General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Wyoming
GFWC-Wyoming is a non-profit corporation organized and existing for charitable, educational and literary purposes within the State of Wyoming. On January 19, 1904, 35 delegates from 15 clubs met in the auditorium of the Carnegie Library, Cheyenne, to form a Wyoming Federation.
The next day the Constitution and Bylaws were adopted and Harriet Sheik, from Wheatland, Wyoming, was elected as the first State President. She was joined by VP Mary Brooks, Treasurer Kate Holmes, Federation Secretary Anna Guiterman, Recording Secretary Rose Perkins and Corresponding Secretary Winifred Woods. This new federation voted to make application at once for membership in the General Federation. The parent organization responded favorably, and the Wyoming federation was officially added to the membership of General Federation March 24, 1904.
The federation colors are sky blue and golden yellow, and the golden rod was chosen as the first state federation flower. The GFWC International motto is “Unity in Diversity”.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), one of the oldest women’s volunteer organizations, seeks to build global communities where people unite in diversity and dedicate their service to changing lives. GFWC celebrates the engagement of people of all backgrounds and believes in fostering an inclusive, equitable climate and culture where community members can thrive.
The General Federation of Women's Clubs of Wyoming is a non-profit corporation organized and existing for charitable, educational and literary purposes with the state of Wyoming. Today, GFWC Wyoming is going strong, with 11 clubs and nearly 500 members.