ELLSWORTH — The annual spring convention of the GFWC/Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8, at the Ellsworth Holiday Inn.
This year’s theme, “It Is Better To Give Than Receive,” describes the events of the two days.
On Thursday, the luncheon speaker will be Jackie Thurber of the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, and the centerpieces at the luncheon will be comprised of nonperishable food items to be donated to the pantry. On Friday, the luncheon speaker will be Kelly Brown of The Next Step Domestic Violence Project, and centerpieces made up of items needed for their shelter will be donated.
MFWC President Jane Shaw of Marshfield stated that the General Federation motto, “Unity in Diversity,” epitomizes the work of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs carried on by local clubs from all over the country and in more than 15 other countries, to enhance community service efforts by volunteers.
Shaw added that each club offers a variety of social activities, educational programs and leadership opportunities, to appeal to women of all ages and from all walks of life.
Other speakers during the convention will include: Neil Cambridge, ME Youth Leadership Board of Directors member; Peter Loiselle, on weight loss success; and Ruth Dietze of Hancock, MFWC International Affairs Committee chairman.
Women from all five regional districts in Maine, made up of 26 local clubs, will attend the convention.
Anyone wishing to find out more about GWFC/MFWC can contact the following club presidents in this area (District 4): Sharlene Daley of Castine, Eunice Phillips of Hancock, Cecile Gardner of Lubec, Wilma Ingalls of Machias, Patricia Treworgy of Milbridge, and Megan Moshier of Winter Harbor; or Sheri Walsh of Winter Harbor, District 4 president.
For information about the convention, contact Jackie Nicholson at 422-6852.