New members are always welcome to join the Woman's Club. We invite you to learn more about what we do below and consider joining our club. Each new member will serve on one Standing Committee and one Community Service Area Committee.
Community Service Area Committees
Art & Culture Committee
Promotes and supports "arts" activities in the community that might include music, dance, drama, theatre, and other art-related areas. The most recent projects that the club has been involved with are the sponsoring of the Student Art Contest at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, the Downtown Halloween Window Painting, and Clubwomen Contests.
Encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world's resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature. The most recent projects that the club has been involved with are the Downtown Turnaround Partnership Program, the Farmers' Market Beautification Project, and the Downtown Turnaround's Primrose Project.
Education & Libraries Committee
Promotes education in both children and adults. We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities, and to promote literacy, libraries, and the love of a good book. Past projects include providing scholarships, providing school supplies for children of all ages, and/or mentoring young people. Now that our club's $15,000 contribution has been given to the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library (for the children's area), it is time to choose a new direction we would like to go to not only show our continual support of our local library but also other community educational programs, thus promoting literacy and encourage lifelong learning.
Health & Wellness Committee
Informs club members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and the community by developing and implementing projects/programs that address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas. Some of the programs and materials that have been most recently provided to club members have been on the topics of women's health and social media.
Civic Engagement & Outreach Committee
Each of us is a part of a larger society that is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community - locally, nationally, and globally. The four "broad strokes" of this effort include: Citizenship; Crime Prevention, Safety, and Disaster Preparedness; the Needy, Hungy, and Homeless; and Our Military Personnel and Veterans.
More detailed information about Community Service Area Committees here.
Reviews the club's bylaws and makes recommendations of proposed changes to the Executive Board and to the club membership for approval.
Club History Committee
Keeps the club's history updated throughout each administrative term and is responsible for collecting and storing any media publications, photographs, and awards that the club receives within the club's archives that are located in the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library.
Community Contributions Committee
Determines the community organizations that will be the recipients of the club funds designated for "Community Contributions" in the club budget and submits these as recommendations to the Executive Board and to the club membership for approval.
Prepares a proposed budget for approval by the Executive Board and the club membership at the end of the club year.
Promotes the recruitment of new members and the retention of current members by planning a Membership Brunch in August that includes a new member orientation; by assigning all club members to serve on one Standing Committee and one Community Serice Area Committee utilizing the club members' committee interest as selected on the Membership Registration Forms; and by planning and providing the table decor; table setup, and clean up for each monthly club meeting.
Promotes club projects and/or events through the use of local media; composes and submits articles for publication in both the GFWC and GFWC Kentucky newsletters and magazines; and keeps club members informed of club projects, events, and meetings.