About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage our members to become interested, involved citizens of the community by engaging in charitable activities that benefit the community as a whole. AWC club members are encouraged to select a “community service project area” wherein their interest lies. While no minimum number of hours is required to maintain membership, the Club offers a range of volunteer opportunities in six general areas: Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues. Our Club also actively supports the Tallulah Falls School, which has been owned and operated by the Georgia Federation since 1909. Please visit our Community Service Program pages to learn more about the AWC’s mission for each Community Service area.

Affliliations and Organizational Awards

Every year our club is honored to win awards at the District and State levels. We are extremely proud of the work that we do within the community, and appreciate the acknowledgement of our hard work by our GFWC affiliations.

about_logo02The Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC Georgia) is a state organization composed of 150 women’s clubs throughout the state of Georgia, whose members provide volunteer service to their communities. Each Club sets their own agendas and works on projects and programs that address the specific needs of their communities. Members of all ages have opportunities for personal growth and enrichment through leadership training and development. Every Georgia clubwoman is also a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. For More information on the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs, please visit: www.gfwcgeorgia.org

about_logo01The General Federation of Women’s Club is an international philanthropic organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, 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 involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding. GFWC is one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organizations. GFWC and its members annually donate an average of $40 million on behalf of more than 100,000 projects, and volunteer eight million hours. For more information, please visit: www.gfwc.org.

about_logo03 Tallulah Falls School – Our Club actively supports the Tallulah Falls School, located in Northern Georgia. Tallulah Falls School was founded in 1909 by the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs and Mrs. Mary Ann Lipscomb, who was serving as the president of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs. The School and the Federation have deep roots in the history of secondary education in Georgia. On July 12, 1909, Tallulah Falls School opened its doors to 21 mountain children from neighboring Habersham and Rabun Counties and continued to serve as both a public and a private institution of learning for more than sixty years. In 1970 the School became a privately chartered institution serving students from throughout Georgia, the Southeast, the nation, and abroad. For more information please visit: http://www.tallulahfalls.org

Atlanta Woman’s Club 2018-2020 Leaders

Myra Carmon – President
Jodee Gonzalez- 1st Vice President
Connie Morris – 2nd Vice President
Judy Reece – Recording Secretary
LaTonya Jordan – Treasurer
Penny Blackford – Assistant Treasurer
Ruth Yurchuck – Corresponding Secretary
Sara June McDavid – Parliamentarian
Board of Trustees
Karen Thomson – Chairman
Lisa Banes – Co-Chairman
Myra Carmon – AWC President
Sarah June McDavid – Secretary
LaTonya Jordan – Treasurer
Penny Blackford – AWC Assistant Treasurer
Karen Clydesdale – Trustee (2018-2020)
Cimi Douglass – Trustee (2018-2020)
Sara June McDavid – Parliamentarian

Community Service Program (CSP) Chairmen
Connie Morris – Dean of Departments
Billie Harris – Arts
Page Henry – Conservation
Gretchen Butler – Education
Catherine Smith – Home Life
Pat Walsh – International Affairs
JoDee Gonzalez – Membership
Lisa Banes – Public Affairs
Lucy Willard – Talullah Falls School

Committee Chairmen
Karen Bacheller – 1734 Club
Cimi Douglass – President’s Advisor/GFWC GA Liaison
LaTonya Jordan- Budget
Melodie Rogers – ESO and Book Club
Karen Clydesdale – Fundraising: A Seeded Event
Sarah Helen Kilgore – Historian/Women’s History
Lisa Banes – Marketing, Logo and Website design
Judy Reece – Member Events/Bridge
Ruth Yurchuck – Rita McGregor
Karen Johnson – Peachtree Women’s Writer’s Alliance
Lucy Willard – Tallulah Falls School
Leigh Reynolds – Women’s History
Judy Reece – Communications/Weekly Update/Website
Britton Rogers – Social Media
Billie Harris – Newsletter Editor

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And so we continue, each of us feeling and hoping that what we do for our organization will serve the community and allow the Atlanta Woman’s Club to grow and prosper. Mindful that our enduring mission is to better the lives of those in our world and community, we ask the question: “What is needed.

— Karen Bacheller, Atlanta Woman’s Club President, 2010-2012
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