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
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.
Strives to educate club members about the importance of beautifying our community; preserving, maintaining, and restoring our natural resources, such as water, trees, plants, air, land, and wildlife; and stimulating citizen action to address these concerns. 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.
Promotes projects that help to improve others through education by 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.
Home Life 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 issues such as women's health; theft prevention; service dog programs; people with disabilities; healthy lifestyles; and childcare. 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.
International Outreach Committee
Promotes projects/partnerships that support global development, thus making a global impact. The most recent projects/programs that our club members were involved with was supporting three of our club members serving on mission trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua. Club members donated vitamins to be distributed during the medical mission trip to Guatemala and then were made more aware of some of the major issues and challenges facing the people of both of these countries.
Public Issues Committee
Strives to actively connect club members with projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibilities, such as citizenship, the military personnel, emergency and disaster preparedness, and safety and crime prevention. Club members have most recently shown their support of our military personnel through their volunteer work at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center.
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.