GFWC Florence Woman's Club

H A T S    O F F    T O    S P R I N G !   2016 Luncheon and Fashion Show

Don't miss the 2017 event   Fantastic Florence Women


In Unity Lies Strength
Club Flower ~ Saguaro Blossom
Club Colors ~ Turquoise and Copper

Membership Open to Women of All Ages
Membership Application

Membership Meetings
Second Thursday of Each Month at 5:30 p.m.

231 N. Willow Street    520-868-8197
E-Mail Florence Woman's Club

2016-2018 Officers
Coylinda Wall and Ginny Valdespino

1st Vice President ~ Lina Austin
2nd Vice President ~ Marianne Sage
Secretary ~ Becki Peterson
Treasurer ~ Mary Lindsey

GFWC Florence Woman's Club
is an active member of
GFWC-Az and the
General Federation of Woman's Clubs

24th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Fantastic Florence Women

Membership Meeting — Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m.

GFWC-AZ Central District Convention Roaring 20's Gala
Saturday, March 25 — GFWC Glendale Woman's Club at 7032 N. 56 Ave.

Az-GFWC annual convention in Phoenix — May 5-7

National GFWC Convention in Palm Desert, California — June 22-25

The Collect for Club Women  by Mary Stewart

Keep us, O god, from pettiness; Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face,
without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things; make us grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things that create differences;
that in the big things of life, we are one.
And may we strive to touch and to know the great common human heart of us all;
and O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind.

Thank You GFWC Florence Woman's Club members for supporting the Christmas bazaar and working on fundraising projects.
Your generosity allowed us to make the holidays merrier for our long-time member Lucilla Osborn, and to buy gifts for children of another family.

Thank you for your generous support of the food bank at Christ the Victor Lutheran Church, aiding residents of Florence, Coolidge, and San Tan Valley.

Mary Battle receives Jennie June Award

Mary Battle (right) honored with Jennie June Award
GFWC Florence Woman's Club member Mary Battle was recognized as the Arizona candidate to receive the national Jennie June Award.
Named after the founder of the General Federation of Women's Clubs,
this is the only award given by the organization in recognition of the candidate's outstanding service to both her club and her community.
Mary Battle was honored at the GFWC South Central Region Conference recently held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Earlyn GabelQuilt of Valor

Dickie Gabel receives the Quilt of Valor
Earlyn Gabel, nicknamed Dickie, served in the US Navy WAVES in 1944-45. She attended boot camp at Hunter College in New York and served as a pharmacist's mate in Great Lakes, Illinois. She first worked on a scarlet fever ward, where she developed scarlet fever. After recovering she worked as a nurse in the operating room, reattaching limbs and doing reconstructive plastic surgery on wounded servicemen. The GFWC Florence Woman's Club is very proud of Dickie.

Florence Woman's Club Historic Building

The Historic GFWC Florence Woman's Clubhouse at
231 North Willow Street is available for meetings, weddings, receptions,
birthday parties, anniversaries, family gatherings, community and social events.

For rental information contact the club
at 520-868-8197 and leave a message or email

Plan your event in Historic Florence and feel the history!

The 16,260 square foot adobe building was constructed in 1929 with labor from inmates at the Arizona State Prison. It is on the National Register of Historic Buildings as an example of Spanish Colonial Revival style. An ornate, Spanish-style fireplace and original light fixtures are still in place.

2013 Florence Home Tour


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