About our Club

GFWC Menominee Woman’s Club Board of Directors 2018-2020

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)

PO Box 302, Menominee MI 49858


​​​​​​​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 121st year as a GFWC affiliated club. 

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, Nations 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 and at least one evening meeting each year. Each meeting features an educational or entertaining program. Recent informative programs included presentations about the Marinette County drug court, club member Judy Reid's Cruise and Travel Tips presentations, Tony Graff, our Menominee City Manager, and Linda Warren from the Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association. We were also entertained by The Goodfellas, and a Trends and Traditions Fashion Show.  We were informed and challenged to do additional projects by Tony Graff, Menominee City Manager,  and Pastor Dave Pennell with an update on the Abundant Life Homeless Shelter. Our complete 2019-20 program listing will be posted by the end of June.  You will be able to view it by selecting the "MONTHLY MEETINGS" button on the Home Page. 

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 those 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 is 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!