About Us

2023 AWC pictureOur 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 five general areas: Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement & Outreach, Education & Libraries, Environment, and Health & Wellness. 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 80 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 80,000 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 Leaders (June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2024)

Connie Morris, President
Peggy Pruett, 1st Vice President (Membership)
Darlene Kimes, 2nd Vice President (CSPs)
Pat Walsh, Recording Secretary
Gretchen Butler, Treasurer
Judy Reece, Assistant Treasurer
Sandie Clendon, Corresponding Secretary
Melissa Bernadel, Parliamentarian

Board of Trustees
Karen Clydesdale, Chair
Yolanda Johnson, Co-Chair (2023-2025)
Connie Morris, AWC President (2022-2024)
Jo Dee Gonzalez (2022-2024)
Judine Heard (2022-2024)
Page Henry (2023-2025)
Gretchen Butler, Treasurer (2022-2024)
Judy Reece, Asst. Treasurer (2023-2024)
Peggy Pruett, 1st Vice President (2022-2024)
Karen Bacheller, Past Chair BOT
Lisa Banes, Past Chair BOT
Myra Carmon, Past Chair BOT
Karen Moore McDonald, Past Chair BOT
Community Service Program (CSP) Chairs
Darlene Kimes, 2nd Vice President and Dean of Community Service Programs
Jennifer Quinn, Arts & Culture
Yolanda Johnson, Civic Engagement & Outreach
Sara June McDavid, Education & Libraries
Meher Stevie, Environment
Isabel Urrutia, Health & Wellness
Committee Chairmen
Barbara Washburn, Domestic Violence
Barbara Washburn, Bylaws
Sara June McDavid, Historian
Lynn Brentnall, Women’s History
Lucy Willard, Tallulah Falls School
Jo Dee Gonzalez, 1734 Society
Lisa Banes, A Seeded Event / Fundraising
Myra Carmon, LEADS
Penny Blackford, ESO Book Club
Cimi Douglass and Judy Reece, Website
Judy Reece, Communication / Weekly Bulletin
Sandra Langford, Member Events / Sunday Setup
Billie Harris, Newsletter Editor
Ursula Reynolds, Social Media
Amanda Vincent, Photography
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