PO Box 302, Menominee MI 49858

About our Club

GFWC Menominee Woman’s Club Board of Directors 2020-2022

Standing:  Lorraine Long, Linda Berry, Tina Porod, Janet Conklin, Julie Simmons, Val Mellon, Pat Johnson, Francy Mullen, Eileen Beyer,
 Joan Helgerson, Maureen Lauerman, Kathy Warner, Ruth Wesoloski, Barb Swan, Donna Suchovsky
Sitting:  Brooke Rose, Jane Stripling, Karen Loewecke, Martha Harding, Karen Sutek, Marcia Peters, Jan Stimac, Judy Reid (absent:  Pat Krah)


​​​​​​​GFWC Menominee Woman’s Club was organized in 1897 as the Menominee Woman’s Club. The next year, in 1898, our club affiliated with both the national organization, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the state of Michigan General Federation of Women’s Clubs. We are both proud and excited to be celebrating our 124th year as a GFWC affiliated club.

This Club year, 2021-2022, GFWC Menominee is continuing to celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Thanks to the efforts of GFWC club women, our Grandmothers, and suffragists who preceded us, American women gained the right to vote in 1920! The Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum, 904 11th Avenue, Menominee, MI 49858 has created a GFWC Display which includes honoring these brave women. 


Club President Judy Reid and Past President Martha Harding visit the Museum exhibit.

The club began its work in the community with a campaign for a public library. The effort came to fruition and the library was built on property owned by member Augusta Spies. Since that first effort, the club has worked through its Community Service Program Committees to enrich and enhance our community. We provide scholarships, sponsor education projects, beautify our city, honor our veterans, help agencies fight crime with program assistance, staff projects for and donate to charities, and promote the arts.

Our mission statement is “Women Volunteering to Enrich our Community, State, Nation and World.” The volunteer opportunities are diverse and fun and sometimes require a bit of sweat equity (such as working on a Habitat for Humanity Women's Build). Some of the greatest benefits and rewards members gain are the building and nurturing of new friendships and satisfaction with a job well done. 

The club holds eight (8) monthly luncheon meetings each year. Each meeting features an educational or entertaining program. Covid-19 restrictions curtailed some meetings during the 2020-2021 club year. But the meetings that were held  continued to be informative and included presentations on Identity Theft by Laura Rowe, Marketing Director at Stephenson National Bank and Trust; Memorial Monuments by Todd Schloegel owner of Menominee Granite Company; the Mellon Township Fire Department by Chris Dessart; and the Menominee 
Mid-County Food Pantry by Rev. Jon Badendick. Among items were collected at meetings were books for children, items for The Menominee Animal Shelter, and dry and canned goods for local Food Pantries. A complete program listing for the upcoming 2021-2022 club year can be viewed by selecting the "MONTHLY MEETINGS" button on the Home Page. 

Becoming a Member

When you decide to become a member you will be sponsored by a current member who will be your club mentor. You will complete a membership form which will have a list of club committees on which you can choose to serve. Sign up for the committees and activities that most interest you. When you have paid your dues you will become an active member and will receive a membership booklet that includes your membership card on the back and outlines club and standing committees. The booklet also lists helpful items such as meeting dates, menus, and programs; a membership list with contact information; and a copy of the club bylaws, rules and policies.  

Benefits of membership include:

  • Monthly meetings​

  • Informative and entertaining programs

  • Networking and social opportunities that bring together community minded women

  • Opportunities to volunteer for a variety of activities in our community

  • Newsletters detailing current projects and opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering and donating your time to improve our community please contact any member you might know. Or select "Contact Us" in the top menu and send an email inquiry to Membership Chairperson, at gfwcmenominee@gmail.com. Type “Membership Inquiry” in the subject line. In the body of the email provide your name, address, and phone number.

We hope to see YOU at our next meeting!