Unity in Diversity…

In 1868, when professional journalist, Jan Cunningham Croly, was covering a dinner at an all-male Press Club honoring Charles Dickens and was told women were not welcomed.  She formed a “Sorosis” (Greek meaning- to gather together) for women. Twenty-one years later, that club joined members of similar clubs in 19 states to form the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC).

The Antioch Women’s Club is a proud part of the GFWC, an International organization of community-based volunteer Woman’s clubs dedicated to community service.

Over the years, the AWC has done charitable work with organizations such as:


Antioch Woman's ClubThe AWC also supports community efforts and programs through several fund raising. activities throughout the year including:

      • Silent Auctions
      • 50/50 Raffles
      • Pennies for Art
      • Bake Sale
      • Annual Game Day
      • Bridge Group
      • TerriLynn Nut Sales

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With nearly 80,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic engagement, and working toward peace and understanding. For more information, please visit http://www.GFWC.org or call 1-800-443-GFWC (43392).