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



Frances Ferber, Nancy Fuge, Anna Fadden, Eloise Slaughter, Julie Wheeler, Dot Alford, Polly Fouraker, 
Jacqui Granger, Margaret Cowart, Margaret Lee, Ruth Sidbury, Vera Minton, Louise Bell,
Winnie Lewis, Dot Williamson and Janet DeLoach


The above ladies who passed away will be in our thoughts often and in our hearts always.


"We can't know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom

in the warmth of sunlight's kiss upon its face

Before it folds its fragrance in and bids the world good-night

to rest its beauty in a gentler place

But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost,

and no one who has ever touched a heart can really pass away, Because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they've been a part."

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

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

SWCJAX River Cruise on Wednesday, May 8 at 2:30PM.
 This 1-hour narrated cruise on the river costs just $18. We will have a sign up sheet at the Meeting on Thursday, April 18. Great opportunity to invite a friend!!! Enjoy an educational and informative cruise on the St. Johns. Learn a brief history about Jacksonville and its relationship to the St. Johns River. Get a close look at the wildlife that abounds in the downtown area. Boarding is 10 minutes prior to published departures. We depart from Doubletree Hotel Dock, 32207. (Behind Doubletree Hotel/Ruth Chris Southbank)


April 18, 2024
@ 11am
Country Club!!!

For more information or
to reserve your spot, call
Cathy  (904-525-3890) or
Jac (207-730-1659).

Be sure to bring in your

“Change for the Good”

every Club General Meeting, as we challenge ourselves to reach Our Goal of $500!!!

Be Sure to Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events...

•    April 12-15, 2024 – GFWC Florida Convention, Rosen Plaza, Orlando, Florida
•    April 18, 2024 –  SWCJAX General Meeting
•    April 19, 2024 – GFWC District 4 Meeting – Green Cove Springs – Federation Day/Elizabeth's last meeting
•    May 15, 2024 (Wednesday) – Our last SWCJAX General Meeting

The Southside Woman’s Club of Jacksonville’s will be having an on-line NUTS & CANDY Sale as a Fundraising Project...the money raised will go to support Florida School of the Deaf & Blind in St. Augustine.

Go to... and order today!!!


“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.”                     Helen Keller

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