UPPER ALLEN WOMAN'S CLUB GFWC
Celebrating 50 years
The Upper Allen Woman’s Club was organized and federated on January 18, 1971, by a group of dedicated women from the community as a Junior Club. In 1976, the club dropped its junior status. It is now a General Federated Women’s Club with membership that is open to any woman over 18 years of age.
Photo 1: Pictured was Mrs. Gary Bootay (First Vice President), Mrs. Rex T. Wrye (Vice President of the Pennsylvania Federation of Woman’s Clubs, Mrs. Henry Brilling II (President), and Mrs. H. Frederick Nielson Jrs. (PFWC Junior Director).
Photo 2: With Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp.
Photo 3: Cookbooks
Photo 4: Friendship Park play equipment funded by UAWC.
Photo 5: UAWC 26th Annual Show (Eppie Rigney and Karen Cochran).
WHO WE ARE
Living the Volunteer Spirit in the
Upper Allen / Mechanicsburg area.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Collectively, we are Living the Volunteer Spirit.
Membership is open to women of all ages and backgrounds. You do not have to be a resident of Upper Allen Township to join; we are looking for women who care about other members and their community. For more information, please send a message to Karen Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular club meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from September to May. Meetings are held at the Upper Allen Township Building, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Please refer to the Calendar section.
Upper Allen Woman's Club
develops the educational, civic, and social interests of its members;
advances the welfare of the community;
promotes the progress and work of the GFWC.
A variety of fundraising projects supports local school students, libraries, fire, rescue and police departments, and a plethora of community service organizations such as New Hope Ministries, Pink Hands of Hope and Operation Wildcat. See the entire list of beneficiaries.
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Each year the Upper Allen Woman's Club Foundation awards several $2,500 scholarships to Mechanicsburg High School seniors. Working with the Mechanicsburg Senior High guidance counselors, a committee of club members selects the recipient. The Upper Allen Woman’s Club GFWC also gives eleven $150 awards (one for each subject area). Department teachers select the recipient. The scholarship/awards are presented at the May awards evening.
Upper Allen Woman's Club GFWC and the Upper Allen Woman’s Club Foundation jointly present the Mechanicsburg Middle School Award to a female eighth grade student at the end of the first, second, and third marking periods. The recipient of this award is selected by members of the middle school staff on the basis of her academic achievement, improvement, and participation in extracurricular activities. She receives a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble from the club and a plaque from the foundation. The winner and her parents are invited to attend the general meeting immediately following the end of the marking period.
Join in and Socialize
In addition to club meetings, members may choose to participate in other activities:
The Breakfast Group, the Lunch Bunch and Girls Night Out Dinners
Daytime or Evening Book Clubs, Club Crafters, Morning Walking or Movie Dates