The Herndon Woman's Club was honored to receive four GFWC VA Northern District 2014 awards at the Spring Meeting on March 21st. HWC was recognized for the following:
BEST OVERALL: Public Issues
The Herndon Woman's Club participated in most aspects of the Public Issues Community Service Program, completing projects in the area of Military Personnel, Citizenship, and Safety and Crime Prevention. In the area of Military Personnel, the club participated in Wreaths Across America at the local and national level, and participated in their town's Veteran's Day Observation. Citizenship was supported through support of their town's festival and a donation to a community mural which includes a depiction of the club's logo. In the area of Safety and Crime Prevention, the club donated funds to the local Fire Department and hosted speakers from the Department to educate the club on smoke detectors and services the department provides. The majority of the members participated in these activities and furthered the Public Issues Program.
BEST PROJECT: Large Clubs, Conservation
The club participated in a beautification program for the town of Herndon. They adopted the Gulf War Veterans memorial Roadway by planting red , white and blue bulbs at the monument. They placed flags in the median strip for Veterans Day and place weather resistant wreaths during the Christmas holiday.
HONORABLE MENTION: Large Clubs, Education
$2500 scholarship and a $1500 Female Athlete of the Year that have been given since 1947. Supported Kids R First, Kids at Hope, HOBY, and donated $250 to four elementary and one middle school Principal, library needs, as well as PTSA, DAFA and ESOL.
HONORABLE MENTION: Large Clubs, Fundraising
This year the Fashion Show and Luncheon's theme was “Cracking the Cure” in honor of a local non-profit foundation, “Smashing Walnuts” which raises awareness about the prevalence of childhood cancer and raises funds for childhood brain cancer research. Attended by240 women, the event was an afternoon of fashion, food, friendship and fundraising!