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Juniorettes – Young Women Making A Difference In Their Communities

  

The 2012-2014 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, 2013 and 2014.

 

* 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, Debbie

 

Weaver.

 

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* Recognizing that GFWC Juniorettes engage in volunteer community service activities that

 

merit recognition and reward, OFWC Juniorette Clubs are invited to compete in the 2012-2014

 

GFWC Community Improvement Contest. Clubs must follow the rules as outlined in the 2012-

 

2014 GFWC Club Manual (Special Projects/CIC). The National winning Juniorette Club will

 

receive $250.

 

* 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 OFWC Special Jr. Project,"The

 

Symphony of One Voice", Supporting Music and the Arts."

 

* Juniorette Clubs are encouraged to participate in the OFWC Juniorette Special Projects,

 

"H. E.R.O.'S. Against Bullying".

 

GFWC Ohio

 

Juniorettes

 

 

Resources:

 

* Contact State Chairman, Debbie Weaver at the number listed in this OFWC Club Directory.

 

* Visit the OFWC website for further information www.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.