GFWC Southside Woman's Club of Jacksonville "Women Inspiring Community Spirit"
     GFWCSouthside Woman's Club of Jacksonville "Women Inspiring Community Spirit"      

Remember to Stock Up, Ladies & Bring to Our Open House 9/13/18!!!

“Recipes for Success-
Growing in 2018/2019“


September Themed Opening Meeting-Membership Drive

September 13, 2018

11 am - 1 pm

The Embassy Suites ~ Baymeadows 

We’re going to kick off the Southside Woman’s Club year with

“Recipes for Success- Growing in 2018/2019”

Wear your favorite apron & be prepared to share the story around your apron!

Bring your favorite recipe to share-we’ll assemble them for later distribution.

We’ll walk away with a cool looking mixing spoon.

But most importantly-Bring a guest to our 1st meeting!

Stir it up Southside Woman’s Club Ladies!

GFWC FL District 4 Summer Planning

It is Summer!!  It is Hot!!  We live in Florida!!  Yea!!   Be COOL and attend Summer Planning in Palatka - the "Gem City of the St John's."

    Plan to come, have a great time, meet your chairmen, plan for the club year, enjoy the day, see friends, make new friends..and bring a club member with you to build our district.

"Our History, Our Heritage, Our Service, Our Friends"...

Sara Dessureau, GFWC FL 2nd Vice President will be our special guest.  Sara will speak on "Membership:  Building Strong Foundations for the Future".  Come and meet your state officer!   Have your picture taken with her!!!  Great club newsletter material.  Thank you, Sara.

Friday, August 24th • Woman's Club of Palatka

    We thank the generosity of the Woman's Club of Palatka for hosting  this event. Palatka has a long and wonderful history.  Let's plan to visit Palatka and discuss our service, participate in our heritage and make history in District 4!

We are Women of the GFWC!!!

    Don't miss out..mark your calendars, rearrange your schedule, but be sure to come to Palatka on Friday, August 24th...

Living the Volunteer Spirit with you in District 4.

    Your excited D4 Director,


Southside Woman’s Club Clubhouse

Jacksonville, Florida


     In 1912 , 16 members of the South Jacksonville Book Club launched a
woman’s club and attended the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs Convention. November 23, 1913 with a membership of 57 the new club began.  Dues were $3.00 a year and $.25 for guests.  Our first clubhouse was built in 1916 & in 1918 our clubhouse was requisitioned for the war effort. In 1921 we inaugurated “The Roaring Twenties” by building a new clubhouse.  Amid hurricanes that rocked Florida, our clubhouse stayed strong during the 1940’s and in 1955 we had to move as a new Expressway forced us to sell the clubhouse.  Highlights of our years together included the organizing of a Ladies Auxiliary for Baptist Hospital, winning the District IV silver try for achievement in the Fine Arts Festival, 1st place in the state on the FFWC Honor Points Award.   Also, noteworthy 1st place as the Outstanding Charitable Organization. We proudly celebrated our 100th Birthday in 2013. With heavy hearts & facing increasing maintenance costs in 2015 a decision was made to sell our clubhouse. Currently the Club meets at a local hotel and our motto “Women Inspiring Community Spirit
is stronger than ever!  The history of our great country and this long-established Southside Womans Club go hand & hand, but the value added to the Jacksonville, Florida community is and continues to be priceless. While our clubhouse was a building, our true value as an organization is that we are home no matter where we meet!  


Contributed by:  Jacinta Littlefield

Membership Chair - GFWC Florida - Southside Woman’s Club of Jacksonville, Inc.

Collect of Club Women  of America

Keep us, O God, from pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.


Let us be done with fault finding and leave off self-seeking.


May we put away all pretenses and meet each other face to face- without self-pity and without prejudice.


May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.


Let us take time for all things; make us grow calm, serene, and gentle.


Grant that we may realize that it is the little things that create differences; that in the big things of life we are at one.


And may we strive to touch and to know the great common human heart of us all.


And, O Lord God, let us forget not, to be kind.

The first and foremost goal of our non-profit organization is to make a difference in as many people's lives as possible. We strive to improve the living conditions for those who need the help, who can't do it themselves.


Have you ever thought about how much you could change things just by volunteering?

Want to know more about us and our projects? Read about the work we have done so far and our plans for the future. 

Spring Boards

April 2018 


Greenfield Elementary 

Food Drive

2018 Dignity for Kids Drive

Ongoing Project

SSWC Group Project

Smile Dolls

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