General Federation of Woman’s Clubs - Illinois

“ U N I T Y  I N  D I V E R S I T Y ”

GFWC IL Woman's Club of Cullom

Contact Person:   Judy Ehlers

32884 E 1600 North Road

Cullom, IL  60929

Ph:  815-689-2778 /  Cell:  815-848-1538

Email:  judye@frontiernet.net


We meet:  September–June

3rd Thursday of month…..7:00pm (subject to change)

Cullom Community Building (under the water tower)

and

Occasionally in a member’s home



Officers:

President:   Judy Wojciechowski   Ph:  815-689-2857

Co-Vice President:  Phyllis Moritz    Ph:  815-689-2389

Co-Vice President:Judy Ehlers  Ph: 815-689-2778

Cell: 815-848-1538

Secretary:    Lynn Ware   Ph: 708-228-6359

Treasurer: Iona Naese  Ph:  815-992-8330


HISTORY


Woman’s Club of Cullom was organized in September 1954.  The Saunemin Woman’s Club was our sponsor.  Our first president was Grace Ginter (1954-1956) and at that time there were 61 members. There have been 29 presidents over the past 56 years.  We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in November of 2004 with State President Martha Bein as our guest along with several Past Club Presidents and three members of our sponsoring club.   Two of our Charter members, Farol Jean Haag and Natalie (Nat) Koehler, are still dues paying members. We are a small club with 14 members at present.     We use the Hot Air Balloon as our logo since Cullom is known for holding the record for the longest Hot Air Balloon ascensions at their Annual Cullom Homecoming celebration and Junior Fair in August.  We adopted  “GFWC IL” in our name in 2005.


Club Committees:


Domestic Violence

Our Promise, A Safe Place for Every Child

Arts

Conservation

Education

Health

Home Life

International Issues

Public Issues (Veterans & Native American)

Fundraising

Legislation

Leadership

Communication and Public Relations

Membership

Exploring our Heritage “Women’s History Resource Center”


Special Committees:


Bloodmobile (November)

Community Beautification

Membership & Calling

Publicity

Historian

Flower & Fair Committee (August)


Club Projects

We have had:  House Walks; Garden Walks; Luncheon/Antique Fair; Style Shows; donated a Pediatric Medical Bag to our neighboring Fire Department


We Sponsor

Town Butterfly Garden

Breakfast with Santa

Farmer’s Market (May thru October)

Pot of Gift Cards Raffle (August)

Town wide garage sales  (May & September)

 


Our Funds Benefit:


Education-Reading: Kind News for two classrooms

Local Library

Prevent Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Local Food Pantry

Veterans

Our Community Smoker Receptacles

Community Beautification:  Butterfly Garden for the enjoyment and education of the community.


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General Federation of Women’s Clubs

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois

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