In great things, Unity
In Small things, Liberty
In all things, Charity
GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club
Public Issues Department
GOAL: To inspire club members and the city to be proud to be American.
This is accomplished through the many activities and donations made during the year. Some of these include the following:
Members are reminded of patriotic days on which they should fly the American flag though the monthly newsletter. Many members are very active as volunteers in local, county, state and national campaigns and work at the polls in all elections. Members are kept current with upcoming legislation and contact appropriate groups to voice their positions.
Involvement with veterans includes hosting an annual bingo party at the local VA hospital for patients, their families and staff. We contribute refreshments and money to be converted to prizes plus members and their spouses are present to assist as needed. We participate and volunteer at the community Veterans Day Celebration to salute our veterans.
During Fire Prevention Week the club sponsors and volunteers judge an elementary school Fire Safety Poster Contest. Winners are recognized and receive prizes at the Fire Station Open House where club members have a table and distribute information and brochures.
Each year there is a Senior Expo attended by several hundred senior citizens. Club volunteers assist by obtaining door prizes, handling registration, acting as hostesses and serving lunch.
The club has a presence at the Business Expo, held at University of South Florida, where some volunteers help distribute information at the entrance and others have a Club table to disperse information about the Temple Terrace Woman’s Club.
The Daddy/Daughter Dance, sponsored by the Recreation Center, is another event where members furnish and serve refreshments while other members work at the ticket table.
Some of the donations given each year are to The Spring (a shelter for battered, abandoned or abused), the Fire Department (for their essential programs), and Fire Department Volunteers (in appreciation for their service to their community).
Some things that have been accomplished in previous years are: 1. A golf cart especially equipped for use in shopping areas of the city was purchased and presented to the Temple Terrace Police Department to be used as a crime deterrent. A McGruff “take a bite out of crime” costume was purchased for the Police Department to use to educate school children about protecting themselves from strangers. 2. Club members manned voter registration booths and also went into four nursing homes to register patients and returned to assist absentee ballot voters with their ballots.
Email our Public Issues department: firstname.lastname@example.org
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