Buddy Bench for YMCA Trail made from recycled plastic caps and lids

    "Art For All" GFWC Menominee              Woman's Club Volunteers  .

Delivering Dictionaries for 3rd graders at Stephenson School in Menominee County. 

Arts and Culture   

Co-Chairs, Linda Berry & Wendy Ihler

The study of art and culture enriches the human experience.  Art education improves problem solving and critical thinking skills, builds focus and perseverance, and nurtures creativity, confidence, and collaboration.  Cultural awareness promotes effective communication and profoundly increases the ability to appreciate and enjoy a variety of new people and experiences.  

Activities and donations include:

  •  Spies Library Community Art Show
  •  Menominee Central School Sensory Wall
  • Valentine and Easter Greetings for Nursing Home residents 
  •  Grocery Bag Art with 2nd graders
  • Bridgeview "Make and Take" Art Projects  
  • ​Spies Library Children's Art Projects


The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature. ​

Activities and donations include:

  • Maintain the Butterfly Garden at the YMCA in Menominee.
  • Planting flowers for the City of Menominee.
  • ​Recycling  wearable shoe donation to Menominee Animal Shelter
  • ​Trash pick up

We have five (5) Community Service Programs: Arts and Culture, Environment, Education and Libraries, Health and Wellness, and Civic Engagement and Outreach. These core program committees provide vehicles for organizing our volunteer efforts. Each committee chairwoman coordinates with various organizations and agencies in the community. She funnels their volunteer or donation needs to the club members serving on her committee or to the entire club when necessary. These committees are also ways we connect with each other to network and build friendships. 

​Blue buttons below are links to specific information on selected projects.

Birthday Bliss Cake Kits for Salvation Army

Art Committee helping residence of Bridgeview make Christmas Ornaments 2023

Education & Libraries 

Chairperson, Diane Shepard 

GFWC members promote education in both children and adults.  We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn.  Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities, and to promote literacy, libraries, and the love of a good book.  Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.  

Activities and donations include:​

  • Purchase & distribute dictionaries to all 3rd graders in Menominee County
  • Used book sales at monthly meetings
  • Book Club
  • ​Books For Children
  • ​Epsilon Sigma Omicron (ESO)
  • Created a ZEN area at the DAR Boys and Girls Club
  • Reading Program for Elementary School

Health and Wellness Laundry Detergent Sheet Packets to be distributed in our area

Bag stuffing at Spies Library

​​Books For Children Project

Civic Engagement & Outreach   

Chairperson, Pat Krah

The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community – locally, regionally, national, and globally.  The four ‘broad strokes’ of this effort include:  Citizenship; Crime Prevention, Safety, and Disaster Preparedness; the Needy, Hungry, and Homeless; and Our Military Personnel and Veterans.

Activities and donations include:

  •  Apples and cards for Vets
  •  Wreaths across America
  •  Flags on Vets graves
  •  Red Cross Blood Drives
  •  Menominee County Drug Dogs  support
  •  ​Renovation of the Menominee Heritage Museum Restroom
  •  High School Closet
  •  Salvation Army
  •  ​St Vincent DePaul

"Sixty Minutes For Saint Vinny's"

Reading to Central Elementary students

Volunteering to help at Joey Shepro "Make a Wish" Fundraiser

​GFWC Menominee Clubwomen Supporting Heart and Sole Sisters first race.

Spies Library Harry Potter fun

Salvation Army Backpack Distribution 

             Butterfly Garden at the YMCA.

Organizing Closet at Spies Library

Placing Flags on Veterans Graves

​Entertaining while Ringing Bells for Salvation Army 

GFWC Menominee Woman's Club

Community Service Programs

"Stars For Veterans"

Storytime helpers at Spies Library.

"Suds and Duds" Clothes for

Bay Cliff Campers

Restored Veterans Headstones

Salvation Army "Coats for Kids" Distribution 2023

Volunteering at the UP Foster Closet

Days for Girls Packets

Planting Flowers for the City of Menominee.

PO Box 302, Menominee MI 49858

Salvation Army Christmas Toy Distribution 2023

Children's Grocery Bag Art

GFWC Menominee Woman's Club presents cookies to the Fire Department to thank them for their service to the community

Health and Wellness  

Chairperson, Liz Mikutowski

The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness.  To improve our well being, we must address three key components:  nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care.  This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.

Activities and donations include:

  • Support for Bay Cliff Health Camp
  • Abundant Life Mission donations
  • Days for Girls
  • Operation Smile
  • ​Heart and Sole Sisters
  • ​Rainbow House Kitchen Kits
  • YMCA Sponsorship