individuals dedicated to community improvement.
General Federation of Woman’s Clubs
The GFWC was established in 1890, and is an international organization of community based women’s clubs. GFWC is responsible for the establishment of 75 percent of America’s public libraries, was instrumental in the passage of child labor laws, the Pure Food and Drug act and has supported equal rights and responsibilities for women. Annual contributions of GFWC clubs average 13 million hours and $37 million dollars donated through 168,400 local club projects. The structure of GFWC and its state federations allows member clubs to address the emerging needs of individual communities and to respond quickly to calls for help. Local clubs have the ability to tap into resources and expertise at national, state and district levels while maintaining the freedom to develop programs which suit their local community needs.
Unity in Diversity
We are proud to be a part of the GFWC family and are actively working to shape our club to match the interests and lifestyles of women today and in the future. We are a diverse group of women united by our desire to make our community and our world a better place to live.
WHO: GFWC Brandon Service League, Inc. (BSL) is a 501 (c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
WHAT: A community service organization comprised of local woman looking to make difference one project at a time. We offer community support in Brandon, Bloomingdale, Limona, Lithia, Riverview, Seffner and Valrico.
WHEN: The club year runs from Sept-May, and we meet the 2nd Thursday of the month. It is a great opportunity to meet some new friends while giving your time to worthy causes.
WHERE: New Hope United Methodist Church Brandon – Social Hall.
WHY: We volunteer because it’s something we love to do! The needs of the Brandon area are growing fast and volunteers are now more important than ever to help our community thrive.
HOW: You can volunteer as much or as little as you wish…the choice is yours on how involved you would like to be. From our annual fundraisers to our community partnerships, Brandon Service League offers a wide variety of programs and events.
Our organization is growing – and we are always looking for new members.
Membership requirements and financial obligations:
- Members must be at least 18 years of age.
- Prospective members must attend two general meetings and/or club sponsored activities or fundraisers.
- Annual dues are $60 due no later than May 15th. There is a one time $20 initiation fee for new members. New member dues shall be pro-rated based on the month membership in instated.
- Financial obligation to sell and/or purchase a minimum 2 tickets to each of the two major fundraisers.
If you are interested in receiving a prospective member packet, please contact 3rd Vice President Jeri Robinson at email@example.com for more information.