Young Women Making A Difference In Their Communities
"YOU CAN DO IT, WE CAN HELP"
State Goal: To form and federate new Juniorette Clubs: "You Can Do It, We Can Help." During this administration we need to increase membership by Federating
three (3) new Juniorette Clubs.
The 2014-2016 administration encourages GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs club
women to establish, sponsor and advise a Juniorette Club in their district. Bringing young
women together through volunteer efforts, community service projects and leadership will instill
a thorough understanding of GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs and its structure.
Juniorettes are young women, ages 12 to18, working together to meet the needs of their
communities through volunteer service projects. For over 30 years, GFWC/Ohio Federation of
Women’s Clubs Juniorettes have learned leadership skills by using their ideas through projects
that have benefited children, families and communities.
Juniorette Clubs promote volunteerism and Federation leadership development. To recognize
achievement and encourage club participation in reporting, the following Juniorette Awards
are given annually.
* Juniorette of the Year: The Juniorette Club will nominate the successful candidate for this
award. An application for this award is in the OFWC Forms section of this Club Manual.
* Inter-federated Activity Award: This award is for any joint project involving a Juniorette
Club and either a Junior Women’s Club or a General Women’s Club.
* Pacemaker Award: This award is presented to the best overall Juniorette Club and is based
upon the reporting pages submitted by February 1, 2015 and 2016.
* Juniorette Advisor of the Year Award: The sponsoring Junior or General Club will
nominate the candidate for this award. If your club wishes to sponsor a candidate, send an essay
of 200 words or less explaining the reason for the nomination to the Juniorette Chairman,
* Juniorette Clubs are encouraged to participate in the GFWC Jr. Special Project “Advocates
for Children” with emphasis on the Ohio focus on Overexposure to the sun, Internet Safety,
Child ID Fingerprinting, and prevention of skin and other cancers in children.
* Juniorette clubs are also encouraged to participate in the GFWC Ohio President's Special
Project Canine Companions/Wounded Warrior Initiative. They are also strongly encouraged to
participate in the GFWC Ohio Junior Director's Special Project, "A Thyme to Plant, A Time to
* Juniorette clubs are encouraged to participate in the OFWC Special Junior Project, "Adoption
and Foster Care", and "Be a Friend to the Elderly".
* Juniorette Clubs are encouraged to participate in the OFWC Juniorette Special Projects,
"H. E.R.O.'S. Against Bullying".
* Contact State Chairman, Debbie Weaver at the number listed in this OFWC Club Directory.
* Visit the OFWC website for further informationwww.gfwcohio.org
* Order the new Juniorette Handbook “Everything You Need to Know to Start a GFWC
Juniorette Club” from the GFWC Membership Materials Center for information regarding
sponsoring a Juniorette Club.
* Visit local schools for potential Juniorette Club members.
* The sponsoring club should designate an advisor or advisory committee from its
membership to attend Juniorette meetings and functions. The advisor, or advisory committee,
also serves as liaison for the club. The purpose of the advisor, or advisory committee, is to guide
the Juniorettes as they learn to govern themselves independently. The young women will receive
guidance in Federation programs and projects, and they will also develop leadership skills by
planning and organizing activities. Inviting them to attend the sponsoring club’s meetings
facilitates the mentoring process and informs by example.
"H.E.R.O’S AGAINST BULLYING”
Chairman: Debbie Weaver
JUNIORETTE H.E.R.O’S AGAINST BULLYING:
H= Help with the ones who are bullied.
E= Empathize, identify with the persons who are bullied.
R= Respond with proper action and report the incident.
O= Open communication with the victim and be a friend.
· Almost 30% of American youth are estimated to be involved in bullying, as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both. -National Youth Violence Prevention Resource
· 160,000children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied.
· Research indicates that as many as 75% of teens have been bullied online, but only one in 10 have reported the problem to parents or other adults.
· Teen boys, in particular, who bully are more likely to engage in other antisocial/delinquent behavior, such as vandalism, shoplifting, and drug use in adulthood. They are four times more likely to be convicted of crimes by age 24, with 60% of bullies having at least one criminal conviction.
· Researchers have found that years later, long after bullying has stopped, adults who were bullied as teens have higher levels of depression and poorer self-esteem than other adults.
GFWC/OFWC Juniorettes will set an example to other teens in their schools and community by taking a stand against bullying. Statics on the prevalence will be discussed in the individual clubs and the girls will decide what they can do as a club and as individuals to be H.E.R.O.'s Against Bullying.
5. RaiseawarenessthatbullyingisNOTacceptablein oursociety
5 Suggestions for Projects For Juniorette H.E.R.O.'S
1. Juniorettes participate in a "No name-calling" week, when they pay close attention to the names that they use to describe and call other people. They keep a log of the negative as well as positive names, and then discuss how name-calling makes people feel at the next meeting.
2. Juniorettes could participate in International Stand Up to Bullying Day, held in March of each year. By wearing the pink pledge shirts and by signing the "No Bullying" pledge, they would be taking a stand against bullying.
3. The Juniorettes will have a speaker come to one of their meetings to talk to them about Cyber Bullying and what they could do if they were a target of an Internet Bully.
4. Partner with another organization, such as a Brownie Troop or Day Care Center, and put on a skit or prepare a talk which demonstrates the damages which bullying can do to others.
5. Volunteer at an after-school or Summer Day camp program which is inclusive to all children, regardless of their abilities. Pay close attention to the children to watch for any possible bullying of the children with disabilities by those non-disabled children and use this as an opportunity to be a H.E.R.O. Against Bullying.
Juniorette of the Year Award
This form must be completed by the Juniorette Club’s president, and postmarked on or before
February 1, 2015 and 2016.
Mail to the State Juniorette Chairman, Debbie Weaver
Candidate’s Name: _____________________________________________________________
Club Name: ___________________________________________________________________
Sponsoring Junior Club: ________________________________________________________
Juniorette Club President: ______________________________________________________
Please list below at least three (3) reasons why your club has chosen this young woman as a candidate to receive the Juniorette of the Year Award.
Was Was this candidate chosen by a club vote? Yes ____ No ____
Juniorette Club President Signature Juniorette Advisor Signature
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