GFWC Illinois Awards

Civic Engagement & Outreach:  2nd Place tie for honoring Military Men with wreaths on their gravesite at Lisle Cemetary

Best Continuing Project:  Collection of Scarves for homeless veteterans

Education and Libraries:  1st Place for donating 300 children's books to the food pantry; 3 book club meetings before the pandemic; presentation of three scholarships; and donating Dr. Seuss books for the GFWC Grand Initiative

Environmental: Honorable Mention for collection of styrofoam

Health & Wellness:  1st Place for Food Pantry Christmas collection; sewing of face masks; keeping the holiday connection with our "Very Zoom Christmas Party"

Communication & Public Relations:  Overall Club Award for all the ways we social media and emailed to try and keep in touch with our members

Fundraising & Development: 1st Place for supporting a local restaurant/Angeli's and a specialty bakery/Poundcake Bakery, along with two Facebook fundraisers (Thirty One Gifts & Pampered Chef)

Best New Project: A fundraiser with PoundCake Bakery who in turn supported the club with a portion of the proceeds.

Membership:  3rd Place for Membership Chairs inviting all members to our first September meeting with a flower and personal visit

 

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Leadership:  1st Place for creation of emails for each executive board meeting; board meeting and general meeting; recognition of Lorna Turner coming to 5th District Meetings and bringing a Kindness Rock Project; and recognition of our new Barbara Roake Service Award and honoring Nancy Wilson with vase created by local artist and presented to the Lisle Library

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention:  2nd Place for presentation from Reclaim 13 and donation to help support their efforts