District 9 GFWC Florida

Welcome to District 9 Website!!  We are excited to share District 9 news with you.  Please feel free to share news about your club with Junior District Director, Theresa Bright at theresabright@aol.com.  This website will include dates to remember, club news, and anything else you would want to share.


We are pleased to welcome Joy Wright  as our new District 9 Director.   Joy has been a member of the Florida Federation since 1997.  Most of her years have been spent as a member of the Junior Woman’s Club of Lakeland. She has served as Junior club president, vice president, recording secretary, Art Expo chair, leadership chair, and as a member of the Board of Directors. She also served on the Florida Junior Planning Committee as JDD, Recording Secretary, Public Affairs co-chair, Jr Editor, Jr Leadership chair, and the One Voice for Children co-chair. Joy was also the first recipient of the Mary Ann Taylor award in 2004, for  her extensive work with Community Traffic Safety team’s Stop Red Light Running campaign. In 2011. Joy joined the United Woman’s Club of Lakeland and has served as 1st VP and president and was nominated for District 9 Volunteer of the Year 2013.

Joy has plenty  of support from home in her Florida Federations endeavors from her husband Mark, who is a Florida Federation Booster, her sons Tommy and David and her daughter Meredith, who is a member of the Junior Woman’s Club of Lakeland and the Junior Canine Companions Liaison on the Junior Planning Committee.

Come on District 9, but the first district to get all our members with email signed up for the Members Only Area of the state website http://www.gfwcflorida.org

You will not receive spam from our site, you will have access to information not available to the public and you will receive occasional special messages about what is happening or going on.

Just follow the instructions, wait for the replies, and let’s do this!

The GFWC Lake Placid Woman’s Club efforts to begin a Jr. Club are going great!  Meet & Greet Invitations as well as Membership Drive Announcements were distributed and ads were placed in local newspapers.  Our second Membership Drive generated a wonderful, diverse group of women ranging from business owners to bankers, attorneys, a newspaper journalist and more.  The new club is being structured to accommodate working women and those whose schedules are better suited to evening gatherings.


Eighteen membership applications and checks have been received and there are more to come.  The ladies ages range from the mid-twenties to 65.  It was so great to see such excitement in the group and several mentioned that there is “buzz” going around town about the new club.

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