Dear Members of GFWC FL Southside Woman’s Club of Jacksonville, Inc.,
I am very humbled to be leading this wonderful club in 2021/2022.
The history of The Southside Woman’s Club began in 1912 when 16 members of the South Jacksonville Book Club launched a woman’s club and attended the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs Convention in the city. The following year, November 23, 1913, we became an officially organized club. In 2021 we celebrate our 108th Anniversary as a Club. What an accomplishment!
While much has changed in 108 years the one thing that remains strong is our Club Theme, “Women Inspiring Community Spirit.” There are so many avenues to explore when we talk about community spirit, but for me spirit begins in our club. The spirit & energy that makes The Southside Woman’s Club endure is what I would like to explore this next year.
We have a fun project to launch the Club Year in September & we will be contributing to a Florida National Park in the process. Part of our commitment to the Environment.
We will gather to gain a better understanding of the five Community Service Programs that the GFWC supports. (Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement & Outreach, Education & Libraries, Environment, Health & Wellness) My goal is that each of you play a role in these Service Programs during the year.
Our Club Theme for the year “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!” are words inspired by Helen Keller. Our Flower this year is The Sunflower, bright & cheery and unique in that they provide energy, like the energy that our Club brings to every project.
Growing our Club with new members will bring in new ideas so let us commit to introducing a friend to our Club.
I am looking forward to a fun, energized year ahead because I know that together as members of The Southside Woman’s Club - “We can do so much!”
With Federation Love,
Jacinta Littlefield, President
Be sure to join us for our exciting "Summertime is Funtime" Events
Call Cathy (904-525-3890) or
Jac (207-730-1659) for more information.