Welcome to GFWC-NY

A Member of the General Federation Of Women’s Clubs


GFWC is the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the oldest volunteer women’s organizations in the world dedicated to service in our communities, state, nationally, and internationally. our motto is “Unity in diversity.” We do what needs to be done in our communities. our national emphasis is domestic Violence awareness and prevention.


Top: Opening Ceremonies at the 125th Anniversary Convention in Memphis, TN.

Next: GFWC-NY State President and Director of Junior Clubs

before the Opening Ceremonies with the New York State Flag.

Middle: Yeah! New York receives an Award from International President Babs Condon, and Cathy Jo Canterbury the GFWC Director of Junior Clubs.

Bottom Far Right: GFWC Friends from NY Clubs attending the GFWC International Convention.

Bottom: The GFWC-NY Delegation to the 2015 GFWC Convention with the International President and GFWC Director of Junior Clubs - all 21 New York Women having fun, learning, and sharing ideas.


General Federation of

     Women’s Clubs

GFWC-New York was founded as the New York State Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1894 on the motion of  Mrs. Fannie Helmuth.  Mrs. Jane Cunningham Croly founder of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs served as it’s first President.