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 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 2020-2022 Leaders

Jo Dee Gonzalez, President
Connie Morris, 1st Vice President
Penny Blackford, 2nd Vice President
Peggy Pruett, Recording Secretary
Gretchen Butler, Treasurer
Barbara Washburn, Assistant Treasurer
Sandie Clendon, Corresponding Secretary
Beth Jetha, Parliamentarian

Board of Trustees
Karen Clydesdale, Chair (2021-2023)
Donna Foland, Co-Chair (2021-2023)
Jo Dee Gonzalez, AWC President (2020-2022)
Judine Heard (2020-2022)
Sara June McDavid (2020-2022)
Britton Rogers (2021-2023)
Gretchen Butler, Treasurer (2020-2022)
Barbara Washburn, Asst. Treasurer (2020-2022)
Connie Morris, 1st Vice President (2020-2022)
Karen Bacheller, Past Chair BOT
Lisa Banes, Past Chair BOT
Myra Carmon, Past Chair BOT
Karen Moore McDonald, Past Chair BOT
Beth Jetha, Parliamentarian (2020-2022)

Community Service Program (CSP) Chairs
Penny Blackford, Dean of Community Service Programs
Billie Harris, Arts & Culture
Darlene Kimes, Civic Engagement & Outreach
Barbara Washburn, Education & Libraries
Page Henry, Environment
Kelly Feyock, Health & Wellness

Committee Chairmen
Karen Clydesdale, President’s Advisor
TBD, Historian
Ursula Reynolds, Women’s History
Lucy Willard, Tallulah Falls School
Myra Carmon, 1734 Society
Karen Clydesdale, A Seeded Event / Fundraising
Judine Heard, LEADS / GFWC GA Co-chair Environmental
Melodie Rogers, ESO Book Club
Cimi Douglass and Judy Reece, Website
Judy Reece, Member Events / Communication / Weekly Bulletin / Bridge
Britton Rogers, Social Media
Billie Harris, Newsletter Editor

Our Exclusive Caterer

Our Exclusive Caterer


The most important thing I have learned from being a member of the Atlanta Woman’s Club is how a diversity of membership and a diversity of ideas and beliefs can be brought together in a capable, peaceful way. We’re not quitters. We address almost all aspects of life, family, culture, health, schools, education, the arts, and do fun things that make us well-rounded.

— Dr. Sarah Helen Killgore Atlanta Woman’s Club president, 1998-2000
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