GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

2901 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa FL  33629

Phone: (813) 839-7457

GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

The general nature and object of the corporation shall be the "advancement of womankind in all directions - literary, social, scientific and philanthropic".

Founded: 1900
Federated with GFWC and GFWC-FL: 1913

History
The GFWC Tampa Woman's Club was organized in 1900 by 10 members as a cultural and social organization meeting regularly for literary discussions and refreshments at what is now the University of Tampa. As membership grew, their interests widened and in 1913 the Club was accepted into the GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC Florida). Educational and welfare projects became part of the members' concerns.

The ladies:
•Contributed to the Liberty War Bonds Program in the 1920's.
•Helped establish the Tampa Public Library.
•Supported the County Milk Fund, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society.
•Helped Tampa General Hospital with the purchase of specialized equipment; the first iron lung, kidney dialysis machines, open heart surgery equipment, etc.
The Club has also worked with MacDonald Training Center, Hillsborough Community Hospital, Shriner's Hospital, Reach Out to Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.) Camp and more.

We moved to our current location "overlooking beautiful Bayshore Boulevard and Tampa Bay" in 1972.

Community Service Programs
The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) has established six main emphasis areas to give our members opportunities to explore their interests and give back to their Community.

•The Arts: members utilize their creative talents, support women in the Arts and provide arts projects with children.

•Conservation: members participate in local clean-ups, recycling programs and natural resources conservation.

•Education: members provide scholarships, reading programs and educational materials.

•Home Life: members address health issues and issues that affect families. Some projects include Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.) Camp, Canine Companions, March of Dimes, and financial issues.

•International Outreach: promotes cooperation and allows members to make a difference internationally with projects such as UNICEF, CARE, CURE, Cambodian Floating School and third world country orphanages.

•Public Issues : members make the public aware of crime prevention, victim's rights, safety, Veterans and legislation relating to these same issues. Some of the organizations we support: USO, Wreaths Across America, Support the Troops, Cup of Joe, Athena House, Sew Much Comfort.

Meetings:
Regular Club meetings are held monthly, September through May, on the first Thursday of each month at our Clubhouse. We have a day meeting starting promptly at 10:30am followed by lunch and a program related to one of our Emphasis Areas.

We also have a night meeting starting promptly at 6:30pm for working ladies. Their business meeting is held at the Clubhouse or at a member's home and is followed by a potluck dinner unless they choose to go to a restaurant.

Located on beautiful Bayshore Blvd. overlooking the water, the building is available for rentals: Weddings, Receptions, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Company Meetings. Wifi Available!

2901 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33629

Phone: (813) 839-7457
FAX: (813) 835-4840
email: tampawomansclub1@verizon.net






The GFWC Tampa Woman's Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

We are mothers and daughters, business and community leaders, and women of diverse interests, talents, and backgrounds—all united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service in six established emphasis areas called Community Service Programs (CSP):
- The Arts
- Conservation
- Education
- Home Life
- International Outreach
- Public Issues


Founded in 1900, the GFWC Tampa Woman's Club began with 10 members as a cultural and social organization meeting regularly for literary discussions and refreshments at what is now the University of Tampa. As membership grew, their interests widened and i

Our motto, Unity in Diversity, emphasizes our ability to use the diversity of our backgrounds to work toward a unified vision and purpose of enhancing our lives and the lives of those around us. Our members have a wealth of interests, knowledge, and exper

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Business Information


Founded: Mrs. Lena Shackleford, Mrs. Helen Dick and Mrs. Sara Carruth founded the club in 1900 with 10 members attending the first meeting.

Categories: Community Organization, Non-Profit Organization, Organization

Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm



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Past Events

Lunch and Learn for Members and Friends

Lunch and Learn for Members and Friends
11:00 am - 03/12/2018

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

FREE LUNCH AND LEARN FOR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS TOPIC: VEHICLE MAINTENANCE Just because you are a woman doesn’t mean you should be in the dark about your automobiles,...

New Provisional and Membership Soirée

New Provisional and Membership Soirée
06:30 pm - 02/22/2018

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

Please join us for an evening of music, appetizers and wine, to meet an mingle with friends old and new. Please feel free to bring a guest/potential new member...

I Love The 80’s Bingo

I Love The 80’s Bingo
06:30 pm - 02/15/2018

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

I Love The 80’s Bingo! Come out and have fun. $20 includes the bingo card, appetizer and drinks. Dress in the 80’s theme for free raffle ticket. Call to buy...

National Wear Red Day Bayshore Walk

National Wear Red Day Bayshore Walk
07:15 am - 02/02/2018

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

This National Wear Red Day (Friday, Feb. 2), the American Heart Association Tampa Bay invites you to join a colorful morning walk on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa....

Centuries of Bridal Gowns benefiting Joshua House

Centuries of Bridal Gowns benefiting Joshua House
01:00 pm - 10/14/2017

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

Join us for this remarkable presentation of vintage bridal gowns that depict the evolution of the modern American woman during the last 150 years of feminine trials...

Walk the Plank

Walk the Plank
05:00 pm - 01/14/2017

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

Screening of "The Abolitionist"

Screening of "The Abolitionist"
06:00 pm - 01/11/2017

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. There will be a complimentary screening of the movie "The Abolitionists." Reception from 6 pm - 7 pm followed by the...

Blingo - Fundraiser for Hacienda Girls Ranch

Blingo - Fundraiser for Hacienda Girls Ranch
05:30 pm - 11/17/2016

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

Come win some bling! Fundraiser to benefit Hacienda Girls Ranch Dinner and Bingo 5:30pm - Reception 6:00pm - Dinner and Bingo (Pizza, salad, sangria, iced tea...

Silk Scarf Fund Raiser

Silk Scarf Fund Raiser
04:00 pm - 11/09/2016

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

Learn a fast and easy way to dye a silk scarf in minutes. No previous art experience needed. $25 – Must pay in advance Includes spaghetti dinner with salad, bread,...

May General Meeting

May General Meeting
10:30 am - 05/05/2016

At GFWC Tampa Woman's Club

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