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
* 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
* 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
* 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".
* 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.